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...

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2301 Atwood Ave, Madison

$750,000

2301 Atwood Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 3,400 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1921083
2301 Atwood Ave, Madison

$750,000

2301 Atwood Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1921428
2210-2214 Winnebago St, Madison

$599,900

↓ $25,000

2210-2214 Winnebago St, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1914611
242 Dunning St, Madison

$575,000

↓ $20,000

242 Dunning St, Madison

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,134 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1908834
258 Division St, Madison

$519,900

258 Division St, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1921630
2109 E Washington Ave, Madison

$499,900

2109 E Washington Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1919855
3312 Milwaukee St, Madison

$409,900

3312 Milwaukee St, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1909714
2821 & 2821 1/2 Union St, Madison

$399,900

2821 & 2821 1/2 Union St, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1921404
165 Dunning St, Madison

$365,000

↓ $30,000

165 Dunning St, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1911076
165 Dunning St, Madison

$365,000

↓ $30,000

165 Dunning St, Madison

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,271 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1911685
2015 Corscot Ct, Madison

$349,900

2015 Corscot Ct, Madison

2 Beds 1 Bath 986 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1922053
238 Waubesa St, Madison

$329,900

↓ $10,000

238 Waubesa St, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1919539
1963 E Washington Ave, Madison

$300,000

1963 E Washington Ave, Madison

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,282 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1921631
174 Ohio Ave, Madison

$299,900

174 Ohio Ave, Madison

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,068 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1916513
2225 E Washington Ave, Madison

$275,000

2225 E Washington Ave, Madison

4 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,566 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1918714
29 S 4th St, Madison

$275,000

29 S 4th St, Madison

3 Beds 1 Bath 864 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1921807
38 Wirth Ct, Madison

$264,900

↓ $4,600

38 Wirth Ct, Madison

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 759 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1918088
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2737 Union St, Madison

$259,900

2737 Union St, Madison

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,040 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1922093
238 Oak St, Madison

$214,900

238 Oak St, Madison

2 Beds 1 Bath 756 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1919318
2937 Hermina St, Madison

$199,900

↓ $5,000

2937 Hermina St, Madison

2 Beds 1 Bath 674 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1920986
171 S Fair Oaks Ave, Madison

$0

171 S Fair Oaks Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 3,000 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1902749

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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