"How do you know if you are from Ann Arbor? You pronounce 'Huron' street without the 'H'."  




Welcome to Ann Arbor Town.com!

Looking for an area business? You don't have to be 'Old School' or put up with one of those online ad centers that say they are a phonebook. Click on the button on the left, that says 'Business Phone Book'. All the local businesses are there! If one isn't or you want to tell us where you go, send JImC@annarbortown.com an email!

The ads on Ann Arbor Town.com (like those on the right), are locally owned businesses (or groups) which have had AA residents tell us are good places to go.

If you live in Ann Arbor, send JImC@annarbortown.coman email, tell him where you shop, an Ann Arbor person who is interesting, or anything you like in Ann Arbor. If you want that neat little shop or restaurant to stay in business, tell us !

When you visit Ann Arbor Town.com go to Ann Arbor Town.com Forums, let us know where you are from. We've had people stop by from all over the world. Leave us a message, tell us who you are! Simply click on 'Register' (This keeps the computer hackers from sending out mass entries), fill in the info and a password will be emailed to you in a couple minutes.

Check out the 'School's' page, we have added some elementary school Alumni Pages as well as an Ann Arbor High Alumni Page (with a Class of 1966 Page w/forum!). If you went to an Ann Arbor school & would like to add some photos, stories or would like to help build a class forum page, send JImC@annarbortown.com

You may have noticed some 'outside Ann Arbor' merchants & websites (eg the Dexter Community Orchestra). Ann Arbor locals have told us that these are their favorites! Check them out.

Ann Arbor town. If you ask an Ann Arbor native if they are a 'Townie', you'll probably get a quizzical look. The 'Townie' moniker started with transplants to Ann Arbor who wanted or needed to know when they became locals. To the natives, it's been kinda like, "I've never thought about it." Prior to the 1960's, there was a divide between the 'town' and 'gown' sides of the city (which I would imagine was common in midwestern college towns) in fact Division street was the divide. Not a de facto divide between town and gown, because we did let the pinheads (UofM students) come to the west side of Division street to drink, because liquor was the divide, and division street was wet to the west, dry to the east.

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