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Ann Arbor Ranked Best City to Live in America

Downtown Ann Arbor, Google
Downtown Ann Arbor, Google

Recently ranked one of the top places for singles and the most educated city in the U.S., Ann Arbor now has more to brag about.

Research website, Niche, has conducted a new study to determine the top cities to live in the U.S., and Ann Arbor came out on top.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Niche explored 228 cities and over 15,000 towns and neighborhoods.

They used data from Department of Education, U.S. Census, FBI, the CDC, and reviews from residents. Niche graded each city on  key factors like quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities.

Ann Arbor scored an A+ in Public Schools, B+ in Housing, B in Crime and Safety, A in Nightlife, A in Diversity, A in Outdoor Activities, and B- in Cost of Living. The lowest grade Ann Arbor received was a C in Weather.

Did any other Michigan cities make Niche’s list? Grand Rapids came in at 68th.

Here are the Top Ten Cities to live in the U.S., according to Niche.

  1. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  2. Naperville, Illinois
  3. Arlington, Virginia
  4. Columbia, Maryland
  5. Berkeley, California
  6. The Woodlands, Texas
  7. Plano, Texas
  8. Overland Park, Kansas
  9. Boulder, Colorado
  10. Irvine, California

Next: East Grand Rapids Named Best Place in Michigan to Raise a Family

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