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Get Funky in Ypsilanti

Unleash your inner bohemian and discover the funky heart of Ypsilanti, Michigan. This vibrant city, brimming with character, pulsates just outside the shadow of Ann Arbor. Explore a kaleidoscope of neighborhoods, each offering a distinct personality. Wander historic streets lined with charming bungalows, discover hidden gems in eclectic shops, or lose yourself in the energy of local music venues. Ypsilanti's soul is all about celebrating individuality and fostering a tight-knit community. Savor unique eateries, immerse yourself in a vibrant festival, or catch a performance at a quirky theater. Ypsilanti isn't just a place to live – it's a place to experience life in a truly unforgettable way.

Find a Fresh Start in Ypsilanti

Want to be on a first-name basis with this hip town? Just refer to it as “Ypsi” from now on, and you’ll fit right in with the locals. An influx of people from near and far are settling down in Ypsi due to its authentic and innovative atmosphere. This unconventional getaway spot is truly a place for everyone, and we can promise you’ll never want to leave once you experience Ypsilanti.

Want to see the real Yspi? Let’s explore.

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Live, Work, and Play in Ypsilanti

An edgy college town

Ypsilanti is everything you would expect from a college town—rich in character and full of pride for its local campus and surrounding community. A vibrant blend of youthful and wise, Ypsi is home to Eastern Michigan University students and long-standing locals. Eastern Michigan graduates love to stick around Ypsi and contribute to the area’s various local businesses.

Job opportunities

Less than 20 minutes from its neighboring city of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti offers plenty of job opportunities for its residents within a short commute. However, for residents who want to work in the heart of town, Eastern Michigan University employs more than 1,400 professionals. Automotive manufacturing is also a popular industry in the area, with Ford Motor Company as a top employer.


Ypsilanti Community Schools features several specialty schools in addition to public schools. ACTech High School students receive individualized instruction on the arts, humanities, and logistics. To expose students to a more collegiate-like experience, ACTech encourages students to participate in educational workshops and research projects.

Ypsilanti is home to Eastern Michigan University, which has an enrollment of approximately 17,500 undergraduate students and 4,800 graduate students.

Year in and year out events

Many of Ypsilanti’s annual events revolve around the arts and live entertainment. One in particular will surely have you saying, “Thank you, Thank you very much!”—Ypsi’s Elvisfest is the largest Elvis tribute concert in the country. First Fridays Ypsilanti and DIYpsi accommodate the area’s art lovers with monthly art and culture walks.

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Our Favorite Local Picks

Ypsilanti Farmers Market

Growing Hope, a nonprofit working to increase community access to fresh and healthy food, operates farmers markets in the area’s two main districts—Depot Town and Downtown. The farmers markets feature a variety of vendors, including fresh produce and home goods.


Unicorn Feed & Supply

Experience the magic of Ypsi at Unicorn Feed & Supply, an imaginative oasis of all things sparkly. Add some flair to your everyday with one of the store’s unique stickers, terrariums, or fairy gardens.


734 Brewing Company

Deemed the place to be on Friday nights in Ypsi, 734 Brewing Company has live music and local food. Grab the mic on Tuesdays for their weekly karaoke night.


Rolling Hills Waterpark

Craving summer fun? Dive into Rolling Hills Water Park, Ypsilanti's oasis with slides, waves, and a lazy river!

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In Love with Ypsilanti?

If you’re ready to get groovin’ in Ypsilanti, we don’t blame you. This town is truly a breath of fresh air, and we’d love to help you find the home of your dreams here. Get in touch with the Picknell Team to learn more about the area—we can even schedule a showing of your favorite Ypsilanti homes!

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