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Located on Madisonís east isthmus, change abounds in the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood. Tall apartment buildings are rising up on East Washington Avenue, bringing in new residents, businesses, restaurants, and a full service grocery store. Older homes and apartments give the area a traditional feel, while the growth fuels a host of new business ventures along the eclectic East Johnson business district and adds new dining opportunities. Even with all the change, there is a small town feel, where you run into people you know, nod, and say hello. Store owners greet you by name and trade news.

The proximity to downtown allows our citizens to bike, walk, and bus conveniently to work or shopping. The variety and access to transportation alternatives make living in Tenney-Lapham more than just convenient, but adds to the charm. The bike boulevard runs the length of the neighborhood, connecting the downtown area all the way to the Yahara River bike bath. Our local elementary school is a jewel in the center of the neighborhood, providing excellent and caring education.

Like sports and outdoors? The historic Breese Stevens Field has hosted our high school football team, the Madison Radicals, and the 56ers. And Tenney-Lapham is the epicenter of unicycling and bike polo. Reynolds Field is the scene to many a pick-up game of soccer or ultimate Frisbee, even disc golf. Three city parks, James Madison, Reynolds and Tenney, along with the Yahara River Parkway, provide a variety of resources, such as beaches, sailboard and boat rentals, an ice skating rink, volleyball and tennis courts and when Lake Mendota freezes over, iceboating and ice boarding.

Whether you are a child, a teenager, a college student, a young single, a family just starting out or with kids at East High, or a senior citizen. Tenney-Lapham is a great place to live.

Patty Prime, TLNA President

Contact: Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 703, Madison, WI 53701 Page last modified January, 2019 Page maintenance by Bob Shaw ( at