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West Madison neighborhoods enjoy the privacy and peacefulness of suburban life while located close the University and Far West side Madison amenities.   With dozens of local parks, a city owned golf course, and lakefront homes available, there is home for every lifestyle in West Madison.

Madison Far West Side
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Popular West Neighborhoods

1.) Midvale Heights
Midvale Heights residents take pride in their neighborhood. This is evident not only in their well-kept homes and yards, but also in their willingness to work together on key projects: beautification, neighborhood identification, traffic calming, etc. On any block you’ll find a diversity of people of all ages – young families, professionals, retirees. The convenience of suburban living within minutes of downtown Madison is hard to beat.
Points of Interest: Bison Prairie Gateway, Odana Hills Golf Course, Piper Park, Rieder Farm, Segoe Playground, Triangle Park.

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2.) University Hill Farms
The Hill Farms Neighborhood encompasses two parks, and is served by two elementary schools, one middle school, several churches, the Hilldale shopping center, including the Sundance movie theatre, and the Hill Farms State Office building. Just minutes by car from the University, downtown, and beltline, the University Hill Farms neighborhood is situated in a desirable and convenient location.
Points of Interest: Garner Park, Hamilton (Van Hise) Middle and Van Hise Elementary Schools, Hill Farms Farmers Market, Hill Farms State Office Building, Hill Farms Swim Club, Red Cross, Rennebohm Park, Westside Farmers Market.

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3.) Glen Oak Hills
Some of Madison’s quietest streets weave their way through this west side neighborhood, surrounded by a number of beautiful parks. Glen Oak Hills is also known locally as the site of Owen Conservation Park, a green space covering dozens of acres. Donated by a former University of Wisconsin professor, the park is covered in oak savannas and meadows of bluestem and goldenrod which have overgrown the once cleared landscape, yielding a harvest of color throughout the year. Several no-through roads extend partially into Owen Conservation Park, lined with beautifully secluded homes. We’re especially proud of our environmental work on the neighborhood scale.
Points of Interest: Owen Conservation Park, Garner Park, Rennebohm Park, Kettle Pond, and Glen Oak Hills Park.

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4.) Spring Harbor
Spring Harbor area has a little bit of everything that makes Madison great – abundant waterfront property, a variety of schools and public amenities, and several thriving commercial districts. Standing on the shoreline, the view across the water is of the forested University of Wisconsin campus, rather than the downtown, adding to the secluded appeal of Spring Harbor.  Our neighborhood has access to three major natural resources within its boundaries: 1) Lake Mendota; 2) Merrill Spring; and 3) Kettle Pond.
Places of Interest: Kettle Pond, Merrill Springs Park, Spring Harbor Beach Park, Spring Harbor Middle School, Turtle Rain Garden.

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5.) Highlands
The Highlands is a community of narrow, tree-lined streets curving gracefully through a patchwork of woodlands and clearings. The neighborhood was planned about 1911 by Ossian Cole Simonds, one of the leading landscape architects of the time, in a naturalistic style. The neighborhood now includes about 85 homes.

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6.) Parkwood Hills

Old Sauk Road on the north, Ozark Trail, South Yellowstone Drive and Grand Canyon Drive on the east, Mineral Point Road on the south, Gammon Road and Acadia Drive on the west.

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7.) Faircrest Neighborhood
Faircrest is a well established, quiet neighborhood with low traffic streets and lots of large, mature trees. Conveniently located less than a mile from West Towne Mall. Faircrest is also within a mile of the public elementary, middle and high schools. This established neighborhood on the west side is home to a number of public schools, an outdoor swim club, and plenty of park and green space. Most of the homes in the area are between 40 and 50 years old. Faircrest Neighborhood Association has recently started up after several years of dormancy.

Places of Interest: Glenn Stephens Elementary School, Owen Conservation Park.

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