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Old 03-28-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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hey, i live in madison wisconsin, i'm youngish and have lived here all my life. I was just wondering how well known madison is around the nation. I mean, i feel like i'm the only one that knows about it and appreciates it for what it is.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I personally don't know much about Madison, but I have seen it praised here on this forum a number of times. I think I remember people saying that it is pretty, safe, and a wonderful place to raise children. Or, maybe I read that somewhere else...anyways, I hear good things. I hope to visit some day.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:00 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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If you read a bit on this forum, you will see that Madison is fairly well-known and generally a very well-regarded city by many people, myself included. It's most known of course due to the presence of University of Wisconsin and the fact that it is the state capital, but also known for it's liveability, generally coming out at or near the top virtually every year in terms of various quality of life issues in the U.S.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:03 AM
 
Location: FL
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It is on my list of top places to visit! In fact I just got a "magazine" about how it's one of the top green cities in the US! - Last year I went "nuts" & ordered tourist info from every state so I guess I'm on a lot of lists...
But yeah, it has a list of all the hotels & how they recycle & use energy efficient lighting...It tells about a program where the city has a bunch of cars that you can rent for 7.75 an hour if you need one - to encourage people to walk, bike, etc! That is SO cool! It has over a hundred parks!
I feel like I work for the Madison Chamber Of Commerce! I JUST got this in the mail a few days ago...But it seems like a WONDERFUL place!!! Enjoy it!
(Wow - & it has over 200k people! That's impressive - to be that green with that many people!)
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:43 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Younger son once went there for a springtime Ultimate Frisbee championship; he said it was cold but a very nice city.
My older son is attending grad school there and likes it a lot, though he also mentions the cold. He is working hard but getting a very good education at the university. (The funny thing is, many many years ago, when the kid was born, a friend who attended school there sent him a Mad City t-shirt--and now here he is at UW.)
Madison sounds a lot like Boulder without the pretentious attitude. I wonder if it is cheaper, too? That I really don't know.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I plan to visit Madison this summer, even before I go back home to Michigan to run around Ann Arbor.
I assume Madison is about 4 to maybe 5 hours' drive from Champaign, Illinois?
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Being from Milwaukee and Appleton, I know that Madison is a wonderful city. Still,in my opinion La Crosse is the best town in the state. Appleton is on the other end of the spectrum.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
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Can anyone suggest any nice or favorite residential neighborhoods in Madison? Not million-dollar homes, but lets say places where people with $60-100K income can afford.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I have done rankings of America's 235 metro areas in the past, and Madison always does well, espceially among small metros.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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Where can I get look at those rankings.
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