YOUR GUIDE TO EAST MADISON, WISCONSIN

KEY FACTS, POINTS OF INTEREST & HOMES FOR SALE

Northeast of downtown Madison and near Dane County Regional Airport, Madison’s east side is an underrated gem of the city with budding, trendy neighborhoods, easy access to Madison Area Technical College, and world-class attractions.

RESTAURANTS

1.- TORNADO STEAK HOUSE
2.- RED
3.- PAUL’S PEL’MENI

SHOPS

1.- LITTLE LUXURIES
2.- ANTHOLOGY
3.- A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

POINTS OF INTEREST

1.- MEMORIAL UNION TERRACE
2.- WISCONSIN STATE CAPITOL
3.- CHAZEN MUSEUM OF ART

ESSENTIALS

1.- UW VETERINARY CARE
2.- UNIVERSITY AVENUE DISCOVERY CENTER
3.- DENTISTRY FOR MADISON

HISTORY

Judge James Duane Doty traveled through Madison’s isthmus in 1829 and liked it so much that he bought most of the area. Madison’s first residents were German, Irish, and Norwegian immigrants. Italians, Greeks, Jews, and African Americans joined the vibrant city at the turn of the 20th century.

An integral part of Madison’s history is, of course, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, it has since been at the center of the entire state’s political and intellectual life.

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SCHOOLS

Madison Metropolitan School District has a solid rating on Niche: B+. The district’s student-to-teacher ratio is 12:1 and earns top grades in teachers, diversity, and college prep. It’s also a strong contender for sports, so if you have any little athletes in the family, the east side might be perfect.

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REAL ESTATE

Like many growing cities with a top-ranked college smack dab in the center, Madison has a very competitive real estate market. But, here’s a secret: you can find some fabulous three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes on the far east side in the Atwood neighborhood in the mid-$300K range.

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Former listings on the East Side of Madison

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