What is it?

Since 2010, the Scenic City Certification Program has certified 83 Texas cities – including 17 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.

The Program is a project of Scenic Texas, Scenic Houston, and 16 statewide organizations.

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

Certified Greater Houston Area Cities

Houston - Silver
Nassau Bay - Bronze
Friendswood - Platinum

Platinum

Friendswood

Missouri City

Richmond

Gold

League City

Pearland

Sealy

Sugarland

Silver

El Campo

Houston

Webster

West University Place

Bronze

Nassau Bay

Beaumont

Recognized

Dayton

Magnolia

Seabrook