Great Places in America

Planning is behind the places communities value most. APA recognizes the neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together through good planning.


Great Places in Every State

the gold standard in America’s neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces

303 places have been celebrated since 2007 with at least one Great Place in every state.

Learn about the planning story behind each place.

Good Planning Through Good Policies

Our Great Places designees represent the gold standard in planning and demonstrate why stakeholder engagement at the local, state, and federal levels matters.