Welcome to Nakoma League

Last update Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Neighborhood Contacts || Neighborhood Association Meetings || Profile, Statistics and Indicators || Neighborhood Communications || Plans and Publications || Governmental Officials || Facilities and Services ||

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person(s): Carolyn Casey, carolyncasey351@gmail.com
Mark Consigny, mark.consigny@sbcglobal.net

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: League Member Homes
Date: First Thursday of each month (except June, July, & August)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Nakoma was platted in 1915 as a picturesque suburb in the country with winding roads, its own water system, its own private bus service and substantial lands set aside for parks, tennis courts and a golf course. To make this new suburb more appealing to families, the developers even replaced the old schoolhouse with a new grade school in 1917 and built the Nakoma Country Club in 1921. It was one of the most prestigious neighborhood's of its time as it is today. Some of the finest examples of Colonial, Greek, Tudor Revival, French Provincial, and Prairie style homes are located in Nakoma. The Nakoma Neighborhood: A Walking Tour Guide (2002) showcases twenty-four superb homes in the area. The older, historic neighborhood is also home to Thoreau Elementary School, Nakoma Country Club, and easy access to the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Resident driven activities and charitable endeavors are spearheaded by The Nakoma League. The Nakoma League, with its first roots as a women's group, includes all residents of the neighborhood's 800 homes and continues its mission, “to promote neighborliness and friendliness among its members and to contribute to the welfare of the community.”
Neighborhood Boundaries: Illinois Central Railway and Odana Road on the north, Manitou Way on the east, Mohawk Drive on the south, and Whenona Drive and Waban Hill (including Hiawatha Circle) on the west
Neighborhood Statistics Indicators: The Neighborhood Indicators Project is a demonstration of key characteristics and various indicators that relate to the quality of life in Madison at the neighborhood level. Basic neighborhood information as well as housing, public safety, health and family well-being, economic, and transportation indicators by neighborhood is available.
Neighborhood Events: Spring Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Picnic & Parade, Neighborhood Garage Sale, Halloween Party, Fall Gathering, Tulip Time Progressive Dinner, Twelfth Night Dinner & Theater

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter: Under the Oaks
Keri Schlecht
Lindsay Suttin , lindsay.suttin@yahoo.com
Web Page: http://www.nakomaneighbors.com

Plans and Publications
City Plans:
Publications: -The Nakoma Neighborhood: A Historic Walking Tour, 2002

-The Nakoma Neighborhood: Historic District Website
Historic Districts: -Nakoma National Register Historic District: Roughly bounded by Odana Road on the north, NakomaRoad/ Manitou Way/Country Club Road/Seminole Highway on the east, Mohawk Drive on the south, Whenona DriveWaban Hill, Hiawatha Drive, Wisconsin & Calumet Railroad tracks on the west.

TIF Districts: None
Urban Design Districts: None

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Zachary Henak, Aldermanic District 10 - Ward 78
Dane County Supervisor: Richard Kilmer, Supervisory District 4 - Ward 78
State Representative: Terese Berceau, Assembly District 77 - Ward 78
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 78

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers Monroe Street Fine Arts Center (2526 Monroe Street), Neighborhood House (29 S. Mills Street)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #9 (201 Midvale Boulevard), Fire Station #7 (1810 McKenna Blvd)
Library: Sequoya Branch (513 South Midvale Boulevard)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
Cherokee Middle School Fields, Nakoma Golf Course, Nakoma Park, Thoreau Elementary School playground, University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Police Districts: Midtown District, Capt. Jay Lengfeld, 4020 Mineral Point Road , Neighborhood Officers
Polling Place: Ward 78, Thoreau Elementary, 3870 Nakoma Rd
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 23
Thoreau Elementary School (3870 Nakoma Rd)
Middle School Attendance Area 203
Cherokee Heights Middle School (4301 Cherokee Dr)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)