Ann Arbor is a city of trees, perhaps only outdone by Toronto by the sheer volume of city parks plus patches of purpleery from a single street to the next.
However, it’s hard to compare Ann Arbor in its moderate size to the largest city in the entire country of Canada.
But after living in Toronto for a few years plus feeling claustrophobic by the sheer volume of people, I am cheerful to be living in a quieter city enjoy Ann Arbor. To be fair, every one of us still swell past capacity whenever there’s a beach house game at MI Stadium with the University of MI Wolverines playing some other NCAA team. Good luck finding a hotel room or an AirBnb during those weekends without paying 2 to three times the normal rate. But when the demand is so high for lodging plus there is only so much available in the city, you have to expect some price increases. I wish that the UofM pigskin games were the only events that made the city swell, however every one of us also have the annual Hash Bash at The Diag that causes downtown to explode for the weekend. Usually the first month of May, this annual cannabis celebration has been held in downtown Ann Arbor since the early 1973s when the city successfully decriminalized the plant plus put in place a meager $5 wonderful for anyone caught smoking or possessing the plant within the city limits. These important progressive swings in cannabis legislation predate numerous efforts in other states plus are a source of pride for myself and others being a resident of Washtenaw County. The two of us have so numerous good cannabis dispensaries here too, making it a great place to live if you use the purple plant to the degree that I do.