City of Madison named among best places in country to live

Published 7:36 am Saturday, January 5, 2019

MADISON – The City of Madison earned yet another top award this week when it was named to USA Today’s 50 Best Cities to Live.

The newspaper said Madison, “ranks as Mississippi’s best city to live in.”

Judges pointed out the city’s great access to public parks that features such things as an archery range, walking trails, batting cages and more.

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The authors said all of the winner shared a few things in common: safe streets, a healthy economy, affordability and entertainment options. Not surprisingly most of the winners were also relatively close to more urban areas.

Longtime Madison Mayor, Mary Hawkins Butler, wrote on social media that credit should go to correct source. It wasn’t her she said, but a higher authority and the people of the city.

“Madison is the city that prayer is building,” she said. “To Him we are grateful.”

Butler said the city’s employees are also a huge part of what makes Madison special.

“(I’m) proud of all the people who have worked to make our city the best in Mississippi,” she said. “Most importantly I am thankful for those that pray every day for this wonderful place we call home.”

To see the full list, visit USA Today’s article here: