Ann Arbor offers many housing options, from renting to buying, in a variety of price ranges and locations.

General Housing Tips

Many housing options open up in late April and into May from graduating medical students and residents, so plenty of housing is available for those who make their decision to come to Michigan during that timeframe.

  • Many of the rental communities offer leasing specials with reduced rent and/or security deposit. Be sure to inquire about specials even if they are not explicitly advertised.
  • Utilities may be included in your rent. Be sure to ask which ones are covered and which ones are not — this can vary from place to place.
  • Do not be pressured into signing a lease before you are ready. Housing options remain available throughout the summer and even into the school year.
  • As with any lease or contract, be sure that you understand your University of Michigan or off-campus housing lease or contract before you sign it.
  • Look into renter’s insurance and see what student legal services are available to you.
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a guide to buying a home. It includes tips on choosing a real estate agent, loan information, housing rights, and homeowners insurance.

Moving to Ann Arbor

Friends have a meal together on the steps of Kerrytown Shops

Relocating to Ann Arbor from across this country or another country altogether can seem daunting. Here are resources to help make the transition smoother.

More on Moving Here

If you are moving to Ann Arbor for a residency or fellowship, please contact your GME Program Administrator for a verification of employment letter as needed.

A saxophone player in downtown Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor's city core is compact, but many neighborhoods have their own flavor. Explore neighborhood profiles in the U-M Off-Campus Housing guide to get a sense of where you'd like to be.

An organization called VeryApt has independently developed a housing guide, which includes information, advice and reviews from fellow learners. Click here for more details.

More on Neighborhoods

The majority of Michigan Medicine learners live in one of the following Ann Arbor neighborhoods:

  • Downtown
  • Kerrytown
  • White Coat Area
  • Water Hill
  • West Side
  • Burns Park
  • Northside / North Campus

Find short profiles of each neighborhood in Ann Arbor from the Observer.

The Rogel Cancer Center, left, and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center on the U-M Medical Campus.