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Lake Properties in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison Lakefront Real EstateThe selection of waterfront real estate in Madison is truly special. There are thousands of lakes in this great state, and many of them are located in and around the Madison, Dane County, and the South Central Wisconsin region. Wisconsin's Capital City is home to 5 prominent lakes. On these bodies of water you'll find some of the area's most beautiful homes, where inspiring sunrises, peaceful sunsets, fishing, boating and Mother Nature are a part of everyday of life. For more information on our local lakes and rivers, be sure to review the rest of our waterfront real estate guide below.

Browse all Madison lakefront real estate listings below. Our listings include all of the single family homes and lots for sale on Lake Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Kegonsa, and Waubesa - as well as the entire inventory in Dane County and South Central Wisconsin. For more options, be sure to check out our waterfront condo guide here

Waterfront Homes in Madison & Central Wisconsin

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
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3 Days on Market

Photo of Listing #1848293


  • 2 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 780 SqFt
  • 1.00 Acres


Home for Sale, 3 Days

1147 Chicago Dr

Preston, WI

Big Roche A Cri Classic Lakefront Cottage. 1 Ac Lot Useable Front & Back Yards. Ready For A New F...

3 Days on Market

Photo of Listing #1848309


  • 4 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,080 SqFt
  • 1.25 Acres


Home for Sale, 3 Days

W877 Taylor Tr

White Oak Acres

Decatur, WI

Here Is The Serene Rural Beauty You're Looking For! This 4 Bedroom Home Offers A Large Master Sui...

3 Days on Market

Photo of Listing #1848378


  • 2 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 750 SqFt
  • 0.28 Acres


Home for Sale, 3 Days

N2197 Hwy 188

West Point, WI

Affordable Waterfront Cabin With 60 Ft Of Level Sandy Bottom Frontage, With Mature Trees And A Gr...

South Central WI Waterfront Property Stats

Current Listings

  • * With Accepted Offers: 59
  • * Without Accepted Offers: 848
  • * Total Active Listings: 907
  • * % with Accepted Offers: 7%
  • * Months of Inventory: 11.9

Sold 01/20/2018 - 01/20/2019

  • * Total Sold Listings: 855
  • * Highest Sold Price: $3,012,000
  • * Lowest Sold Price: $2,080
  • * Average Sold Price: $331,460
  • * Median Sold Price: $240,000

* Source: IDX Active & Sold Listings

* Property Types: Single Family, Lots & Acreage

Madison Lakefront Property: More Info

Most Madison lakefront homes reside along either Lake Mendota or Lake Monona, two large bodies of water which form the city's isthmus in the center of town. Lake Wingra - a smaller lake - is located on the near west side of the city. Further to the south both Lake Kegonsa and Lake Waubesa are situated near Madison's perimeter. The Yahara River is another important waterway in the area. The Yahara traverses Dane County from north to south and provides a convenient boating route between our local lakes.

More Waterfront Real Estate Near Madison

Many of our local lakes and rivers are conveniently located within 30 to 60 minutes of the city. Black Earth Creek, located to the west of Madison, is a crystal clear and spring-fed stream well-known for its trout fishing. Further to the west and north of the city is the Wisconsin River. Large portions of this scenic river are lined with beautiful bluffs. Wisconsin's largest river winds its way through many picturesque cities such as Baraboo, The Wisconsin Dells, Lake Delton, Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, and Spring Green to name a few. Lake Wisconsin is a reservoir of the Wisconsin River and a popular choice for lakefront real estate in the Town of Lodi. There are many more lakes in the South Central Wisconsin area, including Lake Koshkonong, Castle Rock Lake, Green Lake, and dozens of smaller lakes that provide wonderful environments for the buyer looking to "get away" close to home.

Need help locating a special waterfront property in Madison, Wisconsin? Call us at 608-852-7071 or contact us online. Whether your goal is to buy a home on a lake or on a river, our full-service real estate team is here to help.