The Heritage Heights neighborhood is located on the east side of Madison, WI between Milwaukee St, Cottage Grove Rd, the freeway and Meadowlark Rd. Quiet streets and friendly neighbors are the hallmark of this area. There is plenty of green space in the many parks and many of the residents are serious gardeners! Seriously-my next door neighbor actually gives tours of their amazing garden and hosts an annual plant sale.
The local residents have multiple options for outdoor fun. Heritage Heights has a total of 4 parks-two recreation parks and two conservation parks. The lush woods of the Heritage Sanctuary Conservation Park are perfect for a relaxing walk. For a change of scenery, you can also enjoy the sunshine and natural prairie landscape at Heritage Prairie Conservation Park. Next to Heritage Sanctuary is Heritage Heights Park. The park has a nice playground for the kids and plenty of places for the adults to sit in the shade and talk. The larger Kennedy Park, located behind Kennedy Elementary school, provides even more opportunites for outdoor fun. The path through the park is great for biking and rollerblading and there is a great playground(affectionately known as the purple play ground). There are also tennis courts plus space for soccer, and volleyball.
The active Neighborhood Association provides a quarterly newsletter and various activities throughout the year. These activities are a great opportunity to meet the neighbors while having fun. Activities include an annual picnic, eater egg hunt, Christmas party and much more. Joining the association costs just $12 per year and is voluntary. The fund collected pay for the newsletter and the various activities. Businesses can also advertise in the newsletter at a very affordable cost.
There is plenty of shopping at local businesses along Cottage Grove Road plus several dining option. For groceries there are two options: Woodmans East is located just a couple miles up the road on Milwaukee St. and Metro Market on Cottage Grove Road. Recent road work completed on Cottage Road has vastly improved the driving experience. If you or someone you know wants to buy or sell in the neighborhood, tell them to contact the local realtor-me!