Madison – A Great City!
Living in Madison, Wisconsin
Recognized by the 2007 Place Rated Almanac as one of the “One of the Ten Most Livable Cities in the United States,” Madison continually ranks as one of the best places to live, work and play in the United States.
Built on an Isthmus between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, Madison offers incredible natural beauty, stimulating cultural opportunities and a plethora of restaurants, shops and attractions. Healthcare is another of Madison’s strengths with five general hospitals, more than 20 major medical clinics and UW-Madison’s medical, nursing and pharmacy schools. Madison also boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. (Source: GMCVB)
Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau
“A progressive, cosmopolitan city of over 200,000, Madison is home to the world-class University of Wisconsin-Madison, the seat of state government, and an eclectic, electric atmosphere that energizes any visitor’s stay. Madison offers both small town charm and a range of cultural and recreational opportunities usually found in much larger cities. And, with four lakes and over 200 parks, it is one of the nation’s most scenic cities. A host of picturesque communities, many retaining their strong ethnic heritage, surrounds the city.”
Madison’s Population (2003): 215,000
Dane County Population (2003): 450,000
Web site for The Isthmus Newspaper
with information on Events and Culture