9.2 out of 10


42.313750948857 -83.6705983400302
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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

"Thurston – A Great Place for a Hike or Bike Ride"

Thurston is a neighborhood just outside of Ann Arbor that has something for everyone. Nature’s beauty is everywhere you look. The colors of fall are radiant shades of reds, oranges, browns, and greens. There are four state parks and recreation areas scattered around the county borders, so if you are an outdoor enthusiast like me, you will love this neighborhood.

I am a nature lover and the Nichols Arboretum is nature at its best. It is located at the nearby University of Michigan Medical Center. This is the perfect place to picnic, take a hike or ride your bike along the paths. Play Frisbee or just enjoy the view of the loons on the lake. You will also want to visit the Matthaei Gardens’ fascinating bonsai and penjing collection. You will be amazed with these tiny creations.

When you get hungry, there are some fantastic restaurants. Let me tell you about Carson’s American Bistro, one of the best casual restaurants in the Thurston area. The ambiance is warm and their menu offers something for everyone whether you’re looking for a snack or a full course meal. Of course, it is their service and fantastic wine list that will keep you coming back! If you’re looking for a place to live in the Ann Arbor area, this is definitely a neighborhood to consider.
  • Beautiful parks
  • Close to everything
  • Safe
  • Housing can be quite expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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