America's Most Artistic Towns 2018 list,
Smart Cities North America Awards, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing, Ride-Sharing category (Safety Pilot Model Deployment and Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment project),
Greenest Cities Award 2018 (No. 4 in Michigan),
2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live (No. 1),
2018 Best U.S. Small Cities,
National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
2018 Best Cities to Live In (No. 1),
2018 America's Best Hockey Towns (No. 6),
2018 Most Undervalued Cities in America (No. 5), SmartAsset.
2018 Best College Towns and Cities in America (No. 1), WalletHub.
2018 Best Midsize City for Basketball Fans (No. 2),
2018 Best Midsize City for Football Fans (No. 7),
2017 Best-tasting Drinking Water in the United States (No. 4), American Water Works Association.
2017 Best-tasting Drinking Water in Michigan (No. 1), American Water Works Association (Michigan Chapter).
2017 Urban Street Projects Award of Merit (Stadium Boulevard project), Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan.
2017 Best Golf Course in Washtenaw County, Leslie Park Golf Course (No. 1), Current Magazine 2017 Readers' Choice Awards.
2017 Best Cities for a Green Career (No. 22), GoodCall.
2017 Best Cities for Summer Internships (No. 13), GoodCall.
2017 Best Cities for Teachers (K-12) (No. 70), GoodCall.
2017 Municipal Equality Index Perfect Score (100 points),
Human Rights Foundation.
2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live 2017 (No. 3), Livability.com.
Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council 2017 Organization Award, Transportation Asset Management Conference.
2017 Best City to Live in America (No. 1),
2017 Safest Cities in the U.S. (No. 14 in Michigan),
2017 Best Green City for Families (No. 5),
2017 Least Stressed Cities in America (No. 20),
2017 U.S. News Best High Schools in Michigan: Pioneer (No. 8) | Skyline (No. 15) | Huron (No. 29),
U.S. News and World Report.
2017 Best Midsize City for Basketball Fans (No. 5),
2017 Best Place to Raise a Family in Michigan (No. 10),
2017 Most Educated City in America (No. 1),
2017 Top 10 Percent of Cities with the Highest Credit Scores,
2017 Best Midsized Sports City (No. 8),
50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever (No. 20), College Ranker, 2015.
10 Most Beautiful Towns in Michigan,
Best Digital City in the U.S. (No. 4), e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government.
Top 20 Municipal Golf Courses in America (Leslie Park Golf Course), Gearpatrol.com, 2015.
10 Most Artistic Mid-sized Cities in America (No. 3),
Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice - the Ann Arbor Downtown Street Design Manual, Michigan Association of Planning Board of Directors.
Innovative Park Resources of the Year Award (for citizen pruner program), Michigan Recreation and Park Association, 2015.
Park Design of the Year Award (for Veterans Memorial Park Skate Park), Michigan Recreation and Park Association, 2015.
Highest-paying ZIP code in Michigan, according to U.S. Census data (No. 3), NerdWallet, 2015.
Nation’s Most Innovative Tech Hub (No. 12), Nerdwallet.com, 2015.
100 Best Cities for Millennials in 2015,
Best College Towns of 2015(No. 7),
Top 9 Can’t-miss Summer Travel Hotspots,
Best City for Sports Fans (No. 8),
Best College City (No. 9), among medium-sized cities, WalletHub.com, 2015.
Most Educated City (No. 1),