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Ann Arbor Rankings for April


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Each month Ann Arbor is featured in “Best of” lists of all types across the web. Our great city has been getting so much recognition recently that it is hard to keep up with what award Ann Arbor (or Ann Arbor based business) has won recently. We’ve searched the internet and pulled together all of the lists we could find for April that Ann Arbor was mentioned in.

So next time someone asks you “Why do you like living in Ann Arbor?” Now you have seven reasons to show them, and that’s just for April.


The Lists

#7 in Nerdwallet’s “Best Cities for Women in the Workforce 2016”

Across the nation the workforce participation rate for women is 10 percent lower than it is for men. But in Ann Arbor the difference is only 3.6 percent. This statistic is one reason why Ann Arbor earned the No.7 spot in Nerdwallet’s list.

“50 States, 50 Dates: Romantic ideas around the USA” by USA Today

Ann Arbor’s FestiFools event was featured as the date idea for romantic couples in the state of Michigan to attend. USA Today said “Its a great place for acting goofy with a date.”

#9 in’s “America’s 20 Hottest Markets for Real Estate in April 2016”

With University of Michigan, a new Google campus and more startups forming in Ann Arbor, national interest in moving to our city continues to increase.

Zingerman’s Deli featured in Forbes’ “Hometown Holdouts: 5 Tips for Planning a Food Lover’s Road Trip”

Zingerman’s Deli is featured as a “must visit” destination along the likes of restaurants in New Orleans and Chicago in this Forbes article.

The Chop House featured in Thrillist’s “Where to Find the Best Steaks in Metro Detroit”

“When you think of the standby steakhouse, this is inevitably the place that you turn to.” Also mentioned is grabbing dessert downstairs at fan favorite La Dolce Vita.

Zingerman’s Deli & Grilledcheezerie featured in Awesome Mitten’s “The Ultimate Michigan Grilled Cheese Tour”

Ann Arbor is the only city in Michigan to have two different restaurants featured in Awesome Mitten’s list.

Blank Slate takes “Michigan’s Best Ice Cream Shop” in Spoon Universities “Best Ice Cream Shop in Every State”

“Their flavors are meticulously crafted with only the best ingredients to make unique flavor combinations that will certainly not disappoint.” With warm weather coming and summer almost here, you have to visit Michigan’s best ice cream shop. But be forewarned, if it’s a nice day when you go, you may be waiting in line for a bit.

Honorable Mention:

“The Best of Ann Arbor 2016 Awards” from The Michigan Daily

It’s hard to list every restaurant or business that took a top spot in The Michigan Daily’s “Best of Ann Arbor” awards, but check out the link above to see who won “Best Breakfast,” “New Business,” “Date Spot,” etc.

Did you read about a local business/event/etc. from Ann Arbor that placed our town on a “Best of” list in April and you don’t see it here? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to the list!


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