University of Wisconsin is located in the beautiful city of Madison. It is commonly referred known as “Madtown” or “Four Lakes City” but the locals prefer the moniker “78 square miles surrounded by reality”. Known as a bastion of progressive and liberal ideology, the city is also home to a highly educated workforce. According to a 2004 Forbes magazine, Madison has the highest percentage of PhDs per capita in the United States. Madison and its neighboring suburb, Middleton has been identified as one of the best places in United States to live and raise your family. If you are visiting Madison for a short period, check out this New York Times article and the Frugal Traveler Blog.