North Campus

Close to Kerrytown and University Hospital
This part of campus has plenty of places to eat, drink, and socialize without ever needing to stray too far from university life. Some restaurants people enjoy include the Gandy Dancer for seafood lovers, the Northside Grill, which is a casual place serving American fare for breakfast and lunch, The Big Salad, where patrons get to build-their-own salads, and the Belly Deli if you are looking for a quick bite. If you are looking to enjoy a scenic stroll or run, there are a variety of options - Riverside Park, Bandemer Park, and Fuller Park. For those looking for hiking and biking trails, the nature preserve - Bluffs Nature Area - is the place to go.

North Campus provides the quiet, residential area that many renters are looking for while only being a short drive away from popular downtown nightlife options. Also, if you're a medical student, this neighborhood is in the heart of the 'White Coat Area'.
What North Campus Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
7.3
amenities
6.5
social
6.0
management
8.2
Median rents in North Campus
Studio
$
960
1 Bedroom
$
1,210
2 Bedroom
$
1,980

Living in
North Campus

Lots of Medical Students
Feels like an "Escape" from Campus
Easy Access to Buses
Great for Outdoors/Biking
Affordable Rent
'White Coat Area'
North Campus — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 61 neighborhood reviews)
I personally really like North Campus, although it is farther away from downtown and the law school. There are several restaurants right near my apartment complex and the commute to school is very easy. I also find the lack of nightlife a plus, because it means the neighborhood is a lot quieter and safer than other areas of Ann Arbor.
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7
/10
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Willowtree Apartments
Relatively quiet neighborhood away from downtown and central campus. A lot of medical students live here. Great place to be active outdoors with nearby trails and sports facilities. Short uber to downtown Ann Arbor locations.
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8
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
Excellent place to live for medical students or residents. Only a short walk from the hospital, with lots of other amenities in short driving/walking distance.
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10
/10
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Medical Center Court
Students that flock to North Campus include engineers, medical students, architects, & more.

