Where is the best place to live in America?
Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin and is located in the midwest of the USA. So, what do you know about Madison? Did you know for example that it has been voted top of Livability’s list of the 100 best places to live in America? This takes into account things like access to good schools and medical care, income potential, cost of living and quality of life. Let’s look at what makes this fantastic city the best place to live in America!
About 250,000 people live in Madison, making it the 2nd largest city in Wisconsin. Around half of the city are under 30, giving it a young and vibrant feel.
As many as 60% of Madison’s residents have a degree and university students and staff make up over 30% of the population. It has around 40,000 students and the University of Wisconsin is in the top 10 list of best US universities.
Madison is 5th in Livability’s list of best food cities, with a wealth of fantastic restaurants and renowned chefs, serving fresh local produce and dishes of the finest quality.
There are around 260 parks in and around the area making it a healthy place to live. There is actually a ratio of 12.7 parks per 10,000 residents, more than any other city.
It’s ranked 4th in a list of best cycling towns for its widespread network of biking paths and convenient bike share programme. There are actually more bikes in the city than cars.
Madison has been named the greenest city in America, with high marks for air quality and praise for its 200 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Madison is often described as one of the happiest cities in the world. What could be better than choosing Madison, Wisconsin as the place you study English in?
Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI) in the heart of Madison has been providing excellent English language courses to students from all over the world since 1981. The school has a great offer ranging from general and business English to university pathway programmes. If you want to learn more about excursions you can take during your English language course at WESLI, read also our article 5 day trips from Madison, Wisconsin.
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