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    Kitchen with black appliance package | Preserve West Bedroom  | Preserve West
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    78 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711
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    1 BED $1,350+
    2 BEDS $1,445+
    3 BEDS $1,880+
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    5/5 NANA on Jul 13, 2023

    I already summed it up by giving a 5-star review regarding environment, noise, maintenance and the like...

    4.5/5 Anonymous on Nov 7, 2023

    I have lived at Preserve West for about a year and I am very happy with my spacious apartment. The only complaint I have is parking. They have garage spaces that residents are able to pay an additional fee for but the additional parking for guests is very limited.

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    Community Room at Two Points Crossing, Madison, WI Pool View at Two Points Crossing, Wisconsin, 53593
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    9419 Modern Point Lane, Madison, WI 53593
    17 Units available
    Studio $1,395
    1 BED $1,650
    2+ BEDS $2,150
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    5/5 Anonymous on May 14, 2023

    Two points crossing is a verg relaxing place to live. You have all of the ameneties you need at your finger prints.

    4.5/5 Anonymous on Nov 28, 2022

    Two Points is a nice place to live; however, there isn't a lot of community being built. It would be nice to have more events.

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    2015 East Springs Drive, Madison, WI 53704
    Studio $1,370+
    1 BED $1,570+
    2+ BEDS $2,195
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    1015 Mound St., Madison, WI 53715
    1 BED $1,810+
    2 BEDS $2,510+
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    3145 Muir Field Road, Madison, WI 53719
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    1818 Fordem Avenue Apt. 9, Madison, WI 53704
    Studio $1,200
    1 BED $1,350
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    78 Kessel Court, Madison, WI 53711
    1 BED $1,350+
    2 BEDS $1,445+
    3 BEDS $1,880+
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    1723 Waldorf Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719
    Studio $1,295
    1 BED $1,595
    2 BEDS $1,845
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    427 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
    1 BED $1,580+
    2 BEDS $1,940+
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    9603 Paragon Street, Middleton, WI 53562
    1 BED $1,559+
    2 BEDS $1,986+
    3+ BEDS $3,134+
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    1120 Ann Street, Madison, WI 53713
    2 BEDS $1,000+
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    9419 Modern Point Lane, Madison, WI 53593
    Studio $1,395
    1 BED $1,650
    2+ BEDS $2,150
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    1831 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713
    Studio $950
    1 BED $1,275
    2 BEDS $1,345+
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    439 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI 53703
    1 BED $2,045+
    2 BEDS $3,250
    3+ BEDS $3,575+
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    10-136 Capitol View Terrace, Madison, WI 53713
    1 BED $925+
    3 BEDS $1,540
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    1124-1148 Morraine View Dr., Madison, WI 53719
    2 BEDS $1,500
    3 BEDS $1,750
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    901 Drake Street, Madison, WI 53715
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    1 BED $1,695
    2 BEDS $2,565
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    4725 Hayes Road, Madison, WI 53704
    Studio $1,095+
    1 BED $1,295
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    10017 Sweet Willow Pass, Verona, WI 53593
    Studio $1,450
    1 BED $1,550
    2 BEDS $2,000+
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    823 E Johnson, MADISON, WI 53703
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    110 S. Brooks Street, Madison, WI 53715
    9 BEDS $460+
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    4801 Sheboygan Ave, Madison, WI 53705
    Studio $1,050+
    1 BED $1,250+
    2 BEDS $1,595+
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    6723 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711
    1 BED $1,315+
    2 BEDS $1,498+
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    3864 Maple Grove Drive, Madison, WI 53719
    2 BEDS $1,945
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    416 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
    1 BED $975+
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Average rent in Madison, WI

$1,677/mo Madison, WI average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Madison, WI is $1,677.

    Madison, WI apartment rent ranges

    About 33% of apartment rents in Madison, WI range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 18% of apartments. Around 44% of Madison’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 5% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Madison, WI rent trends

    Getting around in Madison, WI

    74 /100
    Very Walkable
    44 /100
    Some Transit
    85 /100
    Very Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 74, Transit Score®: 44, Bike Score®: 85

    Frequently asked questions

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

    Prices and availability in Madison, WI were last updated on 18 Apr 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Madison, WI?

    The best apartments in Madison, WI are: Preserve West, Two Points Crossing, Infinity, Catalpa Crossing Apartments and Waldorf Midtown.

