The Madison Region is a study in diversity. It is a place that offers the choice of high-density urban living, smaller communities with their own unique identities, and wide-open agriculture-oriented spaces.
It is a region rich in history, but not living in the past. The area has an inviting and welcoming feel, as evidenced by a number of University of Wisconsin campuses that draw faculty and students from around the world. UW-Madison itself has more than 4,000 international students from 130 countries.
And while its amenities rival much larger metropolitan areas, the Madison region retains its scale. Commute times are well below the national average and a higher-than-average number of people walk or ride bikes to work year round.