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    1124 Morraine View Drive, Madison, WI 53719
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    2334 Talc Trail, Madison, WI 53719
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    1815 Brittany Place #1, Madison, WI 53711
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    902 N. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53717
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    5850 Charon Lane, Madison, WI 53718
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    1915 Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704
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    916 Vilas Avenue, Madison, WI 53715
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    901 Drake Street, Madison, WI 53715
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    621 N. Sherman Avenue, Maple Bluff, WI 53704
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    1622 & 1750 Fordem Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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    4 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
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    • $2,750
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    443/445 W. DAYTON STREET, Madison, WI 53703
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    800 West Broadway, Monona, WI 53713
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    6845 Littlemore Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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    1624 Fordem Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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    1818 Fordem Avenue Apt. 9, Madison, WI 53704
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    9419 Modern Point Lane, Madison, WI 53593
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    480 N Sherman Ave, Maple Bluff, WI 53704
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    5816 Halley Way, Madison, WI 53718
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    1015 Mound St., Madison, WI 53715
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    78 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711
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    130 N. Breese, Madison, WI 53703
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    110 S. Brooks Street, Madison, WI 53715
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    502 Apollo Way, Madison, WI 53718
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    4801 Sheboygan Ave, Madison, WI 53705
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    401 N. Thompson Drive, Madison, WI 53714
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  • 5201 Brookside Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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    9603 Paragon Street, Middleton, WI 53562
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    431 W. Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
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    319 East Hill Parkway, Madison, WI 53718
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    116-118 E Dayton, Madison, WI 53703
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    825 E Johnson, MADISON, WI 53703
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    354 Kent Lane, Madison, WI 53713
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    4713 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716
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    302 Parkwood Lane, Madison, WI 53714
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  • 2925 Fish Hatchery Road #102, Madison, WI 53713
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    5320 Westport Road, Madison, WI 53704
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    818 North Star Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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    Williamson St Association, Madison, WI 53703
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    430 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53703
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    926 Vilas Avenue, Madison, WI 53715
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    6723 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711
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  • 925 Harrington Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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    515 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53703
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    310 Samuel Drive, Madison, WI 53717
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    50 Schroeder Court #115, Madison, WI 53711
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    204 Saint Teresa Terrace, Monona, WI 53716
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  • 2001 Greenway Cross, Fitchburg, WI 53713
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    5217 MONONA DRIVE, MONONA, WI 53716
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    427 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
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Average rent in Madison, WI

$1,459/mo Madison, WI average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Madison, WI is $1,459.

    Madison, WI apartment rent ranges

    About 49% of apartment rents in Madison, WI range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 20% of apartments. Around 17% of Madison’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

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    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Madison, WI last updated?

    Prices and availability in Madison, WI were last updated on 6 Oct 2022.

    What are the best apartments in Madison, WI?

    The best apartments in Madison, WI are: The Crossings at Elver Park, Hawks Ridge, Heather Downs, Rosewood Villas - Senior and Infinity.

    What is the average rent in Madison, WI?

    The average rent in Madison, WI is $1,459. Start your search for apartments in Madison, WI now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Madison, WI?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Madison, WI is between $265 and $2,315. View all studio apartments in Madison, WI.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison, WI?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Madison, WI is between $265 and $3,285. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Madison, WI now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Madison, WI?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Madison, WI is between $525 and $3,270. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Madison, WI.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Madison, WI?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Madison, WI is between $598 and $3,095. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Madison, WI.

    What type of rental buildings are in Madison, WI?

    In Madison 52% of the housing is rented out compared to 48% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 22% of Madison’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 69% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 9% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Madison, WI?

    The average age of rental buildings in Madison is 32 years old, with 41% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 4 stories, of which 73% are garden-style apartment communities, 22% are mid-sized buildings, and 5% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Madison, WI?

    Rental apartments in Madison come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 8% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 44% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 39% of all rentals in Madison. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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    Renter's guide to Madison, WI

    Madison, Wisconsin is a city filled with Midwestern charm. It's a place where you can instantly feel at home, especially if you love the outdoors, sports, and cold beer—because Madison, WI has no shortage of those three.

    Madison ranks within the top 10 of US cities for healthy and active lifestyles, including swimming, biking, and parks. But it also rates highly for economic growth and STEM professionals. That makes Madison a great place to flatten your abs while fattening your wallet.

    Madison is only 74 miles from Milwaukee and 147 miles from Chicago, a short road trip away. Green Bay, the home of the iconic Packers football team, is somewhere in between—at 135 miles from Madison.

