Ann Arbor Neighborhoods

Ann Arbor has an abundance of wonderful neighborhoods to explore. The following are just a few of the great communities in the Ann Arbor Area. Click an area below to learn more about the neighborhoods located there:


Northeast Ann Arbor

Northwest Ann Arbor

Central Ann Arbor

Southeast Ann Arbor

Southwest Ann Arbor



Northeast  Ann Arbor



This neighborhood offers a friendly and convenient setting sheltered from the hustle and bustle of downtown. This community offers plenty of options for those looking to live within a 10 minute drive to either of the University of Michigan's medical campuses, as well as the iconic Domino Farms Office Park. Each neighborhood takes full advantage of the surrounding land and its endemic beauty.

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Matthaei Farms

Matthaei Farms is perfectly situated in the northeast of Ann Arbor within 10 minutes of downtown with easy access to the city center and the University's medical campuses. There is a wide array of upscale and luxury homes available across this beautifully developed community that retains much of the surrounding natural area’s charm. Gorgeous homes sit on large lots with natural space for both residents and the local wildlife to enjoy.

Mature trees and open meadows blanket the landscape allowing each property ample space while affording an elegant balance of privacy and familiarity between neighbors. Matthaei Farms boasts an expansive pond side deck and an indoor event space. Many beautiful parks and nature areas are within two miles of most homes including the acclaimed 300 acre University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The gardens feature miles of hiking and walking trails as well as a 10,000 square-foot indoor conservatory which houses tropical, temperate and arid climate botanical collections year-round.

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An eclectic mix of homes fills the Northside Elementary area northeast of downtown, where a community center draws neighbors to its steps and baseball players to Northside Park’s fields. Long known as Lower Town, this portal to the northeast side has some of the city’s oldest surviving houses.


Orchard Hills

Orchard Hills is comprised primarily of 1960s-era ranches and colonials and are filled with families who walk to school, the neighborhood pool, or parks via nature trails and sidewalks. Located on the northeast side of town, there is easy access to multiple parks, businesses, hospitals, and the University of Michigan North Campus. In this neighborhood, you have easy access to Sugar Bush Park and the Orchard Hills Swim Club. It also borders the Thurston Nature Center.

The River District

Located just north of the city center Ann Arbor’s River District sits atop the northern bank of the Huron offering residents quick access to numerous riverside parks and nature areas all while remaining in close proximity to downtown.

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Northwest  Ann Arbor


Arbor Pointe

Located 10 minutes west of Ann Arbor, Arbor Pointe offer a nice proximity to Ann Arbor and the beautiful aesthetics of Scio Township. With a wide array of houses differing in sizes and value many of the one and a half to two story contemporary homes offer a nice selection of floor plans. Thoughtfully planned and developed the community has been designed to incorporate the areas natural beauty. Lovely open fields and towering trees can be found dotting the landscape.

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Barton Hills

Located within Ann Arbor Charter Township and adjacent to the city of Ann Arbor, the community was originally named “Huron Farms” and was established by the Detroit Edison Company in 1913. This upscale, pristine community has homes that capture all the simple sophistication that this historical Michigan village has to offer. The green hills of Ann Arbor provide a peaceful view for the residents of this luxurious community.

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With an array of options regarding size, architectural style and value this neighborhood offers many options. Haisley is best known for its classic Cape cod's and Colonials. Residents enjoy beautiful tree-lined streets and many homes feature gardens or backyards that take advantage of the mature canopy. 

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Located on Ann Arbor’s west side, Lakewood is known for its secluded tree lined landscape while still being close to all that Ann Arbor has to offer. Access to I-94, US-23 and M-14 are close at hand which puts all of Southeastern Michigan within a reasonable distance. Lakewood offers great aesthetic charm with an eclectic selection of homes ranging from traditional Tudors, Cape Cods, ranches and colonials to more contemporary designs and modern updates.

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Loch Alpine

This community is situated amongst rolling hills and wooded areas with many golf course and water views. This desirable neighborhood is situated between downtown Dexter and Ann Arbor. Multiple metroparks, lakes, and outdoor recreation areas are just minutes away.

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Newport Creek & Walnut Ridge

Located just northwest of Ann Arbor along the Huron River Southern Bank, these neighborhoods enjoy close proximity to Ann Arbor City Center and the University's medical campus all while retaining much of the charm found in more secluded communities. With a variety of upscale homes available, these neighborhoods have been beautifully designed to afford residents an appealing balance of both privacy and familiarity.

