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YOUR GUIDE TO WEST MADISON, WISCONSIN

KEY FACTS, POINTS OF INTEREST AND HOMES FOR SALE

Nestled southwest of Lake Mendota, Madison’s growing west side is bounded to the north by Middleton and to the south by Verona. Best yet, it’s a short drive from downtown nightlife and culture. West siders love the lush landscape, expansive parks, golf courses, restaurants, and shopping options the neighborhood offers.

RESTAURANTS

1.- BRASSERIE V
2.- DUMPLING HAUS
3.- VINTAGE BREWING CO.

SHOPS

1.- HILLDALE SHOPPING CENTER
2.- THE CENTURY HOUSE
3.- RETHREADS RESALE

POINTS OF INTEREST

1.- VILAS ZOO
2.- VITENSE GOLFLAND
3.- UW-MADISON ARBORETUM

ESSENTIALS

1.- LAKEVIEW VETERINARY CLINIC
2.- LA PETITE ACADEMY OF MADISON
3.- DENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES - UNIVERSITY CLINIC

HISTORY

Starting in 1990, Madison experienced an economic boom that led to rapid expansion on the west and south sides. Thanks to this growth, young professionals and families put down roots and cultivated warm, welcoming communities. UW-Madison grads and faculty continue to settle in areas near the university like the Vilas neighborhood, where youthful energy and good taste are found in equal measure.

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SCHOOLS

Madison Metropolitan School District ranks well with a B+ rating on Niche. The district’s student-to-teacher ratio is 12:1 and it has A marks in teachers, diversity, and college prep. West High School, in particular, has a high rating amongst high schools in the district.

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REAL ESTATE

With big draws like UW-Madison’s excellent academics and the Wisconsin Badgers’ athletics, Madison is a very competitive market. The good news is that the outskirts to the west and east of downtown are more affordable. A nice three-bedroom, two-bath home on the west side will cost you about $350K.

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One of our former listings on Madison's West Side

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