Ann Arbor is a city in Michigan located 60 km west of Detroit. Ann Arbor is famous for being the headquarters of the University of Michigan.
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The city was founded in 1824 and was originally called simply Annarbour. A popular abbreviation for Ann Arbor is AA or A2. An alternative Russian-language name is Ann Arbor. The population of the city is just over 117 thousand inhabitants.
Ann Arbor is a student city in which the University of Michigan plays an essential role. It is the largest employer that defines the city's life. As of 2014, more than 43 thousand students study at the university. More than 30 thousand jobs are associated with the university. Ann Arbor's reputation as a tourist destination is also closely tied to the university.
Overall, Ann Arbor is considered a pleasant and safe place. It is a local cultural center with an educated population.
The city center with restaurants, bars, shops, cinemas is quite beautiful and smoothly merges with the university campus. Autumn is a good time to visit this campus, feel its spirit and sophistication unusual for Michigan.
The Michigan Stadium, nicknamed Big House, seats over 110,000 spectators and is the largest football stadium in the United States. Varsity football matches and other sporting events attract huge audiences.