Sunset Hills is a sought-after Near West Side Madison neighborhood dense in trees and winding, hilly streets. It borders north Hoyt Park between Sunset Village and Arlington Heights. Many residents who call Sunset Hills their home refer to it as “the neighborhood within a forest.” While strolling down the picturesque streets located along Hoyt Park, it’s hard to believe you’re in the middle of a city. Read more...
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Known for having one of the highest concentrations of mid-century modern residential architecture in Madison, Sunset Hills includes several examples of homes by prominent area architects. Arguably the most sought-after homes in Sunset Hills are the ones built by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his esteemed colleagues at Taliesen. The International Style and “Wright-inspired” homes of Sunset Hills were mostly built in the mid-fifties and 1960’s with the idea in mind that natural building materials would respect--and best preserve--the topography of the land. Sunset Hills residents proudly continue this tradition with thoughtful updates that preserve the integrity of their homes and the surrounding architecture in the neighborhood. The neighborhood is said to be a candidate for local, even national, historic heritage status.
The Sunset Hills Lifestyle
Neighborhood parks located in close proximity to Sunset Hills include Reservoir Park with its playground, mature trees, diverse variety of native plantings, and underground water reservoir and 24-acre Hoyt Park which was developed over a 60-year period beginning in the late 1800’s.
Many residents of Sunset Hills and nearby Sunset Village can be found walking their dogs, biking, and hiking in the trails or just enjoying the unobstructed city views from the lookout point at Hoyt Park. In addition to the gorgeous woods (complete with public grills and picnic tables), amazing views, and stunning architecture, residents of Sunset Hills enjoy many walkable conveniences including Sequoya Library, Hilldale Mall, the University of Wisconsin Hospital, the Veterans Hospital, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the University Avenue corridor. Lucky and few are those who are able to call Sunset Hills home!
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