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Living in Madison

Madison has an average Walk Score of 47 with 233,209 residents.

Madison has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

The most walkable Madison neighborhoods are Capitol, South Campus and Vilas.

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Walk Score of Madison, WI

Madison is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Yahara Place Park

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Eken Park

Most errands require a car in Madison.

Madison Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Capitol 92 61 97 23,520
2 South Campus 90 62 99 3,844
3 Vilas 82 54 93 1,980
4 Greenbush 80 54 96 3,008
5 Marquette 77 53 89 4,630
6 Regent 74 55 92 5,812
7 Schenk-Atwood 73 50 93 4,131
8 Tenney-Lapham 72 54 90 4,096
9 Emerson East 71 52 93 2,060
10 Dudgeon-Monroe 69 44 88 3,034
11 Eken Park 69 50 91 2,428
12 Bram's Addition 68 42 76 1,801
13 Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahar 67 51 95 1,779
14 Bay Creek 65 37 90 2,316
15 Sherman 61 40 67 2,501
16 Leopold 58 33 70 1,130
17 Oakbridge Community 56 34 56 602
18 Sunset Village 54 44 70 1,646
19 Brentwood Village 53 37 64 1,026
20 Bluff Acres 50 35 51 3,600
21 Berkley Oaks 49 32 67 1,846
22 Mayfair Park 49 37 58 583
23 Hill Farms, University Neighborh 47 47 69 3,050
24 Westmorland 47 39 79 2,096
25 Glen Oak Hills 47 46 71 823
26 Hawthorne 46 39 72 1,064
27 Summit Woods 46 36 88 689
28 Junction Ridge 45 31 59 1,670
29 Lake Edge 44 32 66 2,347
30 Faircrest 43 36 72 1,211
31 Dunn's Marsh 43 32 75 2,094
32 Eastmorland Community 42 44 74 3,150
33 Rolling Meadows 41 33 58 2,285
34 Sauk Creek 40 33 62 1,021
35 Nakoma League 40 38 72 1,730
36 Midvale Heights Community 40 43 75 3,200
37 Spring Harbor 40 37 64 2,139
38 Carpenter-Ridgeway 39 42 70 1,105
39 Glendale 39 29 53 2,213
40 Waunona 37 27 49 1,714
41 Prairie Hills 36 30 60 3,214
42 Lake View Hill 36 28 53 1,264
43 Meadowood 36 35 68 3,136
44 Greentree 34 35 62 1,920
45 Orchard Ridge Community 33 35 71 2,649
46 Walnut Grove 33 31 59 974
47 Wexford Village 32 30 58 2,586
48 Maple-Prairie 32 27 50 2,080
49 High Point Estates 31 29 43 874
50 Heistand 30 32 50 3,641
51 Elvehjem 30 25 52 4,112
52 Arbor Hills 30 31 63 1,317
53 Burke Heights 30 31 53 619
54 Parkwood Hills 29 31 64 1,409
55 Westhaven Trails 28 24 39 1,871
56 Skyview Meadows 27 26 33 526
57 Woodland Hills 27 30 55 685
58 Stone Meadows 27 24 56 3,246
59 Country Grove 27 22 49 974
60 Ridgewood 26 30 44 3,901
61 Westchester Gardens 25 33 47 1,323
62 Heritage Heights Community 24 25 48 2,281
63 High Crossing 21 24 31 1,030
64 University Apartments 19 45 56 2,608
65 Lerdahl Park 18 26 40 966
66 McClellan Park 15 19 39 2,258
67 Sherman Village 14 25 38 2,954
68 East Buckeye 13 24 44 1,979
69 North Lake Mendota 13 23 35 912
70 Glacier Ridge 11 20 47 1,392
71 Blackhawk 10 17 36 2,051
72 Reston Heights 9 16 34 1,680
73 Cherokee Park 6 20 31 605
74 Hawk's Landing 2 0 28 1,483

Eating & Drinking

There are about 862 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Madison.

People in Madison can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Taco Bell

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Overture Center

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thumbnail for Yahara Place ParkWith multiple parks, play areas, and green spaces in walking distance, your family will find endless hours of enjoyment here.

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on Yahara Place Park

Transit Score of Madison, WI

Madison has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Madison apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Madison has some public transportation and about 48 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Madison on public transit.

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Madison has about 8 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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Quann Park Dog Park

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JOHN NOLEN & LAKESIDE (NB)

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Machinery Row Bicycles

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Bike Score of Madison, WI

Madison is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Bike sharing is available from Madison B-cycle.

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Dahle & Pawling

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MIFFLIN & BLAIR

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Trinity Lutheran Church

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Washington Manor Park

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People's Bakery

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Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar

thumbnail for Eken ParkEken Park the place for which the neighborhood is named.

J Caleb Haugen
on Eken Park

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Breese Stevens Field

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Demetral Field

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Demetral Field

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Morrison Park

thumbnail for Dahle & PawlingEcken Park is a neighborhood of quaint Cape Cod and Craftsman style bungalows

J Caleb Haugen
on Dahle & Pawling

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Washington Manor Park

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Washington Manor Park

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Willy Street Co-op—East

thumbnail for MIFFLIN & BLAIRThis iconic neighborhood enjoys a mix of architectural styles including contemporary, Craftsman, Prairie School, Tudor, and others.

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on MIFFLIN & BLAIR

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