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Last updated January 21 2021 at 9:19 PM

190 Cheap Apartments for rent in Madison, WI

Finding cheap apartments in Madison takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of... Read Guide >
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Lincoln Ridge
4 S Lincoln Ridge Dr
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$948
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,437
999 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 09:12 PM
Lincoln Ridge Apartments are conveniently located near a major thruway with easy access to shopping, entertainment, and dinning. Our professional on-site management team is eager to assist you day or night with after-hour emergency maintenance.
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2 Units Available
Midvale Heights
501 South Midvale Boulevard
Madison, WI | Westmorland
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
850 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:51 PM
"Boutique service is what sets Midvale Heights Apartments apart from all the rest!" Midvale Heights Apartments is the perfect location for an easy lifestyle; walking distance to Hilldale Shopping Center, Metcalfe's full service grocery store,
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3 Units Available
High Point Commons
477 South High Point Road Apt. A
Madison, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
960 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:51 PM
It's not just where you live... it's how you live. At High Point Commons you'll find an unbeatable west-side location, an affordable price, and dignified living.
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7 Units Available
Heather Downs Apartments
1815 Brittany Pl
Madison, WI
Studio
$725
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$855
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
960 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 07:49 PM
At Heather Downs Apartments it is our pleasure to create a community you can call home.
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3 Units Available
Stonewood Village Apartments
302 Parkwood Ln
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,015
1007 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 07:49 PM
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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22 Units Available
Sycamore Woods
2517 Pheasant Ridge Trl
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$855
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$949
842 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 07:49 PM
FREE December rent when you move in by December 15th. Subject to change/ based on availability.
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6 Units Available
Park Village
2205 Woodview Court
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$825
597 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,010
835 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 07:49 PM
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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7 Units Available
The Meadows Apartments
401 N Thompson Dr
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$835
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
875 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 07:49 PM
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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9 Units Available
KENSINGTON POINTE
405 Moorland Rd
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$890
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,040
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 07:49 PM
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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5 Units Available
ReNew Madison
6723 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,255
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,130
913 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,435
1200 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:37 PM
Now offering in-person, virtual & self-guided tours by appointment! To help stop the spread of COVID-19, face masks are required.
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18 Units Available
Renew 78 West
78 Kessel Ct
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,215
1540 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:35 PM
Now offering in-person, virtual & self-guided tours by appointment! To help stop the spread of COVID-19, face masks are required.
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1 Unit Available
Whitcomb Corner Apartments
4930 Whitcomb Drive
Madison, WI | Orchard Ridge
2 Bedrooms
$995
856 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 06:35 PM
Whitcomb Corner Apartments are ideally located and close to everything you could want on the west side of Madison. These large, affordable apartments have tons of closet and storage space and open living spaces.
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4 Units Available
Yorktown Apartments
10 Coronado Ct
Madison, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1000 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:35 PM
Yorktown is an established apartment community that provides a comfortable and convenient living experience. The property was designed to offer you as much privacy as possible, while being located in an accessible location.
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2 Units Available
Holy Name Heights
702 S High Point Road
Madison, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,259
902 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 06:28 PM
Holy Name Heights is a community offering a quiet, unique and phenomenal setting to its residents. We offer one and two bedroom luxury apartments equipped with fantastic amenities.
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10 Units Available
Brownridge Terrace
639 Pleasant View Rd
Madison, WI
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,275
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1192 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:12 PM
A Steve & Laurel Brown Signature Residence: Brownridge Terrace is the community for anyone who loves outdoor living, meeting their neighbors and connecting with others.
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7 Units Available
Asana
2081 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI | Marquette
Studio
$1,235
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,495
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 13 at 02:35 AM
Asana Apartments are the epitome of relaxation, of comfort, of well-being. Designed with a central water feature in the courtyard that’s peaceful and calming, with luxury appointments inside your home, Asana Apartments is your ode to joy.
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8 Units Available
Livingston Place
310 S Livingston St
Madison, WI | Marquette
Studio
$1,195
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,445
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,015
1005 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 02:16 AM
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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1 Unit Available
University Crossing
5102 Silvertree Run
Madison, WI
Studio
$1,335
564 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 15 at 09:20 AM
If you want to crossover to luxury apartment living, you’ll want to visit University Crossing Apartments, Madison’s newest high-end paradise.
1 Unit Available
2019 East Washington Avenue
2019 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI | Marquette
3 Bedrooms
$1,190
1410 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:52 PM
Available 12-1 Nice Spacious 3 bedroom flat with FREE HEAT & WATER. Large Bedrooms and walk in closets Free offstreet parking and pets. NEW KITCHEN AND BATHROOM. Laundry on site. Beautiful hardwood and trim throughout the flat.
1 Unit Available
3233 Milwaukee Street
3233 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI | Starkweather
1 Bedroom
$790
810 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:52 PM
Beautiful 1 bed flat, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, kitchen, 2 walk-in closets in bedroom. FREE HEAT AND WATER, off street parking, free washer-dryer, small pet, Rent through July with option to rent August 1 with year lease.
1 Unit Available
1225 Gilson St 3
1225 Gilson Street
Madison, WI | Bay Creek
Studio
$825
225 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:51 PM
Property Manager - Property Id: 434240 Upper studio apt with a 3/4 bath Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1225-gilson-st-madison-wi-unit-3/434240 Property Id 434240 (RLNE6262363)
1 Unit Available
454 W Dayton St 213
454 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI | Downtown Madison
Studio
$675
350 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:51 PM
Heart of Downtown/ Campus - Property Id: 420884 Newly remodeled studio apartment In the heart of Downtown Madison. Conveniently close to the UW Campus State St, Capital Center foods. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
1 Unit Available
2405 Monterey Dr 20
2405 Monterey Drive
Madison, WI | Brentwood Village
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$975
850 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:51 PM
Parkview Apts - Property Id: 400931 New remodel 2 bedroom Apt. Every aspect of this unit has been updated. Stain steel appliances, laminate flooring , new kitchen cabinets, new vanity bath, new tile shower. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.
1 Unit Available
729 Pinecrest Dr
729 Pinecrest Drive
Madison, WI | Carpenter-Ridgeway
1 Bedroom
$775
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 21 at 06:51 PM
Pinecrest Dr - Property Id: 122842 Madison East Side - 729 Pinecrest Dr - Available Nov 2020 - Contact our office for a free application 1-bedroom, 1 bath, upper unit. Includes heat & water.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Madison?
The median rent for a studio apartment in Madison is $904.
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Madison?
The median rent for a studio apartment in Madison is $904.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Madison?
The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Madison is $1,102.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Madison?
The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Madison is $1,102.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Madison?
The median monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Madison is $1,338.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Madison?
The median monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Madison is $1,338.
What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Madison, WI

Finding cheap apartments in Madison takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Madison by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Madison in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Madison.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Madison. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Madison.