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

Pathway to Certification

2010-2019 Houston Area Certified Cities

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