Madison is a city located primarily in Madison County, near the northern border of the U.S. state of Alabama. Madison extends west into neighboring Limestone County. The city is included in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area, the second-largest in the state, and is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.
Madison was mostly a small city for many years until the creation of Redstone Arsenal, which brought many people to the area and rapidly increased Madison's population and economic growth to the point that Madison is the second largest city north of the Tennessee river only behind neighboring Huntsville (Decatur is mostly south of the Tennessee river). Many of Madison's residents work in Research Park or the Redstone Arsenal. Madison has been one of the fastest growing city of the top 10 cities in Alabama and is one of the wealthiest cities on average. The City of Madison has several greenways and parks within city limits. Madison is working with the nearby cities of Huntsville and Decatur to create a 70-mile bicycling and walking trail.
The Madison City School System, formed in 1998, serves over 10,000 students from the city of Madison and town of Triana. It has consistently been rated as one of the best school systems in the state of Alabama. Nationally, it ranks in the top 5 best school systems.
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