The City of Ann Arbor is a frequent recipient of awards, including:
2012 "Greatest Main Street in America," TravelandLeisure.com
2012 "America's Best Hospitals," U.S. News and World Report
2012 "Best Places for New College Grads," The Atlantic Cities
2012 "Best Cities in America to Find a Job,” US News
2011 "10 Most Affordable Places to Live," MSN Real Estate
2010 "Best Cities for Families," Parenting Magazine
2010 "Top Digital Cities," Center for Digital Government
2010 "Best Places for Recent College Grads," Forbes.com
2010 "Best Places for Business and Careers," Forbes Magazine
2010 "America's Most Livable Cities," Forbes.com
2009 "Great Schools," Business Week
2009 "Best Places to Raise Your Kids," Business Week
Ann Arbor is also home to a number of great restaurants and businesses that frequently receive national attention. Check out a few recent award winners below:
- Downtown restaurant Mani Osteria has received many accolades
- Zingerman's has been named one of the best Road-trip eats
See how businesses are expanding and growing in Ann Arbor
SoarTech's main facility is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An exciting city of approximately 115,000 residents, Ann Arbor offers a diverse population, a wide variety of services, a great downtown, numerous parks and much more!
Home to the University of Michigan, one of the city's major employers, the area has the lowest unemployment rate in the state of Michigan. Close to Detroit Metro Airport, there is also public transporation, numerous bike paths and an Amtrak Station within the city, making it easy to travel both within, and to and from, Ann Arbor.
The city hosts many annual events, including the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. A weekly farmers market occurs year round, with food and goods available from local farmers and artisans. Numerous venues around town attract a variety of musicians, from world-renowned orchestras to electronic to folk, providing something for everyone. Ann Arbor also boasts a number of museums for both childrens and adults.
Ann Arbor also offers many recreational opportunities. Multiple parks, pools, canoe and kayak liveries, golf courses and a seasonal outdoor ice rink are all available to the public, providing year round entertainment.
Ann Arbor is a great place for families, with an excellent public school system, many local higher education options, state of the art medical facilities, and a vast array of social services. Extensive special needs services from transportation and public safety support to special education programs are available within the city as well.