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Located on Madisonís east isthmus, change abounds in the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood. Tall apartment buildings are rising along the East Washington corridor, bringing in new residents, businesses, restaurants, a full service grocery store and a large music venue, the Sylvee. 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, or 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 on east Mifflin street, connecting the downtown area all the way to the Yahara River bike bath. Our local school, Lapham Elementary is a jewel in the center of the neighborhood, providing excellent and caring education.

Like sports and outdoors? The historic Breese Stevens Field hosts our East High school football team; our professional ultimate team, the Madison Radicals; and Forward Madison, a professional soccer team. Three city parks, James Madison, Reynolds, and Tenney along with the Yahara River Parkway, provide a variety of resources: beaches, fishing, bike polo, an ice skating rink, and volleyball and tennis courts.

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.

The Tenney-Lapham neighborhood council meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the community room of Festival Foods. Visitors are always welcome to attend.

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