Living well in Madison County

The median home price is $132,200, and the homeownership rate is 75.4 percent. The county has a diverse economy, a strong tradition in education, and a wide range in places to live, from rural solitude to hilltop vistas and lakeside estates.

Colleges, casinos, and Cazenovia

Higher education, agriculture, and manufacturing anchor Madison County’s diverse economy. Turning Stone Resort Casino, just over the border in Oneida County, is a major employer of Madison County residents and has satellites in Chittenango and Bridgeport. Western Madison County has bedroom suburbs for people working in Onondaga County. The International Boxing Hall of Fame and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum are testaments to the county’s varied history. Cazenovia, established in 1793, nestles alongside picturesque Cazenovia Lake.  The county is home to three colleges – Colgate University, SUNY Morrisville, and Cazenovia College – in bucolic settings.

  • Population: 72,089
  • Largest city: Oneida
  • Medium home price: $132,200

A quick glimpse of the county