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Author: Susan Stoehr


The Waunakee area has an array of houses including traditional, ranch, and modern style homes with a majority of them being single-family homes. It’s a great neighborhood for families with kids of all ages because it hosts an abundance of parks and amenities while still maintaining the small town feel.

In pass time, many families like to head over to Centennial Park or the Ripp Recreation Area to enjoy the tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and tennis courts.

To highlight the family-friendly neighborhood, Waunakee is home to several schools including Heritage Elementary, Prairie Elementary, Waunakee Intermediate, Waunakee Middle School, and Waunakee High School.

Along with the other amenities, residents have access to a variety of restaurants including The Lone Girl Brewing Co, Rex’s Innkeeper, Spring Garden, Zoe’s Pizzeria, Gold Nugget Bar & Grill.

University Heights

The University Heights neighborhood is known for its historic architecture. It is filled with well-preserved houses dated back to the early 20th century that have distinctive features with the woodwork, stained glass windows, and unique details.

The cultural and artistic scene, tree-lined streets and well-maintained green spaces enhance the area and serve as the perfect gathering spot for people to relax and socialize with friends and family. In addition, people can meet at one of the many local businesses within this area including shops, bookstores, and boutiques that are within walking distance. Residents also have access to dining at places like Geraci’s, Gigi’s On Fairmount, Stone Oven Bakery Cafe, and Mia Bella’s.

This family-friendly neighborhood is home to two schools including Randall Elementary and West High School and in close proximity to the University of Madison.