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Overview of Madison

Located in a quaint town with high-quality schools and a variety of attractions and events, Madison apartments for rent will allow you to live the Southern lifestyle. Graceful trees and rolling hills fill much of the city, and its parks and walking trails have helped Madison become a great place to raise a family. Located just west of Huntsville on 23 square miles of land, Madison is a small community where residents know and care for each other. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Madison is home to about 43,600 people.

Living in Madison

As more residents move into Madison apartments for rent, the city continues the exceptional growth it has experienced since it was incorporated in the 19th century. John Cartwright was the first settler here in 1818 and settled his family in a spot that would come to be called Madison Station. In the 21st century, easy access to public transportation and two nearby airports allowed the city to add more than 10,000 new residents who are quickly finding out that there's plenty to like about this Southern community. Top attractions near Madison apartments include the Rainbow Mountain Trailhead, where residents can enjoy the area's natural beauty, and the Clay House, which houses more than 150 years of Madison history.

Madison Apartments and Cost of Living

Madison apartments for rent are located in a city with affordable living conditions. According to City-Data, Madison has a cost of living index of 85.3, which is about 15 points lower than the national average. For its sunny weather, high income per capita, stable housing market and high graduation rates, Madison earned an "Exceptionally Livable" livability score of 80 from AreaVibes. Here, residents of apartments in Madison can expect to pay about $3.60 for a gallon of gasoline and $2.48 for a gallon of milk.

Apartments in Madison Work and Study

Madison is a great place to look for work because the city is home to more than 450 companies. According to the 2012 Madison Community Profile, the top employers near apartments for rent in Madison include Intergraph Inc., Madison City Schools, the City of Madison, Tyonek Native Corporation, Excellance Inc. and Label-Aid Systems Inc.

For those seeking higher education, there are many opportunities available in the area. ITT Technical Institute may be the only school in town, but it's joined by a host of schools in nearby Huntsville, including Strayer University, Oakwood University, the University of Alabama, Huntsville Bible College and Virginia College.