Old West Side

Welcome to Old West Side

Full of history and charm with plenty of heart.

This quaint and picturesque neighborhood is renowned for its tree-lined streets, well-preserved historic homes, and a strong sense of community. Residents enjoy the convenience of walking or biking to downtown Ann Arbor, with its eclectic shops, cafes, and attractions.

What to Love

  • Easy access to downtown Ann Arbor.
  • Numerous schools conveniently accessible by foot.
  • Parks abound.
  • Historical homes narrate tales of artistic elegance.

Local Lifestyle

Life in the Old West Side is a charming blend of historic character and modern vibrancy. The neighborhood's close-knit atmosphere and quiet streets offer an idyllic and welcoming place to call home.

Dining and Entertainment

A bounty of fresh, local produce and artisanal wonders await at Argus Farm Stop, where shopping transforms into an exploration of flavors and community spirit.

Washtenaw Dairy is an iconic local institution that has been delighting residents with its handcrafted dairy products since 1934. Famous for its old-fashioned ice cream, freshly baked doughnuts, and classic dairy treats, it's a cherished destination that captures the essence of small-town charm.

If you have a sweet tooth, let Blank Slate Creamery whisk you away into a world where ice cream becomes an artisanal journey. Here, creativity and tradition swirl together, offering many flavors.

Things to Do

With 27 acres of gorgeous open space, West Park is a jewel of the Old West Side community, where nature paints scenes of serene beauty and recreational delight. The park features basketball courts, softball fields, a playground, numerous tennis courts, and walking trails to explore.


Old West Side belongs to Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Overview for Old West Side, MI

4,889 people live in Old West Side, where the median age is 29.9 and the average individual income is $44,649.53. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

29.9 years

Median Age


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Demographics and Employment Data for Old West Side, MI

Old West Side has 2,431 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old West Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,889 people call Old West Side home. The population density is 6,863.21 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

43.75 / 56.25%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Old West Side, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Old West Side. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Old West Side, MI

There's plenty to do around Old West Side, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including North Star Lounge, 24thcc, and The Brinery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.48 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.97 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.89 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.32 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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