Madison's "Lake City" boasts elegant homes & condos located on Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Kegonsa, Lake Waubesa, and the beautiful Yahara River.

Gorgeous red and orange sunset over Lake Mendota, Wisconsin

If you're on the hunt for the perfect dream home, your search might just end in the serene beauty of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. This picturesque location not only offers stunning natural vistas to immerse yourself in, but also an array of Lake Mendota homes for sale which will make your dream lakefront home aspirations a reality. In this blog, we'll be exploring the various reasons why the homes in Lake Mendota, Wisconsin, are an ideal choice for your dream home.

Lakefront Bliss

Imagine waking up to the tranquil sound of water gently lapping at the shore, and the sun casting its golden rays across Lake Mendota, creating a sunrise that would be difficult to recreate by even the most beautiful painting. With a wide selection of lakefront homes for…

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Beautiful luxury home in Madison, Wisconsin on Lake Monona

If you're in the market for a stunning luxury home, Madison, Wisconsin won’t disappoint. This picturesque city is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious properties in the state. From sprawling estates with acres of land to chic downtown condos with breathtaking views, there's something for every taste and budget. We've scoured the local real estate market to bring you a list of 7 incredible luxury homes for sale in Madison, WI. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on these gems!

This stunning contemporary-style home sits on nearly 100 feet of lake frontage and offers breathtaking views of Lake Mendota from nearly every room. With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, there is plenty of room for you and your family to spread out and enjoy. The…

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Park with beautiful trees covered in yellow leaves in Middleton, Wisconsin

Middleton, WI, is a charming and welcoming city located just a few miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. It has earned a reputation as an amazing place to live, with many attractive features that make it a desirable destination for families, professionals, and retirees. Here are six things that make Middleton an amazing place to live.

Small-Town Charm

Despite its proximity to the bustling city of Madison, Middleton has managed to retain its small-town charm. With a population of around 21,000, the city is small enough to feel cozy and tight-knit, yet large enough to offer a vibrant community with plenty of amenities. You'll find friendly locals, beautiful parks, and a bustling downtown area filled with unique shops and restaurants.

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Gorgeous luxury homes on the waterfront in Madison, Wisconsin

If you’re looking for luxury homes in Dane County, there are a few neighborhoods that stand out from the rest. Think sublime real estate in peaceful and private settings, safe atmospheres and all the amenities you could ask for. Some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Dane County include lakefront properties, as well as non-waterfront homes that can be equally as impressive. For discerning home buyers, these are the top five luxury communities in Dane County.

Shorewood Hills

Shorewood Hills is a picturesque village that sits on the shore of Lake Mendota just to the west of downtown Madison. If you appreciate exquisite architecture, this is the neighborhood for you, as many of the homes were designed by famous architects in a wide variety…

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Boats on Lake Mendota at Sunset

Located on the shores of Lake Mendota, the village of Shorewood Hills is a quiet enclave with some of the most desirable real estate in Madison, Wisconsin. If you’re looking for a charming community with stunning architecture, easy access to urban amenities, and plenty of activities on offer, Shorewood Hills is your spot. These are just a few reasons why so many people are proud to call this lakefront village home.

Rich in History

The area where Shorewood Hills now sits was once prime hunting and fishing grounds for Native American groups. Some of these groups built fascinating effigy mounds that can still be seen today at the Blackhawk Country Club. By the 1800s, European settlers moved in and the village was officially established in 1927. As…

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Boat on the water in front of a lakefront home

Lakefront homes definitely have their benefits including beautiful views and access to the water. However, they also have unique maintenance requirements. The waterfront location brings challenges that you may not experience in a non-waterfront home. If you own a lakefront home in Madison, WI or the surrounding areas, these are some tips on how to keep your home in top shape so that it stays in great condition for years to come.

Check Humidity Levels

Lakefront properties can get very humid thanks to water evaporating off the lake and creating high moisture levels in the air. Over time, this can cause mold and mildew to grow inside and outside the home. Do a thorough inspection of your home to assess whether humidity is causing problems. If you…

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Docks on a lake at a vacation home in Dane County, Wisconsin

Thinking of buying a vacation home in Dane County, Wisconsin? With beautiful lakefront homes, peaceful farmettes in the countryside, and sprawling lots where you can build a dream property, you’re simply spoiled for choices. However, buying a second home is different from buying a first home. These are some tips to help you find the perfect Dane County vacation home for your lifestyle and budget.

Location is Key

Where do you see yourself enjoying the perfect escape? Do you want to be next to the water so you can enjoy water sports like fishing, swimming and kayaking? Close to the city so you don’t have to drive too far to stock up on the basics? Or maybe you want to be in a secluded spot in the countryside where you can luxuriate in peace, quiet…

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Chairs on a dock overlooking a lake at a Dane County waterfront home

Waterfront properties in Dane County are highly sought after for their stunning lakefront or riverfront locations. But what can really make your waterfront home stand out is the design inside and out. Whether you’re planning on selling your waterfront home, renting it out as a vacation home or renovating an older property for personal use, these design trends can take your Dane County waterfront home from simply functional to fabulous.

Picture-Perfect Windows

Part of the appeal of living on a lake or river is having incredible views of the water. Large windows allow you to see the beautiful scenery outside and provide plenty of natural light. Floor-to-ceiling windows are a great way to maximize your views, as are sliding glass doors. If you…

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Canoeing on beautiful Lake Monona in the summer

There’s no better way to cool off on a hot summer day in Madison, Wisconsin than heading to one of our beautiful lakes. The cool water and breezes are absolutely divine and the views are even better. If you’re looking to beat the heat, these are some of the top things to do at Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Kegonsa and Lake Waubesa.

Go on a Boating Adventure

Madison’s lakes offer plenty of opportunities for boating, from sailing to kayaking, canoeing and speed boating. If you don’t have your own boat, Madison Boats has three locations where you can rent a variety of boats including pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Capitol Boats is the place to go for speed boat rentals and captained charters.

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One of the most common requests we get from newcomers to Madison is about our lakes, and how to buy a home on one of them. By far, Lake Mendota, the city’s largest lake, seems to be the most popular and most homebuyers assume you need at least $1 million to buy lakefront property.

Au contraire, our water-view lusting friends. Just today, we’ve found three homes and a gorgeous buildable lot for sale on Lake Mendota that you can purchase for less than $650,000 – two of them for a lot less!

 

$320,000

Condo living does offer perks, and a condo at The Cove offers more than most. How does private lake access and a boat slip right on Lake Mendota sound? But, that’s only the beginning of what this home has to offer.

Lake views, underground…

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