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The Highlander

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121 W Gilman St Madison, WI

4.1 13 reviews
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Updated 14 hours ago
$565 - $750 / room
2 Bed
1 Bath

390 - 475 Sq. Ft.

Available starting Jan. 15th
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Location ratings
Walk Score®
93
Walker's Paradise
Transit Score®
56
Good Transit
Bike Score®
67
Bikeable
Floor plans
Studio • 1 Bath
$580 - $940 / room
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$940 - $1,075 / room
390 ft2
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2 Beds • 1 Bath
$565 - $750 / room
390 ft2
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$565 / room
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$600 / room
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2 Beds • 1 Bath
$615 / room
475 ft2
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Amenities
On-site Laundry
Heat Included
Air Conditioning
Furnished
Fitness Center
Refrigerator
Public Transportation
Controlled Access
Hardwood Floors
Electric Included
Accepts Credit Cards
Near Campus
Freezer
Carpet
Online Payments
Near Fire Department
Microwave
Study Areas
Virtual Walkthrough
Business Center
Near Grocery Store
Range / Oven
Individual Lease
Student
Secured Entry
Near Hospital
Living Room
Fees & leasing info
Pets
Dogs Ok
Cats Ok
Breed Restrictions: Breed Restrictions May Apply
Other: For the consideration of all residents, cats and dogs are not allowed. Fish and birds are permitted. Qualified service animals are always welcome, but must be disclosed.
Parking
Off-street Parking
More Info: $140-$145 a month
Property details
Description

The Highlander is a cozy community in a beautiful, historic tree lined community in downtown Madison, close to the UW campus and Capitol Square. We offer roommate placement in our Single Rooms and flexible by-the-bed leases that mirror UW-Madison's schedule and where you're only responsible for your rent.

Office Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Additional Details
Year Built: 1968
Total Unit Count: 52
Last Updated: 14 hours ago
Contact Number: (608) 573-8904
Internet Providers
Provider Max Download Speed (Mbps) Max Upload Speed (Mbps)
Charter Communications 1000.0 1000.0
Charter Communications 940.0 35.0
ViaSat, Inc. 35.0 3.0
Hughes Network Systems, LLC 25.0 3.0
AT&T Inc. 18.0 0.768
Data from June 2020 provided by the FCC
Emergency Services
Name Type Distance
Select Specialty Hospital Madison Hospital 0.88 miles
Unitypoint Health Meriter Hospital 0.98 miles
St Marys Hospital Madison Hospital 1.33 miles
State Langdon Fire Station 0.13 miles
Mansion Hill Fire Station 0.18 miles
Downtown Fire Station 0.25 miles
FAQs
Is this property currently leasing units?
Yes. There are 8 available units at this property.
How many units are move-in ready in the next 2 months?
This property has 1 unit available for move-in on January 15, 2022.
What's the square footage of the available units?
The available units range from 390 to 475 square feet.
Does this property allow cats or dogs?
This property allows tenants to keep cats and dogs.
How many bedrooms are in the available units?
There are 2 bedroom units available.
How many bathrooms are in the available units?
There are 1 bathroom units available.
What's the monthly rent at this property?
The Highlander has a 2 bedroom unit starting at $565.
Where is this property located?
This property is at 121 W Gilman St in Madison, WI. It's 0.2 miles northeast from the center of Madison.
Reviews
By Samantha Pethke, March 24, 2018
Clean, modern and right in the heart of downtown! Safe place as they have an office right at the door as watch for random people. Perfect waking distance to MATC and the University. Loved this place!

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By A Google User, March 24, 2018
Clean, modern and right in the heart of downtown! Safe place as they have an office right at the door as watch for random people. Perfect waking distance to MATC and the University. Loved this place!

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By A Google User, October 25, 2017
The place is really great and safe. I am staying there for last 6 months. One of my friend was looking for some apartment in this area. I have already suggested him to stay in Highlander. The place is really quiet and the place is also close to university campus. There is a bus stop, just 2 min away from Highlander Apartment. The staff is very helpful. I will suggest others stay in Highlander.

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By Santanu Das, October 25, 2017
The place is really great and safe. I am staying there for last 6 months. One of my friend was looking for some apartment in this area. I have already suggested him to stay in Highlander. The place is really quiet and the place is also close to university campus. There is a bus stop, just 2 min away from Highlander Apartment. The staff is very helpful. I will suggest others stay in Highlander.

