Marquette NeighborhoodMarquette Neighborhood Sign

Established in 1857 on Madison's Isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona, Marquette Neighborhood (a.k.a. Williamson-Marquette or Wil-Mar) is one of Madison's oldest neighborhoods. From its earliest origins Marquette reflected an unusually strong sense of diversity. With its grand Victorian lakefront homes, single family Queen Anne style homes, and 2-flats to the modest workers' cottages sandwiched between shops and pubs on Williamson Street, otherwise known as "Willy St", Marquette has an impressive history of inclusion and co-existence. Read more about Marquette architecture, housing, and lifestyles here.

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Rare Opportunity On Lake Monona! 3 Bedroom Home...

Photo of Listing #1848717

$750,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,084 ft²

Single Family

1427 Morrison St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1848717

Rare Opportunity On Lake Monona! 3 Bedroom Home In The Heart Of Marquette With +/-44 Feet Of Lake Frontage. Classic Tudor Home Boasts Original Woodwork, Hardwood Floors, Leaded Glass Windows, Fixtures, Archways, Stone Fireplace, And More. Move-in Or Remodel...

Rare Find In An Amazing Location! Stunning Hist...

Photo of Listing #1850068

$550,000 Offer-Show

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,604 ft²

Single Family

612 Rogers St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1850068

Rare Find In An Amazing Location! Stunning Historic Bungalow, Precisely Updated And Remodeled. Imagine Sipping Morning Coffee In The Cozy Breakfast Nook As Sun Streams In The Windows. The Chef's Kitchen, Elegant Living & Dining Rooms With Craftsman Details ...

This Historic Home In The Award Winning Marquet...

Photo of Listing #1850442

$462,500 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,862 ft²

Single Family

930 Jenifer St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1850442

This Historic Home In The Award Winning Marquette Neighborhood Is Close To Everything. Only Steps From The Square, Bb Clark Beach, Bike Paths & Local Eateries. High Ceilings & Large Windows To Let In Natural Light. French Doors In Kitchen Open Up To Spaciou...

Renovated Down To The Studs! The Exterior Is St...

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$435,000 Offer-Show

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 1,520 ft²

Single Family

610 S Dickinson St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1844065

Renovated Down To The Studs! The Exterior Is Still Original, But Almost Everything On The Inside Is Newer! As The Owner Says, “it's A New House In An Old Shell”. The Owner Is A Skilled Carpenter And This Renovation Has Been A Labor Of Love For Several Years...

Showings Start 3/1. Looking To Spark Joy? This ...

Photo of Listing #1850170

$349,900 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,048 ft²

Single Family

1885 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1850170

Showings Start 3/1. Looking To Spark Joy? This House Will Do It With Its Cheerful Light-filled Interior That Is A Perfect Mix Of Modern & Vintage Charm. Main Level Boasts An Open Floor Plan, Hardwoods, Updated Kitchen & Powder Room. Spacious Master Has En S...

This 2 Br, 1 Bath Home In The Desirable Marquet...

Photo of Listing #1845880

$330,000 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,087 ft²

Single Family

417 Walton Pl, Madison, WI

MLS® #1845880

This 2 Br, 1 Bath Home In The Desirable Marquette Neighborhood Lets You Walk To The Barrymore Theater, Jenifer Street Market, Willy Street Coop, Restaurants, Bars, & Coffee Shops. Large Master Br Has Walk-in Closet And Upper Balcony. Lots Of Old World Charm...

Great Investment Opportunity! The Heart Of Will...

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$329,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,347 ft²

Single Family

1221 Spaight St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1849629

Great Investment Opportunity! The Heart Of Willy St. 2 Blocks From Lake Monona, Bike Paths, Restaurants, Shops, Bus Line, Co-op, Near Orton Park And All Of The Wonderful Festivals To Be Experienced In One Of The Highest Rated Neighborhoods In The Nation. Si...

Adorable 3 Bed/1 Bath Home Located Right Off Wi...

Photo of Listing #1850044

$299,900 Offer-Show

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 1,200 ft²

Single Family

309 Clemons Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1850044

Adorable 3 Bed/1 Bath Home Located Right Off Williamson St. Is A Great Home For Those Looking To Live On The Near East Side. Main Floor Has Small Foyer Off Front Porch, Large Living Room, Dining Room With Built In Cabinet, Kitchen & Small Porch Out The Back...

