Boasts many restaurants of all types

Art and music culture very vibrant

Very progressive/liberal city

Interesting city of Madison rankings:

#8 Best City to Raise a Family
Parenting Magazine, July 2012

Madison ranked 8th Best Music Scene, March 2012

State Street Ranked in Top Eight Shopping Districts in America
MSN, January 2012

Madison Ranked #1 “Best City for Young Adults”
Kiplinger, July 2012

Madison Ranked #4 Brainiest City
Atlantic Cities, June 2012

Allstate’s Safest Places to Drive
Washington Post, August, 2012

Best College Game Day Tradition
Sports Illustrated, November, 2012

#4 in Best Cities for Health Care
The Daily Beast, January 2011

Madison in Top 12 for Best Farmers’ Markets, May 2011

Madison Ranked #6 Bike-Friendly City
Bicycling Magazine, June 2012

Madison ranked in Top 12 for Water Conservation
Wyland Foundation, May 2012