Ann Arbor

198 reviews
  1. City in Michigan
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,042
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    48
    37
  • Robbery
    20
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    272
    1
  • Theft
    1,511
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,835
National
$53,046
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

198 reviews
  • Excellent
    39
  • Very Good
    99
  • Average
    59
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
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!
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
My experience in Ann Arbor has been picturesque. I have been living here for 11 months now. I couldn't ask for a better city to live in. Living by the biggest sports stadium in the nation has been pure bliss. Having two universities close by is also a benefit; the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan Univeristy. This city is youthful, energetic, and full of opportunities. Notorious for being a "hippie city" so you won't have a hard time finding a local food co-op, yoga studios, spiritual gatherings, and much more! Oh and I can't forget that were well-known for being eco-friendly.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
Ann Arbor is a very big city with many things offered including restaurants, malls, several high schools, and a top school of choice, University of Michigan. In the summer time you can find people walking and congregation the streets. There are many thing you can participate in such as the art fair and hash bash! Working in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, it can be frustrating and clustered but during the month of December sitting at a red light if you just take a second and look, you see much more then just buildings. You will see a community, a family-based city that all have one thing in common; maize and blue! You will see the beauty in the white tipped trees that vine down the streets and white lights brightening up the whole city. Ann Arbor isn't just a big city full of people and buildings, it's home.
  • Current Resident
  • 25 days ago