Washtenaw County is home of seven of our communities and is also home to one of the most popular and sought-after cities to live in Michigan – Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan abides within Ann Arbor, making it a haven for college sports fans. Aside from that, Ann Arbor has no shortage of shopping, parks, entertainment and restaurants for all ages. We are confident that every member of your family will love to call this city home. Here are five reasons why we love Ann Arbor!
Between Briarwood Mall, Arbor Hills and downtown Ann Arbor, you will never run out of popular and trendy retail stores to shop at on the weekends. Stores like Madewell, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy will ensure that your new closet stays filled all year long! Ann Arbor also has a few of the most popular grocery stores in the country, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joes, to keep your pantries fully stocked.
With summer in full swing and fall just around the corner, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Ann Arbor. Go kayaking or canoeing in the Huron River or soak in the sun at the Fuller Park Pool. If you are taking the dog on a walk, there are plenty of dog parks to stop at including Swift Run Park. To cool down and relax after a busy week in the summer, there is also music in the park on Sundays at Burns Park.
Ann Arbor School District is highly sought after in Washtinaw County, and for good reason – the district is the third biggest district in Michigan and is within the top 15 best districts in the state according to Niche. No matter the age of your children, they will be attending some of the greatest public schools in the state and will be receiving a phenominal education under great instructors!
Knowing that your potential home is in a city that has great entertainment options is important! With all the entertainment and fun things to do in Ann Arbor, we are certain that you and your family will never get bored. Since Ann Arbor is the home of the University of Michigan, there are plenty of sporting events for your family to attend. Besides that, there is a wide list of entertainment options. Take your children to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum or to the locally famous Michigan Theater. If you prefer to stay indoors for the day, head over to the University of Michigan Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural History. If you want to enjoy the nice weather, spend the day at Wiard’s Apple Orchard, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market or the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Ann Arbor is also full of night time entertainment, such as the arcade bar Pinball Pete’s.
Ann Arbor is packed with restaurants that appeal to all tastebuds. Start your day off with brunch at Sava’s for trendy breakfast and lunch options. Grab pizza at the Pizza House or get tacos at Los Amigos. Ann Arbor also has vegan-friendly spots like The Lunch Room. If you’re looking for a place to grab drinks and food later in the evening, head over to Hopcat! No matter what food you are in the mood for, there will be tons of options only a quick drive away.
Looking to make a move? Visit our numerous communites in Washtenaw County today!