APA's Picks Great Neighborhoods for 2011

Each year, the American Planning Association singles out neighborhoods that "...represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow."

A significant number of garden suburbs with large homes and even larger setbacks make the list, from Ansley Park (a "107-year-old garden suburb" in Atlanta, Georgia) to the Dundee-Memorial Park neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska.

The APA says that Dundee-Memorial Park was selected because:

"A sense of community is palpable in the Dundee-Memorial Park neighborhood, where residents and merchants have sought National Register status, funded a streetscape plan, restored historic street lamps, and pushed to be declared a neighborhood conservation and enhancement district. A mix of uses, from quaint shops and restaurants to lovely early 20th century homes and inviting parks, infuses the neighborhood with vitality."

Full Story: Great Places in America: Neighborhoods

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