Ann Arbor has been described as "25 square miles surrounded by reality" and "a little bit of California dropped into the Midwest." It's trueAnn Arbor is one of Michigan's delightfully distinctive cities.
Home to the world-class University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is an international center for sophisticated research and development. Its educated workforce has attracted so many high-tech companies that Ann Arbor has become a top-ten market nationally for software firms.
Hardly surprising, then, that its residents are an affluent group. Median household income for the Ann Arbor metropolitan statistical area ranks 25th in the nation at $47,151.
The community's energized employment base, combined with the university's cultural and sporting events, make Ann Arbor a vibrant, cosmopolitan place to live and work.
The Ann Arbor News
The Ann Arbor News is the preferred newspaper for Washtenaw County adults. The News has more readers every day than all other area daily newspapers combined (including The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press).
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University of Michigan
University of Michigan Medical Centers
Sports & Recreation
Big Ten sports
The Arts & Learning
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
|Industry & Commerce
University of Michigan*
University of Michigan Medical Centers*
Ford Motor Company
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Eastern Michigan University*
Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center*
Borders Group* (retail bookstores)
UMI (microfilm, CD-ROM products)
Washtenaw Community College*
Chrysler Proving Grounds
Dominos* (franchise pizza)
Pall Gelman Sciences
Chelsea Community Hospital*
Edwards Brothers* (printing