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Living, working and playing in Madison, Wisconsin

The Madison, Wisconsin area is a great place to live, work and play whether you’re joining WKOW’s team for your first job or as a seasoned professional on the way up. The city is home to the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin state capitol, a thriving diverse economy and of course, the lakes.

Root for your favorite team
Sports fans love their University of Wisconsin Badgers and the Madison Mallards baseball team. Just a couple of hours north. Packers fans flock to Lambeau Field in Green Bay. NBA and MLB fans can root for the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers just 90 minutes to the east.

Enjoy great eats
Foodies will enjoy Madison’s wide range of restaurants, craft breweries and food-oriented events. The city proudly claims to have the most restaurants per person in the country – you’ll spend a lot of time putting that claim to the test by sampling the local fare. The Dane County Farmers Market and Taste of Madisonfeature Wisconsin-grown vegetables, meats and cheese. Both are summertime traditions on the capitol square and the World’s Largest Brat Fest signals the first holiday weekend of summer.

Celebrate the arts
If you’re into arts and entertainment, Madison is the place to be. The city offers a vibrant night life, an eclectic music scene and a wide variety of performing arts at dozens of performing arts centers. The Art Fair on the Square and Concerts on the Square draw thousands downtown every year. The Overture Center for the Arts and other venues draw musicians from around the world. Madison also hosts two major art museums and many specialty museums.

Enjoy your family
Raising a family in the Madison area is a treat. You’ll find safe neighborhoods, top-ranked schools and all kinds of great health care options. Madison parks offer a wide variety of family activities. Field trips to the free Henry Vilas Zoo, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center or the Children’s Museum are always fun. The annual “Shake the Lake” event offers fireworks, food, music and fun around the 4th of July holiday. By the way, WKOW is proud to be a community partner with three of the biggest events in the city – Shake the Lake, Art Fair on the Square and Taste of Madison.

Live an active life
Active lifestyles fit right into living in Madison. You’ll find miles of bike paths across the city. The UW Arboretum lets you get back to nature without ever leaving the city. Area lakes and rivers in the area are perfect for swimming, paddle sports, fishing and ice activities in the winter. Madison hosts a long list of running events as well as the Ironman triathlon.  Madison is also close to Devil’s Lake State Park, which offers hiking, rock climbing.

There’s so much more to explore and enjoy in southern Wisconsin when you join the team at WKOW 27 News.

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