BEST Neighborhoods Designation


BEST Neighborhoods Designation

We are excited to announce the results from the first year of the BEST Neighborhoods Designation program!

 Mayor Harry LaRosiliere recognized the four Plano neighborhoods achieving Platinum level designation at the December 12, 2016 City council meeting.

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The 2016 BEST Neighborhoods are:

  •  Country Place Plano - PLATINUM
  •  Deerfield - GOLD
  •  Forest Creek Estates - SILVER
  •  Glen Meadows Neighborhood Association - SILVER
  •  Highlands North Plano - GOLD
  •  Highlands of Russell Park - GOLD
  •  Kings Ridge - PLATINUM
  •  Lakeside on Preston - PLATINUM
  •  Whiffletree V, VI, & VII - PLATINUM
  •  Windhaven Farm 1 - GOLD
The BEST Neighborhoods Designation program was developed to recognize neighborhoods that have gone above and beyond to create a community that is Beautiful, Engaged, Safe, and Thriving - BEST!  The City, through this program, wants to acknowledge residents working collaboratively to create the strong neighborhoods that make Plano a desirable place to live, work, and play.

BEST Neighborhoods will be recognized at three levels: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All awardees will receive mention of designation status on, a file image of designation status for neighborhood websites, newsletters, etc., and bragging rights!  Platinum level awardees will additionally receive two neighborhood entrance signs, a custom online Story Map, and social media promotion.

Click here to access the 2016 BEST Neighborhoods Designation Application. The application includes details concerning the criteria required to earn the various levels of designation, and instructions for submitting your application.  The BEST Neighborhoods Designation will recognize Plano neighborhoods annually, with the next round beginning in fall 2017. Details to come as the next application deadline approaches. 

If you have any questions regarding the BEST Neighborhoods Designation program please contact a BEST Neighborhoods planner at 972-208-8150 or by email at