A perfect town refers to when the player's town is in perfect condition. To get a perfect town, the town must have a specific amount of trees, flowers, and public work projects. In games before Animal Crossing: New Leaf the condition is based on an acre system that divides the town into acres (16x16 squares).
To check a town's status in Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+, the player must ask the Wishing Well. For Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk you must speak to Pelly or Phyllis at the civic center in the town hall. Or to find out your town status in Animal Crossing: New Leaf you must speak to Isabelle in the town hall.
Perfect town in gameAnimal Crossing, if the player keeps a perfect town status achieved for 14 days, on the 15th day if they check the Wishing Well, Farley will appear and award the player with a gold axe.
- Wishing Well: "Everything is perfect! [your town] is a very liveable place!"
In games prior to Animal Crossing: Wild World the main purpose for a "perfect town" is to obtain a gold axe. After the main purpose has been completed the next step for getting a "perfect town" is to obtain a gold watering can. In Animal Crossing: Wild World and later games, the player must have a "perfect town" status for 15 days to obtain a golden watering can
In Animal Crossing: City Folk, a windmill can help the town status. To get one, the player must first donate 200,000 Bells to the town fund to get a bridge, then donate 500,000 Bells to get a fountain, and lastly, 1,000,000 Bells to get a windmill.
- The “perfect” rating -- "Fantastic! [town name] is in great shape right now! Yep, it's pretty sweeeeet!”
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf the player (as mayor) can get a Town Hall renovation and a Flower Clock if a "perfect town" status is achieved for just 1 day. Enacting the Beautiful Town ordinance makes it much easier to reach and maintain a perfect town, since flowers won't wilt and fewer weeds will spawn.
- Isabelle: "Goodness gracious! I can say that, even from an academic standpoint, this town is simply the best! Hoo!" "The survey also says the citizens feel [Town Name] is the best town ever! They never want to leave! Let's both do our best to ensure that [Town Name] is always a clean, happy place to live!"