    Madison is a fairly small city. At 94 square miles, it's roughly the same size as Milwaukee, but only 40% the size of Chicago.

    If you're the type of person who enjoys distinct seasons, Madison may be right up your alley. The weather in Madison is a tale of two extremes, with winter temperatures that regularly drop below freezing, often as low as 0ºF. Meanwhile, summers are warm and humid, regularly pushing into the 80s and sometimes even into the 90s.

    Tips for renting in Madison, WI

    It's helpful to know what you're getting into before you decide to rent a place in a new city, so here are a few tips to keep you covered.

    When you first move in, you have 7 days to inform the landlord of any pre-existing problems or damages in the residence. There is no limit on how much landlords can charge for security deposits, but there is a 21-day deadline for your deposit to be returned after you move out.

    If the landlord feels you broke the lease, whether through a failure to pay rent or anything else, you'll be given a 5, 14, or 30 day eviction notice. During that time, you can either resolve the case with the landlord, or wait until it goes to court and make your arguments there.

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    Madison, WI demographics

    Madison, WI has a population of 258,366 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 130,484 of Madison’s residents are women and 127,882 are men. The median age of those who live in Madison, WI is 31.2.

    Living in Madison, WI

    Even as a relatively small city, Madison has plenty of things going for it. It's fairly inexpensive, while being home to some great food and beer. And it's surrounded by lakes, which is a real plus for any nature loves.

    On the other hand, winters in Madison are brutally cold, and it does lack some of the entertainment options of a bigger city.

    The city has a predominantly white population, with roughly 15% split evenly between Asian and African-American inhabitants.

    Madison, WI households

    • 50,623 Family
      61,209 Non-family
    • 23,567 Children
      88,265 No Children
    • 111,832Total Number of Households
    • 2.2Average People Per Household
    • $67,565Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 111,832 households in Madison, WI. 50,623 are family households and 61,209 are non-family households. There are 23,567 households with children in Madison and 88,265 households without children. On average, about 2.2 people live in a household in Madison, WI.

    Things to do in Madison, WI

    What exactly is there to do in a city like Madison? Plenty.

    Madison is also known as “The City of Four Lakes”, which refers to Lake Kegonsa, Lake Waubesa, Lake Monona, and Lake Mendota. There's even a fifth lake, Lake Wingra.

    That means there are plenty of fishing, boating, and camping options nearby—in the warmer months, at least. During the colder months, there are plenty of winter sports options around the city too, like skiing, ice skating, and more.

    Did we mention the Olbrich Botanical Gardens? It’s a can't miss for any nature lover.

    Things to do

    Did we mention the Olbrich Botanical Gardens? It’s a can't miss for any nature lover.

    Or if you're looking for something a little more cultural, there's the annual Art Fair on the Square or the Chazen Museum of Art. Even though it's a typical Midwestern city in many ways, Madison is definitely the most progressive and liberal city in Wisconsin.

    For shopping, there's the very popular Madison Farmer's Market, where you can buy fresh produce straight from the source. And for your other shopping needs, you can check out the West Towne Mall or the Hilldale Shopping Center.

    When it comes to food, Madison is known for its cheese, its beer, and its bratwurst. After taking one of the local food tours, you'll understand why.

    When it comes to food, Madison is known for its cheese, its beer, and its bratwurst. After taking one of the local food tours, you'll understand why.

    But no Madison, WI guide would be complete without talking about the sports. Not only is the city very accessible to Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Chicago, where you can find some of the best professional football, basketball, baseball, and hockey teams in the country, Madison is also home of the University of Wisconsin's athletic teams.

    That means some of the best college basketball, hockey, and football you can find anywhere. UW's hockey team has more titles than almost any team in the country, and their men's basketball team has made it deep into the NCAA tournament three years in a row.

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    Madison, WI employment & economy

    Madison's biggest industry is manufacturing, though there are still plenty of options in agriculture, healthcare, tech, service, and government.

    Some of the city's biggest employers include John Deere & Co., Kraft Foods, Lands' End, and the Madison-based Sony Creative Software.

    Education in Madison, WI

    Madison ranks among the best cities in the country for education, with more college degrees and PhDs per capita than almost anywhere in the United States.

    The city is home to the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin, one of America's largest universities.

    Madison, WI education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Madison, WI is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 19% completed some high school, 19% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 32% have a Bachelor Degree, and 22% have a Graduate Degree.

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