Madison, Wisconsin 

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+8.6% since 2020

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9.2 / 4.1

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Best Places to Live in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin is a vibrant city with a unique mix of culture and history. Take a stroll through State Street and explore the city's many art galleries, bookstores and some of the best restaurants in the Midwest. Visit University of Wisconsin-Madison for some stunning architecture and inspiring scientific research, or take in an outdoor concert at Breese Stevens Field. With its beautiful lakeshore backdrop, lively farmers markets, and incredible cultural events,Madison is an ideal place to live and visit! Capital city/College town - South-central Wisconsin.
State: Wisconsin
County: Dane County
Metro Area: Madison Metro Area
City: Madison
Zip Codes: 53711, 53704, 53719, 53703, 53705, 53713, 53716, 53714, 53715, 53718, 13 total
Cost of Living: 1.4% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 863 ft above sea level

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Madison, Wi Housing Market
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Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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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.


The unemployment rate in Madison is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Madison jobs have increased by 1.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Madison's cost of living is 1.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Madison's Cost of Living

August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Madison, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Dane county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.5% to 22.9%. More Voting Stats

Madison's population is 265,447 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Madison is Real Estate: $337,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.4%.

Madison public schools spend $14,412 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.6 students per teacher in Madison. More Education

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Housing Market in Madison

It's a good time to buy in Madison. Home Appreciation is up 13.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Madison is $337,500.
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Reviews for Madison   77 Reviews
Overall nice place to live - 5/19/2023
Have been living in Madison for almost 3 years. It’s very safe, ppl generally friendly and for a town of its size it has fair number of good restaurants and interesting... Read More

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Leaders head in the clouds & hands in your pockets - 11/8/2021
Lacks balance and zero accountability. ... Read More

Terrible place to live! - 7/19/2021
Moved here five years ago and am ready to glorified college town! The rent is increasing astronomically, as are property taxes. The traffic is terrible and increasing... Read More

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53711, 53704, 53719, 53703, 53705, 53713, 53716, 53714, 53715, 53718, 13 total


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