Madison, WI Apartments

Welcome to Madison!

Madison, Wisconsin is our favorite place on earth and we know it will be yours too if it isn’t already! The campus and downtown area of Madison is a fantastic place to call home. There is a diverse selection of apartment homes available for both students attending The University of Wisconsin - Madison and those looking to live in the fabulous downtown area. Renters are sure to find exactly what they are looking for whether it is affordable or luxury they desire. There are fantastic apartments around every corner of the Isthmus including the UW Campus and the Capitol Square. Similarly to the marvelous amenities offered by apartment communities, Madison’s downtown has everything you need as well. Outstanding apartment homes, excellent food and drinks, sensational events and activities, amazing jobs, and happiness is what this city is all about. Thank you for choosing us to begin your apartment search. Please read below to learn more.

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More About Madison

Home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin State Capitol, the campus and downtown area of Madison is extraordinarily unique and the perfect place to live. It is one of only two major U.S. cities built on an isthmus, named after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison and commonly referred to as Mad City or Mad Town. You will experience all the joy and fun times Madison has to offer when you call it home. The campus and downtown area has all the hustle and bustle of big cities as well as midwestern, small-town charm. If you’re thinking of moving into this lively area or looking for new things to explore, we’ve got you covered with everything you’ll need to know.

Drinks & Dining

There are seemingly endless options of both chain restaurants and local favorites that are sure to satisfy your tastebuds. You don’t have to go far to find a place with cheese curds, beer brats, a fish fry, Bloody Marys, Old Fashions, or craft beer in this midwestern city. However, Madison also prides itself on its offerings of international cuisine including Italian, Mexican, Asian, Peruvian and so much more. Some notable must-eats include: Graft, A Pig in a Fur Coat, Tipsy Cow, Nitty Gritty and The Coopers Tavern. It’s no issue getting your craft beer fix, there are countless quality craft breweries. Need a drink after a long day of work/classes or want to let loose on the weekend? Check out The Double U, Wandos, Whiskey Jacks, and Red Rock Saloon. If you’re looking for a good time on Badger game day head over to Regent Street and join your fellow Badgers at Buckingham's, Jordan's Big Ten Pub, and Sconnie Bar.

Nightlife

The campus and downtown area is the central hub for nightlife activities in Madison. The Comedy Club on State Street has been a staple for a night out for quite some time. It’s home to the hottest comedians, as well as new and local talent. When you’re done getting some laughs in, State Street has an abundance of bars and nightlife that can appease many tastes, though you’ll likely find more college students and young professionals frequenting these bars. The blocks around the Capitol are also a hot location for cocktails, cigars, and camaraderie. There’s no shortage of entertainment at venues such as the Overture Center for the Arts, Majestic, and The Orpheum Theater. Live music adds to the heartbeat of this city and whether you’re at the High Noon Saloon, The Ivory Room Piano Bar, a concert at The Sylvee, or listening to a local artist at the Memorial Union Terrace, you’ll never be short of a good tune and good energy.

Something For Everyone

Standing at 284 feet tall and the tallest building in Madison, one simply cannot miss the Wisconsin State Capitol. If you enjoy art, history, and museums make sure to walk around the surrounding area of the Capitol Square and visit the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and Madison Children's Museum. Head over to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and continue a cultural experience like no other. Visit the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison Geology Museum, L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum and Washburn Observatory. Looking for some fun outdoor activities? There are plenty of parks and green-spaces in the campus and downtown area. Go for a walk, run, bike ride, or picnic at James Madison Park, UW Arboretum, UW Lakeshore Nature Reserve, and Olin Park. Take in the beauty of the unique, natural landscape that is home to a multitude of magnificent flora and fauna. Speaking of fauna, don’t forget to explore one of the few admission-free zoos in the country: Henry Vilas Zoo. They are open year-round and have frequently fun events and activities for all ages. State Street is brimming with culinary and shopping experiences that will surely not disappoint your appetite or stylistic cravings. When walking around the UW Campus and Downtown Madison one is sure to spot The Motion "W" being worn pridefully by current badgers, alumni, and fans alike. Badger Athletics are a big deal  around here and with over 23 men’s and women’s teams competing all year round in the Big Ten Conference there are always opportunities to cheer on our nationally ranked badgers at Camp Randall Stadium, Kohl Center, LaBahn Arena, McClimon Track & Soccer Complex and many more. The sports continue on the other side of the Capitol where you can cheer on the Madison Radicals and Forward Madison FC at Breese Stevens Field. This amazing stadium is also host to concerts and community events in addition to athletic events. The campus and downtown area is a truly amazing place to live where there are no excuses to be bored, but instead, endless possibilities to learn, be active, socialize, and have fun.

