Madison County is home to the cities of Rexburg and Sugar City. Originally settled by Mormon pioneers in the late 1800's Rexburg has almost doubled in size the past 10 years. The quick growth can be attributed to the transition of Ricks College becoming Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho). Thomas E Ricks along with William F Rigby and several other men were among the first to establish and develop the area that is now called Rexburg. Today, Rexburg is the heart of the Upper Snake River Valley. BYU-Idaho is now the 2nd Largest University in the state.
Shopping and Dining -Rexburg's area farmers offer fresh produce at the weekly farmers market held each Friday from May to October. The the farmers market is located in the parking lot south of the Historic Rexburg Tabernacle. Rexburg also has a very active Main Street with local business realizing the American dream and selling merchandise and different varieties of food.
Parks and Recreation - Rexburg offers visitors and residents a year-round destination for fun. Rexburg truly is the gateway to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world.
Rexburg Parks and Recreation maintains the 4 municipal parks located within the city, soon they will be completing the new Aquatic Center that will include features such as a lazy river, water slides, lap pool an zero entry pool. Many of the parks offer picnic areas and shelters that can be reserved for special functions, in addition to the tennis courts, walking trails which now connect the city of Sugar City and Rexburg. Rexburg residents and visitors also enjoy the 2 golf courses the Municipal course and Teton Lakes Golf Course. Outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy the skiing, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, hunting, and many other activities that are right at our doorstep.
Living - Rexburg's recent population boom is a testament to the area's desirability. Rexburg is a very safe community and has very low crime rates. Rexburg is home each year to the Idaho Dance and Music festival, and has been for 25 years. Each year 100's of musicians and dancers from all around the world come to Rexburg to share their culture. The week long event has several different shows and the area residents have the opportunity to take a couple of the performers into their homes as a host family for the week.