About Madison

Madison, Alabama, a beautiful town of just under 46,000 people, is a charming place where neighbors quickly become friends. Located in two counties – Madison and Limestone – it’s part of metropolitan Huntsville. This town’s historic district is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the area was settled in 1818.

This 30-square-mile town has plenty to offer its residents, from rich cultural experiences to old-world Southern charm.

Traveling to and from Madison is a breeze with Huntsville International Airport. Flights arrive and depart daily from all over the United States via a wide variety of airlines.

Homes for Sale in Madison

Madison, AL homes for sale include condominiums, detached single-family homes and luxury homes. The home prices vary greatly based on your location within the city’s boundaries, the size and type of the home, and the age of the home. You’ll find new construction in many areas of Madison because it’s a quickly growing Huntsville suburb.

Dining and Shopping in Madison

Whether you’re craving Asian cuisine or you want a good, down-home meal, you’ll find something for every palate in Madison. Locals love eating at the Chuck Wagon BBQ, the Main Street Café and Casa Blanca, as well as the undeniably delicious Fulin’s Asian Cuisine. Huntsville is just a short drive away, too, where you’ll find everything from fast, fresh and healthy options to five-star culinary masterpieces.

Bridge Street Towne Centre and Parkway Place offer Madison residents great shopping. There’s also the Village of Providence, which is a pedestrian-friendly village, and an excellent place to shop; but, if you’re in the mood for a quaint downtown experience, you’ll love the shops along Main Street. From Madison Station Antiques to the Madison Salon, everything you need is located in this beautifully landscaped, historically rich district.

Entertainment in Madison

Whether you want to catch a new release at one of our movie theaters or you prefer live entertainment at the Madison Theatre Guild (or at the famed Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre), you’ll never be bored in this fast-growing city. Spend time reading at the large Madison Public Library, have a great time with family and friends at the Madison County Winery or any of the local breweries, or simply spend time in our numerous parks and recreational areas.
Golf is a popular pastime among locals, and our courses are challenging and well-kept. They include:

  • Sunset Landing
  • Redstone Golf Course
  • Monrovia Golf Course
  • Canebrook

Madison Schools

Children who live in Madison fall under the umbrella of the Madison City School System. There are also a number of private schools in and around the area, as well as in neighboring Huntsville.

Madison Elementary Schools

  • Columbia
  • Heritage
  • Horizon
  • Madison
  • Mill Creek
  • Rainbow
  • West Madison

Madison Middle Schools

  • Discovery
  • Liberty

Madison High Schools

  • Bob Jones
  • James Clemens
  • Private Schools in Madison
  • Greengate School for Dyslexia (K through 8)
  • Huntsville Achievement School (1 through 12)
  • Randolph School (K through 12)
  • Holy Family Parochial School (PK through 8)
  • Grace Lutheran School (PK through 8)
  • The Country Day School (PK through 8)
  • Valley Fellowship Christian Academy (PK through 12)
  • Westminster Christian Academy (K through 12)
  • Madison Academy (PK through 12)
  • Madison Baptist Academy (K through 12)
  • St. John Paul II Catholic High School (Grades 9 through 12)

Madison is also close to Oakwood University, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Alabama A&M and John C. Calhoun State Community College.

Parks and Recreation in Madison

Everyone who lives here raves about our public parks, which the city maintains. From the 1.43-acre Mill Creek Dog Park, where you can bring small and large dogs to romp in separate sections, to the playgrounds and picnic areas of our city’s other recreation areas, you’ll find the perfect place to spend time outdoors in Madison.

Our public parks include Dublin Memorial Park, Palmer Park and 33 neighborhood parks outfitted with playground equipment, athletic fields and pavilions.

Commute Times from Madison

Madison is located just southwest of Huntsville on I-565, near its junction with I-65. Commuting into Huntsville is easy, and getting to other nearby cities is usually a breeze, as well. From downtown Madison to:

  • Redstone Arsenal: 8.9 miles
  • Mooresville: 10.2 miles
  • Huntsville: 11.4 miles
  • Decatur: 16.5 miles
  • Meridianville: 19.1 miles
  • Hampton Cove: 19.6 miles
  • Guntersville: 47.2 miles

Let’s Talk About Your Move to Madison

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