Bordering the University of Michigan’s North Campus in Ann Arbor, University Commons is a condominium community consisting of ninety-two independently owned residences. The buildings, townhomes, and villas of University Commons blend into the natural setting of hardwood forest and natural wetlands. Formally opened in 2001, University Commons was originally conceived in the 1980's by university faculty members who envisioned an intellectually satisfying living style and life-long learning, combined with the convenience of condominium living.
Community members are at least 55 years old and 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. University Commons is often described as a university oriented, academically inclined and intellectually curious community.