Welcome to Downtown Madison
Madison is the state’s capital, and the downtown centers around the state capitol building, an area known as The Square. There’s always something new happening on the Isthmus. Big-city aspects, with a small-town feel. From the Square, follow State Street to the University of Wisconsin campus, and add in Edgewood College and Madison College and you’ve got a college town. Business, government, music, the arts and all things creative flourish here. A Tree City, there’s an abundance of green spaces and natural areas. The bicycle is a fixture, with trails for joy rides and commutes to downtown.
The City of Madison spans multiple neighborhoods 120 officially recognized. Those on the Isthmus juxtapose historic homes, bungalows, and cottage styles with modern high-rise condos, upscale style, and bohemian flair. Lake living whether on the water or with a water view of Lakes Mendota and Monona it's a coveted style of living.