Ann Arbor

From the nationally renowned Ann Arbor Art Fair to little-known neighborhood parks, Ann Arbor buzzes with big city amenities and small-town charm. Settled in 1823, the City of Ann Arbor became home to the University of Michigan 25 years later and has grown into one of Michigan’s most popular destinations.

Consistently ranked as a best place to live and work, Ann Arbor offers diverse housing options from historic neighborhoods to new downtown “urban” lofts. The Ann Arbor Public Schools serve nearly 17,000 students each year and in 2008, the district opened a new high school. The city is a national leader in environmental conservation and proud of its walkability. Downtown Ann Arbor provides residents and visitors with an eclectic blend of dining options, performance spaces and art galleries.

Ann Arbor’s economy is one of the most varied in the state, with biotechnology and high-tech companies moving to the area to take advantage of its highly educated workforce. In addition to the University of Michigan, major regional employers include Google, Eastern Michigan University, General Motors, Ford, and Toyota. Domino's Pizza and Zingerman’s locate their headquarters in the city.

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