We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite lists that Madison has ranked highly on, and created a ranked list of our own.
Behold, 608today’s top 10 list of times Madison ranked top 10 on lists:
10. Best biking cities in Wisconsin | No. 10
We’re in the 91st percentile nationwide for biking cities. Get in on the action via our 200 miles of bike-friendly paths.
9. Best cities for young professionals | No. 5
Our diverse offering of agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare career opportunities paired with the food and drink scene make Madison magnetic for recent college grads.
8. Most neighborly | No. 1
We’re not surprised that Madison topped this list, “Midwest nice” is a real thing.
6. Isthmus cities | No. 1
Since there are only two major cities built on an isthmus, we took the liberty of ranking Madison No. 1 — better luck next year, SEAtoday.
5. Migraine hot spots | No. 2
Our high headache score is attributed to “lifestyle factors” — see next listing.
4. Best drinking cities | No. 2
We’re joined by Osaka, Lisbon, Buenos Aires, and Melbourne.
3. Most playgrounds per capita | No. 1
Because it’s not all about the adults having fun.
2. Best college towns | No. 3
College sports are king on the isthmus. UW-Madison’s volleyball, basketball, hockey, and football teams are constantly bringing their A-game.
1. Best cities to live | No. 1
Coming in at our number one spot, Livability ranked us No. 1 for our amenities, education, and outdoor spaces. We couldn’t agree more.