Living in Madison
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- Named the city with the Best Work-Life Balance by SmartAsset in 2018.
- Listed as the best city in the country in which to raise a family by Zumper in 2018 and again by SafeHome.org in 2019.
Received an A+ grade and ranked as the No. 1 city nationally for jobs, social life and affordable living after college graduation by Apartment List in 2019.
- Ranked No. 3 in Livability's Top 100 Places to Live in 2019 and No. 18 by U.S. News and World Report's Best Places to Live in 2017.
- Named the second-most Caring City in America in a 2019 study by WalletHub.
- Named the Fittest City in America by Fitbit in 2016, based on data tracking by the company, and ranked fourth in the American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Index in 2018.
- Ranked the No. 3 city in America for men who want to be fit and happy, according to Men's Health in 2016.
- No. 4 among the Sportiest Cities in America, according to Men's Health in 2017.
- 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
- City of Madison Accredited Child Care Programs (pdf)
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
- Taste of 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 Athletics
- Forward Madison FC (professional soccer)
- Madison Radicals (professional Ultimate)
- Madison Mallards (collegiate summer baseball)
- Madison Capitols (junior hockey)
- Madison Parks and Beaches
- Madison School and Community Recreation
- Madison Marathon
- Madison Mini-Marathon
- Ironman Wisconsin
- Madison Soccer Association
- Madison Area Youth Soccer Association
- Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association
- Mad-City Ski Team
- Blackhawk Ski Club
- madison.com (Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times)
- Channel3000.com (WISC TV)
- WKOW TV
- WMTV TV
- WMSN TV
- Madison Magazine
Also, check out the following resources from Destination Madison: