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Best Places To Live In Ann Arbor, MI

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 118,087
  • This is a town and gown world. The campus area is bustling. U-M is expensive and selective. Lots of grad students, lots of folks born in other countries. Great grocery options with 2 whole foods stores,…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Farmington, MI
  • 22.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,526
  • Farmington, MI is a place like I always dreamed of finding when I was young and planning my future home. I wanted to live in a place where the people were friendly and genuinely caring, where everyone…[read more]
  • Plymouth, MI
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,956
  • Darling little town in W Wayne County. Streets need improvement, but cute place. Lots of nice shoppes. Cantoro's on the outskirts is a wonderful market. Many great homes. Expensive. …[read more]
  • Wolverine Lake, MI
  • 22.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,410
  • South Lyon, MI
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,672
  • Living in South Lyon is far different from most other places in the state, evidenced by its ranking as the 20th best city to live in for all of Michigan. Median household income is extremely high with a…[read more]
  • Novi, MI
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 58,233
  • I truly love Novi! I've lived in Michigan for most of my life but moved to Novi in 2008. I live in a cul-de-sac community that is beautiful and the neighborhood is a bonded family. Living in a city…[read more]
  • Northville, MI
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,986
  • Chelsea, MI
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,140
  • Combo of long time residents plus commuters. Small town feel. Everyone wants to know your business, but you will not get mugged walking at night. Mayberry in Michigan. Good local health care. Twenty…[read more]
  • Livonia, MI
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 94,849
  • Metro Detroit offers many great suburbs for business professionals relocating to Michigan. I have lived in Michigan for 21 years, and have enjoyed visiting the various suburbs of Michigan. Overall, they…[read more]
  • Saline, MI
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,082
  • Small town. Longtime locals plus many commuters. Small homes, McMansions, big box stores on the outskirts. More high school kids drive to school than any other district in the region. Drugs are a…[read more]
  • Walled Lake, MI
  • 22.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,102
  • Brighton, MI
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,550
  • Charming mill pond. Tiny downtown that is adorable. Problem is, there is not much to it. Edge of town has many retail stores. Not diverse. Twenty minutes to Novi or Ann…[read more]
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • 23.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 81,154
  • In Michigan, when you hear someone say he or she lives in Farmington Hills then one automatically assumes that person is rich, affluent, or important in some way. Farmington Hills is a very affluent and…[read more]
  • Dexter, MI
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,319
  • Tiny place. Old time residents plus many newer commuters. Town is quaint, cute. Limited shopping, dining, but Ann Arbor is ten minutes or so…[read more]
  • Pinckney, MI
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,590
  • Cute little burg, pleasant town. Many surrounding lakes. Commuting distance to Ann Arbor. Decent grocery options. Some McMansions, many SUVs, but overall not much to do in…[read more]
  • Wixom, MI
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,733
  • We don't have a lot of activities in Wixom but it is very peaceful and quiet. I usually travel outside of Wixom for activities. Wixom is very country but I like that because it allows me to relax and…[read more]
  • Tecumseh, MI
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,370
  • Nice village. Some lovely old homes. Small downtown. One great restaurant. Safe place. Not much to do, and it is 45 minutes to Toledo or Ann…[read more]
  • Westland, MI
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 82,218
  • Some people drive thru a city too fast and then write a review. Westland does have a nightlife, independent restaurants and good shopping. Some of the lively bars in Westland are, Malarkey's, Chatters,…[read more]
  • Clinton, MI
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,495
  • US 12, the old stage route runs through the burg. It is 20 minutes west of Saline and a long way to Dearborn and longer still to Detroit. Shopping and entertainment options are very limited. It has a…[read more]
  • Carleton, MI
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,352
  • Milan, MI
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,917
  • Flat. The land is flat and low. Not very interesting, not much happening. Commuting distance to Toledo and Ann Arbor. Limited shopping options. Population is about 5000. Rural vibe. Short drive to…[read more]
  • Belleville, MI
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,896
  • Belleville is a good place to live. Belleville Lake has seven miles of shoreline and is great for water sports and fishing. The lake is a hidden Wayne County treasure. The city is located 20 miles from…[read more]
  • Barton Hills, MI
  • 3.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 293
  • Maybee, MI
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 640
  • Whitmore Lake, MI
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,988
  • Manchester, MI
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,258
  • Little place. Not diverse. Quiet. Limited shopping and entertainment options. About half way between Chelsea and Clinton. Rural flavor, small town vibe. Many long time…[read more]
  • Wayne, MI
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,143
  • Wayne, Michigan is a western suburb of Detroit located between Canton and Inkster. It was once a more bustling and vibrant town full of promise. However, Wayne took a direct hit when the auto industry in…[read more]
  • Ypsilanti, MI
  • 6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,577
  • I can't say much good about this constantly struggling city. I grew up here, it never had anything to offer kids or families. Most of my friends died by the gun, overdose, or are still in prison if that…[read more]
  • Romulus, MI
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,457
  • Romulus is a small city near Detroit that I lived in and was eager to leave. The area has very few opportunities in terms of work and education and overall, is not a very good city to choose to live in.…[read more]
  • Britton, MI
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 685

Listed above are the best places to live in Ann Arbor, MI for 2019. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Ann Arbor, MI, followed by the best places to live near Ann Arbor, MI, sorted by Livability Score.

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