Located in southeast Michigan, this mid-size college town packs a lot of flavor and personality. Considered an urban oasis with green spaces and vibrant downtowns, area companies attract job seekers from a two-million-strong labor pool within an easy 45-minute drive radius. There is a reason it continually receives top marks on “best places” lists! Check out our full list of accolades.

Urban and Rural Communities

When evaluating the greater Ann Arbor region, there are plenty of options from which to choose. From downtowns bustling with non-stop energy to rolling farmlands, you’ll find it all here. You’ll definitely be able to carve out a space to call your own.


Home to the University of Michigan, the city of Ann Arbor pairs metropolitan luxuries with a walkable college town. The city is well-known as the birthplace of the acclaimed Zingerman’s Deli and host to the largest outdoor art fair in the country, the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Ann Arbor is the county seat of Washtenaw County.


Just east of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti is the second-largest community within Washtenaw County. Eastern Michigan University’s campus is within walking distance to the two commercial districts — downtown and Depot Town. The community celebrates the city’s rich automotive heritage with weekly car shows and annual events.


The remaining five communities of Washtenaw County are ChelseaSalineDexterMilan, and Manchester. Home to cultural icons and the gateway to some of the best outdoor recreation in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, these charming destinations enrich the Ann Arbor area.


Located north of Ann Arbor, Livingston County includes Howell, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Hell, Pinckney, and Whitmore Lake. Picturesque landscapes, breath-taking historic architecture, and a connected community attract both businesses and families to the area. #LoveLiveCo

Healthcare Resources

Knowing you have access to leading healthcare providers is often a key factor when considering a move. The Ann Arbor region continues to receive accolades for its density of leading healthcare providers, and Washtenaw County is the highest-ranking community in Michigan for clinical care with three major hospitals located in the Ann Arbor area and health system satellite facilities located throughout the region.

Michigan Medicine Home to one of the largest healthcare complexes in the world and nationally ranked in 15 healthcare specialties, Michigan Medicine provides cutting-edge research and premier patient care. According to U.S. News and World Report, it is among the best in the nation in a broad range of adult and pediatric specialties.

Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor This multi-hospital health system has locations throughout southeast Michigan including hospitals and multiple satellite clinics in Washtenaw and Livingston counties. St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor was named a Top 100 Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston has received multiple quality and safety awards. Additional locations within Washtenaw and Livingston counties include Saline, Chelsea, and Brighton.

VA Ann Arbor Health System (VAAAHS) The VAAAHS provides high-quality, cost-effective care to more than 68,000 veterans in the Ann Arbor region. Affiliated with the University of Michigan School of Medicine, all VAAAHS physicians hold joint faculty appointments at the University. There are more than 400 active research protocols at any given time. VAAAHS maintains a Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation, and a Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.

Extended Reach

Many first-time visitors to the Ann Arbor region are surprised to discover how accessible and connected the area is to the state and beyond. Located in southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor is only 20 minutes away from the award-winning international Detroit Metropolitan Airport, a Delta Airlines hub.

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