Madison, WI Real Estate

The capital of the state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County, the City of Madison requires no introduction. Second only to Milwaukee in population, Madison is the political and cultural hub of the state, a fact further bolstered by the city’s reoccurring placement on nationally-ranked best of lists. With schools ranked as some of the best in the nation, an unparalleled arts and entertainment scene, and a college sports team that constantly performs at the peak of perfection, it’s no wonder that people from all over the world continue to flock to Madison in hopes of calling the city home.

Shopping for a home in Madison, one can expect to encounter an incredibly diverse and well populated real estate market that offers homes spanning a range of price points and styles. The abundance of homes for sale in Madison means that buyers have their choice of an extensive variety of house styles. Queen Anne, Georgian Revival, Tudor, Colonial  and Prairie style homes are just a few of the  types of homes included amongst in expansive selection of homes for sale in Madison.  From the bohemian neighborhood of “Wil-Mar,” to the sprawling estates on the shores of Lake Mendota, Madison is able to serve everyone from tightly budgeted undergraduates to high-powered business leaders and members of the state government.

Living in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is a great place to live, a fact which is constantly reaffirmed not only by the smiling faces which line the city’s streets, but by the extensive list of accolades the city has accumulated over its long history. Most recently,  Madison has been named “Safest City in America for Kids” by Mens Health,  #4 in the “Best Cities for Health Care”by The Daily Beast, #3 in the “Best City for Young Professionals” by Forbes, and # 10 in the “Best Town to Live In” by Outside Magazine. While certainly impressive, the city’s placement on these lists only scratches the surface of what truly makes living in Madison great.

Schools in Madison, Wisconsin

Ranked by Forbes as the second best place to educate your child, Madison is a city which prides itself on providing fertile educational opportunities to each and every one of its residents. Primary education is managed by the Madison Metropolitan School District, which serves nearly 25,000 students in 46 schools. The city also includes five public high schools, three religiously affiliated schools and Madison County Day School, a private school serving students from pre-k to grade 12. The city is home to numerous higher learning institutions, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison (nationally recognized as one of the best colleges in the country), Edgewood College, Madison Area Technical College and the Madison Media Institute.

Business in Madison, Wisconsin

Business in Madison is driven by the city’s two largest employers, the Wisconsin State Government and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. However, in recent years, many businesses have flocked to Madison in hopes of attracting the city’s highly-educated workforce. This mix of new firms and locally founded businesses includes such big-name players as Oscar MayerThe Onion, Rocky Rococo, Ian’s Pizza, Spectrum Brands, Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, Raven Software, Sonic Foundry and the biotech companies, Promega  and Nimblegen.

Reenforcing Madison’s business community is the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, which, in addition to helping foster connections between local businesses and their customers, facilitates  professional networking opportunities by sponsoring numerous events. The chamber also aims assist new and potential residents by providing information on moving to Madison, and assisting in the acquisition of necessities such as childcare, insurance and housing. Aspiring entrepreneurs  will will find many helpful resources on the chamber’s website, including The Wisconsin Technology Council’s Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit.

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         Sports

It’s hard to mention Madison without mentioning the Wisconsin Badgers, and the city’s reputation as a sports town. The perennial college football favorite draws some of the nation’s best student-athletes, and with them, one of the sport’s most dedicated fan bases. During football season, fans can be found cheering the Badgers on at Camp Randall Stadium. The city is also home to UW-Madison’s basketball and hockey programs, two high-performing men’s and women’s programs that can be found playing at the Kohl Center to raucous crowds.

         Shopping, Food and Nightlife

Like every city in America, Madison is defined by its unique community of local shopping, dining and nightlife businesses, not by the national chains. Unlike most cities, Madison’s community of small and local businesses is both bold and eclectic. Some of the city’s most notable businesses are located in and around State Street, Madison’s pedestrian-only (with a few exceptions) thoroughfare which links the University of Wisconsin campus with Capitol Square.  Local favorites Pauls Book Store,  The Soap OperaRedamtè ( a locally owned cafe) and State Street Brats are just some of the businesses which call State Street home, while businesses such as Sol’s On The Square (Authentic Korean cuisine), Sunprint Café,  and Espresso Royale Caffe are located on Capitol Square.

