Alexandria wrote:I have a friend who lived there all three years (graduated last year), and he said it took him about an hour to get to class, between walking to the bus stop, waiting for the bus, riding the bus, and then walking from the bus stop to school.
That said, I believe it was actually free for him, because his wife got a part-time job (on top of her normal job) doing some sort of managing of their section of Northwood.
Btw, if you also wanted to know about where couples live generally (couldn't tell if that was what you meant or within Northwood), they live all over. Close to school, far away, in complexes, in houses, etc. My husband and I live about 3 miles from campus, and I just drive in and park at meters (or if I can't, but this is RARE, at a pay-per-half hour garage a few blocks from school). It was worth it to us to get something nicer than we could get within walking distance.
That seems quite exaggerated. The buses stop at the door of Northwood, so there can't be much walking there, and it drops you off at the museum on the northeast-side of south campus. From there it's not even 5 minutes of walking to the quad (I had two classes back to back last semester: one in near the Pierpont commons, the other at the Ford school, so I know). The bus ride also can't be that long: http://pts.umich.edu/maps/northwood.pdf
I've done that itinerary in my car a few times, and it can't be too long. Maybe it takes an hour in total if you just missed the bus and you get all the red lights. But Ann Arbor never has heavy traffic, so I can't imagine there's much variance in the time it takes from the bus to get from A to B.