About Madison, Wisconsin
As a life-long Wisconsin resident and real estate agent, I truly believe that the Dane County area is one of the best places in the Midwest, even the country, to call home.
Continuous residential and business growth make Dane County one of the fastest-growing regions in Southern Wisconsin. And with a metro area population of more than half a million, our capital city of Madison is one of the fastest-growing communities in the Midwest. Full of history and tradition, Madison has something for everyone!
From global headquarters to exciting start-ups, Madison has a prosperous, diverse business base. Madison was ranked one of the nation's top 10 metro areas for income growth and as one of the top cities in the U.S. for young professionals, not to mention one of the "top 10 best markets for women in business."
Centrally located among Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis, Madison is easily accessible from these major business hubs, thanks in large part to the Dane County Regional Airport, named one of the world's "most noteworthy." It's no surprise that Expansion Management magazine rated Madison a "5-Star Business Opportunity (Metro)" or that Kiplinger's personal finance called it "one of the 10 best cities to work and do business."
Madison's technology market in particular is thriving. The Center for Digital Government named Madison one of the "top 5 emerging hotspots for biotech" and "#1 in digital cities survey."
Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (a Big Ten school), Edgewood College, and Madison Area Technical College. These institutions offer a variety of cultural and educational opportunities for students of all ages, earning Madison the rating of "One of Five Perfect College Towns."
With ACT scores well above the national average, Forbes called Madison the "#2 best place to educate your child."
We've been called one of America's "top 10 brainiest cities" and the "Nation's smartest city."
If you're looking for a great place to raise a family, Madison's accolades don't leave out any details.
Homebuyers: Madison ranks among the "top five bargain market for real estate," according to MSN Real Estate (2008).
Madison is "#8 100 best places to raise a family," says Best Life magazine.
Madison is listed as "#3 in top 100 healthiest cities for pregnancy."
Dog Fancy magazine called Madison "1 of 9 cities where dogs rule."
Places Rated Almanac called Madison one of the "top 10 most livable cities in America."
Madison ranks as one of the "top 10 best places for families," according to Richard florida and the creative class exchange.
Tucked among lakes and with a whopping 260 parks covering 8,000 acres, Dane County is big on green space. In fact, Madison is one of the "Ten Greenest cities in America," says Yahoo Real Estate.
It follows then, that it would be called the "#1 Walking City" and "one of the Top Ten Best Outdoor-Oriented Towns."
The Dane County Farmers Market, held on the capitol square in downtown Madison, was named "Best in Nation" by EatingWell magazine.
Madison Children’s Museum was Rated "One of the Top 20 Children’s Museums in America."Madison Area Weather
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