Living in Madison
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- Ranked number five in Livability's Top 100 Places to Live
- Ranked the number two city in America for men in 2013, according to Men's Health, and twelfth for women by Women's Health in 2012.
- Deemed the safest major city in America in which to raise kids, being the only city to receive an A+ grade in a Men's Health survey in 2013.
- Ranked eighth among the nation's happiest and healthiest cities, according to Prevention magazine in 2014.
- Rated the country’s 12th-safest metropolitan area with a population of more than 500,000, according to a 2013 study by Farmers Insurance.
- Named the sixth-best city in the country for babies according to Parents magazine.
- Ranked number seven among the country's top 10 innovative cities, according to Forbes magazine in 2010.
- Money magazine and CNN have honored the suburb of Middleton several times in the past few years in their "Best Places to Live" series.
At UW Health, we're happy to offer you more than just a great job with excellent benefits. 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.
Living in Madison/Relocating
- City of Madison
- Madison Maps
- Madison Metropolitan School District
- Wisconsin School Districts
- Madison City-Accredited Child Care Programs
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
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Henry Vilas Zoo
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
- Aldo Leopold Nature Center
- Downtown Madison
Restaurants, Theater and Entertainment
- Isthmus Dining Guide
- Overture Center for the Arts
- Madison Opera
- Madison Symphony Orchestra
- Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
- Madison Ballet
- Children's Theater of Madison
- Monona Terrace Events
- Wisconsin Union Events Calendar
Sports and Recreation
- University of Wisconsin Badgers Athletics
- Madison Mallards Baseball
- Madison Parks and Beaches
- Madison School and Community Recreation
- Madison Marathon
- Madison Soccer Association
- Madison Area Youth Soccer Association
- Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association
- Mad-City Ski Team
- Blackhawk Ski Club
Also check out the following resources from the Greater Madison Convention and Visitor Bureau: