Save This Search

No rentals found near Madison, WI

We’re sorry. Right now there are no available rentals that match your search criteria. Try this instead: Save your search and be the first to receive new listings straight to your inbox ✓ For more listings, expand your apartment search or clear your advanced search filters

Popular searches Average rent Renters guide Demographics

Average rent in Madison, WI

$1,491/mo Madison, WI average rental price, October 2022
Image Average Rent

The average monthly rent of apartments in Madison, WI is $1,491.

    Madison, WI apartment rent ranges

    About 22% of apartment rents in Madison, WI range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 12% of apartments. Around 48% of Madison’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 17% 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 25 Jan 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Madison, WI?

    The best apartments in Madison, WI are: Preserve West, Greenway Cross, The Outlook at 1000 Oaks, Park Village Apartments and Jupiter Crossing.

    What is the average rent in Madison, WI?

    The average rent in Madison, WI is $1,491. 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 $2,795. 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 $3,280. 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 $777 and $4,490. 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 $875 and $4,105. 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 22% of Madison’s rentals, 69% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 9% 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 32 years old, on average. Of these, 41% 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 4 stories. About 73% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 22% are mid-rises, and 5% 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?

    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.

    Madison, WI in the news

    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.

    Things for renting

    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.

    Things to do

    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.

    Look for apartments near me

    Are you looking to land that one apartment near you that ticks all the boxes? Now you can browse through available RentCafe apartment listings in your area, rated and reviewed by verified residents. Comparing the size, price, amenities and location of apartments for rent near you is easier than ever. Do you feel like expanding the search beyond your neighborhood and ZIP code? Browse apartments for rent in your city and state to find the best fit, wherever you are in the U.S. Somewhere out there is the perfect apartment just waiting for you.

    Whether you're looking for a studio, an apartment with one or more bedrooms, or maybe you're upgrading to a luxury apartment or need to acommodate a pet, RentCafe allows you to easily search for a rental near you based on your criteria, anywhere in the U.S. So, let's find your new home today!

    RentCafe is your one-stop shop for finding a great new apartment in Madison, WI. Easily search through a wide selection of apartments for rent in Madison, WI, and view detailed information about available rentals including floor plans, pricing, photos, amenities, interactive maps, and thorough property descriptions. Property owners and managers are one click away, so feel free to contact them and find out all you need to know about the apartment you’re interested in. Browse Madison, WI apartments with rents starting from $665 and submit your rental application today!

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!