6.7 out of 10

Ann Arbor

Ranked 2nd best city in Michigan
42.2808689991853 -83.7334386407525
Great for
  • Schools
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Best city for us, both when kids were at home and as empty nesters"

Been here 22 years. Like it a lot.
Pros
  • Used bookstores
  • Lake beaches nearby
  • People from many cultures
Cons
  • Kind of expensive, but there are cheap, fun things to do.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"...25 miles surrounded by reality"

Fun for young and old, rated top place to retire by AARP. Great medical facilities with University of Michigan and St. Joe's Mercy Hospitals.

The U of M. with sports, art, business and engineering.

So much to do year round, excellent schools, dining, parks and cultural.

My favorite events, the Summer Festival, Top of the Park, The Ann Arbor Art Fairs and Michigan football.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
CommunityMan
CommunityMan Which neighborhoods would you recommend?
2yrs+
missycaulk
missycaulk Depends if you are single, and want to live near downtown and campus. Or retired, or raising a family.

Almost everyone loves to be able to walk to downtown, so that would be the Old West Side, Burns Park, Geddes.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Great for truckers!"

There is not a whole lot on this street, but what there is is pretty bustling! A few restaurants, including a country inn and a Popeye's Chicken. Lots of places to fill up on gas and meet all sorts of new people every day.
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Great Access to Downtown"

Ashley Street is just bustling with things to do. The Fleetwood Diner, the houses. The quick access to downtown Ann Arbor, and all the stores. It's right on the busline.
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Very nice neighborhood"

This was a quiet neighborhood, and the people were friendly. The buildings are more like the old style apartments. No one has their own washer/dryer, you have to pay to use it in the basement. But there is a small gym and a community pool. It has easy access to downtown Ann Arbor and is within ten minutes of two major hospitals and a shopping mall. Not bad at all.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"quiet and clean, but not very much fun"

It's a small street, only a few blocks. It goes in a sort of U shaped, which is interesting. Like the name of the strett, there are quite a few Magnolia trees. People tend to move in and out, but there are lots of kids. The kids are mostly quiet, and the rent is cheap.

The public bus comes every four hours and costs $3.00, but you can get tokens from the township. There is a nice german restaurant down the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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