         Outdoors

Named “The Healthiest City in America” in 2004 by Mens Journal, Madison offers opportunities for residents to get out and experience Wisconsin’s gorgeous landscape. During the warmer months, residents can enjoy exploring one of the city’s numerous parks (such as Blackhawk ParkJames Madison ParkWarner Park or Cypress Spray Park), sailing on one of Madison’s four local lakes (Lake WaubesaLake KegonsaLake Mendota, and Lake Monona) golfing at one of the city’s four public golf courses, relaxing on local beaches, or disc golfing at one of the city’s two courses. The outdoor fun doesn’t stop when winter comes to Madison. Ice skating, ice hockey, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are all available during Wisconsin’s colder months. Information on some of the city’s opportunities for outdoor fun have been graciously catalogued by the City of Madison Parks Department.

         Celebrations

Madison residents love to party, as is evident by city’s proclivity for hosting celebrations both large and small. One of the largest student-driven parties is the State Street Halloween Party, which draws crowds of both students and out-of-town partygoers. Other Madison-based celebrations include The Great Taste of the Midwest, a craft beer festival established in 1987,  Rhythm and Booms, an annual 4th of July celebration which includes flyovers by F-16 fighter jets and the largest fireworks display in the Midwest, and Taste of Madison, the city’s premiere food festival.

         Arts and Entertainment

Arts, culture  and entertainment thrive in Madison, catering to the city’s hunger for a diverse selection of entertainment options. Some of the largest and most visible venues include the Orpheum Theatre, the Overture Center (home to The Madison OperaThe Madison Symphony OrchestraForward Theatre Company, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and The Madison Ballet), and the University Theatre. The city is also home to a plethora of independent art galleries (such as the HYART Gallery), comedy clubs (such as the Comedy Club on State), and museums, such as the Madison Children’s Museum, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Madison’s history dates as far back as 1829, when James Duane Doty, a former federal judge, purchased in excess of one thousand acres of land between Lakes Mendota and Monona. It wasn’t until 1837, when construction began on what was then the second incarnation of the Wisconsin Capitol, did Madison begin its gradual transformation into the city it is today. Madison incorporated as a city in 1856. Its population at the time was just over 6,000 residents.

