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Michigan has landed smack dap on the top of a recently released list by Study Finds of the "Best Places to Live in America". The list was a ranking of the top 5 places to live as suggested by experts.

"With 50 states filled with happening cities and towns, the choice can be based on a lot of factors. From climate to education to economy, weighing the decision can feel overwhelming to say the least. To help navigate the process, StudyFinds searched 10 expert lists to round up the top five best places to live in the U.S. Our list is comprised of the five cities most frequently listed atop others’ reviews", Study Finds said. 

So how did Ann Arbor earn the title of the Best Place to Live in America? Believe it or not, it wasn't because the experts were Wolverine fans. No, Ann Arbor made the list for a variety of reasons that the experts felt combined made it the hot spot to put down roots.

“Ann Arbor is a mix of the rural and urban, sporty and smart, outdoorsy and high-tech city,” says MovingWaldo. “Ann Arbor boasts excellent public schools, an increasingly diverse job market, a culturally diverse community, a robust public park system, and low crime rates.”

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Unsplash: Brad West


“Well-designed trail systems, a passion for the arts, worldly restaurants, plus friendly, smart residents who are civically engaged are also among the reasons Ann Arbor is one of the best cities to live in the U.S,” adds Livability.

Assessments that all show that Ann Arbor is so much more than just another college town and the home of the Big House.

 “Dismissing Ann Arbor as just another college town would do this southeast Michigan city — often called ‘Tree Town’ — a huge disservice,” says Money.

Ann Arbor was in some pretty impressive company too! The full list is rounded out like this;

  1. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  2. Raleigh, North Caroline
  3. Huntsville, Alabama
  4. Fayetteville, Arkansas
  5. Colorado Springs, Colorado

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