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Livability: Madison Still Best Place to Live in 2022


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Livability: Madison Still Best Place to Live in 2022
Ranking reaffirms Greater Madison’s status as the place to make a career, life and difference

MADISON – Today, for the second year in a row, Livability named Madison the Best Place to Live in the U.S.

In giving Madison the top spot, Livability cited the city’s resilient economy, affordability, industry diversity, remote work-readiness, and opportunities for recent graduates, families and retirees, among other factors. They also mentioned our abundance of parks and cultural attractions, as well as more than 200 miles of hiking, biking and snowshoeing trails.

“When asked what they were looking for in an ideal community, whether they realized it or not, respondents throughout the country were choosing Madison,” said Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce President Zach Brandon. “These rankings continue to validate the compelling story this region has to tell and the unique opportunity that exists for people seeking the place to make a career, make a life and make a difference.”

Livability examined more than 2,300 cities based on more than 50 data points that are grouped into eight categories, measuring a city’s economic stability, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, and health care. See the full 2022 list here.

About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with more than 1,200 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 10,000 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison area to its full potential. The Greater Madison region is a leader in innovation. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, our members vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found at