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Where scholastic excellence and outdoor recreation take place

  • Great Schools
  • Biking
  • Trails
  • Family-Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Restaurants
  • Breweries
  • Airport
  • Convenient

Just 13 miles west of Huntsville, Alabama, the lively city of Madison has a consistently growing population. A wonderful place to raise a family, Madison offers plenty of family-friendly amenities. Located just north of the Huntsville International Airport, Madison is a great place for commuters or frequent flyers.

Madison City Schools are spread throughout the area and are recognized for scholastic excellence. Get outdoors and bike or hike at the Mill Creek Greenway, Bradford Creek Greenway, Rainbow Mountain Preserve, and more. Just nine miles west of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, residents of all ages enjoy this interactive space museum. Popular chain restaurants, convenience stores, markets, clothing stores, and more reside in Madison. After you find a place for rent, be sure to stop by the Old Black Bear Taproom for great beer, food, and live music.

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As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Madison, AL is $672 for a studio, $807 for one bedroom, $896 for two bedrooms, and $1,147 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Madison has increased by 7.6% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 567 $672
1 BR 810 $807
2 BR 1,099 $896
3 BR 1,390 $1,147


25 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
1 Transit Score® Minimal Transit

Top 10 Apartments in Madison

  1. Limestone Creek Apartment Homes, 1-2 Bed, $710 - 860
  2. The Grand Reserve at Madison, 1-3 Bed, $817 - 1,037
  3. Palladian at Promenade, 2-3 Bed, $1,475 - 1,700
  4. Abby Glenn~A Quiet Cove Apartments, 1 Bed, $684 - 1,945
  5. The Moderne at Providence, 1-3 Bed, $999 - 1,399
  6. Capital Park At 72 West, 1-3 Bed, $892 - 1,778
  7. Sunlake at Edgewater, 1-3 Bed, $675 - 1,005
  8. Weston Ranch, 1-3 Bed, $866 - 1,790
  9. Madison Landing at Research Park Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $790 - 1,125
  10. Arch Street Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $764 - 1,675

Living in Madison

  • Restaurants

    Madison's walkable historic district contains numerous local restaurants, while a diverse mix of chains and local haunts sit scattered around the remainder of the city. Locals rarely get bored with their choices for dinner fare, as Madison provides everything from Japanese and Thai, burgers and wings, and authentic Italian.

    Casa Blanca, located in the historic district, serves as a local favorite for Mexican food, margaritas and a festive, south-of-the-border ambiance. Regulars show up with a big appetite and leave satiated, having chowed down on belly-filling entrées such as five spicy beef tacos and a side of Spanish rice. Fajitas and quesadillas also show up regularly on locals' lists of dishes to try at Casa Blanca. It is recommended to sip on your frozen margarita slowly, as it comes in a big glass and packs a punch.

    Also in the historic district, Sam and Greg's Pizzeria bakes up scrumptious pies crafted from a diverse selection of family recipes. The meat lovers' pizza is inundated with piles of sausage, ground beef, ham and bacon, while the Southwestern and Cajun specialty pizzas receive rave reviews from regulars and first-time diners alike. A meal at Sam and Greg's isn't complete without sticking around for a serving of homemade gelato, a smoother, lighter and (sometimes) healthier alternative to ice cream.

    Right off Interstate 565 sits Fresh Traditions — Port of Madison, a Southern diner that focuses on fresh, locally grown ingredients. Sometimes overlooked by newcomers, as it sits inside the Best Western Plus Hotel, Fresh Traditions should earn a spot on the to-do list for anyone who finds himself in the Madison area. The blackened chicken breast ranks as a favorite menu item among locals, as does the chicken and Andouille pasta.

    Subdued yet sufficiently festive for young folks and families alike, the nightlife in Madison consist of a smattering of sports bars, local dives and karaoke bars. Downtown Huntsville, only a few miles down the road, features a greater volume of bars as well as a few nightclubs. Madison Station Bar and Grill offers happy hour specials, karaoke, and a variety of sporting events on large flat-screen televisions. The bar opens at 4 p.m. and stays open until 2 a.m. for the night owls.

  • History

    Settled in 1818 by John Cartwright and originally named Madison Station, the city of Madison began growing in the mid-19th century, when it served as an important stop along the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. During the Civil War, Madison was the site of a battle in which local Confederate soldiers drove a Union battalion from Illinois out of town, the latter tearing up the railroad tracks in Madison before retreating.

    Madison continued to serve as a small suburb of Huntsville throughout most of the 20th century. As Huntsville flourished as a technology hub in the 1990s and into the 21st century, Madison established itself as a popular relocation spot for newcomers to the area, and its population exploded.

    The city features multiple art galleries, such as 16 Main Gallery, and nearby Huntsville houses a world-famous museum, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Annual events include Halloween on Main and the Madison Street Festival.

  • Transportation

    Most Madison residents drive to their destinations, although certain individual neighborhoods are walkable, and select roads contain bike lanes. Free parking is abundant in Madison, and the city's close proximity to I-565 permits easy access to Huntsville and other points of interest in northern Alabama.

