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Starting at $755
Updated 1 hr ago
The Villages
4713 Cottage Grove Rd
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$755
2 Bedrooms
$835
3 Bedrooms
$1,115
Minutes from I-90. Updated appliances, full on-site maintenance services and significant square footage. Community amenities include a gym, recreation room and recycling services. Efficient appliances provided. Lots of storage.
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Starting at $1,750
Updated 7 hrs ago
University Row
725 University Row
Madison, WI
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2 Bedrooms
$1,750
A new community near Hilldale Mall and UW Hospital and Clinics. Spacious apartments with amenities such as a green, interactive rooftop with a fire pit and grill area. Apartments feature granite kitchen islands and decor.
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Starting at $1,395
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Livingston Place
310 S Livingston St
Madison, WI
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1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
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Contemporary living in a new building with studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. Units have open floor plans, upscale fixtures and details, underground parking, and balconies.
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Starting at $1,425
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City Gables
335 W Doty St
Madison, WI
Studio
$1,475
1 Bedroom
$1,425
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
A luxury apartment community near the Capitol and area restaurants. On-site bike storage and heated underground parking. Near a dog park, tennis court, and Lake Monona. Vaulted ceilings, wood flooring, and fireplaces provided.
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Starting at $1,450
Updated 8 hrs ago
Bel Mora
544 W Main St
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
Upscale one- and two-bedroom apartments have large windows, open floor plans, heated underground parking and washer/dryers in every building. Great location in the Bassett neighborhood close to bike paths, shops and dining.
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Starting at $915
Updated 4 hrs ago
Lincoln Ridge
4 S Lincoln Ridge Dr
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$915
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
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Starting at $655
Updated 5 hrs ago
Heather Downs Apartments
1815 Brittany Pl
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$655
2 Bedrooms
$1,020
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Starting at $745
Updated 1 day ago
Park Village
2205 Woodview Court
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$745
2 Bedrooms
$885
Great location, five minutes from UW campus and Downtown Madison. Community offers free Wi-Fi lounge, business center, and fitness center. Apartments feature air conditioning, garbage disposal, and efficient appliances.
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Starting at $975
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The Meadows Apartments
401 N Thompson Dr
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$975
3 Bedrooms
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Excellent location for commuters, just off Highway 30. Close to East Town Mall. Residents can take advantage of a volleyball court, two pools, and grills. Apartments include walk-in closets, blinds, and electric range.
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Starting at $810
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KENSINGTON POINTE
405 Moorland Rd
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$810
2 Bedrooms
$990
3 Bedrooms
$1,390
Offering oversized floor plans and lots of relaxing amenities, this complex is within walking distance of the bus line and downtown Madison. Units offer air conditioning, carpeting, ceiling fans, and new appliances.
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Starting at $1,005
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Stonewood Village Apartments
302 Parkwood Ln
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,005
One- and two-bedroom apartments available on the East side of Madison. Tennis courts, scenic views, private entrances and quiet courtyards. Units feature A/C, bathtubs, walk-in closets and private patio/balcony.
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Starting at $1,119
Updated 2 months ago
The Lux
433 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,119
2 Bedrooms
$2,048
Located in the heart of Madison near world-class dining, shopping and entertainment. Cable ready apartments with intercoms, trash compactors and sprinklers. Automated valet parking available.
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Starting at $1,950
Updated 2 hrs ago
625 N Segoe Rd
625 N Segoe Rd
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,950
Starting at $1,025
Updated 3 hrs ago
6723 Schroeder Rd
6723 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
Starting at $1,350
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2129 Center Ave
2129 Center Ave
Madison, WI
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,375
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727 E Johnson St
727 E Johnson St
Madison, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
Starting at $1,800
Updated 11 hrs ago
719 E Gorham St
719 E Gorham St
Madison, WI
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
Starting at $1,350
Updated 11 hrs ago
749 E Johnson St
749 E Johnson St
Madison, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $875
Updated 11 hrs ago
749 E Johnson St
749 E Johnson St
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$875
Starting at $1,350
Updated 11 hrs ago
721 E Gorham St
721 E Gorham St
Madison, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $995
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1028 S SUNNYVALE B
1028 S SUNNYVALE B
Madison, WI
2 Bedrooms
$995
Starting at $2,150
Updated 4 days ago
5364 Ballyduff St.
5364 Ballyduff St.
Madison, WI
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
Starting at $1,495
Updated 4 days ago
1309 McKenna Blvd
1309 McKenna Blvd
Madison, WI
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
Starting at $2,475
Updated 5 days ago
3717 Gregory St
3717 Gregory St
Madison, WI
3 Bedrooms
$2,475

