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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Near West Madison

Older homes and small yards, good sense of community, lots of kids around, older homes, green yards, I like that we have our own house

I like the older buildings. I like the parks and trees. I like that I can walk my dog with no problem.

I like living close to work. Favorite local business are me and julios, Great Dane, and Panera. I usually go downtown with my friends.

I like living very close to many restaurants, including the local Chuck E. Cheese's (which is where I work, and also still my favorite restaurant of all time even though I am 21.) I like that people in this neighborhood are nice to each other - I'm not worried that somebody will beat me up, throw a rock at my window, egg my porch, or exclude me from activities on the basis of my disability or anything else. I like that there are sidewalks around here. I like that my neighbors appreciate my chalk drawings in the summer. I like that there are places to make chalk drawings. I like that my apartment is well-maintained by the landlady and her crew. I like that there are lots of stores nearby. I went to James Madison Memorial High School, and was very glad to live within walking distance of it. I like that we have a variety of things to do in this neighborhood. I like that there are some parks nearby. I like that we have bus stops in this area. I like that my apartment is something that my mom can afford for us (she is still in charge of rent while I am in college.) I like that there are both large and small businesses in this neighborhood. I like that I have a balcony. I like how pretty everything looks around here (even despite the litter problem).

Who Lives Here

Near West Madison Demographics

Education

High School

8%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

34%

Master's

28%

Doctorate

18%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

21%

4 people

23%

5 people

6%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

41%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

8%

200k+

12%

Age

0-10

7%

10-20

18%

20-45

52%

45-65

15%

65+

9%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Near West Madison?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24$1119$1429$2000$2325
Mar '24$1119$1600$2000$2325
Feb '24$1169$1600$2000$2325
Jan '24$1160$1504$1981$2325
Dec '23$1150$1504$1929$2325
Nov '23$1229$1534$1825$2325
Oct '23$1229$1529$1782$2325
Sep '23$1269$1419$1825$2325
Aug '23$1269$1364$1825$2325
Jul '23$1244$1414$1825$2325
Jun '23$1184$1459$1825$2325
May '23$1144$1464$1825$2325
Apr '23$1139$1559$1825$2325

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Near West Madison

Near West Madison Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

41%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

2%

Top Scores: Hospital, Medicine, Pet

Things To Do In Near West Madison

Top Score

Hospitals

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Plenty of I.V. league hospitals around here.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 99% more hospitals than average
  3. 70% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 96% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Near West Madison.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 95% more pet facilities than average
  3. 7% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 94% more grocery stores than average
  3. 47% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 96% more coffee shops than average
  3. 13% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Near West Madison scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 96% more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near West Madison draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 96% more fine art centers than average
  3. 22% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 91% more restaurants than average
  3. Far fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 97% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 27% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near West Madison earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 91% more daycares than average
  3. 56% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 90% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. Far fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 85% more shops than average
  3. Far fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Near West Madison sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 94% more theaters than average
  3. 56% fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. Far fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Near West Madison Features

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near West Madison Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Near West Madison

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