Downtown

The Heart of the City
Downtown Ann Arbor is the hub of the University of Michigan. With the plethora of bars and restaurants - including favorites like Last Word, Wolverine, Aventura, and The Lunch Room - there is always something to do here. The area is extremely walk-able and provides easy access to the essentials like convenience shops and grocery stores, some of which include Lucky’s Market, Busch Fresh Food Market, and Kroger. You'll be hard pressed to find a local neighborhood more conveniently located.

Renters rave about the area's accessibility and proximity to Michigan's campus. Simply put, if you want to live in a vibrant area that's very close to the university campus, Downtown Ann Arbor is the perfect spot.
What Downtown Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
7.2
amenities
7.0
social
7.8
management
7.6
Median rents in Downtown
Studio
$
1,400
1 Bedroom
$
1,800
2 Bedroom
$
2,500

Living in
Downtown

Center of Nightlife Scene
Social
More Expensive Rent
Walk-Able
Great Apartments
Downtown — 8.8/10 Rating (based on 35 neighborhood reviews)
This building is one block from downtown, one block from the public library (great study location), and 2 blocks from campus. It is a 2 min walk to main st. and all downtown Ann Arbor has to offer.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
332 E. William St.
Great eats, fun events, incredibly safe area. The restaurants are fantastic, you are at the epicenter of the social scene, and its a great place to walk around and explore.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
YOUnion Ann Arbor
Love this neighborhood because it is so close to many great restaurants. Walking distance to almost anywhere on campus.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
YOUnion Ann Arbor
Great location, very close to the University of Michigan central campus as well as shops and restaurants.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
YOUnion Ann Arbor
Restaurants and bars are close by. But it never feels like the party spills over into the neighborhood.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
335 S Division St
Great spot to meet up with people. Lots of great restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
303 S Main St
Everything is close, including convenience stores, restaurants, skeeps, bars, and everything for social lives. The only thing is that gyms are not close, though.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tower Plaza Condominium
Tower Plaza is a less than 10 min walk from pretty much anywhere you want to go in central Ann Arbor, including campus, bars, restaurants, coffee shops etc
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tower Plaza Condominium
Very close to bars and restaurants. Can get noisy and you get less bang for your buck with apartments.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
315 S. Division
I like being in downtown. Close to a lot, but still driving distance to grocery stores.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
335 S Division
Easy access to law school, gym, restaurants, bars. Amazing location.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
City Place
Lots of restaurants and bars! Also, pretty close to Skeeps and Necto!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Varsity
Perfect in between of campus and restaurants/bars along main street. Approx 10 min walk to Ross
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
City Place
right by all the bars/restaurants
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
335 S Division st. apt 2
Filled with restaurants, bars, shops and convenient stores - great neighborhood.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tower Plaza Condominium
Awesome restaurants and bars, 10 minute walk from campus
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
350 Thompson St
bars and restaurants within a block away!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Varsity
Close to everything
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
322 S State Street
411 Lofts is in a great location! It’s very close to the University of Michigan central campus, local restaurants, and shops. It really couldn’t get much better in terms of location!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
YOUnion Ann Arbor
It is near art department building and has two churches by the side. Subway is just downstairs, which is convenient for a quick grab and go.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
YOUnion Ann Arbor
Downtown is great because there are lots of great restaurants around. It's very convenient when I'm in a rush.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Varsity
I love living downtown close to bars and restaurants. Quick 15 minutes from Ross.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Varsity
Awesome being downtown close to restaurants, bars, and campus.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
335 S Division St
<10min to all the downtown bars/main street

1 min to skeeps

<10min walk to Ross and University Street.
15 min from the football stadium/bus
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tower Plaza Condominium
Close to downtown; away from fraternity/sorority life and undergrad partying. Train is closeby which can be noisy on some mornings, but hasn't been an issue.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
537 South 4th Ave
Ann Arbor is wonderful! For a college town, there are lots of bars and restaurants. Great shops and grocery all in walking distance.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Varsity
LOVE my neighborhood- close to everything I want!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A
It is a good spot location wise. It is right in downtown and close to school.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
YOUnion Ann Arbor
Downtown is great. Easy to get to everywhere I want to be.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tower Plaza Condominium
Close to everything and not too far of a walk from the medical school. Parking can be tricky, but isn't impossible.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Varsity
Close to everything!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tower Plaza Condominium
Great!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A
10 minute walk to Ross with restaurants, bars, and downtown nearby.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
City Place
Great location, close to school and restaurants.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
617 E Liberty
Great restaurants down town.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A


Getting to Know
Downtown

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S Slater St to S 1st St
North to South Boundaries: Huron St to E Madison St
dining
Mani Osteria & Bar
Pizza House
The Espresso Bar
Which Wich
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Dance Revolution
The Barre Code
YMCA
parks
The Yoga Republic
coffee
Aventura
Mani Osteria & Bar
Which Wich
bus
28/5/6 (bus)
3/30 (bus)
parking
REPUBLIC Library Lane Garage
REPUBLIC South Ashley Parking Lot

Best Apartments
in Downtown


Studio $1,650
1 Bed $1,950
2 Beds $2,500

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6 Beds $5,562
7 Beds $6,132

6 Beds $4,620

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Nearby Neighborhoods

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West of State
Residential Area and Removed from the College Scene
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Old Fourth Ward
Farmers' Markets and Walk-Able Streets
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South University
Couldn't be Closer to Campus
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SoHill
Social Area and Close to Campus