Once a tiny hamlet on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad, the city of Madison has become a modern day boomtown. The establishment of the aerospace industry and Redstone Arsenal in the mid-20th century turned this community into one of the most important economic regions in the state of Alabama. Its historic center still retains all the charm of its antebellum roots, complete with grand mansions, sleepy cottages, and a brick-faced main street with boutiques, restaurants, and a craft brewery. Beyond Main Street, however, Madison is all modern.
Choose from homes designed to suit a variety of lifestyles, from roomy estates to condominiums featuring luxury amenities. Commute to work at Cummings Research Park, home to both Fortune 500 companies and innovative small companies working at the forefront of engineering, software, and biomedical research and development. Send your children to top-scoring public schools. Shop at the Bridge Street Town Center, the area’s premier retail and entertainment complex. Get away from the bustle at any one of the city’s expansive parks and greenways.
Shopping and Dining
This popular area is brimming with amazing eateries that delight the taste buds such as Edo Japanese Restaurant or Chapala Authentic Mexican Restaurant. There is also Greenbrier with its' flavorful pulled pork or Cricket's lip smacking wings.
Shopping is a breeze in Madison with its' close proximity to Huntsville's Madison Square Mall and Bridge Street in addition to its' own strip malls and local shops.
Parks and Recreation
Family fun is close at hand in Madison. Find adventure at Insanity Skate Park or Kids Kingdom Playground. Cascading Falls Miniature Golf promises an afternoon of family fun or try a visit to Madison's historical Round House. For a myriad of activities check out the recreation center at Dublin Park. There is a heated indoor pool, gymnasium, walking track, soccer fields, a playground, and so much more for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Madison is an eclectic mix of older historic homes, ranch styles, and more modern custom built homes that are all in prime locations convenient to shopping and entertainment in Madison and Huntsville.
Intergraph, the largest employer in Madison is close by, as well as, Cummings Research Park.
The Madison school system is ranked #3 among the state's top schools. There are 7 elementary schools: Columbia, Heritage, Horizon, Madison, Mill Creek, Rainbow, and West Madison Elementary Schools, 2 middle schools: Discovery and Liberty Middle School and Bob Jones and James Clemons High Schools.