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 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 Wild World and City Folk the player must speak to Pelly or Phyllis at the civic center in the town hall. Or to find out the town status in New Leaf the player must speak to Isabelle in the town hall.
Perfect town in gameAnimal Crossing, if the player keeps a perfect town status achieved for 15 days, Farley will appear and award the player with a gold axe when they check the Wishing Well.
- Wishing Well: "Everything is perfect! [your town] is a very liveable place!"
In games prior to 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 Wild World and later games, the player must have a "perfect town" status for 15 days to obtain a golden watering can.
In 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 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!"