Neighborhoods

Abbot

Smaller ranch homes abound on the flat, quiet streets of Ann Arbor’s affordable and family-friendly Abbot neighborhood on the northwest side. North and west of M-14, newer rural residential development mixes with farmland...

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Allen

Allen Elementary serves varied neighborhoods of sturdy brick ranches, colonials, and tri-levels on the east and southeast sides of the city. Allen School itself lies behind historic Cobblestone Farm and year-round city...

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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...

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Arbor Meadows

(734) 572-1445, 5229 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti 48197. 409 lots, est. 1987. Single wide: $704. Double-wide: $714-$724. Heated pool, 2 playgrounds, basketball, clubhouse, exercise room. Some pets allowed for a fee....

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Bach

With their porch swings and bountiful front-yard gardens, the homes of the city’s Old West Side—just a short walk from downtown—welcome passersby to the heart of the Bach Elementary area, which boasts 13 historic districts...

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Bryant-Pattengill

Bryant and Pattengill are paired elementary schools in two south side neighborhoods. The area around Bryant, serving kindergarten through grade 2, offers some of the city’s least expensive housing with small ranch homes...

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Burns Park

Blocks of tree-canopied streets and well-tended classic old homes set around a historic park and school—as well as its location near both U-M’s campus and downtown—make Burns Park one of the city’s most desirable...

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Carpenter

Carpenter Elementary serves two areas of northeast Pittsfield Township, an area long popular for its affordable homes and semi-rural setting. Carpenter grads go on to Scarlett Middle School and Huron High. The small frame and...

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Coachville

(734) 971-1370, 3423 Carpenter, Ypsilanti 48197. 121 lots, est. 1950. $441 (as of 2021). Playground. Some pets allowed. yescommunities.com/community/Coachville

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Dicken

Dicken is a west side family neighborhood with shady streets and classic suburban-style 1- and 2-story homes. It includes Dicken Woods, a nature area behind the elementary school that was saved from development by neighbors and...

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Eberwhite

Located on the former property of Eber White, an early settler who helped fugitive slaves escape to Canada, this neighborhood has a mix of homes of different eras, all within a few blocks of Eberwhite Woods, one of the city’s...

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Great Oak Cohousing

(734) 330-2440, 500 Little Lake. 37 units, built 2003. Two- to four-bedroom townhouses and one building of flats. Sales $250,000-450,000; rentals also available. Common house with kitchen, dining room, recreation room, game...

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Haisley

The area around Haisley Elementary is a close-knit neighborhood of ranches and 1 1/2-story Cape Cods where parents push tots in strollers to nearby Wellington Park and seniors chat with neighbors on front lawns. Haisley draws...

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King

Nestled in an upscale, woodsy 1960s subdivision on the northeast side, King Elementary draws students from both sides of US-23 and is known for its diverse international population with families at the school representing more...

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Lakewood

Nature’s sounds still win out over the roar of nearby Jackson Rd. and I-94 in much of west-side Lakewood. Named for its First Sister and Second Sister Lakes and woods around Dolph Park, this neighborhood includes a mix of...

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Lawton

Street after street of handsome colonials, well-manicured lawns, and cul-de-sacs with sports-playing kids make the area around Lawton Elementary feel more like a suburb than a city. The Lawton area includes established...

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Logan

Tree-lined Traver Blvd., on the city’s northeast side, is home to Logan Elementary, with condos and apartments across from the school and quiet streets of well-kept colonials leading to the aptly named Placid Way Park...

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Mitchell

The paired Mitchell Elementary and Scarlett Middle schools adjoin the 427 affordable townhouses of the Colonial Square Cooperative and nearby modestly priced ranches and colonials on and Platt. The schools’ extensive...

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Northside

An eclectic mix of homes—including some of the city’s oldest—fills this neighborhood northeast of downtown. The former Northside Elementary is now a magnet school, A2STEAM. A community center draws neighbors to its steps...

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Orchard Grove Village

(734) 662-1900. 2835 S. Wagner. 290 lots, est. 1959. $655. Country setting; playground, clubhouse, after-school homework help, and community events. Some pets allowed; $20/month dog fee, $15/month cat fee. orchardgrove@rhp.com,...

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