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What is a Livable Community?

ABOUT US

Find information and inspiration for local leaders at AARP.org/livable

Great Places for All Ages

Learn what a livable community is, and how and why AARP is working with local leaders nationwide to make communities more livable for people of all ages

CREATE PLACES THAT POP!

IDEAS AND INTERVIEWS

David Bowie tribute mural

The Magic of Murals

See what David Bowie, Maya Angelou, Alan Jackson, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and a mermaid have in common

LIVABLE LESSONS

Green Letts Community Tool Library

Need a Trowel?

Portland, Oregon, has lending libraries filled with power drills, saws, socket wrenches, lawn mowers and all sorts of trowels

PICTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

Accessory Dwelling Units

All About ADUS

Check out our free, photo-filled guides to accessory dwelling units and how they expand housing options for people of all ages

GETTING AROUND

An example of a Complete Street

See a Sample Complete Street

Follow the numbers to make a roadway safer for all users of all ages

HOUSING

Front Door And Front Of House showing the Lawn in Oregon

Take a Tour of a 'Lifelong' Home

An Oregon couple custom creates an age-friendly house. Plus: A real estate program worth replicating

PLACES AND SPACES

Lighted Columns, Plaza, Nighttime, People, Pop Up Plaza, Livable Communities

Pop Goes a Plaza

Learn how a demonstration project in a New Jersey downtown transformed a sorry space into a destination. (Then follow the links to see other projects.)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

10 Tips To Help Businesses Engage With Kupuna

Helping Retailers be Age-Friendly

From AARP Hawaii, advice for how businesses can better serve older adults

LIVABLE POLICY

US map with images of people in the background

Livability Index

This interactive, online tool scores communities across the U.S. for the features, services and amenities that make for great places to live

A-Z Subject Archive

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