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A Madison Neighborhood


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.

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July Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2021 Madison Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the July 2021 key findings and figures for the Madison rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Madison and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Madison average rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Madison Rent Prices Increase From June to July

Madison rent prices increased over the last month. From June to July, the city experienced a 1.51% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Madison one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,213.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from June to July, Madison experienced a -0.83% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Madison two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,431.0.

July Prices: Madison vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Madison and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Madison over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 3 of the Madison suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Fitchburg, WI, Verona, WI, Waunakee, WI .

  • Rent decreased in Middleton, WI, Sun Prairie, WI, Maple Bluff, WI.

  • 4 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Madison.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Madison.

July 2021 Pricing Trends: Madison vs. National Comparisons

Madison Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Madison over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Madison average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Madison one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of Rentable's July 2021 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Madison and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Madison and suburbs

1 BR July 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR July 2 BR M/M % Change
Madison, WI $1,195.0 2.40% $1,443.0 -0.28%
Middleton, WI $1,307.0 -0.46% $1,672.0 0.18%
Fitchburg, WI $1,228.0 0.25% $1,459.0 -0.75%
Sun Prairie, WI $1,228.0 -0.08% $1,463.0 0.69%
Verona, WI $1,210.0 0.17% $1,390.0 2.28%
Waunakee, WI $1,211.0 0.58% $1,701.0 -0.12%
Maple Bluff, WI $1,655.0 -0.30% $3,060.0 0.00%


Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.