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Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
4K McFarland (McFarland) Mcfarland School District public 122 Not Provided 4K McFarland GreatSchools Rating
ABC Plus (Madison) private 0 Not Provided ABC Plus GreatSchools Rating
Allis Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 491 Not Provided Allis Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Arboretum Elementary School (Waunakee) Waunakee Community School District public 532 Not Provided Arboretum Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Bird Elementary School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 479 Not Provided Bird Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Capitoland Christian School (Madison) private 11 Not Provided Capitoland Christian School GreatSchools Rating
Cesar Chavez Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 706 Not Provided Cesar Chavez Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Charis Classical Academy (Madison) private 21 Not Provided Charis Classical Academy GreatSchools Rating
Cottage Grove Elementary School (Cottage Grove) Monona Grove School District public 435 Not Provided Cottage Grove Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Country View Elementary School (Verona) Verona Area School District public 504 Not Provided Country View Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Creekside Elementary School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 424 Not Provided Creekside Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Crestwood Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 395 Not Provided Crestwood Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Eastside Elementary School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 539 Not Provided Eastside Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Elm Lawn Elementary School (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 574 Not Provided Elm Lawn Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Elvehjem Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 510 Not Provided Elvehjem Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Emerson Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 393 Not Provided Emerson Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Falk Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 372 Not Provided Falk Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Franklin Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 399 Not Provided Franklin Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Glacier Edge Elementary School (Verona) Verona Area School District public 463 Not Provided Glacier Edge Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Glendale Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 489 Not Provided Glendale Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Gompers Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 295 Not Provided Gompers Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Greenway Crossing Montessori (Madison) private 17 Not Provided Greenway Crossing Montessori GreatSchools Rating
Hawthorne Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 433 Not Provided Hawthorne Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Horizon Elementary School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 530 Not Provided Horizon Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Huegel Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 494 Not Provided Huegel Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Kennedy Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 573 Not Provided Kennedy Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lake View Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 282 Not Provided Lake View Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lapham Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 308 Not Provided Lapham Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Leopold Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 713 Not Provided Leopold Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lincoln Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 423 Not Provided Lincoln Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lindbergh Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 238 Not Provided Lindbergh Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lowell Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 425 Not Provided Lowell Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Madinah Academy Of Madison (Madison) private 39 Not Provided Madinah Academy Of Madison GreatSchools Rating
Madison Jewish Community Day School (Madison) private 18 Not Provided Madison Jewish Community Day School GreatSchools Rating
Marquette Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 241 Not Provided Marquette Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Mcfarland Primary School (McFarland) Mcfarland School District public 324 Not Provided Mcfarland Primary School GreatSchools Rating
Mcpasd 4k (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 272 Not Provided Mcpasd 4k GreatSchools Rating
Mendota Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 314 Not Provided Mendota Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Midvale Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 509 Not Provided Midvale Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Muir Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 471 Not Provided Muir Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
New Century School (Verona) Verona Area School District charter 126 Not Provided New Century School GreatSchools Rating
Northside Elementary School (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 467 Not Provided Northside Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Northside Elementary School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 491 Not Provided Northside Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Nuestro Mundo (Monona) Madison Metropolitan School District charter 303 Not Provided Nuestro Mundo GreatSchools Rating
Olson Elementary School (Verona) Madison Metropolitan School District public 501 Not Provided Olson Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Orchard Ridge Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 371 Not Provided Orchard Ridge Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Park Elementary School (Cross Plains) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 362 Not Provided Park Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Randall Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 379 Not Provided Randall Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Royal Oaks Elementary School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 475 Not Provided Royal Oaks Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Sandburg Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 413 Not Provided Sandburg Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Sauk Trail Elementary School (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 414 Not Provided Sauk Trail Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Schenk Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 422 Not Provided Schenk Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Shorewood Hills Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 500 Not Provided Shorewood Hills Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Stephens Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 531 Not Provided Stephens Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Stoner Prairie Elementary School (Madison) Verona Area School District public 415 Not Provided Stoner Prairie Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Sugar Creek Elementary School (Verona) Verona Area School District public 523 Not Provided Sugar Creek Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Sun Prairie Four Kids (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 491 Not Provided Sun Prairie Four Kids GreatSchools Rating
Sunset Ridge Elementary School (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 560 Not Provided Sunset Ridge Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Taylor Prairie Elementary School (Cottage Grove) Monona Grove School District public 370 Not Provided Taylor Prairie Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Thoreau Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 424 Not Provided Thoreau Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Together 4 Kids School (Cottage Grove) Monona Grove School District public 96 Not Provided Together 4 Kids School GreatSchools Rating
Van Hise Elementary School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 396 Not Provided Van Hise Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Verona Area International School (Fitchburg) Verona Area School District charter 94 Not Provided Verona Area International School GreatSchools Rating
Verona Area K4 (Verona) Verona Area School District public 282 Not Provided Verona Area K4 GreatSchools Rating
Waubesa Intermediate School (McFarland) Mcfarland School District public 513 Not Provided Waubesa Intermediate School GreatSchools Rating
Waunakee Community 4k School (Waunakee) Waunakee Community School District public 253 Not Provided Waunakee Community 4k School GreatSchools Rating
Waunakee Heritage Elementary School (Waunakee) Waunakee Community School District public 316 Not Provided Waunakee Heritage Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Waunakee Intermediate School (Waunakee) Waunakee Community School District public 598 Not Provided Waunakee Intermediate School GreatSchools Rating
Waunakee Prairie Elementary School (Waunakee) Waunakee Community School District public 522 Not Provided Waunakee Prairie Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
