The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Madison, WI For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Madison are home to the 1%.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Madison.

Richest Neighborhoods In Madison

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren't made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Madison has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.18x the national median and household incomes are 2.18x the national median.

But where exactly in Madison do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Woodland Hills where the median income is a cool $119,911.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Madison out of 124 for 2021.

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Madison for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Woodland Hills looks to be the richest Madison neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,105,356. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time -- if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Madison. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Madison reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Madison and the worst neighborhoods in Madison. Or, for living around Madison, out the best Madison suburbs and the worst Madison suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Madison For 2021

Every city has it's best neighborhoods -- where everyone wants to live -- and the worst neighborhoods -- where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there's always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Madison by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Woodland Hills, was named the richest neighborhood in Madison.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Wyndemere.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Madison ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Madison For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Woodland Hills $119,911
2 Stonefield Woods-Ridge $119,911
3 Highlands Community $119,911
4 Hawk's Landing $113,164
5 Stone Meadows $107,112
6 Vanchamasshe $106,806
7 Sunset Hills $106,806
8 Radio Park $106,806
9 Dudgeon-Monroe $103,218
10 Glacier Ridge $101,711
11 Country Grove $101,711
12 Westhaven Trails $98,384
13 Parkwood Hills $96,877
14 Nakoma League $95,864
15 Glen Oak Hills $90,721
16 Skyview Meadows $84,526
17 Midvale Heights Community $84,269
18 Westmorland $84,087
19 Blackhawk $83,240
20 Junction Ridge $83,240
21 Wexford $81,566
22 Wisconsin Co-Op Housing $81,250
23 Sunset Village $80,260
24 Elvehjem $79,550
25 Sauk Creek $78,240
26 Reston Heights $77,901
27 Heritage Heights $76,411
28 East Buckeye $75,607
29 Mcclellan Park $75,385
30 Hill Farms-University Neighborh $73,024
31 Faircrest $72,780
32 Old Middleton Greenway $72,483
33 North Lake Mendota $72,216
34 Tamarack Trails Community $71,680
35 Walnut Grove $71,680
36 Maple-Prairie $71,506
37 Oakbridge Community $71,481
38 Rolling Meadows $71,252
39 Westchester Gardens $71,042
40 Spring Harbor $70,634
41 High Crossing $70,167
42 Arbor Hills $69,910
43 Lerdahl Park $69,598
44 Cherokee Park $69,398
45 High Point Estates $69,041
46 Orchard Ridge Community $67,383
47 Mendota Hills $66,979
48 Meadowood $65,893
49 Greentree $65,565
50 Regent $65,433
51 Summit Woods $64,837
52 Marbella $64,310
53 Vilas $62,260
54 Eastmorland $62,229
55 Prairie Hills $60,294
56 Marquette $59,736
57 Schenk-Atwood $59,647
58 Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahar $59,647
59 Ridgewood $59,423
60 Wexford Ridge $58,359
61 Sherman Village $58,090
62 Bay Creek $57,574
63 Broadway-Lakepoint $56,681
64 Waunona $56,681
65 Indian Springs $55,556
66 Highland Manor $55,556
67 Lake Edge $51,310
68 Tenney-Lapham $51,115
69 Glendale $48,999
70 East Bluff $48,688
71 Sherman $45,648
72 Heistand $45,097
73 Bluff Acres $44,698
74 Moorland-Rimrock $43,382
75 Emerson East $43,317
76 Eken Park $41,852
77 Sheridan Triangle $40,905
78 Brentwood Village $40,905
79 Park Ridge $40,880
80 Lake View Hill $39,728
81 Greenbush $39,294
82 University Apartments $39,087
83 Burr Oaks $38,660
84 Carpenter-Ridgeway $38,199
85 Allied Community $37,268
86 Dunn's Marsh $37,268
87 Norman Acres $37,176
88 Clarendon Hills $37,176
89 Mayfair Park $37,174
90 Burke Heights $37,026
91 Hawthorne $34,401
92 Sherman Terrace $33,200
93 Berkley Oaks $32,070
94 Whitetail Ridge $32,070
95 Capitol View Heights $31,057
96 Nobel Park $30,769
97 Vera Court $30,769
98 Worthington Park $29,219
99 Bram's Addition $28,102
100 Leopold $27,788
101 Capitol $26,626
102 Bayview $26,429
103 Brittingham Apartments $26,429
104 South Campus $18,662
105 Appalachian Ridge $0
106 Cherokee Garden $0
107 Greystone $0
108 Kennedy Heights $0
109 Maple Wood $0
110 Millstone $0
111 Newberry Heights $0
112 Oakbridge $0
113 Oakwood Village $0
114 Parkside Resident $0
115 Parkwood Village $0
116 Parkwood West $0
117 Richmond Hill $0
118 Saukborough Homeowners $0
119 Skyview Terrace $0
120 Trinity Park $0
121 Truax $0
122 Westview Meadows $0
123 Woodlands $0
124 Wyndemere $0

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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