Farmers’ Markets

There’s a magic that exists at the Dane County Farmer’s Market on Capitol Square in Madison. Every year, thousands of Madisonians and tourists alike, flock to the blocks surrounding the Capitol to enjoy local produce, flowers, baked goods, fresh cheese curds, honey, and more from Wisconsin’s farmers. Boasting goods from over 150 vendors, the bright colored tents, smells, and friendly people are a must-see-and-visit on your Saturday mornings from mid-April to mid-November of each year. Though it runs from about 6am - 2pm, make sure to get there early, as when the goods sell out, vendors will pack up! (You won’t want to miss Stella's Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread!) To top things off, this farmer’s market is the largest producer-only market in the United States, and is sure to win over your heart and your stomach.

Shop ’Til You Drop

Grab your wallet, put on your walking shoes and head down State Street. You will be sure to find everything you are looking for from clothing, shoes, coffee, food, dessert and so much more. You’ll have no problem going back again and again with the variety of stores, restaurants, and bars all while taking in great views of the Capitol. Get your groceries with ease by shopping at the many trusted local and chain stores or have them delivered to your front door. In addition to that, find local bread and meats from butchers and bakers, or fresh produce from the local farmer’s market. You don’t even have to leave the isthmus to find exactly what you’re looking for.

A City You Can Trust

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the city of Madison have both done a lot to reduce crime and provide a safe environment to live. Most, if not all, of the streets are well lit and ample space is provided for sidewalks, bike lanes, and bus lanes. Apartment buildings offer secure entry and take many measures against unwanted guests. The Madison police, fire and emergency medical services work around the clock serving the community to assist wherever and whenever you may need them. A national report recently acknowledged Madison as the second-safest city in which to walk, and No 4 in overall safest cities. You’ll feel safe renting here with the small town vibe that comes with nice neighbors and friendly people around every corner.

Schools and Education

When you say Wisconsin, you’ve said it all and when you say Madison you can’t help but think of UW-Madison. This Big Ten conference school boasts a student population of over 44,000 and offers 9,000-plus courses; 200-plus undergraduate majors and certificates; 250-plus master’s, doctoral, and professional programs and 2,000-plus faculty experts. Ranked as the 13th best public university in the U.S. students, faculty, and community members love to brag about how great it is to be a Badger. The school is a leader in academics, research, public service, and athletics. Madison was recently named college football's greatest college town so after a week of hard work and studying, Badgers know how to have fun too. There are also other fantastic options for education in Madison such as Madison College, Edgewood, and numerous other post-secondary schools. There is a multitude of learning opportunities in the campus and downtown area and you will be sure to find exactly what you want and need in an education. Madison also boasts exceptional education across the board at all ages for families living in the area. Extraordinary teaching staff and advanced courses prepare students for their futures in addition to fun and exciting extracurricular activities.

 

Don’t Take Our Word For It!

The numbers don’t lie, Madison has routinely ranked as one of the best cities in America in numerous categories. Two reports in 2019 have listed Madison in the top ten at No 3 and No 10 best places to live and America’s top small cities respectively. Given the fact that Madison is America’s greatest college football town, it’s a no-brainer that it is one of the best places to live for recent college grads. Don’t think that it’s only about the college scene here though because people of all ages love Madison for the diverse and countless amount of fun activities and things to explore. There are thousands of things Madison is doing right to improve the livability of its beloved residents, from making it easy to connect to the outside world via the Dane County Regional Airport, to providing easy and inexpensive transportation and housing options. So yeah, of course we love it here but we know you will too!

Best In Business

Business is booming here in Mad Town, especially in the campus and downtown area. Madison’s low unemployment rate is supported by the diverse array of high quality jobs and careers available. Whatever your interests may be, you have a great chance to find excellent opportunities on the isthmus. The university and capital support much of the hiring here and they are also backed up by a host of healthcare, IT, manufacturing, and STEM professions. A growing number of college graduates and hardworking Madisonians find wonderful work-life balance due to high household income, steady job growth and increased opportunities while enjoying a low cost of living and affordable housing.

