Located in Southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor is just 45 miles west
of Detroit and 35 miles north of the Ohio border. Some very
historic and fast-growing towns surround the city. A pleasant
drive along country roads in any direction will lead to one
town after another. Bridgewater, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester,
Milan and Saline are all within 30 minutes of the Ann
Arbor/Ypsilanti area. You will find a vast assortment of
things to do here. There are over 200 restaurants --from the
state's finest dining to late-night Coney Islands, from Middle
Eastern to Vietnamese. There is a wealth of shopping,
first-rate museums, galleries, theaters, and clubs offering
everything from classical music to plays to rock bands.
Outdoor enthusiasts can take part in all kinds of sports and
in our beautiful parks. Sports lovers will find top-quality
teams at both the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan
Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti also host fascinating special events
throughout the year. Music lovers come from far away for
annual events such as the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival. The
Ann Arbor Art Fairs and the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival draw
countless visitors to our downtowns every summer.
Ann Arbor is also home to the University of Michigan, one of
the country's top Universities. It shapes the composition of
the city's economy, population and cultural awareness.