Central Campus

Enjoy Campus While Being Close to Downtown
Central Campus is located in the heart of Ann Arbor and conveniently located between Downtown and Main campus. This area provides easy to access stores, restaurants, and other essentials by walking with tons of public transit options nearby. To imagine what a day here looks like, one could pick up a slice at the New York Pizza Depot on the way back from the library or meet up with friends for a weekend brunch at Sava’s restaurant. For nights out Necto Night Club is a block away or for a quieter evening, favorite local bars include HopCat Beer Bar and Scorekeepers Sports Bar.

On top of the ideal location, prospective renters should note the affordable apartments and houses located within Central Campus. The area is mainly populated by college students and has the tendency to be active on weekend nights. If this sounds attractive, then Central Campus is the perfect neighborhood.
What Central Campus Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
7.0
amenities
5.9
social
7.6
management
7.5
Median rents in Central Campus
Studio
$
1,100
1 Bedroom
$
1,300
2 Bedroom
$
1,600

Living in
Central Campus

Main Street
Walk-able
Bars and Restaurants
Fun Neighborhood
Safe
Central Campus — 9.2/10 Rating (based on 62 neighborhood reviews)
It’s nice to be able to live pretty close to the Main Street, although it should also be noted that it could be less accessible than north campus off campus housing for those who study in north campus.
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8
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Location is superb - super close to downtown ann arbor with lots of dining and entertainment options. Also super close to Ross.
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Munger Graduate Residences
The heart of Ann Arbor. A surprisingly walkable town.
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9
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Zaragon West
The main strip of stores/restaurants/etc. is only a 15 minute walk. The football stadium is close. Packard street (runs alongside the building) drops you off on State St which takes you to the highway. Travel is easy. The neighborhood has not felt unsafe to me at any point, though I generally don't travel the area between the areas of 2am and 6am lol so I can't vouch for those times. It seems to be college students and families mostly.
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Munger Graduate Residences
In terms of location, Munger is a pretty good comprise between Ross and downtown; I can easily walk everywhere I need to go. Coming from a bigger city it's definitely an adjustment, but I think I ended up with the best location I could have.
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9
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close to Ross - 6 mins walk
Close to Union - 1 (may be 2?) min walk
The undergrad dorm next door is (surprisingly) pretty quiet.
Walgreens and restaurants are only 10 mins walk away.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Great neighborhood. Being part of the University property means it gets additional support from the university (for eg, sidewalks get cleaned and salted immediately after snow)
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Great access to food, pharmacy, bars, and campus (three minutes away from Skeeps). One issue is the bus stop across the street seems to attract some vagrants.
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9
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Neighborhood Rating
Zaragon West
The apartment is right above two pizza restaurants with many other dining options close by. It is not very far from school or the downtown area.
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9
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Neighborhood Rating
Zaragon West
Close to everything you would want to walk. Almost nothing within the downtown/campustown area is more than a 10-15 minute walk away.
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Zaragon West
Pros:
- Close to Ross
- Close to social events
- Tons of restaurant options

Cons
- No grocery store nearby
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Zaragon West
There is a dormitory for undergrads across the street. They don't get noisy that much so it wouldn't be a problem.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close by to a lot of the classes that I have and barely a 10 minute walk to a multitude of restaurants and bars.
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8
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Munger Graduate Residences
Everything is closeby, restaurants, bars, the school, transit, zip-car locations, university offices...
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Neighborhood is quiet. But a lot of the restaurants, etc. are between 5-7 minute walk at least.
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8
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close to Liberty restaurants, Skeeps (if you get into that) and 12min walk from Ross
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
There are restaurants and bars near by on Liberty. No nearby grocery stores.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
I like the neighborhood because it's close to school and it feels safe.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Walking distance to bars and restaurants in down town Ann Arbor.
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8
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Munger Graduate Residences
Quiet, peaceful, within walking distance to downtown and Ross.
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9
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Fairly close to everything - Ross, restaurants, and bars.
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9
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Munger Graduate Residences
The neighborhood is great although it can get noisy Thursday and Friday nights. It is very close to several bus stops and zipcar locations which allow us to access locations further than walking distance.
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9
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400 Maynard
North side of campus, directly in between downtown and school. Not many grocery stores (anywhere in AA) nearby.
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8
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Zaragon West
Close to Ross, quiet area, no nearby grocery stores
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9
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close to everything, mostly
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8
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Munger Graduate Residences
Tons of bars, restaurants, close to Skeeps
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9
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400 Maynard
Close to everything (including Ross)
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Not far from everything on the central campus.
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7
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Great
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
10 mins from Ross
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
No issues.
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8
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Zaragon West
Extremely fun neighborhood, with lots of excellent restaurants and bars/clubs within walking distance. A 10-minute walk to Ross and other popular housing spots such as The Yard and 618 South Main.
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9
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400 Maynard
It's about a 5 minute walk from downtown AA. Right up next to main campus. 15 minute walk from the IM gym.
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8
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Pros: 8 minute walk to Ross or downtown. Access into residence halls, suites, and rooms very secure. Maintenance managed by school so never have to shovel snow. Across from the Student Union that has fast food restaurants and Starbucks.

