Hawks Landing can be a bit confusing to prospective homeowners — with its Verona address, proximity to Middleton, and Madison School District designation. But rest assured, it is indeed a Madison neighborhood. Located on the southwest side of the city, just off Hwy M, it’s quick and easy to get from Middleton all the way to Verona — with access to a wide variety of businesses, restaurants and services along the way.
Hawks Landing is bordered by Hill Creek Drive and Eaglewood Drive to the north, County Road M on the east, Midtown Road on the south, and Shady Point Drive to the west. It’s a quiet neighborhood — with the possible exception of summertime at the Hawks Landing Pool!
Hawks Landing is home to about 300 houses, with a median selling price of just under $625,000 as of October 2018. The lowest selling price came in at $420,000 and the highest was just over $1 million. Those prices should come as no surprise when you consider the beautiful lots and prime real estate in this neighborhood — with homes overlooking the scenic Hawks Landing Golf Club fairways and surrounding countryside.
Homes here are relatively new and typically modern — featuring high ceilings, open concepts, spacious rooms, 2- or 3-car garages, and of course, large windows that allow homeowners to take in the spectacular view.
Make no mistake — the 18-hole championship golf course does take center stage in this neighborhood. Golfers may be interested to note that there are 65 bunkers, and water hazards on nine of the 18 holes! There’s also a huge grass driving range, along with chipping and putting greens for golfers to hone their skills before hitting the links. Hawks Landing is a semi-private course — it’s open to the public but offers added benefits, such as preferred tee times and discounts, for golfers that choose to become ”members.”
It’s no surprise that many Hawks Landing residents take advantage of everything the Golf Club has to offer — from the golf course itself, to the tennis courts and outdoor pool, where young swimmers can take lessons, compete in the All-City Swim League and practice their water ballet moves. For times when you’re looking for wide open spaces that are less regimented than a golf course, there are 3 parks in the area: Hill Creek Park, Kingswood Park, Paul Olson Elementary School Playground
The active neighborhood association here plans and organizes many neighborhood events for residents, including an Adult Party, Book Club, Bunco Group, Diva Ladies Night, Easter Egg Hunt, Gardening Club, Halloween Event, Hawk’s Ball T-ball, Progressive Dinner, Walking Group, Wine Tasting, and 4th of July Parade.
While situated on the far west side, Hawks Landing is still close to all the amenities and activities you could want. Epic Systems in just down the road in Verona. West Towne Mall is just down the road in the opposite direction. And residents can quickly reach the Beltline from Verona Rd., Hwy PD, or Mineral Point Rd. — making it easy to get anywhere within the surrounding communities and beyond. These major thoroughfares lead to plenty of restaurants, entertainment options, churches and schools, as well.
Students here attend Madison schools, beginning with Olson Elementary, Toki Middle School and Memorial High School. Neighbors appreciate the option for their kids to walk to Olson, right there in the neighborhood. Several libraries serve the area, as well, including the Alicia Ashman Branch on High Point Rd., Meadowood Branch on Raymond Rd., and the Verona Library on Silent Street in Verona.
All in all, Hawks Landing is the perfect neighborhood for those that enjoy the great outdoors without the isolation of rural living. Here, they get the best of both worlds — in a place where they can be a part of it all.