Lake Monona

Lake Monona features beautiful lakefront homes and condos with some of the most spectacular views of Madison's capitol building imaginable. Enjoy water sports such as sailing, waterskiing, canoeing and kayaking, as well as a myriad of winter sports such as skating, ice fishing and cross country skiing. Or just take in the breathtaking capitol views and sunsets. Rest assured, Lake Monona doesn't disappoint! Check out the current inventory of Lake Monona homes for sale below or, to learn more about Lake Monona Click Here.

Views of the capitol building from Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Lake Monona Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $557K
Lowest Price $29.9K
Highest Price $7.5M
Total Listings 339
Avg. Days On Market 205
Avg. Price/SQFT $311

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560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Lake Delton

$7,500,000

560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Lake Delton

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1901044
95 Acres Highway 13, Springville

$4,920,000

↓ $5,000

95 Acres Highway 13, Springville

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1945902
356 Forest Avenue, Green Lake

$4,679,000

356 Forest Avenue, Green Lake

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,262 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1966516
L1-2 County Road A, Brooklyn

$4,000,000

L1-2 County Road A, Brooklyn

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1959040
4713 County Road M, Westport

$3,999,800

4713 County Road M, Westport

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 7,401 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971468
Lot 3 Meiklejohn Drive, Empire

$3,750,000

Lot 3 Meiklejohn Drive, Empire

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1962630
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E12311 County Road W, Greenfield

$2,999,900

E12311 County Road W, Greenfield

4 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,724 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1974924
W1250 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

$2,649,000

W1250 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,256 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971405
N5195 Forest Glen Beach Road, Green Lake

$2,499,000

N5195 Forest Glen Beach Road, Green Lake

7 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,000 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971836
4146 Veith Avenue, Madison

$2,485,000

↑ $7,223

4146 Veith Avenue, Madison

3 Beds 4 Baths 4,988 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1946226
162 Ac Fritz Road, Montrose

$2,440,000

162 Ac Fritz Road, Montrose

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1969486
N5036 St Helena Road, Oak Grove

$2,400,000

N5036 St Helena Road, Oak Grove

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,393 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971585
3703 Highway 13, Dell Prairie

$2,330,000

3703 Highway 13, Dell Prairie

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1955448
W1192 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

$2,299,000

W1192 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,358 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1969003
25994 Arnell Drive, Richland

$2,150,000

↓ $200,000

25994 Arnell Drive, Richland

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1963301
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701 Woodward Drive, Madison

$1,850,000

701 Woodward Drive, Madison

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,085 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1973368
W3044 Longview Lane, Green Lake

$1,849,000

↓ $50,000

W3044 Longview Lane, Green Lake

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,142 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1962204
W2186 Eric Road, Green Lake

$1,800,000

W2186 Eric Road, Green Lake

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 390151
2845 Crestwood Drive, Crescent

$1,700,000

2845 Crestwood Drive, Crescent

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 8,200 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1962738
W10642 Becker Road, Dekorra

$1,699,000

↓ $51,000

W10642 Becker Road, Dekorra

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,850 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1964095
413 Strauss Avenue, Green Lake

$1,595,000

413 Strauss Avenue, Green Lake

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1966434
125 Lu Foster Lane, Merrimac

$1,575,000

↓ $100,000

125 Lu Foster Lane, Merrimac

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 4,167 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971783
2057 Town Road, Quincy

$1,550,000

↓ $100,000

2057 Town Road, Quincy

5 Beds 4 Baths 4,152 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1964702
2855 Crestwood Drive, Crescent

$1,550,000

2855 Crestwood Drive, Crescent

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 7,833 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1962737

Lake Monona Homes For Sale

Homes on Lake Monona are often quite stately and situated on generous sized lots. Unlike homes on more densely populated parts of other lakes, it is not unusual to see large ranch style or contemporary style homes with walkout lower levels on Lake Monona. Views of Madison's state capitol from a number of the homes and condos on Lake Monona are nothing short of spectacular.

Many lakefront homes on Lake Monona offer direct access to the water, and some even have their own private piers with slips or boat docks. Other common features in Lake Monona homes for sale include large decks that overlook the water, spacious lawns that are perfect for entertaining, and large windows for great views, fresh air and natural light.

Interiors of Lake Monona homes for sale could include striking features such as hardwood floors, open-plan living areas, and gourmet kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances. Most homes have multiple bedrooms, making them perfect for families or homeowners who love having guests visit.

Although land for sale around Lake Monona is becoming increasingly hard to find, every so often a lot will come up on the Lake Monona real estate market. You may find lots that are perfect for a single-family home or even large plots of land that are zoned for multi-story buildings and mixed-use properties.

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Lake Monona Overview

Lake Monona is the second largest lake on the Yahara chain of lakes in Dane County, Wisconsin. Lake Monona is a 3,359 acre lake with a maximum depth of about 74 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from 18 parks, 5 public boat landings, and 7 public beaches. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish. Lake Monona's bottom is 30% sand. 

Lake Monona Lifestyles

Lake Monona is open to boaters and water sports enthusiasts. If you love ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-kiting, ice skating, doing the polar plunge or snow sculpting, Lake Monona might be your next lake home destination! In the summer, Lake Monona residents and visitors partake in sailing, fishing, water-skiing, party boating, kayaking, and canoeing. As part of the chain of lakes in the Yahara Watershed, Lakes Monona and Mendota are connected. So if you want to be out on the lake all day and keep moving around, there's no reason you can't do so on these two big, beautiful lakes.

Begin your exploration at the stunning Olbrich Botanical Gardens, located along the shores of Lake Monona. These immaculately landscaped gardens offer a peaceful escape into a world of vibrant flora and lush greenery. Stroll through the Thai Pavilion, take in the breathtaking Thai and Bolz conservatories, and enjoy the serene beauty of the outdoor gardens. 

For those interested in history, the nearby Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is a must-visit destination. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this architectural marvel showcases exhibitions, cultural events, and breathtaking views of Lake Monona. The rooftop terrace offers a spectacular vantage point for capturing the essence of the lake and its surroundings. 

Lake Monona's waterfront parks, like Olin Park and Law Park, are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. With walking and biking trails, picnic areas, and sandy beaches, they provide an ideal setting for leisurely strolls or water activities like paddleboarding. The lake's serene waters also offer excellent opportunities for boating and fishing, making it a popular destination for anglers. 

Culinary delights await at local eateries like Ha Long Bay or Working Draft Beer Company, where you can savor fresh dishes and refreshing drinks while enjoying incredible lakeside views. This community embraces the essence of lakeside living, and the restaurants and cafés reflect a deep appreciation for local flavors and hospitality.

 Lake Monona Facts & Figures  

Size (in acres): 3,359
Elevation (feet above mean sea level): 845
Maximum Depth (in feet): 74
Mean Depth (in feet): 27
Number of Beaches: 7
Number of Boat Landings: 5
Parks: 18
Bottom: 30% sand, 25% gravel, 5% rock, 40% muck
Fish: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish
Sources: Yahara Waterways, Dep't of National Resources, Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission

View over Lake Mendota in Wisconsin

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Lake Monona Resources

BB Clarke Beach
Betty Lou Cruises
Esther Park Beach
Lake Monona Sailing Club
Lake Vista Cafe
Monona Park
Monona Terrace
Olbrich Park
Betty Lou Cruises
Sardine
Waunona Park


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