Tenney Lapham Neighborhood

Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood, located on the Near East Side of Madison’s isthmus, is a prime example of a near downtown Madison neighborhood that offers a high degree of character, charm, and walkability. It is a neighborhood that defines itself by the diversity of both its population and its historic housing. Whether you’re single, a family with (or without) kids or high schoolers, a grad school student, or a retiree, Tenney-Lapham is a great choice of neighborhood because of the high quality of life it offers its residents. To find out more about Teneny-Lapham neighborhood homes and lifestyles, Click Here.

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946 E Johnson St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

946 E Johnson St, Madison

$595,000
MLS® # 1866316, 227 days, Active
1150 E Johnson St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1150 E Johnson St, Madison

$474,900
MLS® # 1874303, 88 days, Active
221 N Livingston St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

221 N Livingston St, Madison

$474,900 ↓ $24,100
MLS® # 1873470, 112 days, Active
145 Dayton Row, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,326 SqFt

145 Dayton Row, Madison

$424,900
MLS® # 1879800, 11 days, Offer-Show
145 Dayton Row, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,326 SqFt

145 Dayton Row, Madison

$424,900
MLS® # 1879583, 11 days, Offer-Show
112 N Blount St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,680 SqFt

112 N Blount St, Madison

$415,000
MLS® # 1879642, 12 days, Offer-Show
112 N Blount St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,680 SqFt

112 N Blount St, Madison

$415,000
MLS® # 1879640, 12 days, Offer-Show
#310 - 819 E Mifflin St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,189 SqFt

#310 - 819 E Mifflin St, Madison

$394,900
MLS® # 1878934, 20 days, Active
458 N Baldwin St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,392 SqFt

458 N Baldwin St, Madison

$389,900
MLS® # 1876471, 52 days, Offer-Show
#220 - 625 E Mifflin St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,259 SqFt

#220 - 625 E Mifflin St, Madison

$389,900
MLS® # 1876394, 52 days, Offer-Show
1119 Elizabeth St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1119 Elizabeth St, Madison

$371,000
MLS® # 1874305, 88 days, Active
205-207 N Ingersoll St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

205-207 N Ingersoll St, Madison

$360,000
MLS® # 1871149, 164 days, Active
#206 - 123 N Blount St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,005 SqFt

#206 - 123 N Blount St, Madison

$359,900
MLS® # 1877237, 39 days, Offer-Show
1150 E Mifflin St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,318 SqFt

1150 E Mifflin St, Madison

$349,900
MLS® # 1877515, 34 days, Offer-Show
645-647 E Dayton St, Madison
  • Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

645-647 E Dayton St, Madison

$342,900
MLS® # 1879944, 8 days, Active
1037 E Gorham St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,648 SqFt

1037 E Gorham St, Madison

$338,500
MLS® # 1879564, 11 days, Offer-Show
108 N Brearly St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,138 SqFt

108 N Brearly St, Madison

$259,900
MLS® # 1880072, 8 days, Active
#305 - 625 E Mifflin St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 708 SqFt

#305 - 625 E Mifflin St, Madison

$245,000 ↓ $7,000
MLS® # 1876399, 54 days, Active
#203 - 625 E Mifflin St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 695 SqFt

#203 - 625 E Mifflin St, Madison

$244,900
MLS® # 1876936, 22 days, Active
#205 - 1140 E Dayton St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 928 SqFt

#205 - 1140 E Dayton St, Madison

$239,900
MLS® # 1879573, 12 days, Active
#d - 617 E Dayton St, Madison
  • Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,065 SqFt

#d - 617 E Dayton St, Madison

$239,900 ↓ $5,000
MLS® # 1874755, 81 days, Active
5228 Perfect Dr, Madison
  • Lots & Acreage
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

5228 Perfect Dr, Madison

$159,900
MLS® # 1869762, 180 days, Active

Tenney-Lapham Homes & Architecture

Most Tenney-Lapham homes date back to the turn of the 20th century around the time that Tenney Park was built and the time when the Fuller & Johnson Company, located at the corner of East Wash and North Dickinson, was at its peak in terms of growth. A rich variety of homes—both rather grand and quite modest—were built as a result, including some spectacular lakefront homes found in the Sherman Avenue Historic District. There is strong demand for even the most modest of Tenney-Lapham's older homes, especially ones located on any of its quiet side streets.

Today, change is happening on a significant scale in the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood. While the economic heart of the neighborhood remains the East Johnson Business District where you can shop for groceries, buy antiques, purchase wines and spirits, and more, a number of buildings are being erected on the East Washington corridor, causing an influx of new businesses and restaurants, not to mention high-rise apartment dwellers. Fiesta Foods, a full-service grocery store, is also being built to cater to area residents and passers-through. Older Tenney-Lapham homes, as well as the eclectic older business district, help maintain the historic neighborhood feel while the new construction breathes new life in the form of restaurants and other businesses. To be sure, now is an exciting time to live in Tenney-Lapham neighborhood.

Tenney-Lapham Recreation & Lifestyles

Tenney-Lapham is considered a highly walkable, bike-able, and bus-able neighborhood. In fact, one could argue you could give up your car and live quite comfortably provided you’re an avid walker, biker, or you enjoy taking the bus. The bike lane runs the entire length of Tenney-Lapham, connecting downtown Madison to the Yahara River bike bath. Buses run the length of East Johnson and beyond, transporting you to and from the Capitol and beyond. In addition, the neighborhood provides easy access to Lake Mendota and the Yahara River, Madison’s extensive bike system, as well as easy access to three different city parks situated along the Yahara River Parkway. Popular James Madison Park, Reynolds Park, and Tenney Park offer beaches, boat rentals, volleyball and tennis courts. When Lake Mendota freezes over, residents enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, iceboating, and iceboarding.

If you’re a sports enthusiast or you like being outdoors, you’ll love living near historic Breese Stevens Field where you can watch East High host football games, the 56’ers show off their soccer prowess, and The Radicals play a mean game of ultimate frisbee. Tenney-Lapham is also the epicenter of the unicycling and bike polo world. Reynolds Field is also a great place for a pick-up game of soccer, ultimate Frisbee, or disc golf.

Useful Links for Tenney Lapham

Lapham Elementary School
Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association
The Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood, A Walking Tour

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