The 19th-century buildings and streetscape of the Old West Side neighborhood have been preserved virtually intact; in 1972, the district was listed on the , and it is further protected by city ordinances and a nonprofit preservation group. The city is also home to the headquarters of Google's program—the company's primary revenue stream. The facility was previously operated by and, before that,. Archived from on March 17, 2014. The Ann Arbor Federal Building attached to a post office on Liberty Street serves as one of the for the and.
Archived from on November 10, 2013. In December 2008, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the purchase of the facilities, and the university anticipates hiring 2,000 researchers and staff during the next 10 years. Websites and online media companies in or near the city include , the , and. Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, named for wives of the village's founders, both named Ann, and the stands of trees. Michigan Economic Development Corporation Michigan. Archived from on February 24, 2006. The building on the far right is the.
The level of most crimes in Ann Arbor has fallen significantly in the past 20 years. Archived from on June 21, 2006. Wolverine sports are a huge deal for the entire city, students and non-students alike. Archived from on November 4, 2013. Archived from on November 5, 2005. Archived from on August 25, 2009. Census Bureau Racial composition 2010 1990 1970 1940 73.
The , owned by the, is a 123-acre 50 ha that contains hundreds of plant and tree species. Archived from on November 10, 2013. Ann Arbor is situated on the in a productive agricultural and fruit-growing region. It also produces a daily digital edition named Mlive. In 1975, Ann Arbor became the first U.
In the past several decades, Ann Arbor has grappled with the effects of sharply rising land values, , and stretching into outlying countryside. The city also offers waste management services, with handling recycling service. During the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as an important center for liberal politics. Archived from on October 25, 2013. Regional and local performing arts groups not associated with the university include the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, the Arbor Opera Theater, the , the Ann Arbor Ballet Theater, the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet established in 1954 as Michigan's first chartered ballet company , , and.
This means that half of the members one from each ward are elected in presidential election years, while the other half are elected in mid-term election years. In 1974, 's victory in an Ann Arbor city-council race made her the country's first openly homosexual candidate to win public office. Ann Arbor is also famously bike-friendly, giving folks a viable alternative to driving around town. Take Cover in the Kitchen Just a few steps from the Michigan Theatre you will find a plethora of restaurants. With the university having been in Ann Arbor since 1837, the campus and the surrounding cityscape are full of stunning historic buildings, and the city incorporates lush foliage into the layout as well, creating a charming atmosphere. Ann Arbor is part of , represented in by , a Democrat. It ranked safer than cities such as Royal Oak, Livonia, Canton and Clinton Township.
Just confirming the current time? Archived from on March 23, 2014. Voters approved charter amendments that have for possession of marijuana 1974 , and that aim to protect access to abortion in the city should it ever become illegal in the State of Michigan 1990. In fact, many area restaurants actually order their own bread from Zingerman's. Archived from on November 10, 2013. The area experiences weather, primarily in the form of increased cloudiness during late fall and early winter. Ann Arbor also has a local state district court 15th District Court , which serves only the City of Ann Arbor.
Archived from on June 24, 2008. The , Michigan's first , served the city from 1891 to 1929. Archived from on February 15, 2014. In 1837, the property was accepted instead as the site of the , which moved from Detroit. Archived from on February 9, 2011. Ann Arbor is home to several private schools, including the , , , and , a prep school. One such event is the , a set of four concurrent juried fairs held on downtown streets.
Archived from on April 11, 2014. Scheduled on Thursday through Sunday of the third week of July, the fairs draw upward of half a million visitors. Archived from on February 3, 2013. Many enterprises were founded in the city; among those that remain are the People's Food Co-op and the , a founded in 1937. Archived from on September 23, 2013. Ann Arbor Property Crime Statistics, 2004 In 2010, out of 47,060 households, 43.
Start the day with breakfast at the Northside Grill. Other nearby highways include Michigan Ave. Archived from on March 23, 2014. Archived from on November 4, 2013. Among these homes are a number of built in the early 20th century.