Location! Location! Location! This Cute And Coz...

Photo of Listing #1850035

$249,000 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 860 ft²

Single Family

1809 Spaight St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1850035

Location! Location! Location! This Cute And Cozy Home Is All About Location! Nestled In Marquette Neighborhood Of Madison, Wi, This Home Is Close To Lake Monona, Yahara Place Park, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Willy Street Co-op And Much More! Highly Desired ...

The Marquette Lifestyle

Today’s Marquette Neighborhood is popular with professionals, students, and artists for its eclectic commercial district, proximity to the downtown and U.W. campus, high degrees of bike-ability and walkability, and attractive live-work options. In summer and fall Marquette’s continuous sidewalks transform into totally pedestrianized streets when the neighborhood hosts several signature Madison music festivals. 

Marquette Neighborhood Association (MNA) was formed in 1968. Annual events include Chili Dinner, Waterfront Festival, and several signature music festivals such as La Fete de Marquette, Orton Park Festival, and The Central Park Sessions. Other festivals such as Willy Street Fair, Taste of Willy Street, and AtwoodFest are great options for discovering a wide range of multi-cultural food options. In addition to music, street, and food festivals showcasing every type of food, Marquette residents enjoy excellent grocery options at its Willy Street Grocery Cooperative (Willy St Coop) and East Side Farmer’s Market (held at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center).

There is ample local shopping within walking distance of nearly everything in Marquette Neighborhood. Art galleries, local coffeehouses, restaurants, live music venues, and locally-owned shops are the standard in the Willy Street section of this neighborhood. Local residents have been vigilant to keep national chains at bay to protect the neighborhood’s unique character and diverse population. Startup incubators now occupy former factories, and a home-grown entrepreneurial energy prevails. An involved community remains committed to popular Marquette traditions such as neighborhood fairs and music festivals, as well as regularly engages its community through new initiatives such as Little Free Libraries. In addition to food, music, shops, and dining, Marquette residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to parks and lake access. Neighborhood greenspaces include Orton Park, Central Park, Yahara Place Park, Morrison Park, BB Clarke Beach, and of course easy access to beautiful Lake Monona.

Marquette History & Architecture

Marquette's 19th century architecture showcases some of Madison’s oldest remaining buildings including a now-restored Carnegie–funded library originally opened in 1913. Sought-after housing options in Marquette include 100 year-old craftsman bungalows, as well as newly-built condominium homes and converted apartments. The neighborhood’s housing stock also includes a number of highly affordable units which serve as a reminder of Marquette’s long history of commitment to economic diversity.

Although years of decline left Marquette vulnerable to serious threats over the years including a proposed freeway, school closures, vacant factories, and demolitions, in 1971, the neighborhood association penned Madison's first neighborhood plan. The neighborhood was saved and citizens and neighbors of Marquette continue refining and realizing the goals of the ’71 plan to this day.

Included in the MNA plan, in 2008 Madison completed the Yahara River Parkway, a goal described by renowned planner John Nolen in “Madison: A Model City (1911)”. The Parkway, a long, straight park connecting Lakes Monona and Mendota, served not only to transform ugly brownfields into beautiful riverfront with bike paths, but which created open spaces for all to enjoy and to easily connect to Madison’s 8.7 acre Central Park.

Marquette Housing Styles

The 1850’s brought housing in the styles of Greek Revival, Italianate, Arts & Crafts and Bungalows to Marquette Neighborhood. Four national historic districts have been designated: East Wilson Street Historic District (1986), Jenifer-Spaight Historic District (2004), Marquette Bungalows Historic District (1997), and Orton Park Historic District (1988). In addition, two local historic districts have been designated: Third Lake Ridge (1979) and Marquette Bungalows (1993).

Although Marquette features some single family homes on mature lakefront lots and some historically significant single family homes, the vast majority of homes are more modest. Nestled into tiny side streets lined with mature trees, neighborhood pride has ensured that many of these homes have retained their architectural integrity despite being updated or added onto. Condominium homes are also available in Marquette Neighborhood and start in the low $200K price range. Single family homes, on the other hand, start in the low $300K's.

Useful Marquette Links

Marquette Neighborhood Association
Marquette Elementary School
Georgia O'Keeffe Middle School
Willy Street Grocery Cooperative
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
Greater Williamson Area Business Association

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