Ann Arbor Weather:
Tuesday January 21, 2020
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
>> AnnArborObserver.com >> City Guide >> Neighborhoods >> Angell

City Guide

Angell


Bookmark and Share

Angell

Homes served from Angell School shades from fraternities and student apartments near the U-M campus to exclusive homes to the north and east, residences of prominent university and medical school faculty. Bordering on the 123-acre Nichols Arboretum, a wooded natural area sloping down to the Huron River, Angell in its northern reaches is parklike itself. The riverside areas are among the city's most expensive neighborhoods, with stately mansions and large, secluded homes.

East of the Arb, the streets north of Geddes are lined with one-of-a-kind homes from the decades on either side of World War II. Perched on the slopes overlooking the river are newer custom-built houses, many in mid-century Modern styles. Many, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Palmer House on Orchard Hills Dr. (you can now stay overnight there), are architectural showpieces. South of Geddes are the winding, wooded streets of another top-dollar neighborhood, Ann Arbor Hills, also with many custom-designed homes.

The Angell district reaches north of the river to include the modernist 360-unit Huron Towers, built in 1960 and constructed using the then-new lift-slab system devised by U-M architecture prof Philip Youtz, and U-M family housing on North Campus. Children also are bused in from the huge 598-unit Golfside Lakes apartment complex east of US-23.

Angell grads go on to Tappan and Scarlett middle schools and meet up again at Huron High.



You might also like:

CoreLife Eatery
Bowls the way you want them
M.B. Lewis
Photo: Ring Time: Big Baird, Brian, and Elizabeth at Burton Memorial Tower
Clothing in Chelsea
School Security
The school improvement millage will speed work on building safety.
Chuck Warpehoski
Restaurants with prices $20-$30
A clickable zoomable map
Westside BBQ Closes
January 2020 Marketplace closings
Sabine Bickford
Gifts of Knowledge
Meditations on what comes next
Sarah Royalty Pinkelman
Howard Returns
A Fab Five star returns in a new role.
Craig Ross
Clubs, Social Groups, Games, Crafts, & Hobbies
Nightspots: Ravens Club
arbor dog daycare