Blackhawk Neighborhood of Madison, WI

With its convenient location and beautiful houses, it’s no surprise that this neighborhood of 485 homes on Madison’s far west side is a popular area for homeowners looking for a good place to raise their families.  A familiar stop in the Madison Area Parade of Homes annual tour, Blackhawk is known for its spacious lots and varied architectural styles.  If the neighborhood had a slogan, it might be “Twenty minutes from Everything!”  And that’s pretty close to the truth.

Bordered by Blackhawk Road to the north, Pleasant View Road on the east, Old Sauk Road to the south and the Madison City limits on the west, Blackhawk is adjacent to Middleton’s eastern boundary.  In fact, the neighborhood is part of the highly-rated Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, with Sauk Trail and Sunset Ridge Elementary Schools, Kromrey and Glacier Creek Middle Schools and Middleton High School all serving the children of Blackhawk.

Residents here will find themselves with easy access to 40 acres of parks and green space, including the popular Blackhawk and Swallowtail Parks.  The 105-acre Pope Farm Conservancy, adjacent to the subdivision along Old Sauk Road, is another unique destination — featuring natural wildlife habitats and restoration projects all within a historical setting that dates back to the 1930s.  And of course, there are extensive trails here for hikers and bikers alike.

The High Point Swim Club, Middleton Community Swimming Pool (Walter R. Bauman Outdoor Aquatic Center) and the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Indoor Pool are just a short drive away.  For golf-lovers, there’s Pleasant View Golf Course, which actually adjoins the Blackhawk neighborhood — and University Ridge, Hawk’s Landing and Tumbledown Trails all nearby as well.  If you’re more of a bookworm, you can head out to the Alicia Ashman Branch Library on Old Sauk and High Point Roads or the Middleton Public Library in downtown Middleton.

Both Madison and Middleton offer unique shopping options ranging from small boutiques to big box stores.  And there are plenty of nearby restaurants that will please any palate any day or night of the week!

The contemporary homes in this upscale area tend to be open and spacious, ranging between 4,000 and 8,000 square feet.  Most offer 3-car garages.  The neighborhood began in the late 1990s, and the Neighborhood Association was established in 1997.  A mix of single-family homes and condos, properties here have sold for an average of $609,546, with the highest being $910,000 and the lowest $228.000.

The Blackhawk Neighborhood Association is highly active, organizing kid- and family-friendly events such as an April Dinosaur Egg Hunt, May Neighborhood Garage Sale, 4th of July Parade, BYP Family Picnic at Swallowtail Park, the Annual Meeting in October, and a Children’s Halloween Parade.

All in all, it’s a great place to call home.

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