West Middleton Elementary School (Verona) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 468 Not Provided West Middleton Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Westside Elementary School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 411 Not Provided Westside Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Winnequah School (Monona) Monona Grove School District public 504 Not Provided Winnequah School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Badger Ridge Middle School (Verona) Verona Area School District public 512 Not Provided Badger Ridge Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Badger Rock Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District charter 92 Not Provided Badger Rock Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Black Hawk Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 396 Not Provided Black Hawk Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Blessed Sacrament School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Blessed Sacrament School GreatSchools Rating
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 1082 Not Provided Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Cherokee Heights Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 509 Not Provided Cherokee Heights Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Core Knowledge Charter School (Verona) Verona Area School District charter 409 Not Provided Core Knowledge Charter School GreatSchools Rating
Eastside Lutheran School (Madison) private 136 Not Provided Eastside Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
Edgewood Campus School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Edgewood Campus School GreatSchools Rating
Glacial Drumlin School (Cottage Grove) Monona Grove School District public 844 Not Provided Glacial Drumlin School GreatSchools Rating
Glacier Creek Middle School (Cross Plains) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 630 Not Provided Glacier Creek Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Hamilton Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 794 Not Provided Hamilton Middle School GreatSchools Rating
High Point Christian School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided High Point Christian School GreatSchools Rating
Holy Cross Lutheran School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Holy Cross Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
Indian Mound Middle School (McFarland) Mcfarland School District public 476 Not Provided Indian Mound Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Innovative & Alternative Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 4 Not Provided Innovative & Alternative Middle School GreatSchools Rating
James Wright Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District charter 255 Not Provided James Wright Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Jefferson Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 550 Not Provided Jefferson Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Kromrey Middle School (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 717 Not Provided Kromrey Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Lighthouse Christian School (Madison) private 46 Not Provided Lighthouse Christian School GreatSchools Rating
Madison Community Montessori School (Madison) private 125 Not Provided Madison Community Montessori School GreatSchools Rating
Madison Waldorf School (Madison) private 146 Not Provided Madison Waldorf School GreatSchools Rating
O'keeffe Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 445 Not Provided O'keeffe Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Our Lady Queen Of Peace School (Madison) private 483 Not Provided Our Lady Queen Of Peace School GreatSchools Rating
Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
Patrick Marsh Middle School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 539 Not Provided Patrick Marsh Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Prairie View Middle School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 537 Not Provided Prairie View Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Savanna Oaks Middle School (Fitchburg) Verona Area School District public 481 Not Provided Savanna Oaks Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Sennett Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 607 Not Provided Sennett Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Sherman Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 421 Not Provided Sherman Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Spring Harbor Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 268 Not Provided Spring Harbor Middle School GreatSchools Rating
St James Catholic School (Madison) private 178 Not Provided St James Catholic School GreatSchools Rating
St Maria Goretti Elementary School (Madison) private 468 Not Provided St Maria Goretti Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
St. Dennis School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided St. Dennis School GreatSchools Rating
Three Angels Christian School (Madison) private 25 Not Provided Three Angels Christian School GreatSchools Rating
Toki Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 523 Not Provided Toki Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Walbridge School (Madison) private 28 Not Provided Walbridge School GreatSchools Rating
Waunakee Middle School (Waunakee) Waunakee Community School District public 634 Not Provided Waunakee Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Whitehorse Middle School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 468 Not Provided Whitehorse Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Wingra School (Madison) private 132 Not Provided Wingra School GreatSchools Rating
Wiva K-8 (McFarland) Mcfarland School District charter 0 Not Provided Wiva K-8 GreatSchools Rating
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21st Century Eschool (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District charter 89 Not Provided 21st Century Eschool GreatSchools Rating
Abundant Life Christian School (Madison) private 209 Not Provided Abundant Life Christian School GreatSchools Rating
Aero Alt Ed Resource Option (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 242 Not Provided Aero Alt Ed Resource Option GreatSchools Rating
Clark Street Community School (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District charter 94 Not Provided Clark Street Community School GreatSchools Rating
Diploma Completion High School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 42 Not Provided Diploma Completion High School GreatSchools Rating
East High School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 1604 Not Provided East High School GreatSchools Rating
Edgewood High School Of The Sacred Heart (Madison) private 545 Not Provided Edgewood High School Of The Sacred Heart GreatSchools Rating
Exploration Academy (Verona) Verona Area School District charter 58 Not Provided Exploration Academy GreatSchools Rating
George Washington University Online High School  (Madison) private 0 Not Provided George Washington University Online High School  GreatSchools Rating
Hope Academy (Madison) private 4 Not Provided Hope Academy GreatSchools Rating
Horizon High School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Horizon High School GreatSchools Rating
Horizon High School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Horizon High School GreatSchools Rating
Isthmus Montessori Academy (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Isthmus Montessori Academy GreatSchools Rating
K12 International Academy (Madison) private 0 Not Provided K12 International Academy GreatSchools Rating
Lafollette High School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 1478 Not Provided Lafollette High School GreatSchools Rating
Madison Baptist Academy (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Madison Baptist Academy GreatSchools Rating
Mcfarland High School (McFarland) Mcfarland School District public 715 Not Provided Mcfarland High School GreatSchools Rating
Memorial High School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 1834 Not Provided Memorial High School GreatSchools Rating
Metro School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 25 Not Provided Metro School GreatSchools Rating
Middleton High School (Middleton) Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public 1989 Not Provided Middleton High School GreatSchools Rating
Monona Grove High School (Madison) Monona Grove School District public 921 Not Provided Monona Grove High School GreatSchools Rating
Monona Grove Liberal Arts (Monona) Monona Grove School District charter 31 Not Provided Monona Grove Liberal Arts GreatSchools Rating
Operation Fresh Start (Madison) private 31 Not Provided Operation Fresh Start GreatSchools Rating
Prairie Phoenix Academy (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 79 Not Provided Prairie Phoenix Academy GreatSchools Rating
Shabazz-City High School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 103 Not Provided Shabazz-City High School GreatSchools Rating
St Ambrose Academy (Madison) private 83 Not Provided St Ambrose Academy GreatSchools Rating
St. Charles Inc Dane County (Madison) private 0 Not Provided St. Charles Inc Dane County GreatSchools Rating
Sun Prairie High School (Sun Prairie) Sun Prairie Area School District public 1505 Not Provided Sun Prairie High School GreatSchools Rating
The Keystone School (Madison) private 0 Not Provided The Keystone School GreatSchools Rating
Verona Area High School (Verona) Verona Area School District public 1514 Not Provided Verona Area High School GreatSchools Rating
Waunakee High School (Waunakee) Waunakee Community School District public 1163 Not Provided Waunakee High School GreatSchools Rating
West High School (Madison) Madison Metropolitan School District public 2035 Not Provided West High School GreatSchools Rating
Wisconsin Institute for Learning (Madison) private 0 Not Provided Wisconsin Institute for Learning GreatSchools Rating
Wiva High School (McFarland) Mcfarland School District charter 0 Not Provided Wiva High School GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 274,315 489,160 5,687,217
Total Households 119,024 203,477 2,286,339
Total Families 58,962 117,904 1,476,860
Population Density 56,426 62,118 437,888
Percent Male 49% 49% 50%
Percent Female 51% 51% 50%
White Collar Jobs 76% 72% 55%
Blue Collar Jobs 24% 28% 45%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Education 35,196
Information, Scientific and Technical 33,402
Healthcare 31,572
Sales 19,756
Management 19,500
Retail 18,237
Arts and Media 17,026
Professional Services 13,188
Manufacturing 11,902
Transportation 11,689

