The city of Ann Arbor combines the charm of a small town with the educational, cultural and recreational opportunities of a larger city. The performing arts and array of restaurants, shops, museums, parks and events add to Ann Arbor's reputation as a distinct destination.
U-M contributes Big Ten sports, recreational programs and performances to the city’s vibrant mix.
Ann Arbor regularly lands on national “Best Places to Live” lists, including:
- Healthiest Hometown in the United States - AARP Magazine
- The top 100 U.S. cities in which to live - CNN/Money Magazine
- Smartest City in the United States - Forbes Magazine