has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Brandie is living in Madison, WI and has a little something to say:
Female, 31, Educated, Mother of 5
|Life Stage:||Family with Children|
|Occupation:||Transportation and Warehousing|
Madison, better yet the whole state... NOT all GR Posted On: 5/17/2011 5:49:29 PM
I have lived in Wisconsin almost my whole life, mainly the madison area... It is NOT what all the polls say ( #1 This or #2 That)! The weather SUCKS!!!!!! Cold and snow for 6 mths of the yr.
Rent in the city is outragous, downtown you either have high priced condos or dilapidated old homes that are in major need of TLC. And often owned by slum lords. The other sides of town are hit and miss.
The police often practice racial profiling. Well that is through-out all of south central WI.
As for night life... Not much for 25-40, there are absolutly no clubs, don't get me wrong, we have bars ( I guess that was one statistic that was true, too much drinking) but you will only fit in if you're in college. Our Collisium doesn't get many top name concerts.
Daytime activities there are a few... we have several farmers' markets', a great free zoo for families, concerts on the square, most of the activities are located downtown or on campus. Our lakes are not the greatest they tend to shut down the beaches due to over grown seaweed. I guess if you like to ride a bicycle everywhere this is the city for you! Bikers can literally break every law and not fear citations.
There are not many job, and with our new govener (Wisconsin's Hitler) things will get even worse e.g. cutting spending to schools, elderly/disabled programs, privatizing everything and selling out to big money.
Well this is just my opinion and as with everything you must make you own conclusion. Extra info: I am in my 30s, Educated Mother of 5 (teen to baby ages of mixed race), in a mix race relationship. so I can only speak for how I view life here. One good thing about Madison is for the most part people are pretty nice.