Madison, AL
Quaint Meets Contemporary

Bordering Huntsville is the family-friendly town of Madison, AL. Madison boasts the charm of a small town with the convenience of a suburban, contemporary lifestyle. Just minutes from Athens, Decaur and Huntsville, this charming town provides the comforts of home with the convenience of living a stones throw from entertainment, schools, dining and restaurants. Welcome Home!




Though it's surrounded by Huntsville, Madison, AL is a gem in its own right, located at the heart of its namesake county. This city is ideally sized and has everything that makes a locale worth living in: world-class cosmopolitan amenities, proximity to major global cities, pristine nature, small-town charm, a sense of community, and a strong economy and local culture. Closing in on 60,000 residents, Madison is still a small city; this, combined with its rapid economic and population growth results in a unique blend of small-town southern serenity and the sensational buzz brought by an exciting new business sector.

 Madison Employment

Technology. That's the specialty of Madison, AL. And it always has been. In 2013, Madison was named a Google 'eCity', an award granted to cities considered to be one of America's 'digital capitals'. Measured by the strength of online business communities in each area, this designation fits Madison perfectly. Madison is also within easy proximity to the major employers of Huntsville, and makes a great place to live while working in Huntsville.

Cummings Research Park and Redstone Arsenal are both approximately 15 minute drives from central Madison. Madison's professional community is comprised primarily of those working in the high-tech and defense industries, while local businesses also offer sustainable careers. Innovative start-ups have been thriving in this northern Alabama city, and have provided endless support and enrichment for the community.

The population of Madison has grown by 33% over the past five years and continues to prosper. Business will only get stronger and career prospects will only increase. Whether you're looking to move into a new field or further your impact in the one you're already in, there's no better place than Madison to carve out your goals.


Madison, Alabama is home to award-winning schools! When it comes to education, Madison offers unparalleled opportunity at every level.

The Madison City School System is an excellent resource for finding information about the city's outstanding schools. Prompting local engagement these esteemed institutions offer first-rate academic support and special programs, with students consistently demonstrating successful pursuit of scholarship. The Madison County School District has also been placed among the 50 best school systems in America.

Bob Jones High School and James Clemens High School continue to rank high each year. According to U.S. News & World Reports, Bob Jones High Schools ranks #6 and James Clemens ranks #10 out of 361 ranked high schools in the state of Alabama. 

Madison City is the only district out of 138 statewide to have every high school ranked in the top 10!

Things To Do In

Madison is one of those rare places where you'll find family-friendly suburbs and a variety of places to enjoy your free time. Town Madison is a major development that is home to the Rocket City Trash Pandas baseball team, as well as a variety of places to enjoy a good meal!

Dublin Memorial Park boasts 60-acres of fun! Complete with sports facilities, trails, gymnasiums, a disc-golf course as well as both an indoor and outdoor pool, you'll find plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Insanity Complex is a local favorite! The hub for entertainment in Madison, you can enjoy mini-golfing, an arcade, lasertag and a 38,000 square-foot extreme skatepark - perfect for BMX, skateboarding and inline skating!

Clift Farms is a new retail, shopping and dining center currently under construction. This entertainment district sits right off of Highway 72 and is the last stop out of Madison on your way to Athens.

Find Adventure in Madison!

To the southwest of Madison, one can find the stunning banks of the Tennessee River, as well as Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve is a popular destination for hiking with a little over 3-miles of trail to explore. Boaters, hikers, mountaineers, and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy all that Madison has to offer!

Climb a mountain, do some stargazing, and grab some pure local honey from Greenbrier Farm on your way back home. For those who love nature, life in Madison is truly sweet.

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Area Resources

Visit the Huntsville and Madison County Visitor's Centre website for more information on the area. 

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