BEST Neighborhoods Designation

The BEST Neighborhoods Designation program recognizes neighborhoods that have gone above and beyond to create a community that is Beautiful, Engaged, Safe, and Thriving - BEST!  Applications are accepted on an annual basis in October from resident groups who are working collaboratively to create strong neighborhoods that make Plano a desirable place to live, work, and play.

BEST Neighborhoods are recognized at three levels: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All awardees receive mention of designation status on, a file image of designation status to be used for neighborhood websites, newsletters, and bragging rights! All designation levels are valid for five years from the time of award.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation and the possibility of applicants not being able to fill out a complete BEST Designation application, the decision has been made to not to open the BEST Designation application process for 2020. We look forward to reviewing applications in 2021 and will be happy to assist your neighborhood towards next year’s application!

BEST Designation Story Map