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A Madison Neighborhood

Summary

Madison is a great city with lots of great neighborhoods to live in and fun places to hang out. And the heart of the city is downtown. This neighborhood epitomizes this progressive Midwestern town defined by its fantastic dining, shopping, entertainment, and parks. But when you're searching for Downtown Madison Apartments it can difficult to sift through all of the listings on the web or walk the streets to find places in the area that you're looking for.

That's exactly why ABODO exists. We gather listings from all over the web and we add new properties every day. And we do all this just so we can make sure that you've got the freshest list of apartments in downtown Madison to choose from!

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Budget

If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

$907
Studio
$1,099
1 Bedroom
$1,448
2 Bedrooms
$1,992
3 Bedrooms
$2,691
4 Bedrooms
$3,269
5+ Bedrooms
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Madison:
December Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Madison Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the December 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 Decrease From November to December

Madison rent prices decreased over the last month. From November to December, the city experienced a -3.01% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Madison one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,095.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from November to December, Madison experienced a 0.8% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Madison two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,391.0.

December Prices: Madison vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Madison and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased 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 4 of the Madison suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Sun Prairie, WI, Verona, WI, Cottage Grove, WI, Maple Bluff, WI .

  • Rent decreased in Middleton, WI, Fitchburg, WI, McFarland, WI.

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

  • 1 suburb is currently priced lower than the city of Madison.

December 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 declining. 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 December 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 December 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR December 2 BR M/M % Change
Madison, WI $1,129.0 -2.42% $1,380.0 -0.29%
Middleton, WI $1,311.0 -1.80% $1,674.0 0.42%
Fitchburg, WI $1,223.0 -0.89% $1,409.0 -1.68%
Sun Prairie, WI $1,175.0 0.95% $1,428.0 -0.49%
Verona, WI $1,069.0 0.28% $1,261.0 -1.33%
McFarland, WI $1,100.0 0.00% $1,382.0 -0.07%
Cottage Grove, WI $1,177.0 0.60% $1,542.0 1.71%
Maple Bluff, WI $1,692.0 0.42% $3,060.0 0.00%

Methodology

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.