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About Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor combines the charm and quality of life of a small town with the range of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities of a larger city. An array of music, theater, restaurants, shops, museums, parks, and special events have given Ann Arbor a reputation as an eclectic and desirable destination. Highlights include the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the Summer Festival, and Big Ten athletics.

In addition, the area is served by numerous parks. There is an arboretum/botanical garden right on campus; 13 Metroparks provide a 25,000-acre greenbelt for year-round outdoor activities; and wooded trails like the 17-mile Pinckney-Potawatomi are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.

Ann Arbor regularly receives national attention as one of the best places to live. Recent honors include:

  • #1 College Town, Forbes Magazine
  • #2 Most Educated City, American Community Survey
  • “20 Most Innovative Cities”, 2thinknow

For more information on Ann Arbor, what it’s like to live here, and how to plan a visit, please see: