Area Information


Madison County enjoys an abundance of gently rolling hills, excellent farmland, and historic architecture. In downtown Madison, Greenville, and Lee, historic antebellum homes offer stately proof of the South's elegant past. Surrounding areas are planted in pasture grass, pine trees, or row crops, and are priced well below Florida's average per acre price.

There is an excellent selection of existing homes for sale, as well as ample acreage for building your "little cabin in the woods" your " dream house", or your "business of a lifetime."

Treasured though yesterday's traditions may be, Madison County also looks forward to tomorrow. Hailed as one of the most economically sound cities in the state, Madison's county seat, also called Madison, is beginning a carefully engineered growth phase in anticipation of Florida's continued northbound expansion. The county's other primary communities--Lee, Greenville, and Pinetta, have also implemented long-range planning strategies to enhance their respective qualities.

The city of Madison boasts an active downtown area, two shopping centers, and a 600-acre industrial park. Timber processing, food processing, printing, reforestation, and farming are some of the primary industries centered in the county. A 27-member Chamber of Commerce provides continuing support for these businesses, while actively soliciting new ones which would enhance the area.

A hospital, tri-county medical facility, and several nursing homes provide immediate health care services to the community, while major regional medical facilities are located in both Valdosta and Tallahassee. Motels, campgrounds, and restaurants meet the needs of both residents and guests.

Still rural enough to warrant small, "community" schools in its outlying areas, Madison County also offers one of Florida's most renowned Junior colleges. In all, the county has seven public schools (two K-4, two 5-8, two K-8, one 9-12), and one private school (pre-K through 8).

Many of the schools have earned state recognition for outstanding community relations; two have been selected to participate in a Florida pilot program for accelerated technological studies. In addition, two of the state's most distinguished universities--Florida State and Florida A & M--are within easy commuting distance of Madison County, as is Georgia's outstanding Valdosta State College, which offers deferred out-of-state tuition to Madison County residents. Gainesville's University of Florida is also close by.

Civic pride is a major element of Madison County life. Service clubs for all ages and interests provide ongoing volunteer and fund-raising efforts to support a variety of local projects.

Additionally, churches of all denominations provide the county with worship opportunities and spiritual enrichment. In December, Greenville's "Country Christmas" celebration affords a chance for old-fashioned fun and fellowship, as do April's "Lee Homecoming" and Madison's "Down Home Days."

Residents also look forward to such revered small-town traditions as grade school Fall Festivals, high school Homecoming, and the annual Livestock Show and PeeWee Pig Scramble.


An outdoor sportsman's paradise, Madison County's largely undeveloped woods and waters are virtually legendary. The Withlacoochee, Aucilla, and Suwannee (yes, that Suwannee!) Rivers serve as sacred fishing spots as well as popular canoe trails. Beautiful Cherry Lake, once known as Florida's best fishing lake, also offers swimming, boating, and recreational facilities.

Saltwater activities can be easily pursued in the Gulf of Mexico, less than an hour away.

Other recreational choices include a golf course and country club, 4-field athletic park, and tennis courts.

Many ongoing activities are also available, including adult softball leagues, and children's baseball, t-ball, and football programs.

Other leisure hours can be spent at one of the county's two public libraries, or at the new 600-seat performing arts auditorium, where community choral and theatre groups provide fulfillment and entertainment for both participants and spectators.

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