ABSOLUTELY!!!! As a single parent and mother of two I cannot say enough about Madison, WI. The schools are fantastic. My kids are involved in hockey, soccer, golf, swimming, and the list goes on and on. For younger kids the childrens museum cannot be beat. Than their is the UW and a wide variety of youth programs, check out Bo Ryans youth basketball camp! Not to mention Vilas Zoo ( did I mention it was FREE), Ohlbrich Garden Center, the school forest, the Arboretum, The BADGERS!, parks and more parks, many city pools, the farmers market, and don't miss babcock ice cream at Memorial Union! Always a favorite.
I could go on for hours and hours. My main criteria was safety and security. Believe it or not my kids can play outside after dinner with no concerns. Basically the rule is, when the street lights come on you need to be in your own yard! I would love to answer any questions you might have.