What is it?

Since 2010, the Scenic City Certification Program has certified 75 Texas cities – including 14 cities in the greater Houston area – that implemented high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. The Program provides a proven, highly-regarded tool to Texas cities for assessment, evaluation, and recognition of infrastructure standards.

Any Texas city may apply to the Scenic City Certification Program for an objective, points-based review of existing municipal infrastructure ordinances. Every application receives a score sheet evaluation; cities that score at the upper level and demonstrate a landscaping/tree planting program, on-premise sign regulations and prohibition of new billboards may earn Certified Scenic City status.

Scenic Houston and 17 statewide organizations are a proud Program Sponsor of the Scenic City Certification Program.

Click here to view the full list of certified Scenic Cities, statewide

Benefits of participation include:

  • provides expert third-party evaluation of existing standards
  • facilitates internal review and analysis of development plans
  • serves as a platform to educate citizens on the impact of local regulations
  • fosters community character and civic pride
  • enhances economic development efforts

Pathway to Certification

2010-2018 Houston Area Certified Cities

Platinum

Missouri City

Gold

Pearland

Sealy

Sugarland

Silver

El Campo

Houston

West University Place

Bronze

Friendswood

Nassau Bay

Beaumont

Richmond

Webster

Recognized

Seabrook

Magnolia