The Historic Starin Park is characterized by friendly, helpful neighbors and attractive, pedestrian-friendly surroundings. 

Several of Whitewater's historical sites are established here, including the home and carriage house of G.W. Easterly, son of the founder of the Easterly Reaper Works (1876); the Birge Fountain (1903); and the Territorial Burr Oak tree, which was measured by government surveyors in 1836 and used by Native Americans as a landmark on their way to Lake Koshkonong.

The Historic Starin Park Neighborhood Association (HSPNA) is a group of homeowners and residents living in the area from Starin Park to Main Street and from Prairie Street to Fremont Street. 

The HSPNA exists to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood. Through research, information dissemination, education, and advocacy, the HSPNA works with other associations, organizations, businesses, the City of Whitewater, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to ensure the neighborhood remains safe and attractive. HSPNA also works to ensure a stable residential neighborhood with conditions conducive to secure property values.