Madison, WI Apartments

Welcome to Madison!

You are going to LOVE your new apartment in the greater Madison, Wisconsin area. There are many great apartments to choose from and we have the best selection. The Madison rental market offers a broad range of apartments from affordable to luxury with many convenient amenities and awesome management staff. Madison and its surrounding communities all have a mix of housing that is connected to all the big city attractions and others that offer privacy and seclusion. Not only are you going to love the the roof over your head but you are also sure to find many great job opportunities and a bunch of fun activities to do. There are countless great places to eat and drink, have fun, and explore. Continue reading below to find out more or start your apartment search. We look forward to helping you find your next home!

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More About Madison

Madison, Wisconsin is beloved in the hearts of many, near and far, and call us a bit biased, but we think this community has so much to offer. As the capitol of the state of Wisconsin, with a booming university presence, the energy is nothing but thriving and unique. We’ve broken down all the need-to-know details about this great city for you to get excited as you make your next move!

Drinks & Dining

Though Madison is known for its cheese curds and bloodies, the buck doesn’t stop there when it comes to exceptional (and affordable) eats. Madison actually prides itself on being able to put a midwestern spin on international cuisine, and you won’t find yourself disappointed in your options. Stop on the square while downtown at the Old Fashioned for a fine selection of cocktails and beers, hang out at Great Dane for a craft brew, or check out some forward-thinking gastropub fare at Graze. If you’re craving something else, try the ramen, russian dumplings, mexican cuisine, or well-known Italian restaurant that keeps the locals coming back for more.

Nightlife

With such a diverse group of people in Madison, there is no lack of nightlife options for those interested in cocktails, live music, comedy, dancing, and more. Start the night off by getting in some laughs at The Monkey Business Institute and enjoy dinner from Glass Nickel Pizza while the show goes on. If you’re looking for some live music and drinks be sure to check out Le Tigre, The Knuckledown Saloon, The North Street Cabaret and concerts at the Alliant Energy Center. Madison also has numerous movie theaters and family-fun options such as mini golf, laser tag, trampoline park and arcades. The isthmus downtown area has fun and exciting things to do around every corner. Hop on the Trolley Pub and cruise down State Street and you’re sure to be entertained. Hot spots downtown include the Comedy Club, Overture Center for the Arts, Majestic and The Orpheum Theater.

Something For Everyone

While Madison has a bustling nightlife, the opportunities are endless for families, day activities, and people with a spectrum of interests! If you’re looking for some enjoyment while educating yourself, stroll through art exhibits at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art or the Chazen Museum of Art (both free) or discover rare rocks and fossils at the Madison Geology Museum. The Capitol sure is a site to see with opportunities to learn more about politics and history. Continue the learning outside by checking out Madison’s Henry Vilas Zoo, one of the few admission-free, community-supported zoos across the country! If tropical plants, architecture, and gardens are more your thing, Olbrich Botanical Gardens features 16 acres of outdoor displays showcasing the beauty of Wisconsin. Get active and adventure to nearby state parks Governor Nelson State Park, Capital Springs State Recreation Area, and Lake Kegonsa State Park or the Madison chain of five lakes (Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa and Kegonsa) for boating, fishing or swimming. If you prefer a more urban setting simply stroll down State Street to eat and shop till your heart’s content. Year-round entertainment is easily accessible for people with various interests. Attend a UW-Badger sporting event and celebrate with your fellow Badgers by tailgating at Camp Randall Stadium. Family friendly sporting events also include the Madison Mallards, Forward Madison and Madison Capitols. Free concerts and festivals are always happening that have a small town feel and big city appeal.

 

Madison’s Farmers’ Markets

The Dane County Farmer’s Market on Capitol Square in Madison is the largest producer-only market in the United States, and is sure to win over your heart and your stomach. Thousands of people attend every year from about 6am - 2 pm on Saturdays from mid-April to mid-November to enjoy local produce, flowers, baked goods, fresh cheese curds, honey, and more from Wisconsin’s farmers. Beyond the Dane County Farmer’s Market, Madison is home to numerous other markets, ensuring you can find fresh produce, meat, flowers, and other goods whenever is best for your schedule. Whether you’re looking for something specific on the Eastside, need something on a Wednesday, or only shop during the holiday season, Madison has something for you. Find a comprehensive market list here.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Okay, okay, there’s a lot to do in Madison, but where can you find your groceries? Madison is abundant with both chain and local options for fresh foods, your favorite pizzas, and local goods. Hy-Vee, Woodman’s, Trader Joes, and Pick n’ Save will provide you with all the necessities, unless you prefer to frequent Madison’s Target and/or Walmart locations. In addition to that, find local bread and meats from butchers and bakers, or fresh produce from the local farmer’s market. Once you have groceries, satisfy your other needs by shopping at East Towne Mall, West Towne Mall, South Towne Mall, Hilldale, and State Street.

