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Wendy, Home Buyer in Ann Arbor, MI

My husband is taking a job in Ann Arbor. We have never been to Michigan, and our biggest concern is education. We have a 10 yr old and a 6 yr old.

Asked by Wendy, Ann Arbor, MI Sat Apr 17, 2010

We want a family friendly neighborhood with great schools. He doesn't mind a commute. We just want to be in a great location for our family? What neighborhood in Ann Arbor or what surrounding town would be best?

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We currently live in the Ashford Village subdivision of Pittsfield township. It is an amazing, family friendly neighborhood with an adjacent park. The beauty of Pittsfield Township is that you have the benefit of Ann Arbor school district and public resources without the high Ann Arbor taxes. We have lived in our 3 bed 2 bath home for six years now and and very sad to be relocating for a change of job. I am not sure what size house you are looking for but this is definitely a neighborhood that I would check into. It is very well maintained and there are a ton of kids. You can check out our house for a better idea of what to expect. We are at 5940 Sunrise Dr 48197. Good luck with your relocation. No matter where you end up, you will be happy with Ann Arbor. What a great place to raise a family!
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Ann Arbor Public Schools are great. There is a website: greatschools.org, that does a fairly good job of giving relative ratings on them. It really depends on whether you want to be closer to downtown to walk to the farmer's markets or restaurants or whether you are more comfortable being farther away and driving everywhere. Closer to town, there are more parks, but the homes will typically be a bit smaller (less than 2000 sq. ft); farther away, they will be bigger, newer homes, but in like home "subdivision". Close to town good school districts are Bach, Haisley (although it's split with a farther out neighborhood), Burns Park and Eberwhite; Father out, but good school rating would be Lakewood. Unless you want to live on a lot of land, there should be no reason you can't find a suitable home in Ann Arbor. We had a very negative experience at Daycroft which is not really a Montessori school, although it positions itself as one.
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