The National Civic League named 27 communities finalists in the 2010 All-America City Award competition. They are:

  • Chandler, Arizona
  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Dublin, California
  • Lynwood, California
  • Rancho Cordova, California
  • Vernon Central (Los Angeles neighborhood), California
  • Miami Lakes, Florida
  • North Miami, Florida
  • Acworth, Georgia
  • Belleville, Illinois
  • Canton, Illinois
  • Noblesville, Indiana
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Lenexa, Kansas
  • Scott County, Kansas
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Salisbury, Maryland
  • Ferguson, Missouri
  • Riverside, Missouri
  • Lynbrook, New York
  • Gastonia, North Carolina
  • West Chester, Ohio
  • Wyoming, Ohio
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Abingdon, Virginia
  • Middleton, Wisconsin