Madison is defined by its lakes. The isthmus affects every part of life in Wisconsin’s capital. It provides beauty, recreation and attracts people from across the world. But the lakes also provide hard boundaries where development is impossible, and they require constant monitorization for environmental problems. Homes, businesses, parks and so much more line the lakes. They’ve shaped and molded life in Madison it’s hard to dissociate them from the town at this point, but once not so long ago they stood undisturbed by development.
There are many lakefront apartments in Madison, Wisconsin, that vary in location, cost and amenities. Most students are willing to pay a slightly higher rent to live on the lake, but they expect these apartment buildings to have certain features in return.
Rental agents and property managers in the area believe that there are numerous factors beyond the lake that draw students to apartments on Lake Mendota.
Madison’s flanking lakes, hilly topography and scattered greenery are all stand out features compared to other university towns, and are one reason prospective students might choose to attend UW-Madison.