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.