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1.) Bridge-Lakepoint
The Bridge Lake Point Waunona Way Neighborhood is a small, quaint neighborhood located south of Lake Monona. Bridge Lake Point Waunona Way Neighborhood Association focuses on making the neighborhood a better place for everyone to live. Association members have been working with residents on financial issues such as renter vouchers and utility bills as well as helping individuals to get to medical appointments and support groups.

Points of Interest: Waunona Park

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2.) Waunona Neighborhood
As idyllic a setting you’ll ever find. Lake Monona and stunning views of the Madison skyline can be seen as you stroll down the streets parallel to the lakeshore! Lakeshore homes to modest cottages are located on wooded lots. Today, Esther Beach is a lively place in summer with a place to buy ice cream a short distance away.
Points of Interest: Bridge Lake Point Community Center, Esther Beach, Paunack Park, Thut Park, Waunona Park, and Lake Monona shoreline.

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3.) Moorland-Rimrock
Located to the south of the West Beltline Highway, the Moorland-Rimrock neighborhood is conveniently located to access Downtown Madison and I-90 System in minutes. A neighborhood of single-family homes and apartments provides a setting to enjoy urban and rural life. The Nine Spring E-Way system, Capital City Bike Trail, Jenni & Kyle Preserve, and three neighborhood parks brings nature and recreation to residents.

Points of Interest: Badger School, Badger Park, Baxter Park, Indian Springs Park, Rimrock Park, Capital City Bike Trail, E-Way System.

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4.) Bay Creek
Neighborhood residents find a lot to like about this central city community. Being bordered by water on three sides creates the sense of outdoor living. Some of the strongest friendships have been formed fishing Wingra Creek, hiking Turville Woods or swimming at Bernie’s Beach. There is an unusually strong sense of community with long term residents helping newcomers settle in.

Places of Interest: Bernie’s Beach, Franklin Elementary School, Franklin Playing Field, Goodman Public Swimming Pool, Lakeside Business District, Olin-Turville Beach and Park

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5.) Capitol View Heights
Capital View Neighborhood is nestled on Madison’s southside. It is an area of modest single-family homes on large wooded lots and apartment living. One of the best kept secrets of the area is the speculator views of the State Capitol from the hillside running through the neighborhood. The neighborhood is home to Alliant Energy (Expo), Quann Community Gardens, and Quann Park.

Places of Interest: Jessica Bullen Orchard and Quiet Garden, Lyckberg Park. Tennis Courts (at Quann Park), Quann Community Gardens, Quann Dog Park, Quann Park, Wingra Creek

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6.) Bram’s Addition

Bram’s Addition, a neighborhood on Madison’s south side, has just the right mix of diversity and neighborhood excitement. The neighborhood is a primarily single-family neighborhood with apartment living in different parts of the area. The neighborhood is a close-knit cluster of individuals who are determined to maintain and improve the quality of life in the community they proudly call home.

Places of Interest: Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Catholic Multicultural Center, Goodman Public Swimming Pool, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Penn Park, South Madison Farmer’s Market.

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7.) Burr Oaks
Burr Oaks Neighborhood is the the gateway into Madison.  The first splash park, Cypress Spray Park, provides summer water fun for neighborhood children. The splash park has been a wonderful place to meet neighbors of all ages, race, and backgrounds. Villager Mall, an aging strip mall, is being transformed into a vibrant office-retail center. A new South Branch Library and Urban League of Greater Madison Center for Economic Development and Workforce Training will be the first major buildings to start-off the revitalization efforts.
Places of Interest: Cypress Spray Park, Lincoln Elementary School, Madison Area Technical College (MATC), South Madison Branch Library, South Madison Farmer’s Market, South Metropolitan Planning Council Offices, South Madison Police District, South Metro Transfer Point, UW-Arborteum, UW-Space Place, Villager Mall, Wingra Creek.

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8.) Leopold

The Leopold Neighborhood Association strives to function as democratic group in order to represent the interests, values, and concerns of area residents and other interested persons in an effort to enhance the quality of life within the neighborhood and build a sense of community. To engage and involve residents in supporting and participating in the welfare of the neighborhood and to encourage, adhere to, and enforce the standards, values, and priorities adopted by residents of this neighborhood and community.

Places of Interest: Leopold Elementary School, University of Wisconsin-Arboretum.

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9.) Arbor Hills

Arbor Hills is a beautiful tract of land that overlooks the City of Madison from the southwest side. Its residents are primarily single-family homeowners who take pride in their neighborhood and actively participate in their neighborhood association. Accordingly, the association is the custodian of the community’s ideals, of its permanent expectations, of the cohesion that forges a neighborhood out of a mere aggregation of residents. An Executive Board and thirty-nine Block Captains govern the organization.

Places of Interest: Leopold Elementary School, UW-Arboretum

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