National Life Group Recognizes Main Streets Across America

National Life Group Recognizes Main Streets Across AmericaInteractive map celebrates streets located at the heart of their communities where people come together to live, work and play

Montpelier, VT (May 3, 2016) - National Life Group today announced its 2016 Main Streets Across America, a celebration of streets in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that reflect strong ‘main street values’, play a central role in the communities in which they are located and have great stories to tell.

Main Street is an iconic part of American life. Whether it’s named Main Street, Park Avenue, Mountain Road, Ocean Boulevard or something else, it’s a place where businesses, families and individuals come together to support each other, and to live, work and play. It’s the place where people gather to celebrate history and heroes, pass traditions from one generation to the next and build strong and vibrant communities with new perspectives and fresh ideas.

“Main Street is more than just an address, it’s a mindset that embraces a strong sense of community based on shared neighborly values,” said Mehran Assadi, CEO, National Life Group. “It’s a place where handshakes, smiles and personal greetings still mean something and where promises are made and kept. To some, that may sound nostalgic, but at National Life, we believe main street values still exist and we use them to guide everything we do and every decision we make.”

The 2016 Main Streets Across America are featured on an interactive map that celebrates the following streets (listed alphabetically by state):

State

Street

City

Alabama

Broad Street

Gadsden

Alaska

West Fourth Avenue

Anchorage

Arizona

Main Street

Mesa

Arkansas

Center Street

Fayetteville

California

MacDonald Avenue

Richmond

Colorado

North Main Street

Pueblo

Connecticut

West Main Street

Mystic

Delaware

East Main Street

Newark

District of Columbia

11th Street NW

Washington, DC

Florida

Main Street

Sarasota

Georgia

Main Street

Cedartown

Hawaii

Kailua Road

Kailua

Idaho

Bank Street

Wallace

Illinois

First Street

LaSalle

Indiana

Main Street

Carmel

Iowa

Iowa Avenue

Iowa City

Kansas

South Kansas Avenue

Topeka

Kentucky

South Main Street

Harrodsburg

Louisiana

Saint Charles Avenue

New Orleans

Maine

Main Street

Rockland

Maryland

Patrick Street

Frederick

Massachusetts

Tremont Street

Boston

Michigan

East Liberty Street

Ann Arbor

Minnesota

Central Avenue

Faribault

Mississippi

Main Street

Columbus

Missouri

South Main Street

Parkville

Montana

Higgins Avenue

Missoula

Nebraska

O Street

Lincoln

Nevada

Idaho Street

Elko

New Hampshire

Congress Street

Portsmouth

New Jersey

Haddon Avenue

Collingswood

New Mexico

North Bullard Street

Silver City

New York

Armory Square

Syracuse

North Carolina

Main Street

Hendersonville

North Dakota

Main Street

Lisbon

Ohio

Main Street

Oberlin

Oklahoma

North Muskogee Avenue

Tahlequah

Oregon

Main Street (Route 7)

Baker City

Pennsylvania

Broadway

Jim Thorpe

Rhode Island

Hope Street

Bristol

South Carolina

Main Street

Greenville

South Dakota

Main Street

Deadwood

Tennessee

West Main Street

Franklin

Texas

Denton Downtown Square

Denton

Utah

25th Street

Ogden

Vermont

Main Street

Montpelier

Virginia

East and West Market Street

Leesburg

Washington

Columbia Street NW

Olympia

West Virginia

East Main Street

Buckhannon

Wisconsin

State Street

Madison

Wyoming

Capitol Ave

Cheyenne

"We are so excited to see Baker City represented in Main Streets Across America. For over 30 years, the city and community members have invested in the restoration and revitalization of downtown,” said Timothy Bishop, Tourism Director for Baker County Oregon. “Today, Main Street is a vibrant and thriving hub of commercial and civic activity, fueled by local entrepreneurs and cherished by local citizens and visitors alike."

The streets featured in the 2016 Main Streets Across America were selected based on four primary categories of community attributes that reflect strong ‘main street’ values:

  1. Strong local business presence
  2. Community gathering spts and scenic vistas
  3. Celebrations of history and traditions and reflections of civic pride
  4. Diverse social and cultural events and activities

“These Main Streets Across America are a diverse collection of streets from communities of all different sizes, each with its own unique attributes,” said Assadi. “Each one has a great story to tell based on its history, challenges, successes and outlook for the future. We’re pleased to celebrate them on this inaugural list.”

To view the map of the 2016 Main Streets Across America, show support for your favorite main street, share via social media or to suggest a street for next year’s list, go to: https://blog.nationallife.com/main-streets/

About National Life At National Life, our story is simple: For more than 167 years we’ve worked hard to deliver on our promises to millions of people with our vision of providing peace of mind in times of need. It’s our cause, stemming from a deep passion to live our values to do good, be good and make good, every day. Learn more at National Life.

For more information, contact Ross Sneyd, corporate communications, National Life Group, 802.229.3866

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