Why you should move to Madison, WI

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Why you should move to Madison, WI

  1. 1. Welcome to Madison, Wisconsin
  2. 2. Weather • Four distinct seasons • Average July temperatures: – High: 82.7° F – Low: 59.5° F • Average January temperatures: – High: 24.8° F – Low: 7.2° F • Average snowfall: 42” For more information: www.greatermadisonchamber.com
  3. 3. UW Arboretum © UW-Madison University Communications
  4. 4. Housing • Median home cost (2007): $246,100 • Average two-bedroom apartment (2008): $898 • Madison property tax rate milrate(2007): $19.6462/$1,000 • Communities around Madison: – Sun Prairie – Middleton – Fitchburg – Verona – Stoughton – McFarland – Waunakee – Cottage Grove – DeForest For more information: http://www.greatermadisonchamber.com
  5. 5. Education • Madison Metropolitan School District – 30 elementary schools – 11 middle schools – 4 high schools – 1 alternative high school • Colleges and universities – University of Wisconsin – Herzing College – Madison Area Technical College (MATC) Photo credit: Jim Witkins – Edgewood College – Lakeland College • Parochial / private schools For more information: http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/schools.htm http://blog.spasd.k12.wi.us
  6. 6. Culture • Vibrant art scenes – Overture Center for the Arts – Madison Repertory Theater – Madison Symphony – Madison Opera – Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra © Del Brown, courtesy Overture Center for the Arts – Wisconsin Memorial Union – Concerts on the Square (June – August) – American Players Theater, Spring Green
  7. 7. Museums • “Museum Mile” – downtown – Wisconsin Veterans Museum – Wisconsin State Historical Museum – Madison Art Center – Madison’s Children Museum • Numerous art galleries throughout the city © 2006, Jim Brozek
  8. 8. Local Area and Attractions • Local – Olbrich Botanical Gardens – Henry Vilas Zoo – Dane County Farmer’s Market – Wisconsin State Capitol • Area – Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells – House on the Rock, Spring Green – Brewers & Bucks, Milwaukee
  9. 9. Olbrich Botanical Gardens Photo credit: Kai Skadahl
  10. 10. Recreation • Two major lakes – Mendota and Monona with year-round activities • Biking/walking trails throughout the city – UW Arboretum – Lake Monona – UW Campus Photo credit: Jim Witkins – Capital City Trail
  11. 11. Lakeshore Bike Path UW-Madison University Communications
  12. 12. Sports • UW Badgers – 22 varsity sports teams – Football: Camp Randall Stadium – Basketball and hockey: Kohl Center • Madison Mallards baseball – Summer collegiate minor league team © Madison Mallards – Warner Park
  13. 13. Kohl Center, UW Campus © UW-Madison University Communications
  14. 14. Where Madison Stands • MSN Real Estate 2008 Best Bargain Market, MSN Real Estate, June, 2008 • 100 Best Places to Raise a Family, Best Life, May, 2008 • One of the Ten Most Livable Cities in the United States, 2007 Places Rated Almanac, Spring, 2007 • Best Place to Educate Your Child - Madison Area is #2, Forbes, December, 2007 • Madison Ranked One of Ten Best Markets for Women in Business, bizjournals, August, 2007 • Dane County Farmers' Market Named Best in Nation, EatingWell, August, 2007
  15. 15. Not Convinced Yet? We’ve only scratched the surface. • Check out these Web sites: – StateofWisconsin.com – WisconsinDepartmentofTourism.com – City of Madison.com – Madison Magazine.com – Madison.com More questions? Contact your HR recruiter.

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