Rocky Bluff Homes for Sale

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University Avenue to the north; North Franklin Avenue to the east; Bluff street and DuRose Terrace to the south; Palomino Lane and Quarry Park to the west

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Why Do People Live Here?

Rocky Bluff is affectionately referred to as an “urban forest” by the neighbors who call this near west side neighborhood home. Despite its close proximity to the University of Wisconsin and the Capitol Square, Rocky Bluff is sandwiched between two large city parks. Quarry Park accounts for the western quarter of Rocky Bluff, and Hoyt Park lies directly south of the neighborhood. Madison’s extensive network of bike paths enables neighbors to take a short walk or ride to Lake Mendota, which adds to Rocky Bluff’s natural charm. Still, Madison’s cultural diversity is on display within the neighborhood. University Avenue runs along Rocky Bluff’s northern border, and its popular commercial corridor features ethnic restaurants and local shops. Rocky Bluff’s close proximity to downtown, Lake Mendota and city parks makes it an attractive location for young families, first-time homeowners and students of the University of Wisconsin alike.

What Does the Neighborhood Look Like?

Rocky Bluff successfully balances a quiet residential neighborhood feel with more densely populated rental properties. Single-family homes are stationed beneath mature trees that tower over the eastern portion of Rocky Bluff. Architectural features include both turn-of-the-century charm and post-war functionality. Most homes were built here in the mid-1950s. Medium-density apartment buildings are located south of Quarry Park in Rocky Bluff’s western half. Quarry Park has been a fixture of this neighborhood since the city acquired its 11 acres of forested land in 1953. Hoyt Park, which neighbors often refer to as a forest, is directly south of the neighborhood. That’s helped Rocky Bluff maintain its reputation as an urban forest. With forested areas, medium-density housing and a vibrant commercial corridor, Rocky Bluff truly offers a little bit of everything.

What’s Going on Nearby?

Rocky Bluff is less than three miles from Downtown Madison. That makes the University of Wisconsin, State Street and trendy neighborhoods on the near east side well within reach by bike or foot. UW Hospital and the Veterans Hospital are located to the north of Rocky Bluff along University Avenue. To the west, Hilldale Mall is about a mile away, West Towne Mall is about four miles away, and Middleton is less than five miles away. And Rocky Bluff’s easy access to University Avenue makes those points easily accessible without driving on the West Beltline Highway.

Where Will My Kids Go To School?

  • Midvale Elementary School, 502 Caromar Drive
  • Lincoln Elementary School, 909 Sequoia Trail
  • Hamilton Middle School, 4801 Waukesha Street
  • West High School, 30 Ash Street

For information about finding a home in the Rocky Bluff neighborhood or to sell your Rocky Bluff home, contact our team for a better real estate experience.  Rocky Bluff neighborhood is located on the Near West Side of Madison in MLS area Madison – W13.  Below are more homes for sale in that area.

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