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Nestled between campus, Lake Monona, and the near west side, the Greenbush neighborhood is one of the city’s most culturally historic, convenient, and vibrant places to live in Madison. Whether you’re looking for a studio apartment close to the University of Wisconsin campus or a pretty century-old first home, the Greenbush neighborhood is filled with a charming sense of community and fun. Living here puts you close to all the acton of the campus area, and because homes are tucked along tree-lined, established streets, you can still feel a strong sense of the cozy neighborhood that is often celebrated by Madison residents.
We take our name from the historic Greenbush addition, which served as the first home of many Italian and Eastern European immigrants to Madison at the close of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The current Greenbush Neighborhood contains the last of the original homes from that old neighborhood, most of which was demolished in the late 1960s in order to build Bayview, Gay Braxton, and Brittingham apartments.
Today the Greenbush Neighborhood offers access to Vilas Beach, Vilas Park Zoo, the UW Arboretum, the UW campus, and a short bus ride or walk to Madison's thriving downtown. We also contain two of Madison's three hospitals within our neighborhood boundaries.
Edward Klief Park
Edward Klief Park provides basketball and volleyball courts, a playground and open field green space.
UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital
Meriter Hospital is a nonprofit hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. It is operated by UnityPoint Health. A teaching hospital of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, it has 448 beds. The hospital, the fifth largest in the state, serves southern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois.
Bear Mound Park
On the western edge of the park is an Indian burial mound in the shape of a bear. These mounds were designated a City of Madison landmark on May 19, 1975 and are on the National Register of Historic Places.
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital
St. Mary's Hospital is a 440-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Madison, Wisconsin that serves 18 surrounding south-central Wisconsin counties.
Brittingham Park is located on the shores of Monona Bay and features a beach, basketball court, tennis court, pickleball court, volleyball court, playground, restrooms, and a reservable shelter. Brittingham Boats operates boat rental, lessons, classes and concessions out of the beach house and there is a great canoe & kayak launch site.
Monroe Street Library
Open for in-person browsing, public computing, and self-serve holds pickup and checkout. The library's databases, online magazines, and newspapers and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks are always accessible 24/7 online with a valid library card.
Vilas (Henry) Park
One of Madison's oldest parks, Vilas curves along the northern shore of Lake Wingra, offering a sandy beach for summer swims, numerous fishing sites, including two accessible piers and winter ice skating on the lagoon and rinks with a seasonal warming shelter offering concessions and skate rentals. The park offers year-round recreation for all ages.
Camp Randall Stadium
Host of the University of Wisconsin Badgers football games and many other large events.