Getting Around

Commuting is made easy by being one of the most bicycle friendly cities with large and clearly defined bike lanes and paths located all throughout Madison. You’ll see just how easy it is to pedal around on either your own bike or one of the 300 rentable Madison BCycle bikes located at over 45 stations spread through downtown making it a viable option no matter where you have to go. The campus and downtown area is also very walkable as sidewalks are well maintained and everything you need is a short distance away. Although Madison can experience tough winter conditions at times, the city does a great job to remove snow and maintain safe roads. If you have more distance to cover than walking or biking will allow hop on one of the many bus lines, call up an Uber, Lyft, Green Cab, or take your own wheels out for a spin.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Thinking of joining the other 260,000 people that call Madison home? We think that is a great idea given that Madison is the fastest growing city in Wisconsin and is home to such a diverse, fun, and caring population. No matter what your age, infants/toddlers, young adults/young professionals, or parents/grandparents, you will always have something new to do, somewhere new to eat, and amazing places to explore. The Madison housing market supports the needs and desires of all those looking for a place to call home. Whether you are looking to buy a home or rent you won’t have to look long for the perfect pad. Regardless if you need to save up first before buying a home, or prefer renting we have you covered. Using our free search tool, you can find an affordable studio apartment, charmingly historic house, modern townhome, or multi-bedroom luxury high-rise with ease. Many apartment communities also offer an extensive list of amenities that often include fitness centers, underground parking, pet stations, laundry, modern finishes and appliances, and indoor/outdoor community spaces. Pairing all of these options for housing with the great livability that campus and downtown offers is why Madison has been ranked as the No 1 best city for renters.

Future Outlook

Due to Madison’s population growing quite rapidly compared to other cities, averaging at a rate of 3% growth each year, and a frequently low vacancy rate the rental market can be a bit competitive. Nonetheless, the amount of unique options to rent that exist currently along with new projects being continuously proposed and developed provide renters with plenty of places to potentially call home. Just make sure you start your search reasonably early and use the right tools. The continuous influx of highly educated, young professionals to Madison’s universities and highly desirable career fields will ensure that Madison continues to grow and prosper. The campus and downtown areas of Madison will continue to provide rich, enjoyable living experiences and excitement for years to come.

