Madison is one of the fastest growing cities in Mississippi. Once a small farming community, Madison is now one of the top cities in the nation to raise a family. Close to the amenities and conveniences of a large metropolitan area, Madison offers a lifestyle that encourages family life and business opportunities. Madison, a city of more than 18,000 has a low crime rate compared to other cities in the Southeast or the rest of the country. Residents enjoy the feel of a small town and the sense of community they crave. Madison has over 70 neighborhoods with the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA) helping to ensure the quality of each one. Madison is also home to many outstanding schools both public and private. The community offers churches of many denominations to meet the spiritual needs of its residents.
Madison was named for James Madison, the fourth President of the United States. He grew up near the bustling railroad track in pre-Civil War Mississippi. The Illinois Central Railroad opened its Madison Station in 1856. In 1985 Madison was reclassified as a city and has flourished in its growth from a small town into a carefully planned city. Strict ordinances, such as designating architectural controls, providing landscape and building guidelines have helped to preserve the charm and integrity of one of Mississippi?s fastest growing cities.
Madison is just a 10 minute drive from Jackson, the state's capital and largest city. You can find the best in shopping, entertainment, medical services, education and cultural offerings. In less than 3 hours you can visit New Orleans, Mobile, Memphis or you can enjoy the offerings of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN) is only a 20 minute drive and you have easy access to major air carriers and the destinations of your choice.
There are many recreational facilities available in Madison. You can enjoy Strawberry Patch Park, a neighborhood park with seven acres and a lake, lighted walking trail, playground equipment and more. Liberty Park has 5 lighted baseball and soccer fields, batting cages, volleyball courts, a walking trail and more.
Madison is the kind of city that feels like home. Come and see for yourself!