Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor has it all: the University of Michigan, great shopping, bars and restaurants and amazing concert venues. It also has a vitality that few college towns across the country can boast. It's the kind of city that draws in undergrads and then keeps them for good.

Toss a rock into the air and it'd be hard not to hit a cafe, bistro, or high-tech startup. From its ever-thriving summer Art Fair to its venerable Film Festival, the city consistently tops national quality of life surveys --Forbes, Money/CNN, Sperlings, the list goes on and on. Its school system is first rate, green spaces dominate the landscape and nearly 70% of the population holds a college degree. This small but mighty city is Michigan's leader in innovation.

Feature Story A woman works on a laptop in her car at Ypsilanti Community Middle School, where a new public Wi-Fi hotspot will be located.
Longform Aubrey Patiño.
Feature Story U-M students connect with each other over a Facetime call.

Wolverine Voices: Despite pandemic, U-M students find ways to connect on and off campus


Innovation News Washtenaw County Community Mental Health's Crisis Negotiation Team members.
Innovation News YMCA logo

Ann Arbor YMCA introduces dedicated swim time for LGBTQ+ community


Feature Story Karen Cross.

This Ann Arbor woman sold $4,000 in her first month as a small business owner


Feature Story Students line up at a U-M dining hall.

Wolverine Voices: U-M students on the challenges of dining during COVID-19


Innovation News An infographic from the report.

Washtenaw County Capital Report reveals high demand for local investment


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