People’s Choice Awards


Congratulations to the Winners!

With 11,421 online ballots cast between August 22-September 26, the People’s Choice Awards for Great Downtowns is officially closed and the American Planning Association – New Jersey Chapter is pleased to announce the winners as follows:

PC Winners

Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Union, Sussex and Warren counties)

 Winner: Hoboken

Nominated by A.P.

“Incredibly walkable -very large number of shops, outdoor cafes, bars -great waterfront parks and walkways with the best views of New York . . .”  

Central New Jersey (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset counties)

 Winner – Downtown Red Bank

Red Bank

Nominated by J.S.

“Red Bank is an historic downtown with an array of boutiques and shops to surprise you, restaurants that delight the taste buds, entertainment opportunities that rival NYC, and world class events . . .” 

Southern New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties)

 Winner – Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

Ocean City

Nominated by S.M.

“Lined with unique shops and restaurants, ‘the avenue’ is the perfect spot for whiling away a lazy summer day, running important errands, or selecting perfect holiday gifts.”