About Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, the county seat of Washtenaw, is the 6th largest city in the state of Michigan. It has a total area of 28.70 square miles with a total population of 113,934 as of 2015. The city is also part of the larger Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint, MI Combined Statistical Area with a population of 5,318,744. Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the best college towns in the country. The University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837, causing a rapid increase of population in 1920s. Along with the population increase came significant economic growth, as several companies were drawn to the area by the university's research and development money.
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Ann Arbor, the county seat of Washtenaw, is the 6th largest city in the state of Michigan. It has a total area of 28.70 square miles with a total population of 113,934 as of 2015. The city is also part of the larger Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint, MI Combined Statistical Area with a population of 5,318,744.
Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the best college towns in the country. The University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837, causing a rapid increase of population in 1920s. Along with the population increase came significant economic growth, as several companies were drawn to the area by the university's research and development money.
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Ann Arbor Employment
Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, one of the foremost research universities in the United States. The university shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. The city's economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university's research and development infrastructure, and by its graduates. High tech, health services and biotechnology are other major components of the city's economy; numerous medical offices, laboratories, and associated companies are located in the city. Automobile manufacturers, such as General Motors and Visteon, also employ residents.
Ann Arbor - A Brief History
In about 1774, the Potawatomi founded two villages in the area of what is now Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey. On 25 May 1824, the town plat was registered with Wayne County as "Annarbour;" this represents the earliest known use of the town's name. Allen and Rumsey decided to name it for their wives, both named Ann, and for the stands of Bur Oak in the 640 acres (260 ha) of land they purchased for $800 from the federal government at $1.25 per acre. The local Ojibwa named the settlement kaw-goosh-kaw-nick, after the sound of Allen's sawmill. Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, and was incorporated as a village in 1833. The Ann Arbor Land Company, a group of speculators, set aside 40 acres (16 ha) of undeveloped land and offered it to the state of Michigan as the site of the state capital, but lost the bid to Lansing. In 1837, the property was accepted instead as the site of the University of Michigan, which moved from Detroit. Since the university's establishment in the city in 1837, the histories of the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor have been closely linked.
Ann Arbor Today
In the past several decades, Ann Arbor has grappled with the effects of sharply rising land values, gentrification, and urban sprawl stretching into outlying countryside. Ann Arbor consistently ranks in the "top places to live" lists published by various mainstream media outlets every year. In 2008, it was ranked by CNNMoney.com 27th out of 100 "America's best small cities". And in the year 2010, Forbes listed Ann Arbor as one of the most liveable cities in the United States of America.
Ann Arbor School District
Ann Arbor students attend Ann Arbor Public Schools. The district operates 20 elementary schools, 1 K-8 open school, 5 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 3 alternative high schools, 3 preschools and 1 adult education program.
Carpenter Elementary School
|King Elementary School
Lakewood Elementary School
Lawton Elementary School
Logan Elementary School
Mitchell Elementary School
Northside Elementary School
Pattengill Elementary School
Pittsfield Elementary School
Thurston Elementary School
Wines Elementary School
|Slauson Middle School
Clague Middle School
Forsythe Middle School
|Scarlett Middle School
Slauson Middle School
Tappan Middle School
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Ann Arbor Restaurants
Ann Arbor restaurants offer everything for every palate and every price range. From diner restaurants to a collection of quirky eateries, everyone will find something to satiate and surprise them.
MAIZ Mexican Cantina
Ashley's Restaurant & Premier Multi-Tap Pub
Ann Arbor Nightlife
For some people, weekends are days where you meet new people, unwind and forget about your stressful week. From coffee shops to high energy dance clubs, Ann Arbor offers a wild variety of nightlife to meet your taste and needs.
The Last Word
Necto Night Club
Ann Arbor Parks
Ann Arbor has many excellent parks, especially those which border the Huron River. These locations are great for spending time with the family, getting out to relax and enjoy the great outdoors, or for exercise.
Argo Canoe Livery
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