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A Madison Neighborhood


The Bassett Neighborhood is a tale of two distinct neighborhoods grouped into one.

Everything north of W. Washington Ave including W. Mifflin St. (known for its infamous Mifflin Street Block Party), is dominated by UW undergraduate students.

Though less raucous than its State-Langdon neighborhood counterpart, this areas close proximity to campus and history as a hub of UW student activity make it a strong student encampment.

However, as you move away from the UW campus and toward the Capitol or Lake Monona this neighborhood turns from a Big10 neighborhood into a more typical Madison one, with a mix of older houses (some in decent shape, some not so much) and apartment buildings that range from high-end luxury to cheap studio apartments.

As a result, wide swaths of different people call the southern part of this neighborhood home, from students to professionals to hippies to seniors.

People of all shapes and sizes agree on the Bassett Neighborhood's greatest advantage: being within walking distance to all of downtown Madison.

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June Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 Madison Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the June 2020 key findings and figures for the Madison rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Madison and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Madison rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Madison Rent Prices Increase From May to June

Madison rent prices increased over the last month. From May to June, the city experienced a 1.5% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Madison one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,147.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from May to June, Madison experienced a 0.07% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Madison two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,396.0.

June Prices: Madison vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Madison and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Madison over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 1 of the Madison suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 6 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Cottage Grove, WI .

  • Rent decreased in Fitchburg, WI, Sun Prairie, WI, Middleton, WI, Verona, WI, Waunakee, WI, Maple Bluff, WI.

  • 5 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Madison.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Madison.

June 2020 Pricing Trends: Madison vs. National Comparisons

Madison Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Madison over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Madison rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Madison one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's June 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Madison and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Madison and suburbs

1 BR June 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR June 2 BR M/M % Change
Madison, WI $1,130.0 2.17% $1,395.0 1.23%
Fitchburg, WI $1,227.0 -0.08% $1,467.0 0.89%
Sun Prairie, WI $1,221.0 0.00% $1,464.0 1.39%
Middleton, WI $1,289.0 -1.38% $1,473.0 3.59%
Verona, WI $1,035.0 -0.96% $1,296.0 1.49%
Waunakee, WI $1,248.0 -1.42% $1,690.0 0.36%
Maple Bluff, WI $1,675.0 -0.06% $3,073.0 -0.32%
Cottage Grove, WI $1,134.0 0.71% $1,456.0 2.32%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.