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  7. Jobs
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Ann Arbor is a city in Michigan with a population of 118,087. 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
118,087

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$250,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
    106
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    37
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    206
    500
  • Theft
    1,442
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,697
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    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! It's a lively city with a small-town feel. Having the University of Michigan down the street creates endless opportunities for concerts, events, and night life. The philanthropic scene is booming and small businesses are everywhere! Everyone here is happy and excited about life, passionate about this city and very environmentally-conscious and involved in the community. It is a truly wonderful place.
Ann Arbor is an absolutely great place to live or visit in your spare time. This beautiful college town has so much to offer, whether you're here for a UM visit (Go Blue!) or it's a pit stop on your way to Detroit! There are restaurants from almost every type of cuisine imaginable, all at different price points. There are parks spread throughout the city and trails where you'll find a steady stream of runners and walkers. There is a hustle and bustle here that strikes the perfect balance of busy but not overwhelming.