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By Carolina Alvim, June 09, 2017
I've been living in Highlander for 10 months and so far so good. The staff is super helpful and they always make us feel comfortable. For example, I requested to move to an apartment on a higher floor and I was very happy that my request was heard. Yes, the apartment is small, but that is why it is cheap. The location is perfect and the fact of having all the utilities included in the price is something very attractive. I would definitely recommend the company.

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By A Google User, June 09, 2017
I've been living in Highlander for 10 months and so far so good. The staff is super helpful and they always make us feel comfortable. For example, I requested to move to an apartment on a higher floor and I was very happy that my request was heard. Yes, the apartment is small, but that is why it is cheap. The location is perfect and the fact of having all the utilities included in the price is something very attractive. I would definitely recommend the company.

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By Landon Ellis, August 15, 2014
I lived at the Highlander for a about 14 months, and I had a very good experience. Pros: * Pretty good value. Though the apartments are tiny, finding an apartment that costs less than the Highlander can be a difficult prospect if you're limited to searching online. * Roommate matching. If you're moving to Madison from out of town (like I was) it can be hard to find a roommate to split rent. The Highlander offers roommate matching, and I got a really compatible roommate for the bulk of the time I was there. Nice to have another person around, and your rent is way cheaper. * International students. I'm from the US, but I really enjoyed interacting with all the international folks I met at the Highlander. While I lived there I had roommates from Germany, Italy, and Ireland, and there are many more nationalities represented in the residents. Kind of fun. * Great service. The staff had a little turnover while I was there, but everyone I interacted with was great. They offered to bring packages up to my room when I wasn't going to be around during office hours to pick them up myself. I requested maintenance several times and got prompt service to fix the problem each time. Cons: * Tiny apartments. Really tiny. If you're looking to live on the cheap, this helps, but don't expect to be having more than one or two friends over if you're sharing a two bedroom with a roommate. * Old. The building has seen quite a few years, and I think a lot of residents are pretty rough on the place. The walls were full of patched holes when I got there with slightly mismatched paint. The oven was so dirty that I couldn't use it all year because it smoked up the kitchen so easily (with the smoke alarm seriously five feet away). The elevator went out on multiple occasions, once lasting for a week—which is rough when you're on the ninth floor. All things considered, I think you get what you pay for with the Highlander, and then some.

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By A Google User, August 15, 2014
I lived at the Highlander for a about 14 months, and I had a very good experience. Pros: * Pretty good value. Though the apartments are tiny, finding an apartment that costs less than the Highlander can be a difficult prospect if you're limited to searching online. * Roommate matching. If you're moving to Madison from out of town (like I was) it can be hard to find a roommate to split rent. The Highlander offers roommate matching, and I got a really compatible roommate for the bulk of the time I was there. Nice to have another person around, and your rent is way cheaper. * International students. I'm from the US, but I really enjoyed interacting with all the international folks I met at the Highlander. While I lived there I had roommates from Germany, Italy, and Ireland, and there are many more nationalities represented in the residents. Kind of fun. * Great service. The staff had a little turnover while I was there, but everyone I interacted with was great. They offered to bring packages up to my room when I wasn't going to be around during office hours to pick them up myself. I requested maintenance several times and got prompt service to fix the problem each time. Cons: * Tiny apartments. Really tiny. If you're looking to live on the cheap, this helps, but don't expect to be having more than one or two friends over if you're sharing a two bedroom with a roommate. * Old. The building has seen quite a few years, and I think a lot of residents are pretty rough on the place. The walls were full of patched holes when I got there with slightly mismatched paint. The oven was so dirty that I couldn't use it all year because it smoked up the kitchen so easily (with the smoke alarm seriously five feet away). The elevator went out on multiple occasions, once lasting for a weekwhich is rough when you're on the ninth floor. All things considered, I think you get what you pay for with the Highlander, and then some.

