Home to the University of Michigan’s North Campus, Northeast Ann Arbor is a community-centered area with a variety of homes and green space.
Why Residents Love Living Here: Residents love the laid-back residential feel and abundance of green space and outdoor recreation options, including Gallup Park along the Huron River, combined with convenient access to the heart of the city.
Northeast Ann Arbor is a diverse and progressive area, offering an eclectic range of housing options, from townhomes to homes with acreage, and a variety of options in between. Much of the activity in the area centers on the University of Michigan, where many residents work and study. Northeast Ann Arbor offers plenty of parks and green spaces, including Gallup Park, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Leslie Woods Nature Area, Olson Park, Northside Park, Thurston Pond, Sugarbush Park, and more. The area is also home to the public Leslie Park Golf Course and the private golf course at Barton Hills Country Club for golf enthusiasts to enjoy!
Residents of Northeast Ann Arbor don’t need to travel outside the neighborhood to enjoy the conveniences of city life, including various shops and an assortment of restaurants. A few favorite local restaurants include Rappourt Brew & Chew, Carson’s American Bistro, Bandito’s Fresh Mex Restaurant, and more. However, residents may easily access downtown for additional options just a short drive away. The region is home to the iconic Domino’s Farms Office Park, which hosts more than 50 successful corporations and nonprofits, including the headquarters of Domino’s Pizza. Google and Toyota also have offices in Northeast Ann Arbor, providing plenty of job opportunities for residents in the technology and automotive industries.
North/Northeast Ann Arbor Neighborhoods Include:
Conveniently located north of downtown Ann Arbor near US-23, Foxfire is a subdivision filled with tree-lined streets and beautiful homes built by Guenther Building Co. in the 1990s and early 2000s. The neighborhood is home to four neighborhood parks, including Foxfire North Park, Foxfire East Park, Foxfire South Park and Foxfire West Park, plus other nearby green spaces. Foxfire residents enjoy convenient access to the University of Michigan’s medical campuses and the Domino’s Farms Office Park — all of which are just 10 minutes away — in addition to the Traverwood Library, the Leslie Golf Course and Science Center, and other neighborhood conveniences.
Matthaei Farms is an upscale community with an abundance of luxury homes, many of which are situated on expansive lots that complement the natural beauty of the area. While homes often offer ample space and privacy thanks to the area’s mature trees and open meadows, Matthaei Farms maintains its friendly neighborhood vibe. The community is located near the 350-acre Matthaei Botanical Gardens, which has an abundance of outdoor woodlands, wetlands, nature trails and gardens, as well as a 10,000 square-foot indoor conservatory for year-round access to tropical, temperate and arid climate botanicals. Residents enjoy both the serene setting of living in Matthaei Farms and convenient access to nearby attractions and amenities, including the University of Michigan North Campus and Medical Centers, Gallup Park along the Huron River, Domino’s Farms Office Park, Radrick Farms Golf Course, Concordia University Ann Arbor, and more.
Situated just north of the Huron River, Northside is a large region formerly known as Lower Town. History buffs will enjoy the eclectic mix of housing styles, including some of the oldest homes in the city! Northside has a rich history, a well-connected and diverse community feel, and residents enjoy access to University of Michigan’s North Campus, downtown Ann Arbor, Black Pond Woods Nature Area, the Huron River, Leslie Woods Nature Area and the Leslie Park Golf Course, and Northside Park which is known for its community center, softball fields and tennis court. Northside is also home to Argo Nature Center, a 22-acre park offering trails, boat rentals and more!
Orchard Hills is a lovely family-friendly community primarily comprised of ‘60s-era ranches and colonial homes. Nearby neighborhood amenities include Sugarbush Park, a beautiful park divided into three parts, the Thurston Nature Center, the Orchard Hills Athletic Club Pool, and more. Residents love being able to walk to these attractions, area schools and nearby nature trails.
THE RIVER DISTRICT
Situated just north of the Huron River and the center of the city, the River District offers the best of both worlds. Residents may easily access the activity in downtown and the laid-back feel of Northeast Ann Arbor, including the myriad of riverside parks and nature areas in the area.
Situated on 109 acres less than a mile from University of Michigan’s North Campus, North Oaks is a new thoughtfully planned community with a variety of low-maintenance residences. Residents enjoy unbeatable amenities, including a clubhouse, a fitness center, club and game rooms, outdoor lap and wading pools, a play structure, and more. North Oaks contains a total of 472 multi-family residences, including both townhomes and villas.
North Sky is a new community containing both single-family homes and low-maintenance ranch homes. The Villas at North Sky ranch homes feature open floor plans, a spacious master suite with a private bathroom, and flexible living spaces. The single-family homes in North Sky include four different floor plans ranging in layout, square footage and price point. North Sky is surrounded by a variety of parks, providing plenty of outdoor recreation for residents.
Located in Superior Township between Ann Arbor and Plymouth, Tanglewood is an upscale neighborhood with custom homes situated on spacious lots. Built between 1980 and 2000, Tanglewood homes range in style, including classic colonial, ranch, Cape Cod, English Tudor, and more, many of which feature high-end finishes and amenities.
Located within Ann Arbor Charter Township just northwest of Ann Arbor, Barton Hills is an upscale country club community with large estate homes. Established by the Detroit Edison Company in 1913, Barton Hills features a variety of architect-designed homes on spacious lots, many of which were constructed in the 1920s. The community is adjacent to Barton Pond, a serene reservoir along the Huron River. Residents of Barton Hills may access the Barton Hills Country Club, a private club with an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness facility, restaurants, and a clubhouse for special events.
CHAPEL HILLS CONDOS
Chapel Hill Condos is an affordable condominium community in Northeast Ann Arbor. Built in the 1970s and 1980s, the condominiums range from 846–1,401 square feet and many offer added features, including attached garages and finished lower levels. Residents may access a variety of amenities, including a clubhouse, exercise facilities, a pool, event space, and more. Chapel Hill Condos is just steps from several parks and green spaces, including Arbor Hills Nature Area, Sugarbush Park, and Oakwoods Nature Area.