Bay Creek & Lakeside Real Estate

The Bay Creek/Lakeside area features a location like no other neighborhood in Madison. Bounded by Lake Wingra and the UW Arboretum to the west and by Lake Monona and John Nolen Drive to the east, these neighborhoods are ideally situated for the buyer seeking an urban setting that offers direct access to Madison's lakes, bike paths, and iconic parks. Lakeside Street and the revitalized Park Street corridor offer a unique mix of small businesses, cafes, and ethnic restaurants. This area is also conveniently located near all of the offerings in Downtown Madison and the near west side. There's much more to love about this part of town, where lakefront sunrises and Capitol views are a part of everyday life. For more information on the area, view our community guide below.

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Lakeside/Bay Creek Homes for Sale

4 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1.
Photo of Listing #1977298

605 W Olin Avenue, Madison

$480,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,406 Sf

MLS® # 1977298, 28 days, Offer-Show

Photo of Listing #1976393

633 South Shore Drive, Madison

$890,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,754 Sf

MLS® # 1976393, 39 days, Active

Photo of Listing #1974539

1112 Gilson Street, Madison

$449,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,278 Sf

MLS® # 1974539, 64 days, Offer-Show

Photo of Listing #1966103

825 South Shore Drive, Madison

$739,999 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,959 Sf

MLS® # 1966103, 197 days, Active

Lakeside/Bay Creek Market Snapshot

Bay Creek/Lakeside Market Statistics

Current Listings

  • With Accepted Offers: 2
  • Without Accepted Offers: 2
  • Total Active Listings: 4
  • % with Accepted Offers: 50%
  • Months of Inventory: 1.1

Sold 06/13/2023 - 06/13/2024

  • Total Sold Listings: 21
  • Highest Sold Price: $1,235,000
  • Lowest Sold Price: $267,500
  • Average Sold Price: $502,500
  • Median Sold Price: $790,000

* Source: IDX Active & Sold Listings

* Property Types: Single Family, Multi Family

More about the Area

Lakeside and Bay Creek feature vintage real estate from the first part of the 20th century. Take a bike or walking tour through the neighborhood and you'll see many classic Cape Cod and bungalow style homes in addition to other mid-century designs. The houses and lots are modestly-sized, so most of the properties in the area sell for under $300,000. The real estate here also includes a healthy mix of duplexes, making this part of town a good fit for the investor seeking to own a multifamily property near Downtown Madison and the University. 

Area Parks and Recreation

Walk outside your Bay Creek home and you'll find many outdoor destinations awaiting you. The west end of the neighborhood offers the UW Arboretum, Wingra Creek, Lake Wingra, Vilas Park, and the Vilas Zoo. On the eastern edge of the neighborhood Olin and Turville Parks offer impressive views of Lake Monona and the city's skyline. Goodman Park and the Goodman Pool are situated within the neighborhood's interior, while the Wingra Bike Path and the Capital City Trail offer routes to further explore the city for many miles beyond the neighborhood.

Bay Creek Neighborhood Association

The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is comprised of the Lakeside subdivision and other surrounding households. The association plays a prominent role in the area, promoting such events as the Lakeside Coffee House neighborhood meet and greet, the 4th of July pot luck at Goodman Park, a number of park and lake shore clean-up events, as well as concerts in Olin Park. 

Local Schools

This part of Madison belongs to the Madison West High School Attendance area, which also includes Hamilton Middle School and Franklin/Randall Elementary.

In the News

The Bay Creek neighborhood was recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal, as part of a series about Madison neighborhoods. You can read more about it here.

More Neighborhoods Near Bay Creek

Check out our guide to all of these neighborhoods located just to the west of Bay Creek.  

Learn more about the neighborhood on the city of Madison website.

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