Nakoma Neighborhood

Welcome to Nakoma! Located on Madison's near West Side, Nakoma's tree-lined streets are dotted with prairie stone walls, decorative guard houses and 800 historic homes dating from the first half of the 20th century. Nakoma is known for its views overlooking Blackhawk golf course, Lake Wingra, and the UW Arboretum which features a spring fed duck pond and mallard ducks. The Nakoma neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Read more...

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3614 Spring Tr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,378 SqFt

3614 Spring Tr, Madison

$1,200,000
MLS® # 1873437, 7 days, Active
3906 Cherokee Dr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,823 SqFt

3906 Cherokee Dr, Madison

$880,000 ↓ $82,000
MLS® # 1871795, 44 days, Active
3865 Nakoma Rd, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,822 SqFt

3865 Nakoma Rd, Madison

$875,000
MLS® # 1867408, 102 days, Active
4150 Manitou Way, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,093 SqFt

4150 Manitou Way, Madison

$619,900 ↓ $20,000
MLS® # 1868759, 83 days, Offer-Show
729 Huron Hill, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,835 SqFt

729 Huron Hill, Madison

$619,000 ↓ $6,000
MLS® # 1858848, 198 days, Offer-Show
4242 Wanda Pl, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,824 SqFt

4242 Wanda Pl, Madison

$524,900 ↓ $25,000
MLS® # 1870839, 60 days, Active
4205 Wanetah Tr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,310 SqFt

4205 Wanetah Tr, Madison

$479,000
MLS® # 1871354, 50 days, Active
753 Miami Pass, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2,369 SqFt

753 Miami Pass, Madison

$475,000
MLS® # 1871928, 40 days, Active
925 Mohican Pass, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SqFt

925 Mohican Pass, Madison

$299,900
MLS® # 1871440, 49 days, Active
1109 Starlight Dr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,928 SqFt

1109 Starlight Dr, Madison

$249,900 ↓ $10,000
MLS® # 1865353, 131 days, Offer-Show
1106 Starlight Dr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,510 SqFt

1106 Starlight Dr, Madison

$238,000 ↓ $11,900
MLS® # 1869847, 75 days, Active
#2 - 4514 Hammersley Rd, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,142 SqFt

#2 - 4514 Hammersley Rd, Madison

$154,900
MLS® # 1873048, 17 days, Active
#4 - 6 Heritage Cir, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,142 SqFt

#4 - 6 Heritage Cir, Madison

$147,400 ↓ $2,500
MLS® # 1869434, 65 days, Active

More about Nakoma

More reminiscent of a country suburb with winding roads than a city suburb, Nakoma boasts its own water supply, a private bus service and a considerable amount of real estate dedicated to green spaces, especially considering Nakoma borders the Arboretum. Nakoma’s beautiful green spaces are dedicated to parks, tennis courts, Nakoma Country Club, and Blackhawk, a private golf course with restaurant and pool.

Nakoma History

The name Nakoma is a Native American Chippewa word meaning “I do as I promise”. The hills of Nakoma overlooking Lake Wingra are said to be used by the Native American Ho-Chunk people and their ancestors as campsites. In 1915 Nakoma was developed featuring curvilinear streets, thus respecting the natural contours of the landscape. As a result, the Nakoma neighborhood is divided into several areas with the names of Indian nations such as Manitou and Cherokee corresponding to streets in each area.

Nakoma Home Styles

Platted in 1915, Nakoma is home to some of the finest examples of architectural styles such as Greek Revival, Craftsman, Prairie, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, French Provincial, International Style, Normal Revival Style, Modern, and 1.5 story bungalows (five, to be exact). It is a neighborhood as picturesque now as it ever was. A walking tour of Nakoma’s superb historic homes was developed in 2002 for those wishing to delve deeper into Nakoma's architectural history. Nakoma's walking tour is a great way to familiarize yourself with the rich history and architectural styles of a bygone era so prevalent throughout the neighborhood.

The Nakoma Lifestyle

The Nakoma neighborhood features many social events reserved exclusively for Nakoma residents including The Fall Gathering, Children’s Halloween Party, The Twelfth Night Dinner & Theatre, Spring Egg Hunt in Nakoma Park, Tulip Time Progressive Dinner in neighborhood homes, and the Fourth of July Picnic and Parade in Nakoma Park.

 "Living in Nakoma is like a feast for the eyes. Every glance you take is a reminder of the beauty & quaintness of a bygone era." -A Nakoma Resident

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