Life in Madison 

UnityPoint Health – Meriter is immersed in the Madison community, which is the second largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 240,000. Whether you're into fitness, food, culture or sports, Madison has it all! 

Live, work, play, raise a family and retire in Madison 

Madison has more than 200 miles of scenic bike trails, acres of botanical gardens, a dozen golf courses and four beautiful lakes to sail on in the summer and skate across in the winter. 

Often referred to as the best college sports town, Saturdays in the fall are reserved for lively Badger football games. Each week throughout the year, the Capital Square hosts the Dane County Farmers Market, the largest producer-only market in the nation.

In recent years, Madison has become a 'foodie's' paradise. The city has a vast array of award-winning restaurants, and a recent boom in downtown food trucks has earned national recognition. Beer lovers will enjoy the region's long and growing list of breweries and wine lovers have just a short drive to Wollersheim Winery, named wine of the year at the 2012 San Diego International Wine Competition. 

Madison boasts a festive cultural scene. Listen to a band at one of the many live music venues, enjoy an outdoor show at the very popular Concerts on the Square, or visit the architectural masterpiece, the Overture Center for the Arts, for a Broadway show.

Families enjoy year-round access to the Children's Museum and free admission to Henry Vilas Zoo. Madison is the ideal place for young couples to raise their families, but with a vibrant downtown, it's also considered one of the best places to retire.

Madison at the top of 'Best of' Lists 

Madison is consistently recognized and ranked at the top of many 'best of' lists. Here's what the experts have to say: 

There's a lot to discover in the Madison area and beyond. Check out and to learn more.