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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-College-town amenities
-Architectural interest

Cons

-Cold winters
-Cost of living
-Recent employment


What Bert Has To Say About Madison Metro Area


The state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison is clean, attractive, progressive and well-planned. The city itself surrounds a pair of lakes- Lake Mendota and Lake Monona- both of which provide recreation and attractive views from many city business and residential locations. The downtown is exceptionally clean and gives strong evidence of the city’s twin roles as state government center and college town.


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Quick Facts About Madison


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Madison is 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Madison jobs have Increased by 1.20 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Madison's cost of living is 15.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Madison's population is 234,586 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.97 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Madison is $217,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Madison public schools spend $13,382 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Madison.

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nice college town
Madison is a mid sized city located in South Central Wisconsin. Some of the biggest employers are The University of Wisconsin, UW hospital ( Voted number 1 hospital in... (read more)
Why we like Madison and perhaps why we don't so mu
We met at Madison in our 40s and got married. We bought a house in town with a nice yard, close to bus transportation so Jim could get to work and near a good grocery... (read more)
re: Safest place to live! - 2/5/2012
I've lived in the Madison area for 29 years after moving here from Lincoln, NE. Madison is a great place to raise a family and there are many things to do...festivals,... (read more)
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