Great Places in America
The Gold Standard in America’s Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces
Each year, APA recognizes outstanding people, planning work, and places — representing the best in planning and community impact. During the National Community Planning Month each October, we celebrate how planning improves lives and communities of lasting value.
Suggest a Place
Know a great neighborhood, street, or public space? Suggest it today! APA accepts suggestions year-round.
Suggestions received after April 29, 2016, will be considered for a Great Places in America designation in 2017.
What Makes a Place Great?
We all have places dear to our heart. APA invites members and all Americans to select their own Great Place in America — the People's Choice designee. Designees are chosen through a two-step process. Look for more information in October.
Explore the Great Places Close Up
Get up close and personal with all 245 neighborhoods, streets and public spaces named Great Places in America on our story map.