A City You Can Trust

Whether on or off campus, Madison has worked hard to provide well lit streets and sidewalks, secure entry to apartment buildings, and consistent watch from our police enforcement to ensure safety on the streets. A national report recently acknowledged Madison as the second-safest city in which to walk, and No 4 in overall safest cities. Though all cities will have crime, most of the reports come from small robberies or car thefts, which can hopefully be prevented by being proactive. Many people comment on Madison feeling like a small town and you’ll feel safe renting here as well since it’s fabulous for families and was listed as No 1 best city to raise a family.


Schools and Education

UW-Madison was recently named the 25th best university in the world. You can’t find a college that has more fans, better tailgating, an incredible amount of Fortune CEOs, and some of the best research in the world. Add Bucky to the mix and you won’t be happier with your decision to live and go to school in Madison, college football's greatest college town. Madison also offers Madison Area Technical College (MATC), Truax and Goodman South campuses, now known as Madison College in addition to Edgewood, and numerous other post-high school options to ensure success in your future. You will be able to find the perfect student-friendly off-campus apartment nearby. If your children are a bit younger, and you are looking for a great place to raise your family, look no further as Madison boasts exceptional education across the board

Don’t Take Our Word For It!

Madison’s growth isn’t surprising when you factor in all it has to offer. Madison consistently ranks as one of the best places to live, with it ranking as No 3 in 2019. Beyond being this and one of the best places to live for recent college grads, you can’t go wrong with moving to an apartment here. In addition to these accolades, Madison has recently been named as one of the best small cities in America, the 10th best city to live in for 20-somethings, 2nd best city for parks, and is number one in the hearts of a population of ~250k.


Best In Business

Not only will you want to live and play in Madison but you’ll love to work here as well. Recently named No 1 for quality of life and industry diversity. Being Wisconsin’s capitol, Madison offers many state jobs in a variety of fields. Other notable employers and industry leaders include UW Madison, Epic, Exact Sciences, American Family Insurance, TDS and many more. Included in a list of the top ten healthiest cities sitting at No 3, Madison’s health care is top notch and provides numerous hospitals and medical clinics. In today’s world, the field of STEM is rapidly growing and Madison is an outstanding market for this high demand industry that’s becoming more and more paramount. Whether you’re young and just starting out, a recent college graduate or looking to start a new career you’ll be sure to find the perfect job and work-life balance due to Madison's high median salary and job growth paired with a low unemployment rate and cost of living.

Getting Around

Getting around Madison is incredibly easy. Though the city is spread out over 80 square miles, most of the excitement exists on the Isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. You can bike, walk, Uber, Lyft, taxi, take any of the numerous Metro Transit buses, and find ample parking on each street or one of the many parking ramps should you choose to drive. The average commute time in Madison is less than 19 minutes, so you get the benefit of city life, with the commute of a small town. If your travels are taking you beyond the city limits or even outside of Wisconsin and beyond then you can take advantage of the nearby Amtrak stations and Dane County Regional Airport.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The city of Madison is home to almost 260,000 people, making it the second largest city in Wisconsin (behind Milwaukee), and also the fastest growing city in Wisconsin. The diverse population and communities offer safe havens for college students, young professionals, families, seniors, and everything in between, encouraging growth in the city and the surrounding areas. Due to the education options in Madison, the population is highly educated, and the city is finding that more and more college students stay in Madison looking for off campus housing to become young professionals and eventually grow families here. You’ll find the rental properties mirror these demographics, as living options include everything from cheap studio apartments to multi-bedroom luxury living, townhomes, and more. Many apartments typically offer amenities including underground parking, fitness centers, pools, community rooms and many include pet friendly options for your furry friends! Madison came in at the No 1 best city for renters in 2018 so you are sure to find your next home that you’ll love.


Future Outlook

Madison has an incredibly high quality of life, which has helped its population grow at a rapid rate versus other communities in the United States, averaging at a rate of 3% growth each year. This has made the rental market a bit competitive, but as more and more entrepreneurs want to get into property management, there are numerous options for those looking to rent in the area. That being said, start your search here early. Madison’s vacancy rates typically sit at about 2%, while other cities would be ecstatic to have a vacancy rate of 5%. There are a lot of people who want to make Madison their home, and renting still provides a great option as home values (and costs to purchase) are increasing here at dramatic rates.

 

Quarter Row at the Yards

The Ideal

Arboretum Edge

Briarwood

The Normandy Apartments

City Place

Woodland Reserve

Bel Mora

Hamilton Place

701 Knickerbocker Street

The Carriage House

SEVEN27 at the Yards

Wilson Bay

Veritas Village

The Glen

Carbon Apartments

Washington Plaza

Butler Plaza

Wingra Shores

Odessa

Peloton Residences

Capitol Hill

2921 Monroe Street

2941 Monroe Street

Livingston Place

Cornerstone

Valor on Washington

306 West

2937 Monroe Street

The Pressman

3Twenty Apartments

Erin Square

Karen Arms Apartments

Nine Line at the Yards

Allen House

1722 Monroe

Fullers Woods

Arkadia

Quisling Terrace

NoVo

The Lux

Lincoln School

Nichols Station

700 UBD Apartment Homes

3Twenty - Short Term, Furnished

Lakewood Gardens

Aventine

Velo 404

The Graaskamp

The Depot

Cardinal Apartments

Oakland on Monroe

The Waterfront Apartments

Domain

Ovation 309

2550 University

Yahara Landing

Longfellow Lofts

Old Market Row Apartments

Parkview Apartments

Capitol Park Apartments

Tobacco Lofts at the Yards

Capitol Centre Court

The Gordon

Capitol's Edge Apartment Homes

Park House Apartments

Shenandoah Apartments

Asana

Wingra Point Residences

2810 Arbor Drive

Wingra West

Vicinato Apartments

Kennedy Place

The Monroe

525 West Doty

1316 Hooker Avenue

City Gables

Arden

Sherman Glen (Seniors)

