APA's flagship program celebrates places of
exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected
annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true
sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community
involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.
APA Great Places offer better choices for
where and how people work and live. They are enjoyable, safe, and
desirable. They are places where people want to be — not only to
visit, but to live and work every day. America's truly great
streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces are defined by many
criteria, including architectural features, accessibility,
functionality, and community involvement.