Living in Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan - one of the finest universities in the world and premier medical schools in the country. 

Located 45 miles west of downtown Detroit, Ann Arbor is a city of around 110,000 residents with a great mix of city sophistication and small-town charm that appeals to students, professionals, singles, and families. This progressive, diverse, and culturally rich city attracts visitors and residents from all over the world.  

As a bustling university town, Ann Arbor values education. Ranked as the #2 Best College Town in America and with 43,000 undergrad and graduate students, campus life is interwoven with city life. As a culinary hotspot, Ann Arbor has over 300 restaurants with cuisine for everyone to enjoy and delightful farmers markets offering local, fresh produce all year long.

As a four-season city, there are an abundance of outdoor recreational options including biking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The city has even received numerous recognition for its walkability. In addition, Ann Arbor is most well-known for its globally-inspired cultural offerings. From renowned galleries, museums, and theatrical and musical organizations, the art scene is a must see. 

    rated Ann Arbor the #2 Best City to live in America, 2019

Michigan is a beautiful state surrounded by four of the five great lakes. Its residents embrace all of the seasons with activities as diverse as biking, swimming, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. There are many amazing communities worth visiting - from the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline of Grand Haven and other western cities, to Traverse City’s Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and many wineries, to Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel and automobile-free streets, and Detroit’s excellent food and sports events. More information can be found at Pure Michigan.