About Spring Harbor
Spring Harbor is a Madison, WI neighborhood along Lake Mendota that is home to more than 1,200 households. If you are new to Spring Harbor, please contact your area director if you have any questions about your neighborhood or the Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association.
Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association boundaries:
- South: Old Middleton Road and the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
- North: Lake Mendota
- East: Whitney Way (the City of Madison boundary)
- West: Camelot Drive
The Spring Harbor Neighborhood came of age during the 1950’s, as half of all homes were constructed during that decade. Currently, 91% of the neighborhood land is dedicated to housing, with a large mix in type, size, and style of units available. The neighborhood consists of 1,269 households and has a population of about 2,665. The majority of homes are single family detached units, however 30% of all units are multi-family housing.
The Spring Harbor Middle School is the neighborhood’s main community facility and focal point. Neighborhood children attend Crestwood Elementary, Spring Harbor Middle School or Jefferson Middle School, and James Madison Memorial High School.
There are seven public parks in the Spring Harbor neighborhood, and eight more within a mile of its borders.
The Spring Harbor neighborhood has access to three major natural resources within its boundaries. The first, and most well known is Lake Mendota . The second and third, while less known and are equally important, they are Merrill Spring and Kettle Pond. For information on these and other Madison parks visit the City of Madison Parks web site click here
See this page for an interesting article on the springs in Spring Harbor.
Historic Madison, Inc. has designated four neighborhood sites as historically significant, including two areas containing Native American Effigy Mounds, the Hickory Hill House and the John R. Commons House.
Click on this link for a timeline of some of the history of our neighborhood.
In 2005 the neighborhood received a planning grant from the City of Madison and with the help of Schreiber Anderson Associates, created a comprehensive neighborhood plan. Please check our Files page to download the document.