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2018:​

  • Ann Arbor Renter Confidence 2018 Study (A+ rating), ​ApartmentList.com​

  • 101 Best College Towns In America For 2018 (No. 1), collegeSnacks.​​

  • America's Most Artistic Towns 2018 list, Expedia

  • 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), IDC​.

  • Greenest Cities ​Award 2018 (No. ​4 in Michigan), Insurify​

  • 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live (No. 1), Livability.com

  • 2018 Best U.S. Small Cities, National Geographic Traveler Magazine

  • 2018 Best ​Cities to Live In (No. 1), Niche​

  • 2018 America's Best Hockey Towns​ (No. 6), SmartAsset​

  • 2018 Least Stressed Cities in America (No. 9), SmartAsset.​​​​

  • 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), WalletHub

  • 2018 Best Midsize City for Football Fans (No. 7), WalletHub

  • 2018 Most Educated Cities (No. 1), WalletHub​

2017:

  • 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), Niche.com

  • 2017 Safest Cities in the U.S. (No. 14 in Michigan), SafeHome

  • 2017 Best Green City for Families (No. 5), SmartAsset.

  • 2017 Least Stressed Cities in America (No. 20), SmartAsset

  • 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), WalletHub.

  • 2017 Best Place to Raise a Family in Michigan (No. 10), WalletHub

  • 2017 Most Educated City in America (No. 1), WalletHub.

  • 2017 Top 10 Percent of Cities with the Highest Credit Scores, WalletHub

  • 2017 Best Midsized Sports City (No. 8), WalletHub.

2016:

20​15:

  • 50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever (No. 20), College Ranker, 2015.

  • 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Michigan, Culturetrip.com​.

  • 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), Gogobot. ​

  • 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 Mich​​igan, 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, niche.com.  

  • Best College Towns of 2015(No. 7), SmartAsset​. ​

  • Top 9 Can’t-miss Summer Travel Hotspots, TripAdvisor​.​

  • Best City for Sports Fans (No. 8), WalletHub.com.​

  • Best College City (No. 9), among medium-sized cities, WalletHub.com, 2015.

  • Most Educated City (No. 1), WalletHub.com​.​