Madison WI Homes for Sale
"77 Square Miles Surrounded by Reality"
The City of Four Lakes is a beautiful place to live! The glacial waterways layout for more than 250 parks that provide plenty of options for any outdoor enthusiast. This beautiful capital city is fueled by the University of Wisconsin which sets the tone with cafes, bookstores, brewpubs, restaurants and a great active local community full of history.
Madison is located in the center of Dane County in south-central Wisconsin, 77 miles west of Milwaukee and 122 miles northwest of Chicago. The city completely surrounds the smaller Town of Madison, the City of Monona, and the villages of Maple Bluff and Shorewood Hills. Madison shares borders with its largest suburb, Sun Prairie, and three other communities, Middleton, McFarland and Fitchburg. The city’s boundaries also approach the villages of Verona, Cottage Grove, DeForest, and Waunakee.
Lakes, Biking, Parks, Ironman, etc
Madisonians tend to make the most of their summers! It’s called the city of four lakes but really there are five in the immediate area (Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Kegonsa, and Waubesa) and more than 15,000 acres of water available for boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, etc. Outside of the water, there are more than 200 miles of biking and hiking trails in the Madison area, plus tons of back country roads for the serious bikers. Madison was named as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, and the only city in Wisconsin to be given the Platinum status. Additionally, Madison is home to an Ironman race every year, and has been named the host for the Crossfit Games through 2021.
Wisconsin State Capitol
Tallest building in Madison
Madison is the state capital of Wisconsin and therefore home to the State Capitol building. It is a must see! It is located in the heart of downtown on the isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. The building dates from 1917 and has a very impressive 284 foot dome. The interior includes beautiful marble from France, Italy and Germany. Take a guided tour to learn more!