Madison

Madison, known for its family-friendliness, has grown into the fastest growing city in the state.

 Welcome to Madison

The perfect community to raise a family.

Madison has grown into the fastest growing city in the state, resulting in more restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and places to stay. Over the past three decades, the population of Madison has grown from 4,000 to more than 50,000—and counting. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that Madison is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, in 2011 it was named one of the Top 100 Places to Live on Money magazine’s list of “America’s Best Small Towns.” Madison is known for being a family-friend community where people choose to move specifically for its incredible school district. 

The first recorded settler in present-day Madison was Revolutionary War veteran John Cartwright. Cartwright settled the area upon receiving a federal land grant in 1818, but it wasn't until the rail line came to town in 1858 that a significant amount of development took place. Since then, the town has steadily evolved into one of the best cities to live in north-central Alabama. 

Madison is home to a variety of architectural styles, ranging from bungalows to Craftsman to ranch-style homes. Homes here have a median listing price of $279,000. There are also a number of new construction communities from builders like Stone Martin Builders and Breland Homes.

What to Love

People & Lifestyle 

With excellent schools, spacious homes, and luscious parks, it’s no wonder that the majority of residents in Madison are young families looking to plant roots in this fantastic and popular neighborhood. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

For dining, head over to Main Street Cafe. This local café serves delicious Southern comfort food with international flavors located in the former city hall and jail. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, it’s no wonder why this is one of the most popular places to eat in the area. For brunch, you don’t want to miss Another Broken Egg Cafe. This causal chain features a variety of egg dishes, brunch sandwiches, and more.

When it comes to shopping, the Bridge Street Town Center in Huntsville is just a short drive away. Here, you can explore a multitude of retail shops, small boutiques, and eateries. The Madison City Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays during the spring, summer, and fall. Support your local farmers by stopping by to grab some fresh produce. 

Spend your Sunday afternoon strolling through 16 Main Gallery. This local art gallery comprises a community of professional working artists who all share one of Madison’s stunning heritage homes. Stop and browse through the gallery shop filled with incredible pieces of art. Likewise, keep an eye out for classes being offered and other artful events.

Things to Do

Madison might be a small town, but that doesn’t mean it lacks things to do. The Madison Street Festival is an annual event that has become a celebrated tradition within the community. This festive event brings the community together over art, music, and food. As one of the city’s largest event, you don’t want to miss this popular event. 

Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. This 35,000-acre refuge provides shelter for migrating birds and waterfowl and has hiking trails. Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and connect with nature here. For hiking, head over to Rainbow Mountain Trails and explore the great outdoors.

Schools

Madison is home to many top educational institutions, including: 

  • Rainbow Elementary School, PK-6
  • Discovery Middle School, 7-8
  • Bob Jones High School, 9-12
  • Madison Academy, K-12

Madison Real Estate

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Overview for Madison, AL

55,551 people live in Madison, where the median age is 38.8 and the average individual income is $48,070. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,551

Total Population

38.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,070

Average individual Income

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Demographics and Employment Data for Madison, AL

Madison has 21,357 households, with an average household size of 2.59. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Madison do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 55,551 people call Madison home. The population density is 1,830.07 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,551

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.8

Median Age

49.57 / 50.43%

Men vs Women

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
21,357

Total Households

2.59

Average Household Size

$48,070

Average individual Income

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Schools in Madison, AL

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The following schools are within or nearby Madison. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Horizon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Bob Jones High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Rainbow Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Liberty Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Columbia Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
James Clemens High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St John The Baptist Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
West Madison Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Discovery Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Madison Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Heritage Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Mill Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Madison Baptist Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available

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