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Guide to Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Apartments For Rent
They say big gifts come in small packages and Ann Arbor definitely fits the bill. At 28.2 square miles, Ann Arbor, MI has a population around 114,000 people, including the residents of the beloved University of Michigan. As a geographically small city, Ann Arbor is a giant in terms of its culture and what it has to offer its residents and visitors. Don’t for a second think that the University is the only highlight on this city tour; it’s not even begun.
This quaint little city is anything but as it has been recognized nationally for various reasons. Ann Arbor has made the lists of many magazines and papers across the U.S. for its greatness, and has been the star of articles on various topics, including food, family, college, and life in general. Throughout history, since its birth in 1824, Ann Arbor has been a hub for left-wing politics, civil-rights movements, anti-Vietnam War movements and various student movements.
Things to Do in Ann Arbor:
What do you want to do today? You could walk around Ann Arbor all day for a week, visiting the different restaurants, museums, attractions and shops in town you would barely make a dent in the list of things to do here. You’ve never seen a small city like this before and moving to an Ann Arbor apartment, you’ll never want to leave.
Art and culture are on every street and around every corner, not to mention in every form, from music to acting, painting, sewing, pottery, history museums, theaters, auditoriums, libraries, and more. Visit places like the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County or the Kempf House Museum to learn about another’s culture. See beautiful works of art at The Potters Guild, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, or the Ave Maria Fine Art Gallery. Enjoy comedy at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, fall in love with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, turn pages at the Literati Bookstore, take a class at Glass Shack Studio or see a production at the Michigan Theater.
Get outside and enjoy nature as you are surrounded by the trees that gave Ann Arbor its name. You can join various clubs or groups for your outdoor activities such as the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society or the Ann Arbor Running Company. You could also keep your activities more casual and visit one of the local parks for your own bike ride or walk along their trails. Visit on the water at Argo Nature Area for some fishing and canoeing, or Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel for a deep dive into nature. Golf at the Barton Hills Country Club, the Brae Burn Golf Club, or the Putterz Family Entertainment Center. Swim at Buhr Park Pool. Visit the Domino’s Petting Farm or the Leslie Science and Nature Center for some animal fun. Climb to new heights at MRock or Planet Rock.
When it comes to nightlife in Ann Arbor, you’re in for a treat. Places like the Alley Bar, a downtown “hole in the wall,” is a hot spot for beer, whiskey, martinis, billiards, video games and a DJ on Wednesday night. You can kick back with your friends at Blue Karaoke, or play all night at Circus Bar & Billiards. Eat, drink and be merry at places like Heidelberg, Old Town Tavern, Scorekeepers Sports Bar & Grill, Smoka Hookah Lounge, or The Black Pearl Martini Bar. For a night of dancing check out places like the Rush Street Lounge, Netco Nightclub, LIVE, or Gotham City.
With more than 250 dining locations in Ann Arbor, being hungry is never a problem, but deciding where to satisfy your appetite is a huge one. The amount of unique and utterly delicious food that can be found in one city is baffling and exciting. With food from all around the world, your taste buds will go insane. Go Cajun at Quarter Bistro, Caribbean at the Jamaican Jerk Pit, Ethiopian at the Blue Nile, German at Metzgers, Irish at Conor O’Neill’s, Mediterranean at La Marsa, or Thai at Siam Square…just to name a few. For a vegan dish, try Jazzy Veggie. Go for your sweets at The Cupcake Station.
What to Consider When Moving to Ann Arbor:
After reading everything above, there’s nothing else to consider when moving to Ann Arbor. Situated on the Huron River and just 35 miles from Detroit, this little city consists of hills and valleys. Ann Arbor has more than 50,000 trees along its streets and another 50,000 in its parks. Even with all these trees, there is a large amount of commercial land in Ann Arbor.
The Kerrytown shops, Main Street Business District, the State Street Business District, and the South University Business District are all commercial just south of downtown. There are some high-rises in the area, but the architecture is mostly made up of 19th and 20th century structures as well as modern-styled buildings, none no larger than four stories tall.
The residential areas of Ann Arbor also contain 19th and early 20th century designs to ranch-style homes. There are also some more contemporary houses, but they are farther from the downtown area. As to be expected, there is a high amount of houses and apartment complexes surrounding the University and they are primarily occupied by students, such as the 26-story condo building, Tower Plaza. The Old West Side neighborhood of Ann Arbor was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and has maintained its original 19th century buildings and streetscape.
The seasons in Ann Arbor are very distinct as the winters get cold and see heavy snowfall, while the summers are hot and humid.
Why Ann Arbor Apartments Are Hot:
Well let’s see… one of the Top Five Surprisingly Gay-Friendly Small Towns in 2008, No.3 Best Midwest Food Towns in 2009, one of the Ten Best Cities for Families in 2010, No.2 Most Educated Cities in 2011, No.1 of the Best Cities for Singles in 2012, No. 2 Best Cities for College Grads in 2013, and No.1 Most Educated City in America in 2014. This isn’t even half of the list, but you get the point.
Ann Arbor Apartments are perfect for everyone, no matter if you’re in college, a recent grad, single, married, have kids, gay, straight, vegan or carnivore. Be a part of a fantastic community and take part in all the city has. Go cheer on the Wolverines and begin “Doing Life Different” in Ann Arbor.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- University of Michigan
- Washtenaw Community College
- AVE Maria School of Law
- Cleary University
- Concordia University
Nearby Military Bases
Why Ann Arbor?
- Nicknamed “Tree Town” for the more than 100,000 trees it contains along its streets and in its parks
- More than 157 municipal parks for recreation
- The University of Michigan is the city’s largest employer with more than 30,000 employees
- Forbes named Ann Arbor the “Best College Sports Town” in 2009 and 2010
- A city that celebrates the arts with the Ann Arbor Art Fairs and the Ann Arbor Film Festival each year
- Find fresh fruit and produce at the Ann Arbor’s Farmers Market, located in the historic district of Kerrytown
The University of Michigan's Union Building
The Delhi Road Bridge over the Huron River
The beautiful Art-Deco State Theater was built in 1942.
Arch in the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Winter scene in Delhi Metropark
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market, located in the historic Kerrytown District, is open year-round.