Garden District named one of "great neighborhoods" in U.S. | Community Spirit
The Garden District in Baton Rouge has been named one of the great neighborhoods of 2012 by the American Planning Association.
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.
New Orleans' Jackson Square was also featured on the list.
For a complete listing, go to http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/