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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1980 Atwood Ave, Madison

$2,200,000

1980 Atwood Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 11,741 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1928782
2322 Atwood Ave, Madison

$1,359,000

2322 Atwood Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 8,023 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1928856
2027-2031 E Washington Ave, Madison

$730,000

2027-2031 E Washington Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1933927
3118 Center Ave, Madison

$689,900

3118 Center Ave, Madison

5 Beds 3 Baths 1,862 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1932690
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2322 Oakridge Ave, Madison

$575,000

2322 Oakridge Ave, Madison

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,801 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1931171
2109 E Washington Ave, Madison

$525,000

2109 E Washington Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1933490
#104 - 1835 Winnebago St, Madison

$524,000

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#104 - 1835 Winnebago St, Madison

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,611 SqFt Condo MLS® # 1932332
#1 - 2136 Atwood Ave, Madison

$449,900

#1 - 2136 Atwood Ave, Madison

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,180 SqFt Condo MLS® # 1930122
201 Dixon St, Madison

$435,000

201 Dixon St, Madison

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,380 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1931915
1933 E Washington Ave, Madison

$425,000

1933 E Washington Ave, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1934270
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#301 - 280 Division St, Madison

$425,000

#301 - 280 Division St, Madison

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,141 SqFt Condo MLS® # 1934031
3216 Thorp St, Madison

$360,000

3216 Thorp St, Madison

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,177 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1930531
166 S Marquette St, Madison

$339,900

↓ $10,000

166 S Marquette St, Madison

2 Beds 1 Bath 997 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1930996
2938 Milwaukee St, Madison

$329,900

2938 Milwaukee St, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1931028
2905 Milwaukee St, Madison

$275,000

2905 Milwaukee St, Madison

3 Beds 1 Bath 948 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1934601
2645 Union St, Madison

$259,900

2645 Union St, Madison

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,116 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1932386
2645 Union St, Madison

$259,900

2645 Union St, Madison

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,116 SqFt Condo MLS® # 1932388
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#d - 330 Amoth Ct, Madison

$230,000

#d - 330 Amoth Ct, Madison

2 Beds 1 Bath 769 SqFt Condo MLS® # 1934754

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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