    You cannot hail a cab in Madison, but numerous taxi companies operate in the area, and you can summon them with a phone call. Uber does not maintain a presence in Madison, though the company reports that its eye is on the Huntsville area.

    Madison supplies limited public transportation options, but the Madison Assisted Ride System (MARS) exists for local residents who qualify for transportation assistance under the guidelines of the American Disabilities Act.

  • Cost

    The cost of living in Madison sits slightly higher than the average cost of living for the Huntsville metro area. A one-bedroom apartment rents for $714 on average, while a beer costs $3 at a typical local pub. Gas prices in the area hover at 9 percent lower than the national average.

  • Shopping

    Abundant shopping characterizes Madison and the surrounding area. Popular destinations include the Colonial Promenade outdoor shopping center and the Madison Square Mall, located a few miles outside the city limits on Madison Avenue in Huntsville and featuring several big box retailers and high-end stores. Madison also houses numerous boutiques and specialty shops.

    Twiggie's Boutique carries the latest items in fashion and accessories for ladies and girls. Staffed by style experts who enjoy helping customers put together ensembles that capture their desired look, this local gem is a favorite among local residents for great prices and great service.

    The Asbury Community Thrift Store provides a convenient location for residents to procure great deals on quality used clothing and home goods, and also to help out their community by donating old items for which they no longer have a need.

    Madison residents shop at Publix and Aldi locations in town for large grocery trips, while niche supermarkets such as Thanh Hung carry international fare such as Asian foods. The Madison City Farmers Market, located at Trinity Baptist Church, operates from April until early autumn and carries fresh local produce and farm products.

  • Parks

    Dublin Memorial Park serves as the largest city park in Madison. It features a recreation center with limited exercise facilities, tennis courts, numerous athletic fields, walking tracks and a pool. Organized sports leagues both for kids and adults operate out of Dublin Memorial Park, which offers free parking but costs $3 for daily admission, with discounts for senior citizens and children under 11.

    Four-legged family members have a blast at Mill Creek Dog Park, a vast canine playground separated into play areas for dogs over and under 25 pounds. The park even provides complimentary drinking water both for dogs and humans, along with waste bags to pick up anything your dog might deposit on the ground.

    Skateboarders carve it up at Insanity Skate Park, which also serves as the starting and ending spot for Madison's annual Home for the Holidays Christmas Parade.


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  • The Grand Reserve at Madison
    244 Kyser Blvd, Madison, AL 35758
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    3 hrs
    $817 - 1,037 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Palladian at Promenade
    2150 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758
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    3 hrs
    $1,475 - 1,700 2-3 Bed Available Now
  • The Moderne at Providence
    30 Gates Mill St NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
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    1 hr
    $999 - 1,399 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Capital Park At 72 West
    6941 Highway 72 W, Huntsville, AL 35806
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    3 hrs
    $892 - 1,778 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Sunlake at Edgewater
    2000 Lakefront Dr, Huntsville, AL 35824
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    2 wks
    $675 - 1,005 1-3 Bed Available Soon
  • Weston Ranch
    4095 Lawsons Rdg, Madison, AL 35757
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    $866 - 1,790 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Arch Street Apartment Homes
    100 Arch St, Madison, AL 35758
    1 / 39
    $764 - 1,675 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Madison Park
    1 Madison Park Dr, Madison, AL 35758
    1 / 71
    $930 - 1,695 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Somerset at Madison
    121 Continental Dr, Madison, AL 35758
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    1 wk
    $669 - 1,500 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
  • Elements of Madison
    101 Royal Dr, Madison, AL 35758
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    1 wk
    $619 - 1,703 1-3 Bed Available 09/27/18
  • Windscape Apartment Homes
    125 Royal Dr, Madison, AL 35758
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    2 wks
    $640 - 830 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
  • Colonial Grand at Edgewater
    1030 Grande View Blvd, Huntsville, AL 35824
    1 / 9
    $753 - 1,663 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Bridge Pointe
    7584 Old Madison Pike NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
    1 / 99
    1 hr
    $860 - 1,530 1-3 Bed Available 09/25/18
  • Ashbury Woods
    32 Ashbury Woods Dr, Huntsville, AL 35824
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    3 hrs
    $775 - 1,010 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • The Landing at Edgewater
    130 Spinnaker Ridge Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35824
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    2 wks
    $660 - 829 1-2 Bed Available 10/15/18
  • Charleston Oaks Apartments
    222 S Kyser Blvd, Madison, AL 35758
    $725 - 1,430 1-2 Bed Available Now
  • Colonial Grand at Madison
    2300 Colonial Lake Dr, Madison, AL 35758
    1 hr
    $758 - 1,913 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Hawthorne at the Ridge
    201 Water Hill Rd, Madison, AL 35758
    2 hrs
    $699 - 1,059 1-3 Bed Available Now
  • Madison Pines
    340 Gillespie Rd, Madison, AL 35758
    1 day
    $1,004 - 1,029 3 Bed Available Now

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