University Commons, a 21st Century approach to active adult communities, borders the University of Michigan’s North Campus. Ninety-two condominium residences and spacious common areas blend into the natural setting of hardwood forest and natural wetlands.
This unique community grew out of an interest in and commitment to life-long learning, a place that would attract interested and engaged people. Shared facilities include class and meeting rooms, a fitness center, an area for performances and dining. On Friday afternoons, residents gather for Common Time in the Brass Rail Café, a casual gathering space that opens onto a large patio.
Community members include faculty and staff of the University of Michigan as well as other colleges and universities, professionals, and business people. Many continue to work full or part-time in paid or volunteer positions. An active network of committees and interest groups, involving residents, range from landscaping to Shakespeare. Five o’clock speakers cover a similar breadth of topics. Twice weekly dining is available prepared by culinary arts students from Washtenaw County Community College. As one visitor noted, “This is a very busy place.”
For quieter times and contemplation there are the library, the nature trail and, of course, the privacy of one’s own town house, villa or apartment home. At University Commons you can choose when and how you want to be involved.
A New York Times article cited University Commons as a “model” for active adults. The community has also been featured on national and local television in news features and documentaries.
From vision to reality, University Commons is an Uncommon Community. We invite you to visit us. For further information browse our website. Or write or call:
E-mail: Community Director
817 Asa Gray Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Video tour of buildings and grounds.
The community has sold out but several units are available on the resale market. Click here to see the listings.