Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara – Madison

Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood, an unassuming turn of the century district re-imagined as a vibrant haven for many of the funkier and more enterprising elements of the city’s creative community. 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. It is walkable and rich in its appreciation of quirky gusto. Situated along the north shore of Lake Monona between the Yahara River and Starkweather Creek, this is a diverse yet cohesive neighborhood that invests in its quality of life. Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood has a historic feel. As you stroll down the street, you will see the front porch style neighborhood: people sitting on their porches welcoming you to chat about life in the neighborhood and beyond. 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.

Buying or Selling in Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara? Contact Audra Geldmacher at (608) 577-8318 or Wanda Roche at 608-212-292 with any questions.

Dining and Entertainment

Dexter’s Pub
301 North St.
Madison, WI, 53704
(608) 244-3535
Ogden’s North Street Diner
560 North St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 467-3930
Brothers Three Bar & Grill
614 N Fair Oaks Ave
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 244-6818
La Taguara
3502 E Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery
2827 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 241-2200
1980 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-7644

Area Highlights

  • OLBRICH BOTANICAL GARDENS – Award-winning Olbrich Botanical Gardens –16 acres of outdoor display gardens and the indoor, tropical Bolz Conservatory. Prairie-style Rose Garden and the only Thai Pavilion and Garden in the continental U.S. Special events, concerts, garden-related classes for adults and kids, gift shop, gardening library, and meeting rooms. Gardens are owned and operated jointly by the City of Madison Parks and the non-profit Olbrich Botanical Society. The gardens were established in 1952.
  • TENNEY PARK – With its friendly atmosphere and impressive display of storybook scenery Tenney Park serves as a place to socialize, a peaceful recluse, and a place to just be.  It’s an excellent place to watch boats launch, seagulls flock, let the children play at the park, or just catch up on some reading. Under the narrative trees share a picnic on the plush, green grass while enjoying the seemingly endless horizon of Lake Mendota. Tenney Park is also a fantastic place to toss out a line for fishing, swim at the beach, or play a game of one of your favorite sports such as soccer, softball, or volleyball. Take stroll down the winding paths by foot, by bicycle, or rollerblades. In the chilly winter months, after gliding across the frozen lagoon, rejuvenate with a snack in the warming shelter. With its beauty and versatility in every season, this historic park is sure to be a favorite throughout the year!
  • GARVER FEED MILL – Located on Madison’s near East Side, nestled behind Olbrich Gardens, the Garver Feed Mill is a multi-faceted destination that features local artisans, producers, wellness studios, and retailers offering visitors everything from coffee to gardening, catering to kombucha.
  • WARNER PARK – Community park near Lake Mendota. Home to the Madison Mallards baseball team, a member of the Northwoods League. Its stadium, nicknamed the “Duck Pond”, was built in 1982.

Map of the Neighborhood

Area Properties for Sale

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