Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, is on a number of "lists" in the survey world. It has been noted as being one of the best college towns in the nation, and was named 5th in the country for "best quality of life," according to Money Magazine.
The University of Michigan remains one of the most elite public universities in the country, and is notable for both academics and athletics. One of the most diverse universities, its student population represents all 50 states, as well as over 100 countries.
Being a college friendly town, Ann Arbor has a superfluity of bookstores, cafes and restaurants as well as outdoor activities at the nearby parks and gardens. The downtown area is considered the main commercial strip of the campus, while just north, Kerrytown, offers another retail district of used bookstores and vintage clothing shops.
Ann Arbor is 45 miles west of Detroit and approximately 35 miles north of the Ohio border.