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Nce A Small Farming Community, Madison, Mississippi Is One Of The Fastest Growing Cities In The S...
- Price: $2,775,000
- SqFt: 9,786
- Acres: 1.06
Madison MS Real Estate for Sale
Madison MS Homes, Condos, Farms, Land, and Lots in Mississippi
Madison, MS is an attractive place to live.
In fact, Relocate America named the city as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in 2008, while CNN/Money Magazine listed it as the 56th best place to live in the United States in 2005. Family Circle magazine also named the city as one of the “10 Best Towns for Families” in 2007.
The magazine went on to praise the city for offering big-city opportunities combined with suburban charm, solid employment opportunities, affordable housing and top-notch schools.
With a median annual household income of $71,266 in 2008, the city has the highest income in the State and residents of Madison, MS are undeniably doing quite well for themselves.
This high standard of living can be seen throughout the city and its beautiful neighborhoods and attractions.
Named after President James Madison, Madison, MS dates back to 1856 when the Illinois Central Railroad opened its Madison Station.
Residents from the nearby Madisonville gradually started to move to the new town until it fell victim to the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1864, the city was mostly destroyed after the siege of the nearby capital of Jackson. Thanks to the Madison Land Company, which encouraged northerners to “Go South, and grow up with the country” in 1897, Madison, MS became incorporated into a village.
Located in a county by the same name, Madison, MS has a rich history that began along a railroad track. The city has come a long way since these humble beginnings, having been included on numerous “Best of” lists over the past several years.
Served by the Madison County School District, Madison, MS boasts a student/teacher ratio of just 19:1.
The School of Continuing Studies, which is housed in the former Madison Station Elementary School, was also opened in 2010 as a satellite campus of Tulane University.
In addition to enjoying easy access to all of the amenities available in the capital city, residents of Madison, MS can also take advantage of numerous points of interest located throughout the city.
These include the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce South Central U.S. and the Simmons Arboretum, which is a 10-acre arboretum owned by the city and open to the public. The Chapel of the Cross, which is in the National Register of Historic Places, can also be found in nearby Mannsdale.
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