Randall Station

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Velo 404

The Abbie

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City Gables

Wingra Point Residences

237 Lakelawn Place

The Regent

Kennedy Place

City Place

234 Langdon Street

536 State Street

104 E. Gilman Street

Pres House Apartments

Orchard Court

The Roundhouse

Regent Square

1310 Hooker Street

Hamilton Point

Old University Place

Kingston Corners

Parkview Apartments

Casa Blanca

Nichols Station

Gilman Apartments

1020 Fahrenbrook Court

Palisade Apartments

The Addison™

The Carriage House

222 Merry Street

643 E. Johnson Street

Butler Plaza

260 Langdon Street

1111 Spring Street

26 N. Breese Terrace/1610 Chadbourne Avenue

Livingston Place

921 High Street

Tuscan Place

Xo1

433 W. Gilman Street

Park Place Luxury Apartments

125 N. Blair St

Vicinato Apartments

The Pressman

244 on Gilman

416 Paunack Place

533 W. Dayton Street

Times Square

1910 Monroe Street

408 W. Washington Avenue

111 E. Gorham Street

The Lux

543 - 547 W. Washington Avenue

500 - 502 N. Henry Street

110 W. Gilman Street

1207 Chandler Street

The Waterfront Apartments

109 E. Gorham Street

The Surf

1608 Madison Street

The Sheelin

1116 Mound Street

The Depot

418 W. Doty Street

134 W. Gilman Street

112 S. Hancock Street

515 W. Dayton Street

22 Dayton

1212 Vilas Avenue

The Lake House

Grand Central

411 W. Doty Street

524 E. Main Street

Hart House

Metropolitian Place Condo

1005 Grant Street

151 W. Gilman Street

515 N. Carroll Street

Aventine

110 W. Johnson Street

533 W. Washington Avenue

345 - 347 W. Doty Street

Langdon Hall

Riva Apartments

212 S. Henry Street

2245 Winnebago Street

131 - 133 Lathrop Street

524 E. Johnson Street

Lincoln School

450 W. Mifflin Street

1/4 Point Place

415 Paunack Place

Keystone Apartments

227 Langdon Street

213 N. Hamilton Street

1301 Spring Street

309 W. Doty Street

1208 Jenifer Street

Maple Glen

8 N. Broom Street

418 W. Main Street

511 W. Dayton Street

544 - 546 W. Dayton Street

1621 - 1623 Jefferson Street

810 E. Gorham Street

225 W. Gilman Street

Park House Apartments

315 N. Blair Street

KM2

539 W. Doty Street

17 S. Randall Avenue

243 W. Gilman Street

104 E. Dayton Street

1312 Chandler Street

127 N. Blair St

825 E. Johnson Street

6 N. Charter Street

410 N. Butler Street

Quisling Terrace

546 State Street

Watermark Lofts

2141 - 2143 Regent Street

447 W. Mifflin Street

Nine Line at the Yards

1201 Mound Street

23 N. Mills Street

207 N. Pinckney Street

210 S. Mills Street

2118 Kendall Avenue

699 Station

The Frances

121-123 E. Gorham Street

Erin Square

1016 Garfield Street

141 E. Gorham Street

Ambassador by the Lake

129 N. Franklin Street

13 S. Blair Street

210 Bernard Court

17 S. Blair Street

211 W. Gilman Street

114 S. Bassett Street

842-846 Jenifer Street

Eastpointe

Humbucker Apartments

510 N. Henry Street

151 E. Gilman Street

411 - 413 W. Wilson Street

115 E. Johnson Street

Kingston Place

9 S. Randall Street

540 W. Washington Avenue

408 N. Henry Street

The Lurican

748 Jenifer Street

109 N. Hancock Street

Vista Apartments

1111 Bowen Court

131 W. Gilman Street

413 S. Park Street

SEVEN27 at the Yards

306 West

319 N. Blair Street

130 N. Butler Street

935 Chandler Street

2554 Kendall Avenue

210 Lakelawn Place

2306 Sommers Avenue

2202 Luann Place

472 Rushmore Lane

129 N. Butler Street

1917 University Avenue

926 Vilas Avenue

2 Langdon

817 1/2 E. Johnson Street

Birge House

15 N. Mills Street

Highland Terrace

University Heights

140 E. Johnson Street

310 - 312 North Breese Terrace

314 S. Broom Street

2218 Regent Street

Washington Court

401 E. Johnson Street

416 - 418 N. Carroll Street

505 E. Gorham Street

525 West Doty

Campus Village

427 W. Wilson Street

20 N. Broom Street

407 State Street

2408 Kendall Avenue

508 N. Henry Street

420 & 426 W. Doty Street

211 Langdon Street

205 - 207 N. Hamilton Street

115 E. Gilman Street

110 S. Broom Street

504 W. Mifflin Street

Oakland on Monroe

110 S. Hancock Street

311 S. Brooks Street

312 S. Park Street

1722 Monroe

649 E. Johnson Street

1013 Colby Street

Park Tower

410 W. Washington Avenue

840 E. Gorham Street

Brian House

3311 Harvey Street

744 E. Johnson St

415 N. Henry Street

1417 Williamson Street

1232 Bowen Court

127 E. Johnson Street

414 N. Henry Street

811 Prospect Place

625 Mendota Court

Bassett Walk

117 N. Bedford Street

152 Rodney Court

Mifflander

836-840 Jenifer Street

206 - 208 S. Charter Street

Odessa

152 E. Johnson Street

442 W. Doty Street

Wingra Shores

2560 Kendall Avenue

Arkadia

14 N. Broom Street

Aberdeen Apartments

2520 Kendall Avenue

127 Langdon Street

219 N. Hamilton Street

Veritas Village

Cardinal Apartments

112 S. Mills Street

315 N. Pinckney Street

1005 E. Johnson Street

1320-1322 Rutledge Street

1135 E. Gorham Street

522 W. Johnson Street

165 Dunning Street

135 N. Butler Street

505 Conklin Place

321 Walnut Street

133 E. Gorham Street

118 West Johnson

316 W. Wilson Street

Kinsale Place

Farley Arms

1120 Bowen Court

902 - 906 Jenifer Street

402 - 404 S. Livingston Street

232 S. Fair Oaks

2024 Kendall Avenue

Uptown East

1139 E. Mifflin Street

134 W. Gorham Street

445 West Johnson

Prima Apartments

541 W. Washington Avenue

 

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