Madison is a historically rich community. At one point, it is the No. 1 producer of roses in the world, resulting in its moniker "The Rose City." Boasting a quaint town center with much architectural charm, Madison’s thriving downtown shopping district includes a great selection of retail shops, eclectic restaurants and service providers. The city’s residents enjoy a wide selection of recreational amenities including lush parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, nature trails and picnic areas.