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Four Seasons. A Lifestyle You Can Enjoy!

A vibrant, picturesque city of 221,000, Madison is the Wisconsin state capital and the home of the University of Wisconsin. Madison boasts many big-city amenities, but is only 20 minutes from the countryside. The city consistently ranks as one of the best places in the country to live, work and play. A sampling of our ratings:

  • Madison Ranked One Of 100 Best Places to Live in America Money, August 2006.
  • Madison's Public Schools Rank #8 in Nation Expansion Management Magazine, May, 2006.
  • #1 City for Cycling (Population 200,000-500,000) Bicycling, March 2006.
  • Madison Ranked The 4th "Brainiest City" in the Nation American City Business Journals Inc., Spring 2005.
  • Madison Named Most Romantic U.S. City USAWeekend.com, February 2006.

Recreation

Paddle, sail, sailboard, swim, or fish on one of Madison's four lakes. Or visit the UW Arboretum, a favorite of runners, hikers, cyclists, and cross-country skiers.


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Culture

Enjoy world-class theater, dance, and concerts at The Overture Center, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex in downtown Madison. Madison also has a lively local music scene, numerous eclectic restaurants, and an energetic intellectual and political climate. Many distinct neighborhoods contribute to the city's unique character.


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Sports

State residents take great pride in the Wisconsin Badgers, winners of the 1994, 1999 and 2000 Rose Bowls and of the 2002 and 2003 Big Ten basketball championships.


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Economy

Madison has an affordable cost of living, a stable economy, and plentiful employment opportunities. Major employers include the state government, UW-Madison, American Family Insurance, EPIC Systems, TomoTherapy, and Kraft/Oscar Mayer Foods.


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Living and Working in Madison

The benefits of living in Madison are many. For more information about services and opportunities available on campus, visit the working in Madison.


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Helpful Resources

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