Some consider the Schenk-Atwood neighborhood to house the soul of Madison. As the neighborhood association puts it, It’s an “unassuming old blue-collar district re-imagined as a vibrant haven for many of the funkier and more enterprising elements of the city’s creative class.” It’s a social, active and “front-porch style” community that’s walkable, bikeable and surrounded by water. The neighborhood is situated on Madison’s near east side, along the north shore of Lake Monona between the Yahara River and Starkweather Creek. 

Atwood Avenue serves as the neighborhood’s commercial corridor, lined with locally owned shops, cafes and restaurants. Both the historic Garver Feed Mill and the Goodman Community Center serve as community hubs, hosting events throughout the year. The Barrymore Theatre and neighborhood events like Atwood Summerfest add to the cultural heart of the area.


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Lake Monona, Yahara River, Starkweather Creek, Atwood Avenue, Garver Feed Mill, Goodman Community Center, Barrymore Theatre, Tenney Park, Olbrich Park

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Biergarten at Olbrich Park, shopping and dining on Atwood Avenue, winter farmer's market at Garver Feed Mill


Madison Metropolitan School District: Lowell Elementary School, O'Keeffe Middle School, East High School



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