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    Cyburbian TexanOkie's avatar
    Jun 2007
    Oklahoma City

    APA Great Places 2010

    The American Planning Association has released it's 2010 list of Great Places in America.

    The list includes, for the first time ever, a place in Oklahoma - the Paseo neighborhood in Oklahoma City, which was cited for it's architecture, civic involvement, affordable real estate, and active commercial district and artist community.

    Story about Paseo's inclusion, from The Oklahoman (OKC's leading newspaper): http://newsok.com/paseo-named-one-of...ad_story_title

    The list also includes for the first time a place in South Dakota - the Cathedral Historic District in Sioux Falls. I'm not familiar with this neighborhood, and there is no extrapolation on Sioux Falls news websites that I can find.

    But props to APA for starting to look more at heartland areas.

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    Cyburbian beach_bum's avatar
    Jul 2007
    more West now
    This is the first year anywhere in North Carolina has been recognized through the great places program. Its about time!
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    Cyburbian Rygor's avatar
    Jun 2009
    Where the Wild Things Are
    It's cool that Oak Park, IL made the list. I know it well.

    A neighborhood in my town made the list in the first year they had it. It's a nice recognition.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Jan 2005
    Hang on Sloopy...land
    Hyde Park in Cincy is a great place. Good choice. I like that they charge $700 for the plaque too... ahh how I love APA
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