Welcome to the Ann Arbor LocalWiki!

A website about Ann Arbor that anyone can edit

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This is a collaborative, community-driven effort to share the local info about the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. You are invited to share what you know about the Ann Arbor area with the community and the whole world! It is a guide written by YOU.

Anyone can edit this website. Just click Edit at the top any page and jump in. Your contributions will help make ArborWiki even more useful. Can't find a page on something? Make one! The power is at your fingertips. Read a letter about Arborwiki as an introduction to get started or just browse around and enjoy.

Wiki-Wednesdays: Fall 2015 

Hundreds of new contributions were made to ArborWiki over the summer. And we wanted to see that momentum continue. So The CivCity Initiative hosted weekly Wiki-Wednesday edit sessions through the fall. The final session of the season was held Nov. 11, 2015  at the Workantile at 118. S. Main St.. Time: 6:30pm to 8pm. We took a a Lumps of Work approach. WikiWednesdays might resume sometime in early 2016. Information will be updated here.

If you'd like to be added to an email list for WikiWednesdays, send a note to civcity.badges@gmail.com.  You might find that you enjoy using our shared Google Sheet to guide your work in a systematic way, even when WikiWednesday sessions aren't being held.

Featured project: Playgrounds! 

Explore one of Ann Arbor's many playgrounds, take a snapshot of the play structure, and let us know how great it is!

Stores & Services

Stores: Books, Antiques, Groceries, Hardware, Resale, Buying essentials locally; Services: Banks, Shoe repair, Plumbers, Roofing, Other Services

Where to eat?

Donuts; Ice cream; Find a restaurant by nationality, style..., or see Menus, Bars, Local Food

Or find Deals: Lunch under 5 dollars, Birthday Deals, Breakfast, Best food under 10 dollars, Bright lights, little city: places for dinner during winter's gloom

Local Media


Daily: The Michigan Daily,
Twice-Weekly: Ann Arbor News (print; online is daily)
Weekly: Washtenaw Now (replaces Chelsea Standard, Dexter Leader, Saline Reporter, Ypsilanti Courier), The Ann Arbor CrierMetro Times
Bi-Weekly: The Washtenaw Voice
Monthly: Current, Ann Arbor Observer, Critical Moment, Ann Arbor Masonic News, Groundcover, The Bohemian, The Communicator, The AnnPurple Walrus Press
Irregular: Every Three Weekly
Historic: Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor Sun, Ypsilanti Citizen, Peninsular Courier, AnnArbor.com, Ann Arbor Chronicle, Ann Arbor Journal
Satire: News of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Newshawks, The Onion


FM: WCBN 88.3, WEMU 89.1, WUOM 91.7, WWWW 102.9, WQKL 107.1
AM: WDEO 990, WTKA 1050, WLBY 1290, WSDS 1480, WAAM 1600, WYPS-LP 1700
Online: Ann Arbor Alive, Michigan Radio
Public safety: Police scanner, SKYWARN. NOAA All Hazards Radio
Historic: WPAG, WIQB


An overview | Ann Arbor blogs | Ann Arbor forums | Ann Arbor twitter | Ann Arbor mailing lists | Reddit Ann Arbor


Navigate the Streets of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti by bus (AAATA or U-M), bike, bike-sharing (ArborBike), car-sharing (ZipCar), car (driving/parking), or taxi.

Life in Ann Arbor

Things to do: free things on your birthday, with kids, for teens, cool projects, or on a date night; Things to do in the fall; events by month  - September - October - November - December

Have an After-hours emergency? Did your basement flood?

Government and Politics: Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, Ann Arbor City Council, Washtenaw County & Neighborhoods; August 2014 election

Relaxing: City Parks, Recreation, Gardening, Music Instruction, Indoor Pools, Book Clubs

Issues: The Giant Hole, Parking, A2D2, the Greenbelt, Trees, Perceptions of Ypsilanti

Ask us questions!

Nonprofits: Food Gatherers, Growing Hope, Volunteer opportunities for youth and teens, more...

Spiritual: Synagogues, Temples, Meditation, Churches


Michigan: Students | Academics | Administration

Dormitories & housing | Things that are Free for Michigan students


Cleary University, Concordia University, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, The University of Michigan


Ann Arbor Public Schools, Emerson School, Greenhills, Rudolph Steiner School, St. Francis School, Summers-Knoll School, Ypsilanti Public School District, Saline Area Schools, Willow Run Community Schools, Lincoln Consolidated School, Logan Elementary School, Huron High School Pioneer High School

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