DK Eyewitness Travel recently listed Madison, Wisconsin as America’s most underrated and overlooked city! While it may not be a top travel destination for those around the country, Madison’s residents know and appreciate all of the activity, culture and natural beauty that Madison has to offer.
DK Eyewitness Travel recently listed Madison, Wisconsin as America’s most underrated and overlooked city! It was joined by other US cities like Sacramento, CA and Anchorage, AK. While it may not be a top travel destination for those around the country, Madison’s residents know and appreciate all of the activity, culture and natural beauty that Madison has to offer.
AN ACTIVE CITY
Madison is certainly the place to be year-round with plenty of warm and cool weather activities. The country’s largest farmers market is held each Saturday from April to November on the Capitol Square and features the best produce in the area. In the winter months, the Market moves to the Monona Terrace which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938 and built in 1997. The Capitol Square also hosts the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on warm, summer Wednesdays for their much-loved Concerts on the Square events. This year’s newest addition is the Madison Night Market which will take place on Gilman Street and will host local vendors and artisans, live music and great food for one evening in May, June and July. During the winter months, visitors and residents alike can ice skate at Tenney Park or watch the ice boats sail on Lake Monona.
LOCAL CULTURE AND CUISINE
Not only is Madison known for its outdoor activities, but also its many art, music and theatrical venues. Broadway plays and musicians are hosted at the Overture Center and right across the street, a wide variety of musicians and comedians can be found at the historic Orpheum Theater. Live music can be found in venues big and small – from big names at Breese Stevens Field to local musicians in restaurants and bars – and art is abundant with many local galleries and several art museums.
Local food is king in Madison and many restaurants focus on locally grown, farm-to-table ingredients. For those working downtown, food carts offer a wide variety of convenient lunch options and for dinner, the choices are endless. From specialty pizza at Lucille to a 5-course meal at the James Beard Award winning L’Etoile, there is truly something for everyone.
LIVING AND WORKING IN MADISON
Urban Land Interests is proud to offer commercial office space and luxury apartments for those who live and work in downtown Madison. ULI owns over 1,360,000 square feet of commercial office space on the Capitol Square and is known for adaptive reuse of historic buildings like the glass US Bank Building and the beautifully restored American Exchange Building at One North Pinckney Street, home to the American Family Dream Bank. The newest re-development is taking place at 25 West Main Street, and upon its completion in the summer of 2017 will consist of 171,000 rentable square feet of Class A office space and 32,000 rentable square feet of restaurant and retail space.
ULI also has over 40 years of experience developing and managing high-end apartment buildings and has a wide variety of units available for rent, all in downtown Madison. The historic Tobacco Lofts is home to authentic lofts in a landmarked building, while its neighbor Seven27 provides modern architecture and sweeping views of Lake Monona. Currently, Urban Land Interests is developing two new apartment buildings, both on the Isthmus. Quarter Row will join The Yards District in the Bassett Neighborhood in July of 2017. It boasts 88 impeccably designed units with an on-site fitness center, game room, lounge, outdoor patio and more. For those who want to live on the Capitol Square, ULI is proud to present The Pressman. The building, which is being built in tandem with the 25 West Main commercial building, will be completed in August of 2017 and is home to luxury apartments with high-end finishes and top-of-the-line amenities. It’s perfect for those who want to live in the heart of downtown and provides spacious floorplans and ample underground parking for both residents and visitors.
For more information on available apartments, view our online apartment search or call (608)661-7600.