645 apartments for rent in Madison, WI
What’s like to live around really smart people? Ask the residents of Madison, Wisconsin. According to Forbes, Madison’s population holds the highest percentage of PhDs in the US. That fact may be related to this one: Madison, Wisconsin has the nation’s lowest unemployment, as well – in the midst of the late 2000s recession, Madison’s unemployment was 3.5 percent; the city ranked number one in Forbes’ list of “10 cities for job growth.” Businesses are attracted to the city’s skills base, and its quality of life.
Forbes loves Madison, and like other publications, continually ranks it as one of the best places to live and work; in the top 200 of “Best Places for Business and Careers,” and in its top 10 “Best Cities” several times. Those looking for Madison apartments probably already know: this is the place to be!
Madison is the state capital, the county seat of Dane County and second-largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee.
The state government and the historic University of Wisconsin Madison remain the top two Madison employers; however, its economy is evolving to a consumer services and high-tech base. Tourism is now one of the top three industries in Wisconsin, supporting 19,574 full-time equivalent jobs.