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income with Head of House hold under age of 25

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 25 and 44

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 45 and 64

Household Income with Head of Household over the age of 65

Housing Demographics

  City County State
Total Housing Units 126,757 215,562 2,620,437
Owner Occupied Housing Units 60,058 122,215 1,568,389
Renter Occupied Housing Units 58,963 81,258 717,965
Vacant Housing Units 7,740 12,076 334,086
Occupancy Rate 94% 94% 87%
Vehicles Per Housing Unit 19 62 1,560

Commute Time To Work

  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 4,088 8,835 128,186
5 - 14 minutes 47,904 59,908 404,935
15 - 29 minutes 69,709 85,572 481,024
30 - 44 minutes 18,378 35,178 292,442
45-59 minutes 3,887 8,603 143,851
Over 60 minutes 4,215 6,388 82,133

Total Housing Units

Housing By Occupant

Commute Time To Work

Monthly Rental Rates

Monthly Mortgage Costs

Age of Homeowners

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 9,804 16,871 374,133
High School Graduate 29,623 65,546 1,258,952
Some College 30,367 60,257 808,107
Associates Degree 13,929 29,804 355,880
Bachelors Degree 48,143 86,096 663,912
Graduate Degree 40,310 54,040 258,410

Education Attainment


Market Conditions

Market Conditions for Madison

August 2017

Median Sale Price
$260,100

 UP 8.82%
vs. Month Ago
Homes for Sale
643

 UP 4.04%
vs. Month Ago
Homes Sold
379

 DOWN -2.57%
vs. Month Ago
Avg Days on Market
26

 UP 8.33%
vs. Month Ago

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in August was $260,100. The median sales price for homes in August rose by $21,100 compared to last month. This represents a 8.82% increase from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes rose by $20,200 representing a 8.42% year-over-year change.

The median sales price is the middle value of all sales occurring in the market during the past thirty days when you arrange these sales prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of a few unusually low or high sales prices.

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale rose by 25 in August to 643. This represents 4.04% increase from July when 618 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 719 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 76 representing a -10.57% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold

The inventory of homes for sale rose by 25 in August to 643. This represents 4.04% increase from July when 618 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 719 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 76 representing a -10.57% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in August (26) increased by 2 days compared to July. This represents a 8.33% increase in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold did not change 0, a 0% year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 99.68% in August fell by 0.15% compared to July and increased 1.21% compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes

The number of homes listed in August (363) remained level Compared to August 2016, the number of new listings increased by 37, a 11.34% year-over-year change.

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Homes

The median list price in August was $254,900. The median list price for homes in August fell by ($5,000) compared to last month. This represents a 1.92% decrease from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes increased $11,000 representing a 4.51% year-over-year increase.

The median list price is the middle value of all currently active listings as reported in the MLS systems in the market area when you arrange these list prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of the existence of a few unusually low or high list prices.




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