Downtown Walla Walla Named Top 10 Greatest Neighborhoods

<p>Walla Walla logo (courtesy Creative Commons)</p>

Walla Walla logo (courtesy Creative Commons)

The downtown corridor of Walla Walla has been named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods of 2012.

The American Planning Association's Great Places in America program looks for neighborhoods that have been through a lot of planning and revitalization over the years.

Walla Walla was especially recognized for its thriving arts community, wine industry and the history of the city.

Other cities across the country were named in the top 10 for authentic characteristics that were developed by residents and community planners.

The only other neighborhood listed in the top 10 was the Beacon Hill area in Seattle.