Rents seem more affordable. There is a grocery store 1 mile away (Kroger). It's quiter (we don't hear undergrad parties). There are fewer Rossers but I'm right across river from Kerry Town so it's not far too find some!
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10
/10
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1326 Traver Rd. Apt. 1
Ann Arbor is a pretty safe town at baseline, but the White Coat Area is definitely among the quieter parts. Close to the hospital so ideal for Nursing/Medical/Public Health/PhD students. Walk-able to areas of nightlife: ~15-20 minute walk to South U/State Street and ~20-30 min walk to Main Street. Car strongly recommended as the closest grocery store is ~1.5 miles away. There is a bus stop nearby on Maiden Lane otherwise.
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6
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
This neighborhood is a 10 minute walk to the hospital which makes is very popular for medical students, residents, and even attendings. It is quiet, but it can be very busy in the morning and around 4pm when everyone is arriving/leaving their shifts. Grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants are a 5 min drive away near north campus.
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8
/10
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Riverhouse Condominiums
Walking distance to hospital and easy parking makes this location great. However, it is far from "campus life" and there are no real cafes or restaurants to walk to at night.
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7
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
I have had a wonderful experience in Med center court. The management is very attentive and keeps the community very well groomed and safe
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10
/10
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Medical Center Court
Right next to University of Michigan Hospital, and I've never felt insecure or unsafe walking to/from school/work at any hour of the day. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance and bus stops right outside the complex.
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8
/10
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Medical Center Court
Quiet area, lots of med students/residents around, easy to get to downtown. Traffic jams almost daily around evening rush hour. Nearest grocery store is a 7 minute drive. Awesome brunch spot within walking distance.
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7
/10
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Riverside Parkplace
Pretty quiet neighborhood. Mostly med students, grad students, and residents. Some older people, too. I think they may be grandparents who are helping out their grad student children with grandkids.
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10
/10
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Medical Center Court
Very close to the hospital and medical school. Definitely walkable. Fairly quiet but will hear Survival Flight (the medical center helicopter) at odd times, but hasn't bothered me at all.
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9
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
Lots of medical students and others employed by the medical system. Safe area thus far and convenient walk to UMHS. Need to drive to groceries/food or take public transit.
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8
/10
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Riverhouse Condominiums
Very quiet and peaceful environment
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10
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
It's very close to the medical school which was the most important thing for me. It's pretty far away from downtown Ann Arbor and Kerrytown so there aren't any restaurants or bars nearby.
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8
/10
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Riverhouse Condominiums
Great place to live if you have a car, not much food/shopping walking distance, but Plymouth Rd. is very close by. Very convenient for walking to school.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Riverhouse Condominiums
It's nice to live close to the medical school and my classmates. Easy to get to the highway, groceries, gas stations without too much traffic.
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9
/10
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Nielsen Square
Very safe and clean neighborhood with easy access to parks, kerrytown, downtown, and to the medical center. Everything is walkable!
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10
/10
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Riverhouse Condominiums
There are lots of parks and even a public pool close by, but it is about a 20 minute walk to get to cafes and restaurants.
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7
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
It's where many medical students live, so that's nice. It's close to the hospital, but kind of far from downtown.
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8
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
Not much in the immediate vicinity, expect for the hospital...
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6
/10
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Medical Center Court
Kinda secluded but great for med students.
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8
/10
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Medical Center Court
Walkable to the hospital and medical school, which is great. A little far from downtown but definitely walkable to Kerrytown
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Medical Center Court
Great because you're near tons of medical students, which makes it easy to hang out.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Island Drive Apartments
Mix of medical students, graduate students, and community members. Quiet.
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9
/10
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Riverhouse Condominiums
Quiet area, nice pool, mostly med students/grad students. Some families.
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8
/10
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Riverhouse Condominiums
Very quiet. Only complaint is relative difficulty finding parking.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Nielsen Square
Great!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Nielsen Square
Its quiet and typical of white coat area.
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7
/10
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Riverhouse Condominiums
Mostly full of medical students
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Nielsen Square
Quiet and safe
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Traver Crossing
I love how close Brookside is to the gorgeous trails of Argo Park. There are a lot of families in the area. There are grocery stores but they're more convenient to drive to. Great public transit. Feels very safe. Brookside does not allow pets, but the North Campus area is great for walking/running with dogs, etc.
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8
/10
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Brookside Apartments
Lots of students, but mostly graduate so not too rowdy. Not too many walking distance amenities, but grocery stores and downtown are a short car or bus ride away and definitely a walkable distance in the summer.
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8
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
Overall this area is great for walking to the medical school and hospital, living near other medical students, and especially having easier parking than in the central downtown/kerrytown areas. You also escape the rowdiness of undergrads by living here. The main reason I gave it a "7/very good" rating was because I don't like feeling isolated in location from central campus. Walking from White Coat to restaurants/bars downtown is at least 20-25 minutes, and often I decide not to go just because I don't want to walk there and back. After 6PM everyday parking is free downtown (free all day on Sunday), which is nice, except you don't always want to drive if you are going out to bars. It would be nice to have some type of casual coffee shop or restaurant in walkable distance to White Coat, but there is not. (edit: there is one breakfast-like cafe near White Coat, but it gets busy and is over-priced). There are some restaurants and coffee shops down the street on Plymouth road (not downtown) which is an easy 5 minute drive.
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7
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Island Drive Apartments
Multiple apartment/condo complexes within 10 minute walk of one another creating central location for many medical students of the University of Michigan. Park is 5 minute walk away. Lecture halls are 15 minutes door to hall. Hospital is 15-20 minutes from door to specific area of hospital. Never any safety issues. Parking can be strict and limited. Few stores and restaurants nearby.
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8
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Riverhouse Condominiums
The white coat area is great for medical students. Proximity to the hospital and school is ideal, as well as being surrounded by many of your colleagues. Parking is typically included with most apartments in the white coat area (although usually just 1 or 2 cars), and a car is usually desirable to have since grocery stores are not really within reasonable walking distance. The farmer's market in Kerrytown is just a mile away which makes for a nice walk on Saturday mornings and anytime you feel like being closer to main campus, it really isn't hard to hop on a bus and get to the diag or stadium.
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10
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Medical Center Court
Pros: beautiful - near the Huron River (5 min walk!) and trails and lots of trees. Very quiet. Residential area - maybe only 20% students vs. long-term residents where I am, though I'm close to the hospitals and med students, architects, and engineers all live up here. Very safe, and I see deer or even a raccoon once in a while. Grocery store is 1 mile away (Kroeger).

