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Greater Belhaven one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The American Planning Association (APA) announced today that Greater Belhaven in Jackson has been designated as one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2014.

Each October, during National Community Planning Month, APA's Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that add value to communities and foster economic growth and jobs.

"Recognizing these special places highlights the role planning plays in adding value to communities," said William Anderson, FAICP, president of APA. "Planners, working with others, help build better communities in a variety of settings, from urban to rural; the result - better neighborhoods, cities, and regions. We applaud these efforts and congratulate this year's designees."

In addition to Greater Belhaven in Jackson, Mississippi being designated a great neighborhood, the following nine other neighborhoods were also recognized:

  • Adams Morgan in Washington, D. C.
  • Arbor Hill in Albany, New York
  • Central West End in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fields Corner in Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • The Fan District in Richmond, Virginia
  • Fremont in Seattle, Washington
  • La Alma/Lincoln Park in Denver, Colorado
  • Uptown in Oakland, California
  • Victorian District in Savannah, Georgia

For more information about these neighborhoods, visit the American Planning Association Website.

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