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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Ann Arbor is a city in Michigan with a population of 119,303. Ann Arbor is in Washtenaw County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Ann Arbor offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Ann Arbor there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ann Arbor and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ann Arbor are highly rated.
About Ann Arbor...
Population
119,303

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,166
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Ann Arbor Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    122.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    228
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,419.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    31%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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Probably one of the most cleanest cities I've visited in Michigan. Very family friendly. Also, very lively and safe at night. Very diverse and has some of the best restaurants! You need to check out Taste Kitchen, Frita Batidos, Sava's, Aventura, and Slurping Turtle. You can visit the Michigan Stadium, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and the Michigan Theatre. If you have children you can visit The Creature Conservancy, Leslie Science Center, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Gallup Park, and Pinball Pete's. Visit the local Ann Arbor Farmers Market and enjoy organic and fresh produce. By far the best city in Michigan!
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I love Ann Arbor because it has the small town feel, while also having the city and nigh life atmosphere. The heart of this city is located on the campus of The University of Michigan, but it is also surrounded by many tight knit neighborhoods and high schools. There are unlimited restaurants located in downtown Ann Arbor. I have lived here for 16 years and still have not visited 75% of them. If you love family, food, sports, activities, adventure, great school systems, and a caring community then Ann Arbor is the perfect place!
It's a fantastic college town near a local forest perfect for hiking. There are also many locally owned boutiques and amazing restaurants. There are performances and movie showings almost every night at our local performing arts and movie theaters. the museums are wonderful. There is always something to do in this town. An if transportation is an issue, there are several types of public transportation options available for use!