Larger than its neighbor Allied Dunn's Marsh, Near West Side is part of metropolitan Madison with more services available to residents and visitors. Regarded as a welcoming place for families, Near West Side provides shopping opportunities without the hassle of leaving the neighborhood. If you're looking for a new place, check out the apartments for rent in neighboring South West Side and Allied Dunn's Marsh.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in Near West Side are Monroe St. and Regent St. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. Refine your search with our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy drinks after work with coworkers and friends in Near West Side at Village Bar. Residents can choose from either beer and ale or pizza. Drink up at Tony Franks or Regent Street Retreat and spend the night sipping on delicious drinks. On top of that, chain and franchise restaurants like Wingstop and Burger King are to be found in the neighborhood.
It doesn't hurt to have a gym or a spa down the street. Near West Side has New Fit U and Fit. A great way to spend the evening, be sure to catch one of many shows at Madison Savoyards Ltd.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Near West Side.
Near West Side has a number of grocery stores, including Eagle Heights Food Co-Op and All Things O. Indulge in the sweet stylings of Greenbush Bakery Inc, a local first-class bakery on Regent St. Still hungry? Head to Lane's Bakery & Gift Shop, which is located on S Park St., and kill your cravings with some more of the best. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's.
Serrv and Calabash Gifts are two of the convenient retail options in Near West Side. Taking care of everyday shopping needs is simple enough, as the apartment rentals in Near West Side are conveniently located next to shopping centers and malls, including Sequoya Commons, which is right in the neighborhood.
Local School Statistics
The Middleton-Cross Plains School District or the Madison Metropolitan School District may offer the perfect school-fit for your family, so be sure to consider rentals in the neighborhood. Some of the schools near the apartments in Near West Side are Edgewood High School, Hamilton Middle School and Edgewood Campus School. Due to the fact that school district boundaries do not necessarily line up with county lines, you should contact local school district representatives for more information on exactly which schools serve the apartments for rent you are most interested.
A middle school in the Madison Metropolitan School District, Hamilton Middle School has a low student-teacher ratio of 15-to-1.
In the Madison Metropolitan School District, there are 33 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and nine high schools. The ratio of students to teachers and the size of the student body is smaller in Madison Metropolitan School District than in Middleton-Cross Plains School District. Madison Metropolitan School District has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Middleton-Cross Plains School District.
Cost of Living and Select Demographics
Near West Side, a city in Madison, is less expensive than surrounding metropolitan areas, such as South West Side, despite similar big-city offerings. While Near West Side's total cost per average household is $55.8K/year, South West Side's comes to $101.9K/year.
The neighborhoods of Near West Side and Allied Dunn's Marsh are similar in terms of household size. In Near West Side, the average household size is 2.29 inhabitants, and in Allied Dunn's Marsh it is 2.71 inhabitants.
At $74.0K, the average income level in Near West Side is significantly higher than that of Allied Dunn's Marsh's, which stands at $52.4K.