Ann Arbor is the 6th largest city in the state of Michigan and home to the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan and it’s health system is the largest employer with around 30,000 total employees with nearly 12,000 in the medical center alone. High tech firms are also becoming important in Ann Arbor with large operations for Google and smaller firms such as Duo Security.
Ann Arbor gets its rather unusual name from it’s founders, both of whom were married to woman named Ann, and the stand of oak trees where it was founded. Ann Arbor consistently ranks high on lists for Best College Towns and Best Towns to Live in America. The city has also been voted as the most educated town in the United States, which a high percentage of residents having professional or graduate degrees.
Ann Arbor is also home to the world’s largest stadium for football, Michigan Stadium, known as The Big House. Seating 107,601 fans the stadium has a streak of 100,000 plus fans that goes back to October 25, 1975! Michigan Stadium has also recently hosted hockey and soccer games as well.
Popular neighborhoods such as Burns Park allow residents to live only steps from downtown. A vast system of public transportation makes commuting downtown and to campus possible from nearly any area of the city. Downtown features a year-round farmer’s market in the Kerrytown neighborhood. Dining downtown varies from traditional steakhouses, farm to table establishments and global cuisine.
Ann Arbor is a big time sports city there’s always something going on from football, basketball hockey and even gymnastics, the team that won the most recent national title at the University of Michigan. Michigan Stadium, known as The Big House, allows sports fans to watch football in the largest stadium in the United States.
The People of Ann Arbor, MI
Non-native NewbiesForeign-born individuals who just moved to U.S.A significant proportion of people who have moved to the U.S. from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Island Areas, or a foreign country. Wide age range. Some have a high school or college education, and they work in a variety of occupations.
Urban Power FamiliesHigh-income couples with children.Six-figure salaried couples with children who live an upscale life in a metro center. Highly educated professionals working in finance, medical, and high-tech fields.
Power SinglesHigh-income urban singles.Highly educated professionals, many with advanced degrees. They draw a handsome salary and have reasonable living expenses while living a hip, upscale life in an urban center.
College LifeStudents in higher education. These individuals are enrolled in college or graduate school.People in college or graduate school.
Multi-lingual UrbanitesUrban dwellers who speak more than one language.Some have a high school or college education, and they work in a variety of occupations. Moderate to upper-scale earning potential.
Urban Power Families
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