Parenting Magazine listed Madison, WI, as the 6th best city in America for families. You can see the article here: 2011 Best Cities for Families. To decide which cities were the best, they looked at 84 categories including schools, property values, crime rates, unemployment rate, and parks. Last year Madison was actually #3. Madison’s many bike trails, parks & lakes are big reasons why it is great for families. Also Madison benefits from the culture that the University of Wisconsin provides with the museums, art & theater provided from the University. The new Children’s Museum, the free Vilas Zoo, and nearby attractions such as Wisconsin Dells & Cave of the Mounds are additional reasons why it’s great to live in Madison with kids!