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Madison, located in Dane County, is the capital of Wisconsin. Other major cities located nearby include Monroe and Beloit. Families looking to explore homes for rent in a vibrant and exciting city will love all that Madison has to offer. The community is home to the University of Wisconsin, which contributes to many of the artistic, cultural and recreational activities offered in the area. Those that enjoy spending time outdoors will love exploring the Olbrich Botanical Gardens or the University's Arboretum. The city is also home to a number of performance venues, museums and world-class dining options. 

Facts for Renters

  • Madison was settled in the 1820s, when James Duane Doty purchased land where the city is today. He pushed for the region to become the state capital and later named it after James Madison, the nation's fourth president. 
  • Madison was incorporated as a city in 1856. During the Civil War, the community was a center for the state's Union Army soldiers. 
  • Today, Madison's downtown area is a vibrant and bustling center of commerce. In addition to numerous shops and restaurants, there are many art galleries and cafes to be explored and appreciated. 
  • As a college community, the people of Madison rally around the University of Wisconsin's athletic program, which has strong hockey, basketball and football teams.

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Common questions asked in Madison, Wisconsin

Where can I find cheap rental houses in Madison, Wisconsin?

Check out's cheap rental houses in Madison. You can use our price filters to find rental houses under $500, under $700, under $900, under $1100, under $1300, under $1500

How big of a rental house can I afford?

Find Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom rental houses within your budget in Madison, Wisconsin. Or you can search for houses over 600 sq.ft, 800 sq.ft, 1000 sq.ft, 1200 sq.ft, 1400 sq.ft, 1600 sq.ft.

How can I tour properties in Madison, Wisconsin during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Madison, Wisconsin are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Madison we have 516 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.