Named after President James Madison, the town of Madison is situated a short distance from New Haven.
For the most part, Madison is a residential and summer vacation community. Its divine coastal setting showcases some of Connecticut's most refined oceanfront homes and summer cottages, as well as a collection of gracious colonial and federal period homes. Also available are newer homes and inviting summer rentals. The heart of the town's historic district is The Green, which is surrounded by thoroughly maintained houses, some of which date back to more than 300 years. The Green is also the very popular location for summertime concerts, art and antique exhibits, and drum corps and muster demonstrations. The impressive natural resources of Madison provide plenty of outdoor fun. Summertime swimming, sunbathing and water sports are offered at the private and public beaches, which includes Connecticut's largest state beach - Hammonasset Beach State Park. The parks and recreation department promote little league, playgrounds, tennis courts and ball fields. Numerous private golf courses serve all of the player's needs.