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Apartments for Rent in Madison, WI - 229 Rentals available

  • Apartment
    5850 Charon Lane, Madison, WI US
    $970 - $1,350
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Available Today! Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2399
  • Apartment
    9603 Paragon Street, Middleton, WI 53562
    $1,235 - $1,971
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Available Today! Last updated 15 Nov 2019
    (608) 821-2111
  • Apartment
    229 W Lakelawn Place, Madison, WI 53703
    $825 - $5,190
    • 3-6 Beds
    • 2-3 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 255-5175
  • Apartment
    1674 Lake Point Dr, Madison, WI 53713
    $860 - $1,168
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-1.5 Baths
    Available Today! Last updated 15 Nov 2019
    (608) 222-0499
  • Apartment
    2517 Pheasant Ridge Trail, Madison, WI 53713
    $799 - $1,603
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Zinger Property Group, Inc.
    Available Today! Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (833) 228-0079
  • Apartment
    5816 Halley Way, Madison, WI 53718
    $995 - $1,750
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Available Today! Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2214
  • Apartment
    1815 Brittany Place #1, Madison, WI 53711
    $781 - $1,452
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Available Today! Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 478-2030
  • Apartment
    302 Parkwood Lane, Madison, WI 53714
    $1,090 - $1,495
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Available Today! Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 571-1504
  • Apartment
    3515 Cross Hill Drive, Madison, WI 53718
    $1,065 - $3,000
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2464
  • Apartment
    4713 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716
    $825 - $1,200
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Wisconsin Management Company, Inc.
    Last updated 15 Nov 2019
    (608) 222-1440
  • Apartment
    502 Apollo Way, Madison, WI 53718
    $1,175 - $1,675
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2230
  • Apartment
    10206 Rustling Birch Road, Verona, WI 53593
    $1,270 - $1,525
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2390
  • Home
    932 Vilas Ave., Madison, WI 53715
    $1,250
    • 2-4 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 256-5010
  • Apartment
    5320 Westport Road, Madison, WI 53704
    $935 - $1,005
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 246-2778
  • Apartment
    427 E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-1.5 Baths
    Wisconsin Management Company, Inc.
    Last updated 15 Nov 2019
    (833) 463-0875
  • Apartment
    7510 Tree Ln, Madison, WI 53717
    $1,175 - $1,265
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2181
  • Apartment
    3864 Maple Grove Drive, Madison, WI 53719
    $1,585
    • 2-3 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2376
  • Apartment
    834 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI 53718
    $1,000 - $1,225
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2207
  • Apartment
    9930 Watts Road, Verona, WI 53593
    $1,025 - $2,145
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2455
  • Home
    110 S. Brooks Street, Madison, WI 53715
    $1,250 - $2,250
    • 1-9 Beds
    • 1-3 Baths
    Last updated 15 Nov 2019
    (608) 298-5326
  • Apartment
    515 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53703
    $1,095 - $2,645
    • Studio-4 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2364
  • Apartment
    1915 Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 237-1300
  • Apartment
    4 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
    $1,350 - $2,595
    • 1-5 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2267
  • Apartment
    1015 Mound St., Madison, WI 53715
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2.5 Baths
    Eenhoorn
    Last updated 15 Nov 2019
    (608) 571-2059
  • Apartment
    1002 College Ct., Madison, WI 53715
    $1,850 - $2,795
    • 2-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Last updated 16 Nov 2019
    (608) 716-2348
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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.

Madison, WI Demographics

  • Total Population248,856
  • Female 123,054
    Male 125,802
  • Median Age31

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, September 2019 $1,250 /mo

    Madison, WI Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $501-$7002%
    • $701-$1,00037%
    • $1,001-$1,50042%
    • $1,501-$2,00011%
    • > $2,0008%

    Madison, WI Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2016 Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Sep / 2019
    Madison, WI $1,156 $1,157 $1,188 $1,202 $1,192 $1,205 $1,211 $1,219 $1,234 $1,250
    National $1,342 $1,350 $1,346 $1,378 $1,380 $1,383 $1,418 $1,427 $1,431 $1,466
    /

    Living in Madison

    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

    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.

    Working in Madison

    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 Households107,890
    • Family 50,806
      Non-family 57,084
    • Children 23,288
      No Children 84,602
    • Average People Per Household2.2
    • Median Household Income$59,387
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,151

    Top Colleges in Madison

    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

    • No High School2%
    • Some High School19%
    • Some College19%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree32%
    • Graduate Degree20%

    Tips for Renting in Madison

    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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