Yes, I have heard it's a lovely town
August 22, 2014 10:18 AM Subscribe
I'm moving to Madison, WI and everyone loves it. But why? And is it really perfect?
posted by hydrobatidae to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Everyone I have talked with about my new job has told me how lucky I am to be going to Madison, but no one has given me any details except it's liberal, has a cheese shop, and is very pretty due to the lakes. I have never been to the Midwest and have never really wanted to live there. Please tell me why you think Madison is so lovely. I'm especially interested in people who have lived or are currently living there rather than visitors.
And what I'm really wondering is, what are the bad parts? It can't be the perfect city for everyone, can it? Who is not going to like Madison?
Possibly relevant details about me - I like visiting cities like New York, San Fransisco, Montreal and Quebec City, and don't like Vancouver. I grew up in a city of ~300,000 in Canada. I've lived in the left-wing bastion of Berkeley, but I've also lived in some very right-wing and/or rural places in the US and Canada. I am somewhat outdoorsy and definitely foody, but won't have a car and will be living way in the south of town with a dog.
I do really like cheese.