Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara

Schenk-Atwood’s chic urban hipness exudes friendliness and warmth, dotting the area with quaint gardens and small parks while the Yahara spans the isthmus, effortlessly connecting Lakes Monona & Mendota. Take a look at the kind and number of adjectives whenever you read about the Schenk-Atwood part of town. (The city's formal designation is actually the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood or SASY.) Most are praise bordering on reverence for an area one author called "the soul of Madison." Read more...

View Homes & Condos for Sale in Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara:

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2110 Atwood Ave, Madison
  • Business/Comm
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 4,625 SqFt

2110 Atwood Ave, Madison

$650,000
MLS® # 1839945, 331 days, Active
New
2734 Lakeland Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,126 SqFt

2734 Lakeland Ave, Madison

$619,900
MLS® # 1863066, 5 days, Offer-Show
2271 E Washington Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,279 SqFt

2271 E Washington Ave, Madison

$499,900
MLS® # 1862717, 13 days, Offer-Show
109 Jackson St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,276 SqFt

109 Jackson St, Madison

$419,000
MLS® # 1862508, 15 days, Active
2726 Sommers Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,590 SqFt

2726 Sommers Ave, Madison

$375,000
MLS® # 1862273, 19 days, Active
521 Elmside Blvd, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,698 SqFt

521 Elmside Blvd, Madison

$350,000
MLS® # 1857665, 66 days, Active
214 Jackson St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

214 Jackson St, Madison

$349,000 ↓ $20,000
MLS® # 1845705, 246 days, Active
2314 Center Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,524 SqFt

2314 Center Ave, Madison

$345,000
MLS® # 1861155, 21 days, Offer-Show
New
2418 Bashford Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,340 SqFt

2418 Bashford Ave, Madison

$319,900
MLS® # 1863830, 0 days, Active
2902 Fairview St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,720 SqFt

2902 Fairview St, Madison

$299,900
MLS® # 1860902, 33 days, Active
249 Waubesa St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,067 SqFt

249 Waubesa St, Madison

$284,900 ↓ $15,000
MLS® # 1859933, 42 days, Active
2633 E Washington Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,256 SqFt

2633 E Washington Ave, Madison

$279,900
MLS® # 1862391, 18 days, Active
2652 Milwaukee St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

2652 Milwaukee St, Madison

$238,000 ↓ $7,000
MLS® # 1862388, 18 days, Active
50 Dixon St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 914 SqFt

50 Dixon St, Madison

$235,000
MLS® # 1861912, 24 days, Offer-Show
29 S 4th St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 864 SqFt

29 S 4th St, Madison

$198,500
MLS® # 1859437, 34 days, Offer-Show
3302 Chicago Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,682 SqFt

3302 Chicago Ave, Madison

$179,900 ↓ $20,000
MLS® # 1855410, 89 days, Active
2914 Milwaukee St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 918 SqFt

2914 Milwaukee St, Madison

$169,900 ↑ $5,000
MLS® # 1858711, 54 days, Active
2302 Atwood Ave, Madison
  • Business/Comm
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 330 SqFt

2302 Atwood Ave, Madison

$159,900
MLS® # 1862575, 14 days, Active

More About Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara

You'll also see it described as distinctive, funky, quirky, diverse, enticing and creative. The place does trigger many - and varied - responses. Let's put it this way: Schenk-Atwood is the kind of community you'd expect from hipsters who actually grew up. Maybe it's more like Madison's version of Marin County, the place where trend-setters once fled to escape trend-followers - they actually want to live, not just shop, there. (It *is* on the far end of Willy Street, after all.) Houses range from mid-century modern to 19th century vernacular, with an occasional two- or three-flat mixed in. The abundance of furnished front porches are a strong indication of neighborliness. Some are lucky enough to be next to the north Lake Mendota shore and its parks. Then there's Olbrich Gardens, a public oasis open year-round showcasing botanical extravagances in the greenhouse and expert advice for ambitious gardeners of all abilities.

Shops and restaurants are a head-spinning mix of Madison heritage and individual expression. Harmony Bar, Revolution Cycles' custom bicycles, and nationally acclaimed Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier are almost stereotypical. Recent additions include Stalzy's restaurant, one of only two restaurants between either coast to offer homemade, hand-sliced pastrami, and the aptly named One Barrel nano-brewpub continue the legacy.

Once a bastion of blue-collar stability, today's Schenk-Atwood neighborhood continues a metamorphosis more than a decade in the making. One of Madison Magazine's Eight Great Neighborhoods, it somehow manages to be many things to many people. Call it an urban mosaic or social kaleidescope or both, Schenk-Atwood all hangs together comfortably as its own enclave.

SASY's Housing and Lifestyles

Although the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood was only established in 1999, Fred Schenk opened his general store at the intersection of Atwood and Winnebago streets approximately ninety years prior to that. The Schenk-Atwood neighborhood is actually comprised of several neighborhoods including the East Washington Corridor, Schenk’s Corners, Evergreen, Circle Park, Hawthorne Park, Olbrich, Starkweather, Wirth Court Park, and Yahara (shared).

Collectively the SASY neighborhoods boast some single family homes on Lake Monona but the majority of the homes tucked serenely into older, tree-lined streets. Elegantly updated older homes and newer condos juxtapose one another on colorful Atwood Avenue where there's a bustling, newly developing shopping district. Some of the oldest homes in the neighborhood are tiny (well under 1,000 sf) so starter home prices are occasionally available. But when something does come on the market in this area, be prepared to move quickly. This area is popular and the best homes don't sit for long.

As an extremely vibrant part of Madison's Near East Side, Schenk-Atwood is quickly becoming one Madison's go-to destinations for restaurants, shopping, local pubs, and breweries. Walk or bike virtually anywhere on the Near East Side starting from the Yahara River Bike Path and check out local attractions such as the Goodman Atwood Community Center, Olbrich Park and Botanical Gardens, the historic Barrymore Theatre, Circle Park, community gardens, public murals and sculptures. Attend the Starkweather Winter Solstice Celebration and Starkweather Summer Solstice Festival and check out the SASY life!

Useful Neighborhood Links

Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association
Lowell Elementary School
Hawthorne Middle School
East High School
Goodman Aquatic Center
The Barrymore Theatre
Friends of Starkweather Creek
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara is a popular area for first-time homebuyers. For best results, consult a Near East Side Madison homes expert at Lake & City Homes Realty today!

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