Rocky Bluff is a unique neighborhood located inside the Hoyt Park area of Madison’s Near West Side, just 3 miles west of the Wisconsin state capitol. Nestled into an area comprised of several city parks, the U.W.-Madison campus, a wide variety of University Ave businesses, several bike paths, and Lake Mendota, Rocky Bluff residents enjoy an urban setting in a virtual forest of quiet, tree-lined streets dotted with charming, vintage homes, some older condos, and a small number of low-rise apartment buildings with convenient access to the U.W. hospital, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and downtown Madison. Read More...
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Located near Quarry Park and Hoyt Park and yet within close walking distance of shopping and restaurants lining University Avenue, Rocky Bluff offers tremendous charm while being an affordable and walkable alternative to many West Side Madison condos. Also located within close walking distance to kid-friendly Lucia Crest Park, Rocky Bluff is a small, friendly neighborhood packed with small but mostly affordable single family homes, charming bungalows, cottages, and other older homes, many of which possess unique architectural characteristics. Residents who live closest to University Avenue have been known to happily exclaim that their neighborhood has afforded them the opportunity to give up their car in favor of walking, biking, or taking the bus almost anywhere they want to go. If you want a smaller home and a smaller carbon footprint, Rocky Bluff might be just the ticket!
Residents of Rocky Bluff enjoy close proximity to 24-acre Hoyt Park which, in addition to a park shelter, stone fireplaces built in the 1930’s and later restored, and Sunset Point (a lover’s lookout with gorgeous sunset views overlooking Shorewood Hills and Hilldale), includes a natural landscape that is a wonder to behold. Once the site of a Madison ski jump and toboggan slide, Hoyt Park includes rich vegetation, an extensive network of hiking trails, a variety of interesting and unusual rock formations, and native woodland and prairie ecosystems. Hoyt Park facilities also include a playground, basketball court, softball field, and a large greenfield perfect for playing soccer, football, frisbee, or flying a kite. Friends of Hoyt Park has many active projects to make this park one of the finest in Madison.
Besides Rocky Bluff, the Hoyt Park area includes all or portions of Sunset Hills, Sunset Village, Radio Park and Hilldale Row Condominium neighborhoods, as well as VanChaMasShe.
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