Riverfront Homes in Dane County

Looking for a riverfront home in Dane County? You’ve come to the right place! Although better known for its beautiful lakes, Dane County is also home to more than 400 miles of streams and rivers (14 miles of which are attributed to the Wisconsin River). These streams and rivers encompass 23,000 acres or 36 square miles of water coverage and are definitely part of what makes the area so special. Where are riverfront homes found in Dane County? To find out, Read More.

Colorful kayaks on a river in Madison, Wisconsin

Dane County Riverfront Homes Statistics

Average Price $660K
Lowest Price $550K
Highest Price $750K
Total Listings 5
Avg. Days On Market 47
Avg. Price/SQFT $404

Property Types (active listings)

Browse All Dane County Riverfront Homes For Sale

Riverfront Homes For Sale in Dane County

Riverfront homes for sale in Dane County offer a remarkable selection of listings currently available for those seeking a blend of modern beauty and maintenance that does not require a strong upkeep, with the natural beauty of gorgeous, family-friendly homes nestled amongst lush scenery against yards and trees of green, and bright blue waters of the rivers that run throughout Dane County.

These extraordinary properties provide a haven for those who appreciate waterfront living, offering a lifestyle that harmoniously combines comfort and nature. Due to the large number of rivers in Dane County, the area possesses many homes with river frontage ranging from 50 feet to over 300 feet.

The majority of riverfront homes in Dane County are single-family homes. Architectural styles range from ranch-style homes to two-story houses and modern new constructions. Many riverfront homes have large windows and porches that overlook the river and direct access to the water, making it easy for you to grab your kayak or canoe and explore the waterways. Each home is also carefully designed to maximize the breathtaking river views. Large windows frame the picturesque scenery, and spacious outdoor decks provide the perfect setting for al fresco dining and relaxation while taking in the ever-changing riverfront panorama. 

Some common features you might expect in riverfront homes in the Madison area include hardwood floors, formal dining rooms, open-plan kitchens and screened porches. Many homes have been upgraded with new appliances, while others are ready for updates so that you can create your perfect permanent residence or waterfront vacation home.

Dane County Riverfront Recreation

There are a number of beloved activities to enjoy within Dan County Riverfront which celebrate the beauty of its picturesque waterways and the vibrant community nestled along its shores. Whether you simply want to immerse yourself in the richness of everything the outdoors has to offer, you're a culture seeker in need of something new to explore, or a food aficionado looking to satiate their extensive palate, the riverfront offers a brilliant blend of experiences that showcase the region's natural beauty and local charm. 

Begin your exploration at Lake Monona's edge with a visit to Olin Park, a sprawling green space with panoramic river views. This park is an ideal spot for family picnics, leisurely strolls, or catching a breathtaking sunset view over the water, watching the vibrancy of the yellow, red, and gold colors of the sky reflect off of the clear blue waters. Engage in waterside yoga classes offered in the park, immersing yourself fully in the serene ambiance by the flowing river. 

For a taste of the local culture, venture to the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, an architectural gem designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Overlooking Lake Monona, this iconic venue hosts a variety of events, art exhibits, and cultural performances. Take a guided tour to learn about the history and architectural significance of this lakeside masterpiece. 

Explore the Yahara River and its connecting lakes with a scenic boat tour from Betty Lou Cruises. Glide along the waterways, discovering hidden coves, wildlife habitats, and charming lakeside neighborhoods. The narrated tours provide insights into the region's history and natural wonders, making it an enriching and relaxing experience for all. 

Riverfront Communities in Dane County

The Yahara River connects Madison's chain of lakes, offering Yahara riverfront homes in a variety of communities throughout Dane County. Yahara River homes can be found in the Town of Dunn, some Madison and Monona neighborhoods, DeForest, Dunkirk, McFarland, Pleasant Springs, Stoughton, Westport, and the Village of Windsor.

There are also homes for sale with river frontage on the Maunesha River in Medina and Marshall, on the Sugar River in Belleville, Blue Mounds, Cross Plains, Montrose and Verona, and on the Wisconsin River or Lower Wisconsin riverway in Dekorra, Lodi, Mazomanie, Merrimac and Roxbury.


View over Lake Mendota in Wisconsin

Curious about Madison, WI waterfront homes for sale? Contact one of our agents today.

Get in touch



Looking for a riverfront home in a specific Dane County community? Contact a Lake & City Homes riverfront homes specialist today!


Back to Top

Aerial view of real estate in Madison Wisconsin

Start searching for your dream home now.

When it comes to convenience, our site is unparalleled. Whether you're in the comfort of your home, or on the go.
Our site works flawlessly on multiple devices so you can find the information you need.

Start Search