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What Bert Has To Say About Ann Arbor Metro Area

Ann Arbor is an important cultural center for Michigan. The University of Michigan and its campus dominate the scene both physically and culturally. The downtown has a pleasant small-town atmosphere with college-style restaurants, shopping, and entertainment and a couple of large medical complexes. Nearby wooded neighborhoods, especially to the northwest, offer excellent, if expensive, housing. Newer suburbs and commercial areas lie south. Many amenities, including spectator sports and museums, are provided by the university. Live music is abundant. The population’s educational attainment is among the top five nationwide. The area has a noted literary tradition, indirectly evidenced by the national bookseller Borders Group which makes its headquarters locally.

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Quick Facts About Ann Arbor

    The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor is 2.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ann Arbor jobs have Increased by 2.34 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ann Arbor's cost of living is 22.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Ann Arbor's population is 117,070 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.82 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Ann Arbor is $320,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.35 percent.
    Ann Arbor public schools spend $14,332 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Ann Arbor.

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re: As expensive as Portland, Seattle, outskirts o
Agreed. The cost of living is completely failing anyone who didn't buy here in the the decades before 2000. To put it truthfully, it doesn't exist. A house that would... (read more)
Streets and
Streets and roads are third world. This is pothole city. It has been awful for 40 years and has reached the point where you need an SUV.... (read more)
A Great Place to Live
We moved to Ann Arbor in 1999. Of course the University adds to the vibrancy of life here, but it goes beyond that. We have found Ann Arbor to offer a good quality of... (read more)
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