A position at the University of Michigan has many benefits — and one is the vibrant community of Ann Arbor!
Cultural activities? Check. Nightlife? Check. Great school system? Check. Amazing restaurants? Check (please). Unique shopping? Check. Recreational activities? Summer festivals? Natural beauty? Family-friendly? Check, check, check and check.
There are dozens of community-based websites. Here’s a sampling that you should find helpful.
Ann Arbor.com — The on-line local news resource.
Ann Arbor, City's home page — Municipality at its best.This site answers many of those practical questions (How do they handle yard waste in Ann Arbor?) as well as links to public transportation, the school system and the library.
Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau — Yes, a nice place to visit and you’ll want to live here. Take a look at this site to learn more about the culture (food, entertainment, museums, festivals, events) of Ann Arbor.
Arborweb — This is the on-line version of the area’s popular monthly paper, The Ann Arbor Observer. It has a great events calendar, the Ann Arbor City Guide and other visitor information. It’s a wonderful reference for a little “distance learning” about Ann Arbor.
Chamber of Commerce — This site gives an extensive listing of the industries and businesses that call Ann Arbor home. It also has a useful relocation guide.
Huron Valley Community Network — Want to learn more about the communities surrounding Ann Arbor? Here’s a good place to start.
Campus Information Centers
While a large portion of this site is geared to students, it also has a wealth of information for faculty and staff.
Plus, there’s a great section on Ann Arbor community information that links to community websites. Be sure to click on “Visiting Ann Arbor” http://www.umich.edu/~info/visitingAA.html for information and links to the many features that make Ann Arbor a great place to live.
U-M Medical School on Ann Arbor
The Medical School site offers a good snapshot of the Ann Arbor community, including many links to area websites. It’s a great portal to explore the many amenities of A2.
The Faculty Handbook
This is also a list of external websites - including Washtenaw County, the AATA, and the District Library.