As Madison’s west side continues to grow, so do the neighborhoods. One of the area’s newest is Cardinal Glenn on the far west side, just south of Mineral Point Road. This mix of single-family homes, apartments and condos offers housing options for everyone. And the location can’t be beat.
In addition to Mineral Point Road, the neighborhood is bordered by South Pleasant View Road on the east, South Point Road on the west and Valley View Road to the south. While the address is Verona, the neighborhood and the school system are both squarely in Madison.
Children from Cardinal Glenn attend Olson Elementary, Toki Middle School and Memorial High School. Bookworms are sure to find what they’re looking for at the Alicia Ashman Library on Old Sauk Road or the Verona Library on Silent Street in Verona. And, of course, if you want to own that book, there’s always the Barnes & Noble book store at West Towne Mall.
There is a lot to do in this booming area. Cardinal Glenn is a stone’s throw away from West Towne and close to Hilldale Shopping Center and Greenway Station. Junction Road boasts a Target and Pick ‘N Save, along with Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Wisconsin Active Sports. For thrift shop devotees, the Hospice Thrift Shop is just across the street. There are also a multitude of restaurants in the area. And you’ll find several churches nearby, including the main branch of Blackhawk Evangelical Free Church on Brader Way and Mineral Point Road.
Construction is still continuing in this neighborhood (as of 2020), so there isn’t much information about the neighborhood association at this point, but Cardinal Glenn was clearly created with families in mind. Homes are affordably priced and geared to families. Most houses here are 3- or 4-bedroom homes with 2.5 baths. The average selling price in November 2018 was $303,800, with the median at $291,500. The lowest came in at $262,500 and the highest was $414,000. As a newer neighborhood, these 1,500-2,500 sq. ft. homes have all been designed with energy-efficiency in mind. Most are conveniently-designed 2-story homes with 2-car garages.
And you don’t need to leave the neighborhood to find something to do. Why not take the kids over to Cardinal Glenn Park? Centrally located right in the middle of the neighborhood, this 9-acre park has a pond, soccer field, basketball court and playground. It’s a great place for neighbors to gather and the kids to play.
“We are part of a growing area that is five minutes from everything yet has a country feel” says resident Austin Krueger. “Young families through retired couples enjoy our park, pond and quiet atmosphere.”
So…is Cardinal Glenn right for you?