9.1 out of 10

Allen

42.25095788042 -83.7036044347057
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Allen – Country Living In the City"

My cousin moved with her family to the Allen neighborhood of Ann Arbor, after reviewing nearly every area in the city. She loves this neighborhood! It offers a great variety of both apartments and single family homes. This is the type of neighborhood where children can freely play outside and there are no worries.

If you have children or enjoy walking the trails, Buhr Park is right in your backyard. Country Farm Park and Mary Beth Doyle Park are there as well, so you will never run out of outdoor activities. There is a pool at one, an ice rink, play grounds and much more.

I know she loves that her children attend John Allen School. It is one of the highest rated elementary schools in Michigan, so if you move here, you know your children will get an outstanding education.

This is a younger neighborhood, resident age wise. However, although there are a lot of young professionals and families, it is certainly not noisy or a place where there is a steady flow of traffic. It’s a great place to grow roots. You’re close to the city to enjoy everything that Ann Arbor has to offer (which is a lot!), yet you’re far enough away to not deal with the traffic and noise.
Pros
  • Some of the best schools in Michigan
  • Safe
  • Beautiful parks
Cons
  • Lack of public transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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