6 Great Reasons to Live in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan was ranked #3 on the Livability.com 2017 Top 100 Places to Live. This ranking is based on 40 points of criteria including demographics, education, health care, economics and housing. Niche.com awarded Ann Arbor with the #1 ranking of Best City to Live in America. [Livability.com] [Niche.com]
Home to the world-renowned University of Michigan, Ann Arbor was ranked #2 by BestCollegeReviews.com out of the top 50 Best College Towns in America. Eastern Michigan University along with three of the top high schools in the state of Michigan are also located nearby. [BestCollegeReviews.com]
3. Arts & Culture
Ann Arbor is bursting with cultural events. The Ann Arbor Arts Fair draws over 500,000 visitors annually. Each summer the streets are transformed into a festival where you can enjoy original works of art, live street performances, taste culinary treats, and browse a variety of sidewalk sales.
4. Sports & Recreation
Those who love the outdoors will feel right at home in Ann Arbor. The city has a fantastic walkability score and features several great places to explore. Parker Mill Park and the Nichols Arboretum are closeby. College football fans certainly will have plenty of action to watch in the Fall.
5. Food & Dining
With more restaurants per capita than any city in America, it’s never difficult to find a great bite to eat. Explore local flavors or give a new cuisine a try. Open year-round, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is home to over 100 local businesses each with something unique to offer.
While the University of Michigan is the largest employer in Ann Arbor, top industries range far beyond education. Other large sectors of the local economy include manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare.