Don’t believe the hype — this lakeside locale is more than just a ritzy part of town.

Over the years, Madison Park has developed a reputation as an upscale settlement of Spanish villas, sprawling cottages and brick Tudors — a place where dad works downtown, mom drives the kids to soccer practice and each lawn is perfectly manicured. Don’t be mistaken.  Despite its fussy, froo-froo image, Madison Park is a surprisingly laid back neighborhood with the feel of a quaint beach town.