8.7 out of 10


43.0761791857446 -89.3828306860111
Great for
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  • Gym & Fitness
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
Editors Choice

"Paterson Street - Great place to live!"

I'm a Realtor in the area with Keller Williams and I look at houses every day. I love living in downtown Madison. I think Madison does a good job of acting much bigger than it really is. There's are a number of great cultural experiences would typically be found in larger cities. The downtown has a great urban feel to it with ton's of stuff always going on. I love being able to hop on my bike with nearby bike paths leading throughout the city. I have lived in the Madison area most of my life, but usually in the suburbs (Oregon, Stoughton, McFarland, and Middleton). This summer, my wife and I moved to the near east side of Madison on Paterson St. We love it! We have wanted to live in the downtown area for quite a while and this seemed like a good fit. The near east side of Madison has a funky and creative feel to it. There's a neat mix of artists, musicians, fun shops, and cool restaurants. It's also a little more affordable than right on the capitol square or the near west side of Madison. There seems to be a lot of revitalization happening in the area. I could see the whole area along East Washington ave being redeveloped into something really cool. I wonder what developer can make it happen?

One thing to keep in mind is that E. Washington Ave has a number of people out "cruising" on friday and satuday nights. Otherwise, traffic is pretty moderate.
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