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By Musaab Alamoudi, April 25, 2014
I've been here now for 4 months, and I really liked it. Although, the space of the apartment is tiny, the friendly staff and great location downtown makes it a good place to live. Basically everything that you could ask for and imagine of is nearby within walking distance. Plus, if you wanted to get anywhere outside of downtown area, you could ride any bus. There are tons of bus stops in the area, that will take you anywhere, because all the bus routes cover the downtown area. Though it is two blocks away from the heart of downtown,State St, what I really love about this place is that it is really quite, you'll never be annoyed of the buzzing actions on State. In the lobby, there is a nice comfy lobby. In second floor there are a computer room that has a big TV, laundry room, and a small gym. All those facilities are available for residents for free, except the washers/dryers ,of course. The staff is so friendly and nice, as well as the leasing agent, who has daily office hours. She is a great person that is always attentive, cheering and helpful. - If you look for a place that offers pretty much everything you could ask for a reasonable price, or cheap compared to other places in downtown, I'd definitely recommend the highlander for you. And yes!! the residents are awesome, I made some good friends with great people thanks to the highlander!

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By 홍성훈, October 31, 2013
I need to get better heater.

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By Eric Badula, October 30, 2013
rooms are way to small and its kind older the elevator has been broken down half my stay, but the location is perfect

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By Whitney Massey, October 29, 2013
The Highlander House is perfect for students that need to enroll in only a semester of classes or a full academic year. It's location is great being only 2 blocks from State Street and not a long walk at all from the Kohl Center. It's in a pretty quiet neighborhood compared to apartment complexes that are on University Avenue and Johnson Street. The rooms are decent size for one person and it helps that the apartment comes furnished. Roommate matching is also available if you don't know who you want to room with and give you the opportunity to meet new people. Overall, this is a nice place to live and it's in a great location in relation to campus for a reasonable price.

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By A Google User, October 29, 2013
The Highlander House is perfect for students that need to enroll in only a semester of classes or a full academic year. It's location is great being only 2 blocks from State Street and not a long walk at all from the Kohl Center. It's in a pretty quiet neighborhood compared to apartment complexes that are on University Avenue and Johnson Street. The rooms are decent size for one person and it helps that the apartment comes furnished. Roommate matching is also available if you don't know who you want to room with and give you the opportunity to meet new people. Overall, this is a nice place to live and it's in a great location in relation to campus for a reasonable price.

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Rent report

If you upsized to an average priced Madison 3 bedroom apartment, you would pay 16% more per month.

If you downsized to an average priced Madison 1 bedroom apartment, you would pay 41% less per month.

Monthly Rent Rent per Sq. Ft. Suggested
Monthly Income
Madison Average
Studio $895 $2.50 $2,686
1BR $1,123 $1.80 $3,369
2BR $1,588 $1.80 $4,764
3BR $1,893 $1.60 $5,678
4BR $2,257 $1.60 $6,772

Availability in Madison

In order to find the best deal, you need to know what types of units are available. Property managers may be willing to give concessions if they have many vacant units.

There are currently 2,380 2BR units on the market in Madison. If you're looking to negotiate, this may be your best option.

Available Units in Madison
Studio 804
1BR 1,529
2BR 2,380
3BR 847
4BR 267
Property manager information
Steve Brown Apartments
Location
Neighborhood: Capitol
This area is an association of historic downtown neighborhoods surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol: Bassett, Mifflin West, First Settlement, Mansion Hill, and James Madison Park. A mix of big city and residential streets, here you can find award winning restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, local theaters, and museums.
Nearby Colleges
Campus Buildings and Attractions
Distance Walking Biking Driving
State/Langdon 0.3 mi 6 min 3 min 1 min
Mifflin 0.5 mi 11 min 8 min 1 min
Memorial Union 0.6 mi 13 min 7 min 2 min
East Campus Mall 0.6 mi 12 min 6 min 2 min
Kohl Center 0.6 mi 12 min 6 min 2 min
Schools
Data provided by GreatSchools
The GreatSchools Rating helps parents compare schools within a state based on a variety of school quality indicators and provides a helpful picture of how effectively each school serves all of its students. Ratings are on a scale of 1 (below average) to 10 (above average) and can include test scores, college readiness, academic progress, advanced courses, equity, discipline and attendance data. We also advise parents to visit schools, consider other information on school performance and programs, and consider family needs as part of the school selection process.
Local scene
The Old Fashioned
0.4 mi
American (Traditional), Breakfast & Brunch, Beer Bar
1965
Paul's Pel'meni
0.2 mi
Russian, Asian Fusion
540
Heritage Tavern
0.4 mi
American (New), Gastropubs, Breakfast & Brunch
524
Graze
0.4 mi
American (New)
1208
Graft
0.3 mi
American (New), Wine Bars, Cocktail Bars
419
Marigold Kitchen
0.5 mi
Breakfast & Brunch
656
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