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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Where to Retire in Ann Arbor and Home Prices

The housing choices for retirees are quite varied. Its residential neighborhoods have a range of architectural styles, from classic 19th and early 20th-century designs in the older parts of town to ranch style homes further out. There is a university related retirement community, University Commons, plus many other developments and assisted living facilities that retirees would find desirable.

Real Estate Values
The median price of homes in Ann Arbor are about the highest of anywhere in Michigan (where prices have been in a free fall). According to the National Association of Realtors, the median sale price of a home in Ann Arbor during the second quarter of 2017 was $283,800.

What is special about Ann Arbor

Tree Town and 147 municipal parks; Traditional college town;   A variety of housing choices for retirees; University of Michigan culture and Big 10 sports; Multiple neighborhoods to live in.

What is not special about Ann Arbor

Traffic, gentrification, and overdevelopment are a problem. Property taxes are high. It gets cold in the winter

Climate and Physical Environment

Ann Arbor is located in rolling hills on the Huron River. It is an agricultural and fruit growing region

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The University has created a very liberal community with a thriving artistic, literary, musical, and intellectual scene. Performing arts groups include the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre; the Arbor Opera Theater; the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra; the Ann Arbor Ballet Theater; and the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet. The university offers museums. There are three theaters in town: the State Theatre, Hill Auditorium, and the Michigan Theatre (plays, films, and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra). Ann Arbor ranks first in the U.S. in terms of books sold per capita. There are a number of festivals

Crime

The crime rate is well below the U.S. average.

Medical facilities

St .Joseph Mercy Hospital. University of Michigan Health System

Transportation

Willow Run Airport is 16 miles away in Detroit. Detroit Metropolitan Airport is 28 miles. Amtrak service; Ann Arbor is a little above average for walkability when compared to other cities.

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