Madison ranked America’s 17th Best City to Live In

Niche, a platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, published its 2023 Best Places to Live in America rankings, and Madison and some of its surrounding communities achieved top rankings, according to a news release.

This year, Madison comes in at No. 17 in Best Cities to Live in America and No. 16 in Best Cities to Raise a Family. Topping the list of 2023 Best Places to Live in the Madison area are:

  • Middleton;
  • Shorewood Hills;
  • Maple Bluff; and
  • Waunakee (up from No. 6 last year, beating out Verona).

In the ninth consecutive year that Niche has produced these rankings, 228 cities and 17,932 towns and neighborhoods were included.

Niche creates the annual Best Places to Live rankings by using data from sources such as the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CDC combined with millions of resident reviews. The company considers factors such as affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, area public schools, walkability, and more.