Live close to campus in the verdant Burns Park neighborhood, within reach of popular green spaces and laid back eateries
A historic park gives its name to the leafy Burns Park area, a landmark as well-loved by Ann Arbor locals as it is by the city’s sizeable student population. This quiet residential neighborhood is one of the oldest in Ann Arbor, and as you wander along its tree-lined streets you’ll pass historic architecture that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Wander north and you’ll hit the University of Michigan campus in minutes, so you’ll never have to worry if you wake up late for class. After a day on campus, you’ll love the great choice of characterful places to eat and meet friends in the local area, from old-time institutions like Dominick’s to cheap and cheerful late-night eateries like BTB Burrito, which is open ‘til 4am every evening.
You’ll discover Ann Arbor’s quirky side when you make your home here, embodied by the area’s most eccentric feature – The Rock. You’ll find it sitting in Washington Park between Hill Street and Washtenaw Avenue, and before game day you can join your fellow students painting it with pledges of allegiance to your university.
On weekends, you won’t be short of things to do, as there’s always something interesting going on in the Burns Park neighborhood. Peruse the latest exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, or watch live performances of Shakespeare plays in the beautiful Nichols Arboretum. When night falls, wander over to Rendezvous Hookah Lounge to unwind on its rooftop under the stars.