Royster Commons

Timber Valley

Hawk's Meadows Townhomes

Monona Lakeview

ReNew Madison

The Current Apartments

The Meadows

Deer Creek

Granite Ridge

Door Creek Apartments

Westin Place

Olbrich by the Lake

Cortland Pond

Raven

Autumn Lake Apartments

Hickory Pointe

Springs at Pleasant View

Nantucket

The Laurel at Kilkenny

Province Hill

Highland Terrace

Timberlake Village

Forest Run

Country Meadows

1 Glenn Place

Pheasant Lane

Stonewood Village

Lincoln Ridge

Sequoya Commons Apartments

Leopold Place

Heather Downs

Scenic View Townhomes

Tennyson Ridge

Maple Glen

The Foundry at Greenway

Junction Ridge

The Fairways

Northpointe

Ridgewood Trails

Siena Ridge

AutumnCreek

Watermark Lofts

The Masters Residences At The Community Of Bishops Bay

The Abbey™ on Blue Aster Boulevard

Northern Bluffs

Yorktown Estates

Yahara Terrace

Middleton Center

Prairie Trail Residences

Nakoma Heights

Lake Point Terrace

Pheasant Run I and II

The Reserve at High Point

The Revere at Smith's Crossing

Ten35 West

Cross Hill Heights Apartments

The Edison Apartments

Maple Grove

The Cottages

The Sovereign Apartments

Femrite Commons

Wynwood Court

Bristol Arms

Brittany Apartments

Aviary at Middleton Market

529-533 McCormick Avenue

Valencia Place

Elka Lane Apartments

Prima Apartments

Park Village

Waterside

Timber Bluff

Grand Arbor Reserve

Kinsale Place

Yorktown Apartments

Dempsey Commons

Big Sky Manor

Catalina Crossing

2202 Luann Place

Greenbriar Village

Orin Apartments

The Cannery

The Addison™

Elevate Apartments

Foxview Apartments

Madison & Main Apartments

Brighton Square

University Crossing Apartments

Middleton Commons

Fountain Court

Northshore Estates

Watts Hill

Riva Apartments

The New Monona Shores

Harmony at Grandview Commons

Pirate Island Apartments

The Tuscany on Pleasant View

Hidden Creek Residences

Aspen Hill

Prairie Place

Fair Oaks

Garden Point

2338 Allied Drive

Blackhawk Trails

Arbor Hills

Mayflower Apartments

Lake Pointe

Nakoma Commons

Turnberry Apartments

The New Fountains

The Pines

Highland Ridge

Whispering Oaks

Hercules Trail

Tralee Apartments

High Point Woods

Village Green East

Muirfield Apartments

Stockbridge Trails

Algoma Apartments

Eastpointe

Hawks Landing

Rock Apartments

Morningside on the Green

Westbrook Duplexes

Quail Run

McCormick Place

Seminole Woods

Meadow Ridge Middleton

Nature's Retreat

Grand Canyon

Prentice Park

The Madison

Prism

Boulder Creek

Stone Creek Gardens

Glendale Townhomes

Maple Lawn

Lamphouse Apartments

Middleton Ridge

The Philben

Chalet Gardens

Deco

Summit Hill

Stone Creek

Town's Edge

The Kestrel

Maple Grove Commons

Schroeder Square

Pondfield

Mirabel

2325 Carling Drive

Carolina Apartments

Apollo 502

Countryside Corporate Apartments

Kearney Meadows

Conservancy Bend

Kensington Pointe

Ridge Creek Apartments

Avalon Madison Village

Infinity

Silverstone

LeSilve Apartments

Tyberius Terrace

Cardinal View Senior Living

Tailor Place

Orchard Village

Oakbridge Court

Osprey

Londonderry Lofts

Springs at Sun Prairie

Aurora Pointe

North Star Apartments

Weybridge

Sun Valley

Harbour Town

Waterford Place

Clarmar Apartments

PACKTENN Apartments

Esker Apartments

Park Tower

Vista Apartments

Parkside Apartments

High Point Commons

Tribeca Village

Midtown Terrace

Latitude 43

The Monticello

Fitchburg Springs

Belmar Apartments

Legacy Apartments

Lions Gate Apartment Homes

Market West

University Row

Glacier Valley Apartments

Lexington Green

The St. Croix

Essex Senior Rentals

Meadow Grove (Seniors)

Prairie Park (Seniors)

 

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