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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833 Miami Pass, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,549 SqFt

833 Miami Pass, Madison

$925,000
MLS® # 1855595, 24 days, Offer-Show
4141 Nakoma Rd, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,845 SqFt

4141 Nakoma Rd, Madison

$924,900
MLS® # 1849347, 22 days, Active
4126 Country Club Rd, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,926 SqFt

4126 Country Club Rd, Madison

$845,000 ↑ $20,000
MLS® # 1845140, 193 days, Active
4126 Mandan Crescent, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,727 SqFt

4126 Mandan Crescent, Madison

$779,900 ↑ $20,000
MLS® # 1853606, 30 days, Active
1142 Waban Hill, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,272 SqFt

1142 Waban Hill, Madison

$764,900 ↑ $10,000
MLS® # 1849569, 107 days, Offer-Show
4157 Mandan Crescent, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,412 SqFt

4157 Mandan Crescent, Madison

$760,000 ↑ $19,000
MLS® # 1851710, 72 days, Offer-Show
4006 Mandan Crescent, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,328 SqFt

4006 Mandan Crescent, Madison

$650,000 ↑ $25,000
MLS® # 1848164, 131 days, Offer-Show
4138 Cherokee Dr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,294 SqFt

4138 Cherokee Dr, Madison

$550,000 ↑ $25,000
MLS® # 1856442, 21 days, Active
753 Miami Pass, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2,369 SqFt

753 Miami Pass, Madison

$499,000 ↑ $26,000
MLS® # 1856649, 18 days, Active
4142 Nakoma Rd, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,261 SqFt

4142 Nakoma Rd, Madison

$475,000
MLS® # 1853220, 53 days, Offer-Show
1101 Tumalo Tr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,850 SqFt

1101 Tumalo Tr, Madison

$465,000 ↑ $34,900
MLS® # 1857143, 12 days, Active
821 Miami Pass, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,168 SqFt

821 Miami Pass, Madison

$465,000
MLS® # 1855750, 22 days, Offer-Show
1101 Mohican Pass, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,716 SqFt

1101 Mohican Pass, Madison

$429,900
MLS® # 1851675, 72 days, Offer-Show
4174 Cherokee Dr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,945 SqFt

4174 Cherokee Dr, Madison

$424,900 ↑ $25,100
MLS® # 1855049, 23 days, Offer-Show

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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