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View Poll Results: East Madison vs. West Madison
East Madison 4 100.00%
West Madison 0 0%
Voters: 4. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-14-2017, 09:53 PM
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Hello!! I am moving to Madison for my doctoral internship at Mendota Mental Health. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on East vs. West Madison.

A couple of things which might help people decide what would be important for me to know:

1) I am from Miami and used to lots of heavy traffic but would like to avoid that if possible and I'm not sure how heavy traffic gets in Madison. I don't mind driving 10-15mi if the traffic in Madison isn't bad. I'd like to know which way traffic moves (e.g. here in Miami the morning rush is mainly S to N).

2) I would like to know which are the safer neighborhoods and which should generally be avoided.

3) My budget is $1100 a month (as of now).

4) I don't need to live in the middle of the city but I would like to be close to commercial areas, restaurants, coffee shops, markets, but also parks and recreation. I don't want to be buried in the suburbs bc I live in the 'burbs here and even though I'm fairly close to shops and restaurants, I would like a more upbeat feel.

5) I know this will sound arrogant but I have a high educational level and my boyfriend (moving with me) is a college educated professional musician. We are both open-minded progressives so we would like to avoid places where that might be looked down upon. In MIA it doesn't matter bc people stay to themselves but I know that's not the case in every city. However, we are neither the hippy type nor are we party people. I'm 30 and he's 27; we are past the college age and would like to avoid rambunctious environments. We are looking to enjoy our free time calmly but also we want to have some fun.

LASTLY, this might sound odd but I have a legitimate phobia of frogs and I would like to know how the frog population is in Madison

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond to my post!!
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:24 PM
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I've seen at least 3 or 4 frogs since I lived in Madison for the last 5 years. But if you stay away from watery places and such, I think there is little chance a frog will be there. I like east side more than west side.
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