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Where We Live: Communities for All Ages

Three editions (so far) featuring nearly 400 inspiring examples from America's local leaders. Order the free paperbacks or download the PDFs

The 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. Scroll down to order or download one or all three editions of Where We Live.

Front and back covers of the 2018 edition of Where We Live

From left: Westfield, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Camden, South Carolina, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

The front and back covers of the third (and most recent) edition of ''Where We Live."


Order the free paperback version of Where We Live

This is a Winning Publication!

Where We Live (Book 3) is a Hermes Creative Award Platinum Winner

Among the competition's approximately 6,000 entires, about 15 percent earned Platinum, the top award, 20 percent received a Gold Award and 10 percent were Honorable Mention winners.

1. Email Livable@AARP.org with the subject line: Where We Live (Book 3)

2. In the email body, include:

  • your name
  • street address 
  • town/city, state, zip code
  • publication number D20439

We can send one copy per request. Bulk orders will be considered. If seeking additional copies please explain why and identify the organization you are representing, if any. Delivery can take up to 4 weeks.


Download a PDF of Where We Live:

Questions: Please email Livable@AARP.org

Also in the Where We Live series

Where We Live: Communities for All Ages
100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Mayors (Book 1)

Where We Live: Communities for All Ages
100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leader (Book 2)

Learn how to order the free paperbacks and/or download the PDFs

The covers of the 2016 and 2017 versions of Where We Live

Page updated June 2018