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In the Center of It All

The city of Madison is a vibrant university town and recreational hub with a dynamic mix of people from all walks of life. Capitol Lakes puts you in the heart of it all from its prime downtown location. Take a short walk to the nearby Overture Center for the Arts for a concert or traveling Broadway performance, or stroll through the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and admire breathtaking pieces from around the world.

If you’re feeling hungry, State Street is just around the corner, offering countless eateries that feature amazing food from around the globe, as well as heartland favorites. No matter what strikes your interest, chances are you’ll find an outlet for it right outside your door.

Outdoor Beauty

For those who love the outdoors, there’s no shortage of places to explore. Neighboring Lake Monona and Lake Mendota offer an abundance of recreational opportunities, from fishing and swimming to kayaking and waterskiing. Prefer a more pampered view? Take a brunch cruise and sip mimosas while taking in a first-class view of Madison’s skyline or the unbelievable colors of the fall foliage. Our resident golfers love being within a few miles of a number of premier golf courses, including Maple Bluff Country Club and Nakoma Golf Club. Also nearby is the gorgeous UWMadison Arboretum, offering hundreds of acres of forests, wetlands, and hiking trails.

University Perks

Capitol Lakes is the official retirement community of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, and as a neighbor to the vibrant University of Wisconsin–Madison, you can enjoy the energy of university life while also taking advantage of your ability to enroll in lifelong learning courses. Take a refresher course in a favorite subject, or catch a Badger game and cheer on your favorite sports team. Capitol Lakes gives you the ability to stay connected to the city and university you love, in a community that is all your own.