The award-winning Where We Live series from AARP highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America's local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. These free AARP books are available in paperback and digital download formats.
- The 2018 edition of Where We Live: Communities for All Ages features more than 200 articles and photographs of inspiring programs, people and places throughout the United States.
The first two editions of Where We Live are still available:
- The 2017 edition, Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leaders, includes examples from local leaders in all 50 states
- In 2016, we published our first title, Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Mayors
1. Paperback Edition
Order either or both books right now at AARP.org/Livable-Communities/Publications
2. PDF Download
Email us at WhereWeLive@AARP.org and we'll respond right away with links to the PDF download pages.
4. Read Excerpts Online
Articles from Where We Live can be found on our website. (Check back for more 2017 excerpts.)
From the 2017 book
- Housing | Transit, Streets and Sidewalks | Public Places and Outdoor Spaces | Health and Wellness | Community Engagement | Work, Volunteerism and Opportunity | Arts, Entertainment and Fun
From the 2016 book
Tell Us About Where You Live
Provide a brief description of the project, feature, place or service that helps make your community livable for people of all ages. Complete our "Sharing Livable Solutions" form. We'll be in touch if we want to learn more or feature the example you share.
Page updated June 2018