Downtown Madison is so much more than the iconic Capitol building. The energetic vibe you’ll find here is a combination of the people and businesses that have gathered, including the Capitol and the University of Wisconsin that flank State Street. A vibrant mix of local boutique stores and scattered national brands hold court with innumerable four star restaurants and plenty of green space, not to mention the kind of views that only an isthmus can provide. Madisonians from all over the city gather here year round to play and celebrate. Living downtown means being able to walk everywhere, easy lake access, endless entertainment options, and little to no lawn maintenance.