Three women dine outside the Black Pearl in Ann Arbor

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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 62
Demographics 35
Economy 49
Education 94
Health 72
Housing 57
Infrastructure 74

#8. Ann Arbor, MI

Education is a high point when it comes to analyzing the quality of life factors that make Ann Arbor one of the best places to live. The University of Michigan, which has 43,000 students, makes Ann Arbor a perennial candidate for our annual ranking of the best college towns and plays a big role in the city’s economy and culture. More than 150 parks, the Huron River, a large assortment of restaurants and shops give those living in Ann Arbor numerous options when it comes to staying entertained. See why Ann Arbor was named one of the Best Cities for Liberals

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