    What is the average rent in Madison, WI?

    The average rent in Madison, WI is $1,677. 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 $925 and $4,295. 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 $899 and $2,970. 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 $899 and $4,295. 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 $850 and $4,295. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Madison, WI.

    What type of rental buildings are in Madison, WI?

    In Madison, 52% of the residents are renting compared to 48% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 23% of Madison’s rentals, 69% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 8% are single-family rentals.

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

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Madison are about 31 years old, on average. Of these, 42% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 5 stories. About 84% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 20% are mid-rises, and 12% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Madison, WI?

    Studio apartments in Madison are around 8% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 44% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 39% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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    Living in Madison, WI

    Living in location

    Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, is a small city that resides between two lakes - Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Home to award-winning restaurants, art galleries, and year-round festivals, it attracts renters looking to be close to metropolitan areas and big-city amenities, but without the high rent prices. Boasting a strong educational system, Madison is also an excellent city for renters with children and student renters looking to further their education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a strong focus on being an eco-conscious community, Madison renters can also enjoy well-maintained parks, green spaces and watersport activities at the lakes. Madison renters experience a humid, continental climate with warm summers and freezing winters. Temperatures vary between 13°F to 82°F, with plenty of rain and snow year-round, as well as occasional thunderstorms and snowstorms.

    This vibrant city seamlessly combines urban living with the beauty of nature. Residents can explore the extensive biking and hiking trails that meander through the city and around the lakes. The community is also known for its thriving local economy, and active arts scene. The streets buzz with activity from live music venues, coffee shops brimming with local charm, and farmers' markets offering fresh, organic produce. Madison's economy is diverse, with sectors ranging from healthcare to technology playing significant roles. Job seekers will find a welcoming job market, and entrepreneurs will discover a supportive environment for startups.

    Renting in Madison, WI

    Most rentals in Madison are one- or two-bedroom apartments occupied by university students. Specifically, downtown Madison and the university campus area are the most popular places to rent in Madison due to their proximity to restaurants, bars, cultural events and the college scene. Likewise, historic rental homes in the Vilas and Marquette trendy neighborhoods are close to bars, coffee shops, restaurants and local shops. Or, to avoid the college crowd, Wexford, Dudgeon Monroe, Maple-Prairie, and Westmorland are popular family-friendly neighborhoods close to reputable schools, kid-friendly activities and everyday amenities. Plus, most rentals in Madison include basic installations, with some featuring amenities like fitness centers, laundry facilities and parking in the building. Notably, landlords and renters should mutually agree in writing on the amount of the security deposit, payment of the utilities and the responsibility for doing repairs to the rental unit.

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    Shopping in Madison, WI

    Madison has a versatile shopping scene with everything from local shops to large shopping malls. East Towne Mall, West Towne Mall, and Hilldale Shopping Center are the main shopping destinations and feature retailers like Von Maur, American Eagle, Hot Topic, Victoria's Secret, Anthropologie, Levi's, Lululemon and many more. Similarly, Monroe Street and State Street are also famous pedestrian-friendly streets where renters can find a selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues. Additionally, Madison Public Market is also a known shopping stop for renters looking to experience the city through food stalls, artisanal crafts and specialty items. Otherwise, grocery chains in Madison include Woodman's Market, Trader Joe's, Hy-Vee Grocery Store, and Whole Foods Market, while department chains include names like Macy's, Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, JCPenney, Target and Kohl's. And, Dane County Farmers' Market is a big farmers' market open year-round for renters looking to shop for fresh produce and food.

    Transportation in Madison, WI

    As one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., Madison renters have a developed cycling infrastructure and bike network that they can use to commute throughout the city. In the same way, the pedestrian-friendly streets with well-maintained sidewalks make the city ideal for walking, as well. Or, for those who rely on a vehicle, a network of roads - like Interstate 90; U.S. highways 14, 18, 51 and 151; and state routes 30 and 131 - provides access to surrounding areas. Or, Madison's public transit system, Metro Transit, operates a network of buses between popular destinations like the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, downtown and shopping centers. Of course, ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available as an on-demand options for getting around. Additionally, several bike-sharing, scooter-sharing and commuter programs enable renters to use alternative transportation options. Finally, to fly to domestic destinations, Dane County Regional Airport is six miles away, while renters who need international flights are 87 miles from General Mitchell International Airport.

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