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Living in Downtown Madison

Downtown is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Madison with 17,587 residents.

Downtown has good public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: State-Langdon, Bay Creek, Tenney-Lapham, Greenbush, Vilas, Marquette and Regent.

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Walk Score of Downtown, Madison, WI

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Photo of Overture Center in Downtown, Madison

Overture Center

Photo of Capitol Square in Downtown, Madison

Capitol Square

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Madison.

Downtown is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Madison with a Walk Score of 92.

Find apartments in Madison's most walkable neighborhoods: State-Langdon, Downtown and Vilas.

Downtown Madison Apartments for Rent

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Madison neighborhoods.

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Name

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Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 State-Langdon 93 63 98 6,433
2 Downtown 92 61 97 17,587
3 Vilas 84 53 98 1,896
4 Greenbush 81 54 100 2,859

Eating & Drinking

There are about 263 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Argus Bar & Grill in Downtown, Madison

Argus Bar & Grill

Photo of The Old Fashioned in Downtown, Madison

The Old Fashioned

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thumbnail for Wisconsin State Capitol TourCommon to have weddings on these beautiful steps leading up to the capitol.

Dan Keller
on Wisconsin State Capitol Tour

Transit Score of Downtown, Madison, WI

Downtown has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Downtown Madison apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has good public transportation and about 26 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

icon for car shares in Downtown

Downtown has about 1 car shares from RelayRides.

Bike Score of Downtown, Madison, WI

Downtown is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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icon for bike shares in Downtown

Bike sharing is available from Madison B-cycle.

Photo of Capitol Square in Downtown, Madison

Capitol Square

Photo of Lawn of the Capitol in Downtown, Madison

Lawn of the Capitol

Photo of Wisconsin State Capitol Tour in Downtown, Madison

Wisconsin State Capitol Tour

Photo of Wisconsin State Capitol Tour in Downtown, Madison

Wisconsin State Capitol Tour

Photo of Fine Italian Beef and Sausage in Downtown, Madison

Fine Italian Beef and Sausage

Photo of Light Pole in Downtown, Madison

Light Pole

thumbnail for GrazeThe casual companion to Chef Tory Miller's L'Etoile restaurant, Graze serves a range of comfort foods made from local, sustainable ingredients in Madison, WI.

Dan Keller
on Graze

Photo of Fromagination in Downtown, Madison

Fromagination

Photo of James Madison Park in Downtown, Madison

James Madison Park

Photo of Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Downtown, Madison

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Photo of Tipsy Cow in Downtown, Madison

Tipsy Cow

Photo of Dairy showcase in Downtown, Madison

Dairy showcase

Photo of Music on the Square in Downtown, Madison

Music on the Square

Photo of Grilled cheese stand in Downtown, Madison

Grilled cheese stand

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