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Ann Arbor and the Area

Ann Arbor combines the cultural offerings, business opportunities, and social engagement of a much larger city with the charm and familiarity of a mid-sized midwestern American town.

"A2," as locals call it, is home to one of America's "Best Main Streets," with a downtown area adjacent to campus that boasts historic theatres and shopping districts, world-class performing and visual arts, professional and community sports, and an amazing food scene.

Kayak on the Huron River, bike the border-to-border trail, or run along miles of tree-covered trails in parks and woodlands. Ann Arbor is close to Detroit and just as close to the rich farms and orchards of rural America. It's half a day’s drive from Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Canada and within a day's drive of all 5 Great Lakes.