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Living in Madison

aerial shot of downtown Madison, Wisconsin
Bucky Wagon at Homecoming
People relaxing at the Wisconsin Union Terrace in Madison
Windsurfing in Madison, Wisconsin
Multicultural event at Memorial Union

A cosmopolitan medium-sized city of more than 220,000, Madison is uniquely situated on an isthmus between the area's two largest lakes, Mendota and Monona - a setting that offers impressive beauty, a compact and vital metropolitan area and a wide range of recreational activities.

Home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison also boasts more than 15,000 acres of sparkling lakes and beaches, as well as 260 parks. You'll find a cultural hub and plenty to do in Madison amid this scenic backdrop in the state capital of Wisconsin.

Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, play and raise a family. Uniquely situated in a dynamic city with so much to offer, we're proud to tell you about Madison and its surrounding communities. Use the following links as resources to find out more about Madison.


For more information, view this visual guide to Madison


Living in Madison and Relocating

Whether you're shopping on State Street, enjoying a free concert by the lake at the Memorial Union Terrace or taking a stroll along the picturesque Capitol Square on a summer Saturday morning at the Dane County Farmers' Market, there's plenty to do and see in Madison.


Things to Do and See

Restaurants, Theater and Entertainment

Sports and Recreation

Also check out the following resources from the Greater Madison Convention and Visitor Bureau:

Living in Madison

Last updated: 09/01/2017
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