When the Isthmus calls a neighborhood "The soul of Madison", it's probably time to pay attention.
And that's exactly what they're saying about the Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood (also referred to as the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood. Yeah, we think Schenk-Atwood is a little better, too).
While the Schenk-Atwood Neighborhood is just on the edge of being truly downtown Madison, perhaps the best way to think of it - with its combination of local great restaurants, watering holes, and sources of entertainment - is as a self-contained enclave of Madison that's also within walking or biking distance of the Capitol Square.
There is way too much going on in this hub of artsy entertainment for us to bore you with it. We'll let the professionals from the Isthmus do the heavy lifting in describing this neighborhood.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.