Minneapolis' Seward neighborhood named one of the best in America

The American Planning Association ranked Minneapolis' Seward Neighborhood as one of five Great Neighborhoods on their annual Great Places in America list.

The ranking recognizes streets, neighborhoods and public spaces in the U.S. demonstrating "exceptional character, quality and planning attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth and inspire others around the country."

According to a release, Seward has established itself as a "diverse, inclusive, green neighborhood," that also features affordable housing, food co-ops and connections to regional parks and trails.

Seward will officially receive its Great Neighborhood award from the APA at the Seward Neighborhood Group Annual Meeting on Nov. 8.

This is the fifth time Minneapolis-St. Paul has been on the list; the Grand Rounds, Rice Park, Summit Avenue and the Minneapolis Kenwood neighborhood have also all received Great Places designations.

APA will select five finalists that the public can vote on via APA's website. The "People's Choice" winner is announced in early November 2017.