Living & Working in Madison

Greater Madison Visitors Bureau 
Visitor guide, calendar of events, and local information

Best of Madison 
Madison Magazine's Readers' Poll of the best of everything in Madison

The Badger Herald 
UW-Madison student newspaper

The Daily Cardinal 
UW-Madison student newspaper 
Madison and local area information, news, and searchable classifieds from the Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times

The Daily Page 
Local news, restaurant listings, movie times and reviews, a community guide, and classifieds from Isthmus newspaper

A.V. Club
Madison music, events, restaurants, and movies

Madison Wisconsin has been ranked as one of the top 20 science cities in the world thanks to the University. On September 14th of 2013 Reuters ranked Madison, Wisconsin as “best educated city in US:

Additional rankings about our exceptional community are listed below!

Growing Recognition for Going Green

10 great places to blaze a (bike) trail of good food, September 2012

Madison Ranked #6 Bike-Friendly City
Bicycling Magazine, June 2012

Madison ranked in Top 12 for Water Conservation
Wyland Foundation, May 2012

Madison in Top Ten for Greatest Cycling Cities
USA Today, 2011

A Happening Place to Be Healthy

Madison Ranked #8 in Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America, September 2013

#14 Best Half Marathon in the U.S.
Runner's World Magazine, February 2013

Madison ranked as one of 10 great places to try stand-up paddle boarding
USA Today, August 2012

Madison Ranked 5th most Bikeable City
Walkscore, May 2012

#4 in Best Cities for Health Care
The Daily Beast, January 2011

Perfect Place to Live

Madison #2 Best City for Recreational Activities
NerdWallet, August 2013

Madison Ranked 15th Best Place to Live in the Future
WTAQ Radio, August 2012

Allstate's Safest Places to Drive
Washington Post, August 2012

Great Place to Raise a Family
MSN, August 2012

Madison Ranked #1 "Best City for Young Adults"
Kiplinger, July 2012

Madison Ranked #4 Brainiest City
Atlantic Cities, June 2012

Madison Ranked 3rd Best-Run City
24/7 Wall St., January 2012

Madison ranked 8th Best Music Scene, March 2012

State Street Ranked in Top Eight Shopping Districts in America
MSN, January 2012

Madison has 6th Most Dog Parks
USA Today, December 2011

Best in Business

Madison Ranks 5th for High Tech Jobs
MarketWatch, June 2013

The Best U.S. Cities for Working Women
Co.EXIST, May 2013

Madison ranked 2nd best-run city in America
24/7 Wall St., January 2013

Madison Ranked #2 Best Small Metro College Town, October 2012

Madison Ranked Best City for Educated Workers
Huffington Post, September 2011

Madison Named America's 14th Most Recession-Proof City, September 2010

Top Ten Most Innovative Cities
Forbes, May 2010

Fabulous for Families

#8 Best City to Raise a Family
Parenting Magazine, July 2012

Madison Children's Museum Ranked 5th-Best Children's Museum in the Nation
Parents Magazine, February 2011

Safest City in America for Kids
Men's Health, August 2010

3rd Best City for Families 2010, July 2010

#2 in Top 100 Best Places to Raise a Family
Children's Health, September 2009
Today Show Video, October 2009

Phenomenal at Food

Madison Named #3 in Best Iconic American Foods
USA Today & 10Best, August 2013

Madison Named Best Foodie Town in Wisconsin's 12 Best Towns
Wisconsin Trails, 2013

#5 Top Foodie Cities in 2013, April 2013