Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor has been called the "Athens on the Huron River." The town of about 125,000 residents is eminently "walkable," with an urban setting of restaurants, stores, university buildings, and homes crowned with the natural beauty of parks, trees, and the Huron River, which cuts through the city. World class theater production, symphony orchestras, and all manner of performing arts are abundant in Ann Arbor. The general population is more highly educated than people in most other American cities, with 94% of adults holding high school diplomas and 66% having four or more years of collage (compared with 20% annually). Ann Arbor residents are happy to endorse Ann Arbor's national rating as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Next to Ann Arbor is Ypsilanti, a city named after Dimitri Ypsilanti, a hero of the Greek War of Independence of 1821-1830. 40 miles east of Ann Arbor is Detroit, a city known as the motor capital of the world, birthplace of Motown music, and the adopted homeland of thousands of Greek immigrants who began arriving in the Great Lakes region in the 1880s. Greektown, the neighborhood where Greeks set up shop more than half a century ago, remains a landmark district downtown. The Detroit Airport, a major international airport, is located 25 minutes east of Ann Arbor between Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Photos courtesy of the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau.