Welcome to Madison

Named by Forbes as one of the best places in the US to retire, the city of Madison is an exciting blend of young and old—a university town and recreational hub where people from all walks of life enjoy strolling along the isthmus between two bordering lakes, touring the iconic capitol building, and dining at the many unique eateries in the downtown area. And at Capitol Lakes, we put you in the heart of it all.

The best of urban living

Located in downtown Madison, Capitol Lakes puts you within walking distance of a wealth of cultural attractions. Easily walk to the nearby Overture Center for the Arts for a concert or traveling Broadway performance, or stroll through the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and admire breathtaking pieces from around the world. If you’re feeling hungry, State Street is just around the corner, offering restaurants and eateries that feature food from around the globe. No matter what strikes your interest, chances are you’ll find an outlet for it right outside your door. 

Fresh opportunities

For the outdoorsy type, the neighboring Lake Monona and Lake Mendota offer an abundance of recreational opportunities, and within a few miles of Capitol Lakes, you’ll find a number of premier golf courses, including Glenway Golf Course and Nakoma Golf Club. Also nearby is the gorgeous UW-Madison Arboretum, offering hundreds of acres of forests, wetlands, and hiking trails.

University perks

Capitol Lakes is also a proud member of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, and as a neighbor to the vibrant University of Wisconsin–Madison, you can enjoy the energy of university life while also taking advantage of your ability to enroll in lifelong learning courses. Take a refresher course in a favorite subject, or catch a Badger game and cheer on your favorite sports team. Capitol Lakes gives you the ability to stay connected to the city and university you love, in a community that is all your own.