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Great Places for People of All Ages

AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.

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Our Work

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About the Initiative

AARP is helping communities nationwide become livable places for people of all ages. Here's how

AARP Community Challenge

AARP Community Challenge

Quick-action grants to help communities become more livable for people of all ages

AARP Livable Workshops and Conferences

Our Publications

AARP Livable Communities Free Weekly e-Newsletter

AARP Livable E-Newsletter

Our weekly e-newsletter is curated for community leaders, volunteers, residents and livability pros

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Our free publications help community leaders and residents make where they live more livable for people of all ages

Awards won by AARP Livable Communities

We're Award-Winning!

Our newsletter, website (the one you're on now) and publications are repeat award-winners

The AARP Livable Communities Team

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Livable Communities: Community, State and National Affairs

Livability work is happening nationwide. Learn a bit about who we are, where we're from and what we do

PPI Livable Communities Team

Livable Communities: Public Policy Institute

Our public policy experts specialize in housing, smart growth, land use, transportation, urban planning, and data-driven decision making

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AARP State Offices

AARP is working in all 50 states — as well as in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All are involved in the AARP Livable Communities initiative

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AARP Research

AARP researchers conduct surveys and gather information about housing, transportation, communities and more

Contact Us

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  • Email AARP Livable Communities at

  • Ask about the AARP Livability Index by completing this online form

  • AARP Members: If you have questions about your benefits, AARP The Magazine or the AARP Bulletin, please visit the AARP Contact Us page or call toll-free 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)


Livability Index

How livable is your community?