Madison is a suburban community that neighbors Ridgeland and is 20 minutes from Jackson. Between the city's local attractions and the cultural amenities of Jackson, homes for rent in Madison are close to plenty of appealing entertainment opportunities.
Interesting Facts About Madison
When Jackson was attacked during the Civil War in 1861, Madison suffered severe damage that left much of the city in ruins.
Madison, named in honor of President James Madison, was preceded by the Madison Station opened by Illinois Central Railroad in 1856.
Later, in 1864, Maj. Gen. S.D. Lee set up his headquarters at Madison Station. After the war, the railroad continued to contribute to local economic development.
Renters can access information about living and working in Madison at the city's official website.
At the website of Madison County Schools, parents can familiarize themselves with local education options.
The Madison City Chamber of Commerce website provides tools for navigating area events and business opportunities.
Things to Do in Madison
Big-screen entertainment near Madison rentals can be found at the Grandview Cinema, which shows a variety of films in diverse genres. At The City Grille, diners can taste dishes ranging from Southern classics such as fried green tomatoes to Italian selections like chicken Florentine. A number of museums are open to the public in downtown Jackson, just a short ride away from Madison. For instance, the Old Capitol Museum hosts multimedia exhibits in one of Jackson's historic structures, while the Mississippi Museum of Art presents works from numerous American artists. To experience local music and try some down-home cooking, renters can stop by F. Jones Corner in the Farish Street Historic District.