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Planning to Move in Michigan with Your Family? Go to Ann Arbor

Updated on March 24, 2016
Downtown Ann Arbor
Downtown Ann Arbor | Source

Introduction

Well, finding a new place to live can be very challenging, most especially if you are moving your whole family along with your kids, your pets, and everything. There are a lot of factors you have to consider.

You don’t want them to regret abiding by your decision to relocate. Instead, you want all of them to be very happy with the new beginning that is ahead. You want to see them smiling and feeling grateful to the opportunity.

And for you to make sure that this happens, careful decision-making is necessary. Now, to help you decide, and make up your mind once and for all, here are 6 reasons to why Ann Arbor could be the best-fit to you and your loved ones.

1: You will never run out of friends and peers.

Whether it will be easy for you to find friends or not in the place is one of the important matters to consider, first and foremost. Remember that even if you have everything on earth, you can’t survive without significant others including friends and peer groups. As the saying goes, “No man is an island.”

If you can easily gain friends and expand social network in the area, then that is a good sign. You feel assured that whatever happens, there will always be people you can go to and ask for help, whether socially, emotionally, intellectually, and even financially. Fortunately, in Ann Arbor, friends are everywhere and anywhere.

With the city’s 113, 934 population as of 2010, making and building new social relationships can never be a problem. Ranking number 6 in the list of largest cities in the whole State of Michigan, you can surely meet new friends, but then again, always be wise in choosing your peers.

Photo credit: Mike Boening Photography via Foter.com / CC BY
Photo credit: Mike Boening Photography via Foter.com / CC BY

2. You will excel in research and development.

Don’t you know that the internationally acclaimed University of Michigan is located here? Oh, yes, Ann Arbor is the city where this forefront university in research and development is located. As of the moment, it has 300,000 research workers; the greater number of which are in the medical side.

So if you are already good in research or has background about it, or perhaps your children are interested, you will all definitely be satisfied whenever you become part of this sector. Also, you will have the opportunity to excel and become a highly-respected researcher.

Researching tasks have high pay although the rates vary depending on the type of research and the company who asked for it. And as you know, research plays a very crucial role in all companies because this is the only way they can decide effectively. Most of their major decisions are largely based on the results of the research.

University of Michigan
University of Michigan | Source

3. You will always have a satisfied stomach.

Ann Arbor is one of the places in the United States where food is abundant. So you will never worry of what to eat or perhaps, where to eat. You and your whole family will always have full stomach as long as you work hard. And most of the foods there are healthy because majority of the supplies are directly coming from the farms around.

This city is actually situated on a body of water, popularly known as Huron River. This river is the source of water for crops and the like, which makes agricultural a key economic element. There are also many fruits around the region situated in hills, valleys, and terrains close to the river.

4. You will be part of an environmentally-friendly society.

If you care so much about our Mother Earth, you will never regret moving to Ann Arbor. It is one place on the planet that gives high importance to planting trees and taking care of the environment in general.

In fact, it has been referred to as the “Tree Town”. This is because going around the city, you will be amazed to see how they were able to maintain a pollution-free air because of their thick forests in parks and even in residential areas.

As a matter of fact, around 50,000 different trees can be found. Most of them are strategically located in major streets and surrounding parks. Although recently, the 10,000 plus of ash trees were destroyed due to an unfortunate infestation of the green jewel beetles.

The 157 municipalities in Ann Arbor are very serious in making the air fresh by going green. Wherever you turn, may it be a backyard or a subdivision’s recreation area, green is the theme with the many trees and plants present. And so, you feel secure when it comes to your family’s health as everyone in the community are very conscious environmentally.

The city’s Nichols Arboretum boasts of its 123 acre of land containing several species of plants and trees. They also have the Matthaei Botanical Gardens that is especially created to feature gardens and conserve tropical plants.

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden
Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden | Source

5. You will surely find a new job.

It is understandable that you want to make sure of the green pasture that awaits because you are relocating with your family. But actually, there is nothing to worry when it comes to this aspect. There are many job opportunities and career growth waiting for you there. In fact, Ann Arbor is one of the cities in the US with the lowest unemployment rate.

There are many commercial districts you can choose from. You can go to Kerrytown Market and Shops, which is an awesome place to buy and sell various products. It is everyone’s all in one market. And because of the booming business here, many shops are looking for new and additional staff.

Another is the Main Street Business District where you can find many family-run businesses hiring for more workers. You can also go to the business districts of State Street or to the South University. All of these business areas are found downtown.

6. You will find the perfect house for your family.

The houses in Ann Arbor are not just affordable but are very stylish. Touring around, you can see homes using classic to ranch-style designs. Of course, ranch-style houses are popular because of the residents living in the country side, near their own farms. If you are looking for modern architectural designs, they are found miles away from downtown. And of course, if you have kids who are going to college, there are apartments and condos available too.

Significantly, if you want to tweak something in your chosen house or perhaps, repair anything, the city has many home improvement professionals to help you. If you need floor replacement, general home cleaning, or even new roofing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, there are several companies you can choose from. So before, during and after your transfer, you will surely have peace of mind. You will be able to move with ease overall.

Ann Arbor, Michigan Blue House
Ann Arbor, Michigan Blue House | Source

Conclusion

So do you think Ann Arbor is the place you’ve been looking for? Is it the best one for your family?

In terms of social and economic needs, there is no doubt that the city offers them. This is considering the large population and booming industries in research and new technologies.

When talking about health and food security, definitely it’s the perfect choice. Farmer’s Market for fresh food supplies are there and hundred thousands of trees are ready to give everyone a breath of fresh air.

If you consider job opportunities, you have great options and competition is not that fierce. Lastly, housing is never a problem with the booming real estate as well as home improvement industry.

How to go to Ann Arbor?

Of the 6 reasons mentioned, which one has attracted you the most?

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      Lovely Evaine 18 months ago

      @ MsDora Thank you. How about in your place? In the Caribbean?

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      Lovely Evaine 18 months ago

      @ shanmarie I understand your point. But it is not winter all the time.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 19 months ago from The Caribbean

      I think Ann Arbor is a great place to visit--U of M and all, and I'll take your word that it is a great place to live. Thanks for the information.

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      shanmarie 19 months ago

      I have no interest in moving back where the winters are so cold, but you certainly make it sound appealing.