Vilas Real Estate, Madison
The Vilas neighborhood features vintage and historic properties designed by some of Madison's most respected architects from the early 20th century. In addition, the houses here are uniquely situated next to Lake Wingra and Vilas Park, Beach and Zoo. Many will argue there is no better place to be in Madison on a pleasant, sunny day. In fact you'll find many Madisonians enjoying the beautiful surroundings that this area offers throughout the year. There's much more to know about the properties here and the amenities of the surrounding area. For more Vilas real estate information, please continue with our community guide below.
Vilas is one of two great neighborhoods located along the Monroe Street corridor. Learn more about the Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood located right across the street.
All Vilas Homes For Sale, Madison, WI
|All Listings||$400,000 - $500,000||$600,000 - $700,000|
|$800,000 - $900,000|
Key Vilas Neighborhood Market Stats
- * With Accepted Offers: 0
- * Without Accepted Offers: 5
- * Total Active Listings: 5
- * % with Accepted Offers: 0%
- * Months of Inventory: 5.0
Sold 12/11/2017 - 12/11/2018
- * Total Sold Listings: 12
- * Highest Sold Price: $610,000
- * Lowest Sold Price: $330,000
- * Average Sold Price: $473,067
- * Median Sold Price: $425,000
* Source: IDX Active & Sold Listings
* Property Types: Single Family, Multi Family
More Vilas Real Estate Information
The Vilas neighborhood is bounded by Monroe Street and Regent Street to the north, Vilas Park to the south, Randall Ave. to the east, and Edgewood College to the west. This area includes the Wingra Park Historic District which was first listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The Madison Landmarks Commission provides an in depth walking tour of the area and an excellent introduction to the American Craftsman, Bungalow, and Prairie style homes that line the streets of the neighborhood.
The properties in this area include many elements that are rarely found in more contemporary homes. One example is the large number of properties that prominently feature the "old-fashioned front porch". Some homes in newer neighborhoods try to replicate this feature, but without the same effect.
A Pedestrian-Friendly Community
This part of Madison is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in town. Most Vilas houses are only a short walk away from the Monroe Street corridor, which offers a unique variety of restaurants, cafes, shops, and local small businesses. Monroe Street is also home to Trader Joe's, a grocery store that is very popular with the residents here and in neighboring Dudgeon-Monroe.
There is no park in Madison that is quite like Vilas Park. On any given day you'll find scores of Madisonians flocking to the neighborhood to take in the beauty of the surrounding area. Swimming, picnicking, biking, and roller-blading are popular activities during the warmer months, while ice skating is popular in the winter. The Vilas Zoo is open year-round and admission is always free. Two other iconic Madison parks - Wingra Park and the UW Arboretum - are also within walking distance of the neighborhood.
Vilas properties are zoned to the West High School attendance area, which includes the Franklin/Randall elementary schools and Hamilton Middle School. Edgewood, a private school, is conveniently located on the western edge of the neighborhood.
Vilas Neighborhood Photos
Welcome to Vilas. The Vilas neighborhood offers an incomparable setting on Madison's near west side.
The Vilas Zoo is free to the public and offers the perfect place to take in a beautiful, sunny day.
Nearby, enjoy Vilas Park and Beach, located along the shores of Lake Wingra.
The unique Bear Mound Park, also located within the neighborhood, is the site of a Native American effigy mound.
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For more information on the Vilas community, check out the neighborhood profile page on the City of Madison website.