Cons: less social than I like in terms of proximity to Rossers. There is only one on my street that I know of.
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5
/10
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1326 Traver Road
The location is great because it's very close to the hospital. Guest parking is limited, and there is not a good place to get groceries, within walking distance.
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9
/10
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Nielsen Square
Living in the white coat area is a huge plus socially and logistically. There’s always someone to walk with you to and from the library.
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8
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
Nielsen Square is in the thick of the "White Coat Area" where many medical professionals live. There isn't too much going on in the immediate area, however it is a short drive on Plymouth to a bunch of restaurants and grocery shopping.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Nielsen Square
Easy walk to the river, Northside Cafe and downtown.

Need a car for easy grocery store access.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Medical Center Court
It's roomier, quieter and more wooded up here. I enjoy the peace and quiet after the bustle of med campus. And I get to see a lot of wildlife and trees, which is important to my peace of mind.
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8
/10
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Northwood V
Located far enough away to feel like an "escape" from work/school (vs. White Coat) but close enough that the commute is not a hassle. Good amenities nearby, lots of outdoor opportunities.
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10
/10
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Traver Crossing
Very close to nearby food options including restaurants and grocery stores. Also have access to public transportation with both the Ann Arbor
City buses and the Michigan blue busses. It is not within reasonable walking distance to the hospital.
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7
/10
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Upland Green
It's convenient to have so many people nearby.
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8
/10
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Island Drive Apartments
Pros: close to work/campus, overall safe area, quiet, Cottage Inn down the street, near to public transit
Cons: grocery store is a bit of a hike, no community activities
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Island Drive Apartments
Nice that it is close to school, river, and woods. But wish other ammenities were available (shops, coffee shops, restaurant, grocery stores, etc.)
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Island Drive Apartments
Excellent neighborhood, downtown a short drive away, multiple restaurants and grocery stores on Plymouth Road also a short drive away
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Medical Center Court
The location is good in that it's close/walkable to school. Otherwise, there is essentially nothing around that is walkable.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Medical Center Court
I love being right next to Island Drive Park! I can tube down the river during summer and get out right at my apartment.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Island Drive Apartments
Close to work for those going to north campus or med campus, but also easy to make it to central.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Island Drive Apartments
Mostly medical students and a few residents/ attendings
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10
/10
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Nielsen Square
Could use more food/commercial establishments in walking distance - will be building shopping center at some point near Kellogg eye center
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Nielsen Square
Close to groceries, gyms, and other amenities. Easy to get to the hospital while not having to live in the white coat area.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Traver Crossing
Very safe area, relatively quiet. Some families, but mostly grad students.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Nielsen Square
Perfect location relative to the hospital and safe and quiet environment.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Island Drive Apartments
Easy 10min walk to hospital. Not many shops/restaurants close by though.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Nielsen Square
White coat is a good place to live. Very convenient, and quiet.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Medical Center Court
Close to hospital, easy commute to Ross.
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8
/10
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Riverside Parkplace
Quiet. No complaints.
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10
/10
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Nielsen Square
Safe, quiet, good for students.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Brookside Apartments


Getting to Know
North Campus

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Green Rd to Broadway St
North to South Boundaries: Plymouth Rd to Fuller Rd
dining
Great Plains Burger Company
Jet’s Pizza
Northside Grill
parks
Fuller Park
coffee
Broadway Caf & Jumbo Steak Hoagie
bus
22 (bus)
23/65 (bus)

Best Apartments
in North Campus


Studio $865
1 Bed $975
2 Beds $1,225

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1 Bed $999
2 Beds $1,099

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1 Bed $1,350
2 Beds $1,850
3 Beds $2,250

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Studio $834
1 Bed $884
2 Beds $1,014

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4 Beds $3,200

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