Ann Arbor is a city located in Michigan, United States.
Ann Arbor is quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially around Interstate 94 or one of the railway lines. Parks are spread out sporadically, which makes them sometimes difficult to get to. Despite that, there are over 50 public green spaces close by for residents to visit, such as Fuller Park and Saginaw Forest.
In Ann Arbor, around 45% of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. This city has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between renters and home owners is about even. The median year of construction for dwellings in this city is 1980.
High schools and primary schools are not especially numerous in Ann Arbor, and thus tend to require a rather long walk to get to. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding eating, a fraction of property owners in Ann Arbor may be able to buy groceries on foot in one of over 100 stores, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. A limited variety of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.
The preferred method to navigate Ann Arbor is usually driving. It is very easy to park, and many homes for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, such as Interstate 94. In contrast, getting around by public transit is challenging in Ann Arbor. Nonetheless, there are about 30 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is usually relatively close by. It is inconvenient for pedestrians to move around in Ann Arbor because very few daily needs can be carried out without the use of a car.