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    5022 American Parkway, Madison, WI 53718
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    Enjoy your lifestyle! It’s easy to do when you make your way minutes from downtown Madison to the up and coming East side. Elevate is our newest, luxury apartment community and is ready for you to make one of our stunning apartments your next home. Create a space that’s strictly you, in one of our thoughtfully designed one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with open floor plans and soaring ceilings. Make yourself comfortable as you settle in with our designer kitchens, modern, top-quality appliances and individual patios and balconies. Or, shift into relaxation mode in our impressive Pool and Activity Courtyards. Should you choose to ever leave home, the welcoming neighborhood community offers delightful shops, restaurants, sports bars, and of course convenient access to several major highways.  All-in-all, life is just better here.

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    2202 Luann Lane, Madison, WI 53713
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    1614 Fordem Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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  • 5440 Congress Avenue, Madison, WI 53718
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    5217 MONONA DRIVE, MONONA, WI 53716
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    5022 American Parkway, Madison, WI 53718
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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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    310 Samuel Drive, Madison, WI 53717
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    633 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
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    6845 Littlemore Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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    902 N. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53717
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    621 N. Sherman Avenue, Maple Bluff, WI 53704
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    1915 Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704
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  • 5201 Brookside Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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    3515 Cross Hill Drive, Madison, WI 53718
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    3864 Maple Grove Drive, Madison, WI 53719
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    1825 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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  • 2925 Fish Hatchery Road #102, Madison, WI 53713
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    901 Drake Street, Madison, WI 53715
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    661 Mendota Ct, Madison, WI 53703
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    2245 Winnebago, Madison, WI 53704
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    354 Kent Lane, Madison, WI 53713
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    825 E Johnson, MADISON, WI 53703
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    116-118 E Dayton, Madison, WI 53703
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    1818 Fordem Avenue Apt. 9, Madison, WI 53704
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    50 Schroeder Court #115, Madison, WI 53711
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    800 West Broadway, Monona, WI 53713
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    1624 Fordem Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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    1831 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713
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    Williamson St Association, Madison, WI 53703
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    1609 N Thompson Drive, Madison, WI 53704
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    130 N. Breese, Madison, WI 53703
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    1144 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
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    8301 Flagstone Drive, Madison, WI 53719
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  • 2001 Greenway Cross, Fitchburg, WI 53713
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    1614 Fordem Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
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    430 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53703
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    5816 Halley Way, Madison, WI 53718
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    416 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
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    5850 Charon Lane, Madison, WI 53718
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    2205 Woodview Court, Madison, WI 53713
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    260 Junction Road, Madison, WI 53717
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    4801 Sheboygan Ave, Madison, WI 53705
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    78 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711
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    401 N. Thompson Drive, Madison, WI 53714
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    9930 Watts Road, Verona, WI 53593
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    1723 Waldorf Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719
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    3145 Muir Field Road, Madison, WI 53719
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    443/445 W. DAYTON STREET, Madison, WI 53703
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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 13 Aug 2022.

What are the best apartments in Madison, WI?

The best apartments in Madison, WI are: Elevate Apartments, PARK TOWER, 823 E Johnson Street, McKenna Woods and apollo 502.

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 $2,050. 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 $3,199. 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 $515 and $3,199. 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 $1,070 and $2,950. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Madison, WI.

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.

Madison, WI Demographics

  • Total Population258,366
  • Female 127,882
    Male 130,484
  • Median Age31.2

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.

Cost of Living in Madison

When it comes to living on a budget, you could definitely do worse than Madison.

If you choose public transportation, you can go for the expansive bus system, which has dozens of different routes and offers rides for $2.00 each—or a 31-day pass for $58.00. The city is home to four cab companies, which means it's easy to get around.

When dinner rolls around, a meal for two at a mid-tier restaurants will only set you back about $45, while the average cappuccino costs less than $3.50.

As for your bills, utility costs in Madison are around $109 for a 915-square-foot apartment, which includes electricity, water, heating, and waste collection. That's almost $40 less than the national average of $147. Not bad at all.

Average Rent in Madison, WI

  • Madison, WI Average Rental Price, July 2022 $1,459 /mo

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.

    Madison, WI Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Mar / 2022 Jul / 2022
    Madison, WI $1,234 $1,252 $1,256 $1,269 $1,281 $1,288 $1,320 $1,346 $1,365 $1,411 $1,459
    National $1,375 $1,407 $1,415 $1,416 $1,406 $1,410 $1,418 $1,501 $1,596 $1,634 $1,706

    Compared to the national average rent of $1,706, the average rent in Madison, WI is $1,459.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Madison, WI Households

    • Total Number of Households111,832
    • Family 50,623
      Non-family 61,209
    • Children 23,567
      No Children 88,265
    • Average People Per Household2.2
    • Median Household Income$67,565
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,252

    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. The median income of a Madison household living in Madison is $67,565 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,252.

    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.

    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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