Created by Lakes Mendota and Monona, downtown Madison is home to the state Capitol and the University of Wisconsin.
Closely resembling the Washington D.C. State Capitol, the Wisconsin State Capitol is the centerpiece of the city. From summer Concerts on the Square every Wednesday night to Saturday mornings at the Dane County Farmers’ Market, downtown residents have access to the best restaurants, shops and views in Madison.
A healthy mix of professionals, students, empty-nesters and families all find a place to live downtown. With the campus intertwined with the city, Badger pride runs deep; and, everyone finds an excuse to enjoy a beer on the Memorial Union Terrace during the cherished warm months. The most active and energetic area, living downtown Madison means eating out, enjoying musicals and concerts and staying active on the lakeshore paths of Mendota and Monona.