Madison, Wisconsin is known for being a college town with a rich culture and annual community events where you can let loose and get involved. The city is often called “The City of Four Lakes”, being that it is surrounded by Lake Kegonsa, Lake Waubesa, Lake Monona, and Lake Mendota
If you’re moving to Madison you have a lot to look forward to, so read on for our top 4 tips on what you need to know before moving to Madison.
- Moving Process
One of the first things you need to be aware of while moving to this beautiful city is the Madison weather. You can find the exact monthly average temperatures here. As a general trend, you’ll need to pack for cold weather with a few outfits for warmer days.
As always, moving to a new city can be difficult logistically once you start thinking about how much you’ll actually need. In the past you really only had two options: you could bring your old furniture to your new place and eventually move it out or you could buy new furniture and sell it as used furniture later.
Luckily, the modern-day furniture industry has a modern solution for all you college students and young professionals looking to start a life in Madison without necessarily committing to finishing it there. Furniture rental is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country because of the flexibility it allows people in terms of moving in and out of new places.
With rental furniture, you can lease your furniture for however long you want, and have it picked up when you’re ready to move on. If you’re interested in seeing what furniture rental can do for you, check out Inhabitr Madison for the best deals you’ll find on furniture!
Not sold? Don’t worry, Inhabitr also offers buy furniture and rent-now buy-later options so that you can truly have the best option for you.
- Food and Restaurants
Whenever you move to a new city, you absolutely must try out the local restaurants so you can immerse yourself in the culture. We encourage you to try out new restaurants as often as possible, but here are a few for you to get started.
Alimentari – Find the best Italian meats at this part-market, part-deli. You’ll find premium hot and cold sandwiches, it might seem pricey but each sandwich is stuffed well enough that it’s well worth the money.
Harvey House – Having opened in July 2021, you can visit the Harvey House for a fine dining experience filled with gourmet-cooked meals. Try their mouth-watering Old Fashioned Duck, Chicken Cordon Bleu, or Roasted Summer Squash among others for a quintessential Wisconsin dinner updated for a classy taste you won’t want to miss.
Settle Down Tavern – For a more comfortable dining experience, try the Settle Down Tavern with their classic American burgers like the Good Idea – A Beef Burger with House Pickles, Fried Onions, Butterkase Cheese, and their special Settle Sauce. Pair your meal with a gourmet cocktail and you can have yourself an All-American meal.
- Fun Activities
The great outdoors beckons you in Madison, check out this list of the best things to do. You can do anything from visiting the Olbrich botanical gardens, the Chazen Museum of Art, the Henry Vilas Zoo or even catch a game at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!
- Local Community
We always recommend that you get involved with your community. Here are some upcoming events in Madison that you should check out and start meeting people! Go to a Farmer’s Market, volunteer, or catch a live concert. Remember that we can’t cover everything, so this should just serve as a starting point for your future life in this exciting, growing city!
Thanks for reading our Inhabitr Madison city spotlight! With this series, we hope to explore the various cultures and communities we have been lucky enough to integrate ourselves into over the last few years.
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