Each week, for 12 weeks, we will feature one of our top 12 reasons to live in Ann Arbor.
- Exceptional Public Schools
- Vibrant Local Culture
- Great Commuting Options
- Job Opportunities
- University of Michigan
- Location, Location, Location
- Eclectic Mix of Restaurants and Bars
- Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
- Healthy Community
- Fairs and Festivals
- Plenty of Parks
#12. Great Place to Raise a Family
Choosing a place to raise a family is an important decision. Many factors are considered to make such a significant decision.
Ann Arbor was recognized by Kiplinger.com as one of the “10 Great Cities for Raising Families.” According to Kiplinger.com, not only are good schools, safe neighborhood and parks to play in all important factors, but parents need to consider a location with a good economy with job opportunities. To those who live here, it isn’t a surprise that Ann Arbor made their list.
The Ann Arbor Public School District has a tradition of excellence, consistently ranked as one of the best in the country.
Named one of the healthiest cities in the United States to live and retire by AARP Magazine, Ann Arbor has numerous options for exercise and physical activity as well as healthy restaurants and specialty grocery stores. In addition, Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan Health System, one of the top hospitals in the nation.
Plenty of Parks
With over 2,000 acres of beautiful parkland, there is no shortage of options for outdoor recreation in Ann Arbor. From ice skating, canoeing and fishing to playing disc golf, hiking or having a picnic, there are a variety of activities for families to enjoy.
Vibrant Local Culture
Ann Arbor has a rich tradition of culture, with a variety of places to enjoy music, dance, theater, and the arts. There are plenty of places for families to visit to spend time together, learn and broaden their horizons.
Ann Arbor was named one of the best cities for finding a job. According to a forecast conducted by University of Michigan economists, Washtenaw County is expected to add 11,038 jobs by 2014.
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