Luxury homes sit on large lots with mature trees creating lovely canopies shading the homes beneath them. Common areas include convenient sidewalks and forested walking trails. Homes are ideally located to take advantage of some of the county's best parks and nature areas. You'll enjoy easy access to boating and fishing along the Huron River and miles of walking trails that run along the river banks.

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Polo Fields

The Polo Fields consists of three phases: The Fairways at The Polo Fields, The Preserves at The Polo Fields, and The Gallery at The Polo Fields. This upscale community has a great location with a feel of country, yet is close to everything. All homeowners are offered the opportunity for a social membership in the 36,000 square foot golf & country club.

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This Westside Ann Arbor neighborhood is comprised of historic homes constructed between the 1930s and 1950s. The area is nestled around the Maryfield Wildwood Park.

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Central Ann Arbor



Almendinger Heights

This neighborhood is considered one of the best Old West Side Ann Arbor neighborhoods. The charming homes vary in age and style, from Arts & Crafts to Tudors and Cape Cods. Many have been restored or remodeled while retaining most of the original features. This great location is within walking distance from the University of Michigan’s football stadium and downtown Ann Arbor. 


Ann Arbor Hills

Ann Arbor Hills is an expansive neighborhood of homes ranging from classic traditional to mid-century modern to new construction. Built from the 1930s to the present, many have been remodeled over years, breathing new life into sturdy homes of an earlier era.

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Burns Park

Blocks of tree-canopied streets and beautiful old homes set around an historic park and school--as well as its location near both U of M’s campus and downtown-- make Burns Park one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

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Located on the former property of Eber White, an early settler, this neighborhood has a mix of homes of different eras They are all within a few blocks of Eberwhite Woods, one of the city’s most beautiful, secluded natural areas. 

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Geddes / Arboretum

Bordering on the thousand-acre Nichols Arboretum, this neighborhood is on a wooded natural area sloping down to the Huron River, with stately mansions and large, secluded homes. East of the Arb, the streets north of Geddes are lined with large, stately older homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. Perched on the slopes overlooking the river are newer custom-built houses, many in mid-century modern style.

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Kerrytown District is a unique blend of neighborhood and business. It is in a historic area of downtown Ann Arbor that offers you one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, markets, delis, concert house, art gallery, Farmers’ Market, children’s museum, and a rich and diverse culture.

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Old West Side

The Old West Side is an historic neighborhood whose architecture, streetscape, history, and environment are especially characteristic of 19th century midwestern America. The homes actually vary in styles and include mansard, Queen Anne, Romanesque villas, colonial, Georgian revival, Gothic cottages and Italian bracket. There are a few new homes, but most structures were built between 1850 and 1925.

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Water Hill

Established early 1900s, this beautiful neighborhood is an eclectic mix of architectural styles. A combination of retired and young families live among lofty hills in houses ranging from Cape Cods to colonials. They’re not far from downtown and have easy access to both Bird Hills Nature Area and Bluffs Park. The city calls this Sunset neighborhood, but a spectacularly successful neighborhood music festival has popularized a new name: Water Hill.  

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Southwest Ann Arbor




Dicken is a west side family neighborhood with tree-lined streets and modest 1 and 2-story homes. It includes Dicken Woods, a nature area behind the elementary school that was saved from development by neighbors and is now the site of school and community nature programs. 

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Lake Forest

Residences in Lake Forest were designed for modern living with spacious and open floor plans to accommodate today’s busy lifestyles. The beautiful, rolling terrain allows for many daylight and walk-out lower levels. Homes in this neighborhood were built from 1993 to 2001 by several custom home builders. Located in the Northwest corner of Pittsfield Township.

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Located on the south side of Ann Arbor, this 711 unit neighbor is situated on 655 acres. The Lohr Road entrance to Stonebridge is flanked by two large ponds. The activities available show the diversity of residents. The surrounding community supports gymnasiums, collegiate sports, ice rinks, craft clubs, and a vast array of restaurants.

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Located on Ann Arbor's southwest side just 10 minutes from downtown the Uplands are perfectly situated affording great connections to many local amenities. With residences ranging in size and value this lovely community affords a mix of luxurious homes with many upgrades.

Parks and recreational opportunities can be found nearby or within each neighborhood as many homes featured direct access or share borders with one of the many nature preserves in the area. The most notably of which is the Scio Ridge Land Conservancy a preserve boasting ninety acres of gorgeous wetlands, dense woodlands and maintained hiking trails bordering the Uplands.

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Southeast Ann Arbor


Arbor Woods

Arbor Woods offers some of the most practical and charming housing just minutes from downtown.  With homes varying widely in size and style, from condos to townhouses, this neighborhood offers many options. This area has many nearby recreational options and city parks

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