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Where We Live: Communities for All Ages

Three editions (so far) featuring more than 300 inspiring examples from America's local leaders. Order the free paperbacks or download the PDFs

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.

Scroll down to order or download the 2018, 2017 and/or 2016 editions of Where We Live. To be among the first to learn when the 2019-2020 edition of Where We Live is available, subscribe to the free, award-winning AARP Livable Communities Weekly e-Newsletter.

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

The front and back covers of 'Where We Live' 2018 feature images of (clockwise from left) Westfield, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Camden, South Carolina, and Honolulu, Hawaii.


Order the free paperback version of Where We Live:

1. Email Fulfillment@AARP.org with the subject line: Where We Live 2018

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 of the printed publication will be by mail and can take up to 4 weeks. 


Download a PDF of Where We Live:

Note: Questions about printed copies should be sent to Fulfillment@AARP.org. Email Livable@AARP.org for all other inquiries.

This is a Winning Publication!

Where We Live (2018) 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.

Also in the Where We Live Series

  • The 2017 edition, Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leaders, features 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

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