Rent to Own Homes near Madison, WI

Top Reasons to Live in Madison WI

  • Home to the University of Wisconsin and three other post-secondary institutions, Madison boasts a highly educated population and plenty of nightlife to entertain visitors and residents alike. In addition to its collection of pubs, restaurants, and music venues, the state capitol contains important landmarks like the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison Civic Center, and the Governor's Mansion.

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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Superior St
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Madison, WI 53704

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School: Shabazz-City High School
Grocery: Francois Oil Co Citgo Quik Mrt
Restaurant: Manna Cafe & Bakery
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Hughes Pl
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Madison, WI 53713

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School: Lincoln Elementary
Grocery: Mercado Marimar
Restaurant: Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
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4 Beds, 2 Baths on Keswick Dr
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Madison, WI 53719

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School: Cesar Chavez Elementary
Grocery: Copps Food Ctr
Restaurant: Pancheros Mexican Grill
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4 Beds, 3 Baths on Winnequah Rd
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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Monona, WI 53716

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School: Nichols Elementary
Grocery: Viet Hoa Market
Restaurant: Rossi's Pizza
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Anzinger Ct
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Madison, WI 53704

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School: Holy Cross Lutheran School
Grocery: La Chaparrita
Restaurant: Gyro House
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4 Beds, 1 Bath on Remington Rd
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4 Beds, 1 Bath

Madison, WI 53716

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School: Abundent Life Christian School
Grocery: Pdq Food Stores
Restaurant: Cucos
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on David Rd
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Madison, WI 53704

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School: Sandburg Elementary
Grocery: La Hispana Grocery
Restaurant: La Hispana Taqueria
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1 Bed, 1 Bath on E Mifflin St
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1 Bed, 1 Bath

Madison, WI 53703

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School: Metro School
Grocery: Market Basket
Restaurant: Verita's Bistro & Lounge
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4 Beds, 3 Baths on Quinn Cir
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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Madison, WI 53713

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School: Woodland Montessori School
Grocery: Pdq Food Stores
Restaurant: World Buffet
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  • Madison's Real Estate Market Finding a place to rent in Madison has become increasingly difficult. In 2012, apartment vacancy rates plummeted to 2.07 percent, indicating the strong demand for rentals in the area. Meanwhile, median home prices have declined slightly over the past few years, reaching $184,300 in 2012. Average home sale prices in 2011 in Madison were $248,216 with 1,996 homes sold. The median price during this period was $187,900. To address rising rental prices and encourage owner occupancy, the Single Family Home Ownership Program offers rent-to-own houses at affordable rates to residents who meet certain criteria.
  • Tourism in Wisconsin's Capitol City While Madison may appear to be an unlikely tourist destination, 14 million people visited the state capitol and added 1.7 billion dollars to the local economy in 2012. One of the most popular destinations is State Street, which begins at the State Capitol and extends toward the University of Wisconsin campus. This area is known for its eclectic collection of boutiques, coffee houses, and museums, but also its Halloween Freakfest and July's Maxwell Street Days annual celebrations. During warm weather, tourists should consider visiting the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Henry Vilas Zoo, or UW Arboretum. All of these outdoor attractions offer free or low-cost admission. Summer visitors can also enjoy weekly live music on the grounds of the state capitol during the Concerts on the Square series.
  • Finding the Best Shopping No matter what the weather brings, Madison has a wide selection of boutiques, national chain retailers, and malls to enjoy. To experience a variety of shopping options in one place, residents should try the East Towne Mall, West Towne Mall, Hilldale Shopping Center, Greenway Station, or Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Those visitors looking for a shopping experience unique to Madison should stroll along State Street and Monroe Street. Music aficionados should stop by MadCity Music Exchange on Williamson Street to browse through the large collection of vinyl and CDs for sale. Techies can go down the block to WILLY Tech Shop, which features a green tech shop and locally-produced merchandise.
  • Madison Neighborhoods Madison recognizes approximately 120 neighborhood associations within its city limits. Each community has its own unique vision for its future; Madison estimates that there are at least 25 formal neighborhood development plans in progress. Within the past 10 years, many Madison neighborhoods have sought to develop unique characteristics, using a tactic similar to the planned community development of Austin, Texas. Below are some of the most memorable communities: