Downtown Plano has been named one of four Great Neighborhoods on the American Planning Association’s list of Great Places in America.

APA’s Great Places in America program is part of the National Community Planning Month, and it recognizes streets, neighborhoods and public spaces in America that demonstrates exceptional character, quality and planning, the association said in a press release.

“Downtown Plano once faced decline amid the booming expansion in suburban Dallas, has become the historic and artistic center of Plano, Texas, and a popular destination for visitors from the greater Dallas area,” APA said in recognizing the area.

“Today, Downtown Plano features modern development alongside buildings dating back to the 1890s that have been renovated into shops, restaurants, museums, arts venues and house — including over 1,000 residential units within a quarter mile of the DART station — and streets redesigned to make the are most cyclist- and pedestrian friendly,” APA said.

Other neighborhoods recognized include the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Missouri; Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida; and Roosevelt Row Arts District in Phoenix, Arizona.