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What Madison Has to Offer

Madison, Wisconsin consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, play, and raise a family. A favorite Midwestern getaway, Madison is also a premier meeting and convention destination. Madison is the only American city built on an isthmus which provides a beautiful setting and many recreational opportunities. In addition to being a fabulous city, Madison has also received national recognition for its high quality of life.

#1 Greenest City in America
Nerdwallet, April 2014

The Best Cities on Earth for Biking
Yahoo Travel, June 2015

#2 Best Midwest Cities for Green Commuters
Homeownersinsurance.com, May 2013

#3 in Top Ten Healthiest Cities
Livability.com, April 2015

Madison Ranked #8 in Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America
Prevention.com, September 2013 and Huffington Post, January 2014

#1 in America’s 10 Best College Football Towns
USA Today, December 2014

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Madison Demographics:

Madison Population – 243,344 (2013)
Dane County Population – 509,939 (2013)

20˚ F average winter
71˚ F average summer

Average Annual Precipitation: 34.5 inches

Elevation – 850 ft/above sea level

City Area – 64 sq. miles
County – Dane

Nearby Metropolitan Cities:
Milwaukee – 77 Miles
Dubuque – 95 Miles
Chicago – 142 Miles

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