University Heights – Madison, WI
University Heights is one of Madison‘s oldest suburbs. It was established in 1893 and contains some of Madison’s greatest architectural masterpieces. The neighborhood is flanked by the University of Wisconsin campus and Lake Mendota is only a mile away. Charming shops, cafes and parks are conveniently within walking distance from any home in the neighborhood. Two of Madison’s best public schools are located in ‘The Heights’, and the strength of the community promotes an festive and spirited family atmosphere.
Madison is famous for its density of historically significant architecture, and many of Madison’s most important period revival, prairie style, and Queen Anne houses are in University Heights. The neighborhood has attracted the work of some of the nation’s best known architects including George W. Maher, Louis Sullivan, Keck and Keck and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Residents can take a stroll around the block past nationally famous homes such as Wright’s famous “Airplane House”. In 1982 the University Heights Historic District was formally entered into the National Register of Historic Places.
No neighborhood could be closer to the invigorating action of Wisconsin Football. The University of Wisconsin’s football stadium lines the eastern end of The Heights, and you know it’s a fall Saturday when the whole neighborhood comes alive in Badger white and red.
The University Heights community holds a strong belief in supporting local business, so two shopping centers continue to thrive in the center and the western end. Heights residents can take a relaxing and convenient walk to charmingly artsy cafes, shopping and services.
Stephens Park and Hillington Green Park both provide timeless meeting places for neighborhood families. Children can be found enjoying the parks all year long, playing games in the summer and strapping on ice skates in the winter.
The whole neighborhood is a great place for walkers and bicyclists. Many residents use the well-maintained paths and sidewalks to travel to the community’s schools and commercial centers. Several bike paths that cut through the neighborhood are even lighted using new solar-powered fixtures.
West High School and Randall Elementary are two of the best public schools in Madison. Residents can expect to be a part of a spirited community full of playing children, homecoming parades, and traditional neighborhood festivities.
The history and charm of University Heights has attracted the families from the worlds of business and academia for more than a century. They come for the timeless beauty of the neighborhood and stay for the unique community spirit.
University Heights has an atmosphere that is both exhilarating and relaxing, and all residents agree that there is no better place to grow up or grow old than this special neighborhood.