Schenk-Atwood’s chic urban hipness exudes friendliness and warmth, dotting the area with quaint gardens and small parks while the Yahara spans the isthmus, effortlessly connecting Lakes Monona & Mendota. Take a look at the kind and number of adjectives whenever you read about the Schenk-Atwood part of town. (The city's formal designation is actually the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood or SASY.) Most are praise bordering on reverence for an area one author called "the soul of Madison." Read more...

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A Rare Opportunity To Own A Gorgeous Establishm...

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$650,000 Active

  • 0.08 Acres
  • 4,625 ft²


2110 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1839945

A Rare Opportunity To Own A Gorgeous Establishment Right In The Heart Of The Atwood Neighborhood. This Is Being Offered Turnkey With All Equipment Included. A Smart 2600 Sqft Of Completely Updated Beautiful Dining & Commercial Kitchen Space. The Dining Roo...

Very Special Opportunity Awaits You With This C...

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$424,900 Active


Multi Family

2814 Sommers Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1852202

Very Special Opportunity Awaits You With This Charming Atwood Two-flat. Many Updates Throughout. Always Rented! Newer Items Include: 2 Furnaces, 2 Ac's, 1st Fl Bath, 2nd Flr Toilet And Sink, Professional Landscaping, Plus 2 Washers, 2 Dryers Are Included. B...

Back On The Market W/ Some Great Updates. Great...

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$369,900 Offer-Show

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,630 ft²

Single Family

2317 Sommers Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1848490

Back On The Market W/ Some Great Updates. Great Colonial Home In An Incredible Location! You'll Love The Neighborhood And The Proximity To Atwood Ave & Willy St. Which Provide A Wide Variety Of Great Restaurants & Entertainment Venues, As Well As Jennifer S...

Rural Urban Antique Contemporary Chic. Truly Un...

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$357,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 1,554 ft²

Single Family

201 Jackson St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1851338

Rural Urban Antique Contemporary Chic. Truly Unique Home Awaits You, An Aesthetic As Creative And Comfortable As The Neighborhood Itself. Three Porches, Covered, Enclosed, Open. You'll Love The Open First Floor And Updated Kitchen. This Former Two-flat Has ...

Are You Looking For The Perfectly Located, Spac...

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$354,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,341 ft²

Single Family

2933 Milwaukee St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1850140

Are You Looking For The Perfectly Located, Spacious, East Side Home, Just Blocks Off The Capital City Trail, Minutes From Goodman Community Center, Atwood Ave And Many East Side Venues? This Is That Home! Big Open Living/dining Room Space For Entertaining! ...

Up To 3,000 Sf Retail Or Office In This Histori...

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$346,500 Active

  • 0.25 Acres
  • 3,000 ft²


134 S Fair Oaks Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1830318

Up To 3,000 Sf Retail Or Office In This Historic Brick Building With Excellent Frontage On South Fair Oaks Just Off Atwood Avenue And The Bike Path. Take Advantage Of Proximity To The Revitalized Garver Feed Mill, Willy/atwood, And The Vibrant Schenk-atwood...

Gorgeous Home On Madison's Popular East Side. L...

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$265,000 Active

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

Single Family

109 Ohio Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1852279

Gorgeous Home On Madison's Popular East Side. Located On A Quiet Cul-de-sac A Few Blocks Off Of Atwood, This 2 Bed/1 Bath Bungalow Reflects This Neighborhood's Personality. Oak Floors Throughout, Eat In Kitchen, The Master Bedroom Has A Walk-in Closet! Spac...

Showings Start 3/20. Great Things Come In Two’s...

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$245,000 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,276 ft²

Single Family

2814 Union St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1851227

Showings Start 3/20. Great Things Come In Two’s...two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, And A Two Car Garage! Spacious And Sunny Open Concept Living Room With Beautiful Hardwood Floors, New Attic Insulation, Newer Furnace (with Transferable Warranty) And Newer Windo...

Showings Start 1/24. Cute As A Button! 2br/1ba ...

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$187,000 Offer-Show

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

Single Family

15 Powers Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1848701

Showings Start 1/24. Cute As A Button! 2br/1ba Vintage Charmer W/ Hdwd Flrs, Archway, Eik, Central Air & Partially Fenced-in Private Yard! Charming Bungalow W/ Lots Of Storage Incl Full Bsmt W/ Laundry & 1/4 Ba. An Add'l Room In Ll Could Be Finished Into An...

More About Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara

You'll also see it described as distinctive, funky, quirky, diverse, enticing and creative. The place does trigger many - and varied - responses. Let's put it this way: Schenk-Atwood is the kind of community you'd expect from hipsters who actually grew up. Maybe it's more like Madison's version of Marin County, the place where trend-setters once fled to escape trend-followers - they actually want to live, not just shop, there. (It *is* on the far end of Willy Street, after all.) Houses range from mid-century modern to 19th century vernacular, with an occasional two- or three-flat mixed in. The abundance of furnished front porches are a strong indication of neighborliness. Some are lucky enough to be next to the north Lake Mendota shore and its parks. Then there's Olbrich Gardens, a public oasis open year-round showcasing botanical extravagances in the greenhouse and expert advice for ambitious gardeners of all abilities.

Shops and restaurants are a head-spinning mix of Madison heritage and individual expression. Harmony Bar, Revolution Cycles' custom bicycles, and nationally acclaimed Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier are almost stereotypical. Recent additions include Stalzy's restaurant, one of only two restaurants between either coast to offer homemade, hand-sliced pastrami, and the aptly named One Barrel nano-brewpub continue the legacy.

Once a bastion of blue-collar stability, today's Schenk-Atwood neighborhood continues a metamorphosis more than a decade in the making. One of Madison Magazine's Eight Great Neighborhoods, it somehow manages to be many things to many people. Call it an urban mosaic or social kaleidescope or both, Schenk-Atwood all hangs together comfortably as its own enclave.

SASY's Housing and Lifestyles

Although the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood was only established in 1999, Fred Schenk opened his general store at the intersection of Atwood and Winnebago streets approximately ninety years prior to that. The Schenk-Atwood neighborhood is actually comprised of several neighborhoods including the East Washington Corridor, Schenk’s Corners, Evergreen, Circle Park, Hawthorne Park, Olbrich, Starkweather, Wirth Court Park, and Yahara (shared).

Collectively the SASY neighborhoods boast some single family homes on Lake Monona but the majority of the homes tucked serenely into older, tree-lined streets. Elegantly updated older homes and newer condos juxtapose one another on colorful Atwood Avenue where there's a bustling, newly developing shopping district. Some of the oldest homes in the neighborhood are tiny (well under 1,000 sf) so starter home prices are occasionally available. But when something does come on the market in this area, be prepared to move quickly. This area is popular and the best homes don't sit for long.

As an extremely vibrant part of Madison's Near East Side, Schenk-Atwood is quickly becoming one Madison's go-to destinations for restaurants, shopping, local pubs, and breweries. Walk or bike virtually anywhere on the Near East Side starting from the Yahara River Bike Path and check out local attractions such as the Goodman Atwood Community Center, Olbrich Park and Botanical Gardens, the historic Barrymore Theatre, Circle Park, community gardens, public murals and sculptures. Attend the Starkweather Winter Solstice Celebration and Starkweather Summer Solstice Festival and check out the SASY life!

Useful Neighborhood Links

Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association
Lowell Elementary School
Hawthorne Middle School
East High School
Goodman Aquatic Center
The Barrymore Theatre
Friends of Starkweather Creek
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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