Experience Downtown Ann Arbor

Experience Downtown Ann Arbor

Downtown Ann Arbor features two distinct districts, the Main Street Area and Kerrytown District, which have everything you are looking for and more. Visitors and locals alike love the variety of shops and restaurants and the youthful feel that surges through the area. With the University of Michigan campus located within walking distance, there is an abundance of young people and young culture that is represented in the downtown workforce and the living spaces as well. Luxurious condos and chic lofts are popular in downtown Ann Arbor and they put their residents right in the middle of all the action, which is exactly where they want to be. Jump to this Link to Search for Properties in Downtown Ann Arbor.

Shopping and Dining

Downtown Ann Arbor has an interesting mix of various local shops as well as larger retail chains. Shoppers will find choices on jewelry, outdoor apparel and home and garden equipment all within walking distance. Almost any type of cuisine you crave is available in downtown Ann Arbor.

There are many popular bars due to the close proximity of the University, but there is also everything from Mongolian Barbecue to upscale Italian restaurants. We all know that college students love late night study snacks and the downtown area restaurants are aware of this so many are conveniently open into the early morning hours.

One of the most popular eateries is the world famous Zingerman's Deli. Started in 1982, Zingerman's has grown into an Ann Arbor staple. Here you'll find an assortment of deleicious made-to-order sandwiches and much more.

For fresh, local food, produce, handcrafts and much more be sure to visit the Kerrytown Market and Shops located in the historic Kerrytown District. The open-air market helps kickoff spring for those living in the area. Open May through December Wednesdays and Saturday from 7:00 am tp 3:00 pm. January through April open Saturday only 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Downtown living in Ann Arbor is so attractive because it gives residents convenient access to all the shopping and dining venues that both districts have to offer. The living spaces include high rises and lofts that present plenty of amenities as well as breathtaking views of the city from balconies and terraces. Young professionals will enjoy the comfort and quietness of loft spaces as they will be able to get their work done and still have plenty of time to experience the nightlife. Lofts and high rises come in a wide range of prices ($150,000-$500,000 on average), so there really is something for everyone who wants to be a part of this incredible urban landscape.

University of Michigan

Downtown Ann Arbor may be best known to outsiders as the home of the University of Michigan and for good reason. Along with its winning athletic programs, the nation’s largest football stadium, (known as the “The Big House”) and a student body of over 41,000, the University of Michigan has numerous highly ranked academic programs and an award-winning medical center. The institution is the oldest university in the state as it was founded in 1817, twenty years before Michigan was admitted to the union. Its prestigious research and medical centers manage one of the largest collegiate research budgets in the U.S. (over $1 billion in 2009). With plenty of luxurious and affordable living spaces available in walking distance to fine dining establishments and campus life, downtown Ann Arbor presents opportunities and experiences hard to find elsewhere. Visit downtown Ann Arbor today and see for yourself!

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