Who gave Taylor the authority to create threads? I don't think she/he? had the power able to do that.
The Microbreweries are great.
My house is a 15 minute walk from the law school. Its in quiet family neighborhood, I was able to bring my dog, and I share a house with two other grad students. My portion of the rent, with utilities, is under $550 a month (even in the winter with high gas bills). As for "party" neighborhoods, they tend to be located directly west and/or south of the law school (also known as the undergrad ghetto). These neighborhoods tend to have loud house parties every 5th house during the weekends in the fall, with 20 or so people playing beer pong in the front yard. The theft also tends to be higher here from what I understand. If you go north, or far enough west, you run into graduate students and family neighborhoods that tend to have few or none of these types of parties. Personally, I think it'd be fun to rent a house in the undergrad ghetto and throw massive parties. If you do so in the fall, buy some booze, and send a blanket invite to everyone and anyone, you'll be sure to climb up the popularity ladder.
Feel free to reply to this thread, or PM me, for more info on neighborhoods and all things Ann Arbor.