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North East Madison

North East Madison is the vibrant haven for many of the funkier and more enterprising elements of the city’s creative class. The diverse mix of residents: from the traditional professional to the creative musician, the family makeup that spans ages, races, incomes, and orientation, as well as the vast interest in local to worldly advocacy makes this area a highly desirable place to live. With close proximity to Madison’s two lakes and the Yahara River, there is always something to do year round.
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North East Madison Neighborhoods

Popular North East Neighborhoods

1.) Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood
The soul of Madison lives in the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood, an unassuming old blue-collar district re-imagined as a vibrant haven for many of the funkier and more enterprising elements of the city’s creative class. Bounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by a bike bath and East Washington Avenue, this part of town is at the same time sedate and festive. The diverse mix of residents: from the traditional professional to the creative musician, the family makeup that spans ages, races, incomes, and orientation, as well as the vast interest in local to worldly advocacy makes this neighborhood a highly desirable place to live.

Points of Interest: Atwood Business District, Atwood Community Center, Barrymore Theater, Great Spirit Effigy Sculpture at Hudson Park, Lake Monona, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and Olbrich Thai Garden and Pavilion.

City of Madison Neighborhood Information

Visit the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara website www.sasyna.org

2.) Emerson East
The Emerson East Neighborhood was originally developed in the 1920’s, after Madison’s Central Marsh was drained and land became available for houses for workers in nearby factories, including Oscar Mayer’s and the French Battery Company. Housing includes a mix of owner-occupied and rental housing. The area covered by the Emerson East Neighborhood Association includes about 2100 people in about 1000 houses and apartment units. Housing is still affordable in the Emerson East neighborhood, and our neighborhood is safe, friendly, and diversified.

Points of Interest: Burr Jones Field, Demetral Field, East High School, and Emerson East Elementary School.

City of Madison Neighborhood Information

Visit the Emerson East Neighborhood website www.emersoneast.org

3.) Eken Park Neighborhood
Eken Park is a small, quiet neighborhood of single-family homes and small apartment buildings on the near east side of Madison, within walking distance of popular amenities. The neighborhood’s modest, architecturally diverse homes are attractive to those young and old, singles and families. The Eken Park Neighborhood Association strives to bring residents together to create and enhance the neighborhood’s sense of community.

Points of Interest: North Street Business District and Starkweather Creek.

City of Madison Neighborhood Information

Visit the Eken Park Neighborhood website www.ekenpark.org

4.) Eastmorland Neighborhood
Built in the 1950s as a community of starter homes, the average house has about 1,000 square feet of living space on the main floor. Well-made homes, with oak floors and cabinets, makes this a highly desirable neighborhood for purchasing an affordable, quality starter home. What can’t be seen on a drive-through (or bike-through) of the neighborhood is the tremendous spirit of this place. “Eastmorland: Celebrating our 50th Year” is a wonderful tribute to the dedicated residents that have made this neighborhood a great place to live.

Places of Interest: Eastmorland Park, OB Sherry Park, Olbrich Park and Olbrich Gardens, and Schenk/Whitehorse Schools.

City of Madison Neighborhood Information

Visit the Eastmorland Neighborhood website www.eastmorland.org

5.) Glendale Neighborhood
Glendale is a well-established neighborhood in Southeast Madison. Glendale, Sennett, and LaFollette schools are located within the neighborhood boundaries. There are single-family homes in this residential neighborhood along with condominiums, town homes, and duplexes.

Places of Interest: Lussier Stadium at La Follette High School, Monona Golf Course, Dean House, and Edna Taylor Conservation Park.

City of Madison Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Information from the City of Madison: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/profile/ne.html

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