Ann Arbor often shows up on lists of Top Places for this or that.
So it’s not a big surprise that the city came in Number Two on Best College Reviews’ “The 50 Best College Towns in America.”
This time, however, the article included these words:
Ann Arbor has quality education from K-post grad, and boasts some of the finest elementary school music programs in the country.
The review, which also highlights University of Michigan football games, as well as modern cuisine, bars, museums, parks, and cultural offerings, notes that despite the frigid winter months, Ann Arbor is “quite livable.”
“With a high student to resident ratio, great livability, a college town feel, and an impressive mixture of employers, Ann Arbor is a fantastic college town,” the article concluded.
According to its web site, Best College Reviews was started to compete with “US News & World Report” as an authoritative, objective and editorially independent college review journal.
Edging Ann Arbor out for the top spot is Boulder, Colorado. The article gushes about everything from Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall to bike trails to excellent public transportation. But there is no—ahem—mention of its quality education.