A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,063
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Ann Arbor Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    108
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    35
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    231
    525
  • Theft
    1,700
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,990
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Ann Arbor is an amazing town to live in. My overall experience has been a very good one. Having grown up here in Ann Arbor, and now being a college graduate from Michigan State University, I was able to experience all the great events and activities thrown by the city. The art fair in July is one of my favorites, even though its always brutally hot, its amazing to see the amount of artists as well as beautiful and very interesting pieces of art. I feel that it represents the city as a whole; Ann Arbor is a very whimsical supportive place to live in and i've loved every moment of it!
I gave it 4 stars, not 5, only because like most great cities...theyre great yea but they are also not perfect. There is crime in Ann Arbor and sometimes not all agree and fights and protests occur, especially due to the University of Michigan Students who are sharing the city.
Overall great music, food, bars, drinks, and town
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I've lived in Ann Arbor for 5 years and hope to live here forever! The town is great - friendly, socially conscious and diverse, fitness focused, environmentally minded. The culture of restaurants, music and art festivals is varied - and there are many! The schools are tremendous at all levels, and one of the best universities for both education and college sports in the world is built right into the town. Bike the roads and trails, kayak the Huron River, enjoy the farmers market. Great public transportation, and it's not far from the regional airport. There are many, many, many things to do and see. Welcome!
Ann Arbor is one of my favorite cities in Michigan. What I like the most about Ann Arbor is how high people's spirits are here. When you go to a local business, the warm welcoming and interaction you receive is unlike any other city I've encountered. People here care about their well-being and health. This is reflected through the business's, local events, celebrations, gatherings centered around meditation and spiritually uplifting practices as well as healthy food business's such as Ann Arbor's People's Food Co-op. I love this city for the active downtown life as well as the many nature spots available. I've grown to be connected to an amazing community of people here and I am grateful every day I have the privilege of living in Ann Arbor!