Ann Arbor
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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 86
Demographics 51
Economy 64
Education 89
Health 77
Housing 58
Infrastructure 45

#1. Ann Arbor, MI

After appearing on our Top 100 Best Places to Live list for five years in a row, Ann Arbor finally nabbed the #1 spot this year, which means a chorus of “Hail to the victors!” is in order. This dynamic city in southeastern Michigan earned high marks for education and civic engagement thanks to the beloved University of Michigan and its 44,000 students and 30,000 employees. In addition, the U of M Medical Center makes high quality healthcare easily accessible.

Ann Arborites have access to a wide variety of cultural amenities including fantastic restaurants, shopping districts and nightlife entertainment that contribute to a high quality of life. “A Squared” is also known for embracing the arts, including the four-day Ann Arbor Art Fair every July that draws about 400,000 visitors.

Oh, and did we mention the city isn’t just popular with humans? Fairies (allegedly) love it here too.

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