Madison has reached the top of Livability?s 2015 list of the Top 100 Places to Live.
The website announced the rankings on its website on Monday.
Madison ranked fifth on the list last year.
Mayor Paul Soglin told Liveability.com that he wasn?t satisfied with the No. 5 ranking and convened a task force to determine how to improve the ranking and make Madison a more livable place.
"I think the way we respect this award is to not simply accept a first place ranking, but to set a goal of everyone in our community being happy and believing that they live in the best place in the country," Soglin said.
Livability makes the rankings based on the local economy, health, housing, civic engagement, education, amenities, diversity and infrastructure. Madison has appeared in previous Livability rankings for top college town, foodie city and top music destination.