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East Madison

East Madison residents enjoy many rural amenities while living in the city close to it all. With miles of biking and hiking trails, dozens of parks, community gardens, and more, there is plenty to do for the whole family year round. The East Madison neighborhoods are also within close proximity of shopping at the East Town Mall, Madison Area Technical College, many local restaurants, and easy access to East Washington Avenue (Hwy 151), Stoughton Rd (Hwy 51), and the I-90 interstate.

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Popular East Neighborhoods
1.) Westchester Gardens
The Westchester Gardens Neighborhood is a residential subdivision of approximately 300 detached, single family homes.  Reindahl Park, a large community park, is located directly southwest of our residential area. Community gardens, cricket field, tennis courts, and a host of other park features serve our recreational needs. Westchester Gardens is a suburban neighborhood with a truly country feel.Points of Interest: Easy access to East Washington Avenue (Highway 151) and to Stoughton Road (Highway 51). Near Dane County International Airport, East Towne Mall, and Madison Area Technical College.

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2.) Mayfair Park
The Mayfair Park neighborhood (formerly Sycamore-MacArthur) is nestled off of East Washington Avenue and North Stoughton Road.  Mayfair Park neighborhood has a sleepy, rural feel to it brought in part by the high level of neighborliness by its residents. The recent reconstruction of East Washington Avenue has provided opportunities for the redevelopment of aging shopping center sites. New businesses are opening offering a new array of shopping venues within walking distance of Mayfair Park neighborhood.Points of Interest: Mayfair Park.

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3.) Burke Heights
The Burke Heights Neighborhood is a quiet, out-of-the-way small area of the City which is very proud of how long many of the residents have lived here. The neighbors all care a lot about one another. The focal point of our neighborhood is our neighborhood park which we are trying to improve all the time; you can find children playing in it daily. Because we are by the highway, we are very convenient to many areas. Houses sell very quickly because of the well-kept appearance of the neighborhood and the proximity to Highway 30.Points of Interest: Sycamore Dog Park and Sycamore Park.

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4.) Rolling Meadows
Rolling Meadows, located on the east side, is known for its tree-lined streets, abundant parks, and caring neighbors of young to old. Across Milwaukee Street to the north is a community park, Hiestand, which has one of the best sledding hills in Madison and one of two disc golf courses! Plus, you will hear children playing and seniors conversing since our neighborhood is home to both young families and those that have spent their whole lives in their first home. We can walk to neighborhood-based professional offices and services.Points of Interest: Easy access to Milwaukee Street, Stoughton Road (Highway 51) and the I90 System, and nearby Heritage Heights Park and Sanctuary, Hiestand Conservation Area and Park, Kennedy Elementary School, and local shops on Milwaukee Street.

City of Madison Neighborhood Information

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5.) Elvehjem Neighborhood
The Elvehjem Neighborhood is a walkable and bikable community with a mix of ages, housing, and lifestyles.  Acewood Park contains a natural kettle pond and a recent extension of the Capital City Bike Path, connecting Cottage Grove Road to Buckeye Road. Many services are available at the edge of the neighborhood, such as a grocery store, pharmacy, vet clinic, gas station, and restaurants. The Elvehjem Neighborhood is represented by a very active association and dedicated volunteers who work hard to maintain our sense of community.Places of Interest: Acewood Park, Droster Park, Capital City Bike Path, Elvehjem School and Park, Tom George Greenway and Trail.

City of Madison Neighborhood Information

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6.) East Buckeye Neighborhood
A sleigh ride through the neighborhood. Enjoying warm and tasty desserts by a bonfire. Who wouldn’t want to be part of this neighborhood! East Buckeye Neighborhood is located on Madison far southeast side. Single-family homes with friendly neighbors makes this neighborhood a great place to live. PLUS, a wooded greenway and detention pond brings a sense of northern woods living to our urban neighborhood. The East Buckeye Neighborhood is a “family” neighborhood with adults and children of all ages. It is a quiet, peaceful neighborhood where people from all walks of life can live and raise a family.Places of Interest: Abundant Life School, Elvehjem Elementary School, and Orlando Bell Park.

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