Madison’s first suburb, made possible by the advent of the automobile, was Nakoma. Now part of Madison itself, Nakoma grew over the course of thirty years between 1915 and 1945. A National Historic District, the neighborhood features many beautiful examples of Colonial Greek and Tudor Revival, French Provincial and Prairie-style architecture. It’s also home to part of the Arboretum and the Nakoma Golf Club which includes a pool and tennis courts. Residents can walk to Monroe Street restaurants and stores, or be there in a car in mere minutes. It’s also easily accessible to the belt line making commutes a breeze.