Discover Ypsilanti



A vibrant university culture. Historic charm. And plenty to do. These are just a few things residents will find in Ypsilanti.

Home to Eastern Michigan University and just minutes from Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, the city offers everything lovers of a college-town culture could hope for, from sporting events to educational and cultural events. And not far from campus is Depot Town, featuring many unique shops and restaurants, including the iconic Sidetrack Bar and Grill. In operation since 1850, the establishment served as a filming location for the Hilary Swank film Conviction in 2009, and remains popular with EMU faculty and students. Museums to enjoy in the city include the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum and the Michigan Firehouse Museum, as well as the Ypsilanti Historical Museum and Archives, filled with a wealth of information about local history.

Ypsilanti and surrounding Ypsilanti Township also offer numerous options for enjoying the outdoors, including Frog Island Park, Riverside Park, and North Hydro Park. The Huron River and Ford Lake are ideal spots for all types of water recreation, and Rolling Hills Water Park offers something for everyone to enjoy, from thrilling water slides to the tranquility of the lazy river.

Ypsilanti offers the ideal neighborhood for everyone, from students to families. With numerous options such as Greene Farms, Ford Lake Village, Crystal Pond, ana Autumn Woods, one is sure to be the perfect place to call home.