Cons: Have to walk a few blocks to get to real restaurants (like 2-3 blocks).
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Munger is located in the heart of Ann Arbor, it has excellent location in terms of night life and you are able to get to football games easily (the stadium is visible from the roof!). However, because of this, it is approximately a 15-20 minute walk to the medical school (25-30 minutes to the hospital).
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8
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Munger Graduate Residences
Germantown is geographically located in the heart of a U-M students' universe. Equally centered between downtown's bars & restaurants and Central Campus, living in Germantown allows for easy access to Ann Arbor's student essentials.
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10
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Zaragon West
Parking is a bit of a pain in the butt but there are ZipCars in many locations. That is the way to go! Don't bother bringing up a car. You're going to need a car to go to groceries.
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9
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Love all the restaurants and bars that are near us, as well as the fact that we are just a quick walk to campus. Neighborhood feels very safe, even late at night.
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Zaragon West
Film, booze, quick food, brunch, pharmacy, grocery, late night pizza, theatre (film, plays, musical artists), etc., etc all within a 10 minute walk.
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8
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Munger Graduate Residences
7 minute walk from Ross, 10 minute from the Bus.

Its centrally located to bars, restaurants, classes, and everything else you need.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close to plenty of bars and restaurants and a 10 minute walk to Ross. Easy to stumble home from Skeeps and late night pizza at NYPD.
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10
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Zaragon West
Extremely close to school, downtown, restaurants & bars. Not close to a grocery store. Very safe, lots of students around.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
I like being centrally located. I live within a 10 minute walk to Ross and a 10 minute walk to downtown Ann Arbor.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close to Ross and a bit of a walk (10-12 min.) to downtown. Quite neighborhood. Overall great place to live.
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7
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Munger Graduate Residences
The nieghborhood is very safe and close to the downtown area, school buildings, public transit spots.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
A number of students live here and it's the next most popular meet up spot after Ross.
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9
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Munger Graduate Residences
About an 8 minute walk to Ross, and a quick walk to social activities downtown
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8
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Zaragon West
Great area, 5 min walk to downtown, 7 min to Ross, 2 min to Michigan Union.
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Very close to a variety of restaurants and bars and quick walk to Ross
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9
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Zaragon West
Centrally located to Ross and downtown areas (including Skeeps)
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9
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close to both downtown and school, lots of activity nearby.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
7 minutes walk to school, and it is close to everything.
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9
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Munger Graduate Residences
Close to downtown and the law school. Great!
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Good, in close proximity to campus. Safe area. Limited parking.
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8
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
close to Ross
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
walking distance to bars and restaurants
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8
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Close to everything. Perfect location.
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Its close to almost everything you need.
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences
Smack in the center of Central campus.
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Munger Graduate Residences
Lots of food and bars closeby.
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9
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Neighborhood Rating
Zaragon West
I am new here and have nothing to compare it to.
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8
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Zaragon West
OK
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10
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Munger Graduate Residences


Getting to Know
Central Campus

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Slate St to Broadway St
North to South Boundaries: E William St to E Madison St
dining
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bus
5 (bus)
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6 (bus)
65 (bus)

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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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Yost
Residential Area with Plenty of Reasons to Get Outdoors
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Bryant Pattengill East
Mainly Residential and Farther from Campus
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South University
Couldn't be Closer to Campus
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North Campus
Close to Kerrytown and University Hospital
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SoHill
Social Area and Close to Campus
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Downtown
The Heart of the City