Ann Arbor is a beautiful city located about 40 minutes west of Detroit in Washtenaw County, Michigan. The town was named after the original founders of the city, whose wives' names were both Ann; and so the city’s name became Ann Arbor, or Tree Town.
Ann Arbor has a rich history, which is highlighted wonderfully in its layout. Ford Motor Company's plant turned out B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II, causing the population of Ann Arbor to explode with an influx of military personnel, workers, and their families. In 1960, Ann Arbor hosted major speeches by the Presidential election’s leading candidates, John F. Kennedy, and the city became a key site for both the American civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War movement.
Home to the prestigious and well-known University of Michigan, Ann Arbor has great amenities and activities for residents and visitors alike. Downtown shopping, canoeing and kayaking down the Huron River, and frequenting the University’s sporting events are just some of the many things residents enjoy. The city is home to several parks, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, a hands-on museum, a museum of art, tons of delicious restaurants, including Zingerman’s Deli, and an exciting nightlife. Ann Arbor takes care of its residents by providing a great hospital in the downtown area.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking to purchase real estate in Ann Arbor, it boasts a total of 77 parks, including four downtown. Ann Arbor provides residents with plenty of opportunities for recreation, including basketball, bike riding, disc golf, dishing, golfing, hiking, skateboarding, soccer, softball, baseball and ice skating in the ice arena. Cultural and entertainment activities abound with Leslie Science and Nature Center, Bryant and Northside Community Centers, Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor Senior Center, and multiple farmers markets, street festivals and outdoor fairs.
Ann Arbor gives residents countless amenities and conveniences while still maintaining a historic, local feel. Looking for homes for sale in Ann Arbor? Our Ann Arbor real estate office is knowledgeable about the area, and ready to help.
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