ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Tree Town has once again topped Niche’s list of “Best Cities to Live in America,” proving that it is more than just a bustling downtown and football games.
The Michigan city has been named the sixth-best city in the nation for the second year in a row.
Ann Arbor has previously made Niche’s list at least four times. In 2017 and 2018, it was the best city in the U.S., then the second-best in 2019. In 2021, it dropped to the No. 6 spot.
How are rankings made?
Niche looked at 228 cities around the U.S. and assigned them grades in several categories like housing, employment, crime, cost of living and diversity. Grades were created based on publically available data from sources like the FBI, IRS and U.S. Census Bureau and resident reviews.
One resident review said, ”Being a college town, Ann Arbor has just about everything much everything you could need conveniently located within or within a ten minute drive.”
Another resident wrote, “I’ve lived in Ann Arbor for about 15 years now and overall I’d say my experiences have been entirely positive.”
Here’s Tree Town’s 2022 report card:
|Public Schools||A+||Crime & Safety||C+|
|Good for Families||A+||Diversity||A-|
|Cost of Living||C||Health & Fitness||A|
Find Ann Arbor’s profile here.
Here are the 10 best U.S. cities:
- The Woodlands, Texas
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Naperville, Illinois
- Arlington, Virginia
- Overland Park, Kansas
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Columbia, Maryland
- Berkeley, California
- Plano, Texas
- Irvine, California