Review of Ann Arbor, Michigan

retirement town
Star Rating - 2/5/2011
I've lived here for 35 years and don't plan to leave. I'm retiring here. As a university town there is much cultural activity--several theater venues for plays, music, dance, international events, lectures, athletics and the largest summer art fair in the country, many places for life-long learning, an art museum, an art center, various galleries, a hugh number of restaurant choices including the nationally known Zingermans Deli, the requisite large shopping mall. There are endless things to explore and people of all ages to connect with including an active gay and lesbian community. A much larger city would have similar options without close access to outdoor activities summer and winter and rivers and lakes. The Huron River and Kensington Park have canoe and kayak rentalsf. Detroit is 45 min away, Metro Airport 30 min away, Grand Rapids the home of a world class sculpture garden and exhibit gallery within a complex of greenhouses is 2 hrs away, Chicago 5 hrs away, Toledo with a wonderful art museum and zoo 1 hr away.
Denise | Ann Arbor, MI
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- 8/2/2017
Highly educated city. traffic and parking is bad. university culture is nice, not sure abo...
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- 3/7/2017
Hope to like it more with time...
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- 2/18/2015
public transportation
Ann Arbor bus service (AATA) is quite good. The Detroit Metro Airport is only a 20 min. dr...
Laura | Ann Arbor, MI | No Replies

- 2/16/2015
Streets and
Streets and roads are third world. This is pothole city. It has been awful for 40 years an...
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- 10/9/2014
Dreaming of moving to Charleston, but worried I'm
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- 7/14/2014
Summers: Bearable. Winters: Bearable.
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