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Nakoma – Madison, WI

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Designed as a suburban neighborhood for Madison in 1915, Nakoma is a unique community in which to live. All residents of the community are automatic members of the Nakoma League, a neighborhood group that focuses on being both a charitable and social organization. New residents will find that membership in the league has its advantages in this tight knit community.

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Complete with pastoral, winding roads, a community bus system, a water system and plenty of land designated for public parks, a golf course and tennis courts. By the early 1920’s Nakoma had become one of the finest neighborhoods to live in, and is still ranked among the best neighborhoods to live in by today’s standards.

The Nakoma League

As all residents of Nakoma are automatically members of the Nakoma League and a good thing because it plays a large roll in daily life in the community. Originally an organization with a membership of 30 women, membership today totals almost 700. A testament to the suburb’s growth, the league not only adheres to it’s charitable origins, but has also become involved in social gatherings as well.

The Nakoma League is an important part of this unique community and does everything from delivering roses to new parents and raising college funds for deserving area students.

Nakoma Golf Club

The Nakoma Golf Club has something for everyone, even the non golfer. With the University Of Wisconsin’s Arboretum as a back view, the 18-hole golf course is home to local legends and everyday residents. Opened in 1925, wwith some of the original land that was set aside, Nakoma Golf Club is one of the nations oldest golf courses.

Also located on the club’s grounds is the Nakoma Pool. There are swim lessons for all ages and skill levels, along with water ballet performances.

Other Amenities

  • The public Duck Pond.
  • Nakoma Park: Not only can visitors and residents enjoy the natural beauty of the park, but readings in the park are often put on by the Nakoma League.
  • SW Bike Path
  • Historic neighborhood walks and tours: Nakoma’s walking tour features twenty-four houses of various styles that showcase the uniqueness and grandeur of Nakoma.


The neighborhood school system is comprised of Thoreau Elementary School, Cherokee Heights Middle School, and West High School. All highly rated schools, with Thoreau Elementary School listed as one of the community’s historic sites.

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