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City GuideMadison

If you’re moving to Madison, you better like the Badgers, and by “like” we mean “love in a way that eclipses all previous poetry, verse and song devoted to the subject.” That kind of love. It’s the first—and only truly important—step to understanding and becoming a native of the hockey-happy college town that celebrates the best of living in the Midwest: beer, cheese, brats, lakes, homegrown activistism and apartment guides (okay, maybe apartment guides aren’t particularly Midwestern). Let the fun begin!

Renting in Madison

Taking an approach that borders on being almost too nice, Madtown’s rental scene (stocked with an abundance of affordable houses, apartments and shared living spaces for the college set) is run by agents—not apartment brokers—that operate with a focus on quality service. They make finding a sweet apartment so easy it makes Sunday mornings seem stressful.

More than a Score: A good credit score is as important as a financial consistency. Unlike many other cities, many rental agents and property management companies look at your payment patterns when they run your background check in order to get a sense of your financial behavior—not just your overall credit score.

References Matter: Not only will many landlords and property managers call your previous landlords, they’ll also call your employers to verify income (an offer letter is accepted for people moving to the area for a new job).

Sort of Totally Ideal: Application fees (around $50) are often returned if you’re declined. If you’re accepted, this fee will be put towards your first month’s rent. That’s basically the most awesome deal ever created since man started charging man for temporary inhabitance.

Location, Location, Location

Carved into an hourglass by Lake Mendota and Lake Monona—with Downtown running between them—the city’s East and West Sides are home to the majority of the student population and residential areas (not to mention significantly less traffic than Downtown).

East Side: Hip graduate students that migrate away from the University (particularly in Atwood/Willy) have made this area the hotspot for boutique shopping, co-ops, and an arty but easy-going bar scene. Expect: cute bungalows, lots of shared housing and a sprinkling of young families.

West Side: Home of the University of Wisconsin—Madison, the Westside is where all things college-related, like indie music venues, coffee shops, used book stores and co-eds, flourish. Overall the housing is—appropriately—geared toward students, so expect the associated shabbiness/ruckus. If you’re young, enjoy beer pong and/or don’t mind living with numerous other people inexpensively, call this side of Mad City your own. And whatever you do, make sure to check out the pocket of quirk that is Monroe (you can thank us for the tip later).

Isthmus/Downtown: Downtown, which looks homey yet cosmopolitan when viewed from across the lakes, is urban Madison. More crowded, stacked with modern condos featuring shimmering water views, sleek restaurants and a non-beer-centric nightlife help separate it from the rest of the city: this is where the grown-ups come to play and live. But since we’re in ma and pa country, even on this reed-thin slice of metropolitan glitz you can find plenty of dive bars, family-run eateries and the errant UW reveler.

The Minutiae of Madison

These details are the buttercream frosting on your insider-knowledge cake: enjoy responsibly.

The Seasons: You’ll hear this joke a lot in our town: “Madison has two seasons: winter and road construction.” And both of these “seasons” mean more traffic for you.

  • Well, road conditions are bad in a city you can’t entirely plow after a foot of overnight snowfall. It’s also hard to drive on ice. What can we say? The winters are cray-cray. We hope you like your shovel. Remember your chains. Salt your sidewalks. Don’t risk a wreck if you’re not absolutely positive you’re an ace in the frosty weather and good luck.
  • The two main drags through Downtown (East Johnson and Gorham) are both two-lane one-ways (running in opposite directions) and a nightmare during peak traffic hours (avoid!). The good news is you can take I-151 thru downtown to get from the East to West side (recommended). The bad news is they’re being resurfaced in 2014 (yay?). The so-so news is that they might be expanded into two-ways (we’ll see).

Convert Four Wheels to Two: You can blame the yucky road congestion, or the fact that the scenery is bonkers-beautiful EVERYWHERE, or the flat expanses, or the liberal atmosphere, but for whatever reason, Madison is a biker’s paradise with an inexhaustible number of trails. Join the movement to make friends, fit in, go green and get some exercise.

And remember: go Badgers!

July 2018 Madison Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 Madison Rent Report. Madison rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Madison rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Madison’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Madison renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Th...

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