2012 top-selling master-planned communities

The national housing market is showing signs of recovery, and the improvement is evident in the performance of the nation’s largest master-planned communities, according to survey data from John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

By HZ Staff | February 1, 2013

The national housing market is showing signs of recovery, and the improvement is evident in the performance of the nation’s largest master-planned communities. John Burns Real Estate Consulting surveyed nearly 100 large-scale residential communities across the United States to compile its list of the 50 best-selling communities for 2012. John Burns' consulting team has consulted on or visited the majority of these communities.

The following ranking represents the top 50 master-planned communities in the country based on net sales. Together, these communities totaled 22,806 new home sales in 2012, which is a 46 percent increase over the 15,599 new home sales in these communities in 2011.
 
1. The Villages; The Villages, Fla. (central Florida); 2,851 (2012 sales); 23.6% (y-o-y change)
2. Irvine Ranch; Orange County, Calif.; 1,434; 87.7%
3. The Woodlands; Houston, Texas; 1,007; 6.6%
4. Cinco Ranch; Katy, Texas (Houston); 982; 13.9%
5. Mountain's Edge; Las Vegas, Nev.; 948; 118.4%
6. Providence; Las Vegas, Nev.; 760; 80.5%
7. Riverstone; Houston, Texas; 605; 100.3%
8. Lakewood Rnach; Sarasota, Fla.; 573; 46.5%
9. Otay Ranch; Chula Vista, Calif. (San Diego); 528; 19.7%
10. Nocatee; Ponte Vedra, Fla. (Jacksonville); 508; 62.3%
10. Stapleton; Denver, Colo.; 508; 34.0%
12. Highlands Ranch; Denver, Colo.; 507; 94.3%
13. Alamo Ranch; San Antonio, Texas; 500; 0.0%
14. Summerlin; Las Vegas, Nev.; 471; 113.1%
15. Brambleton; Washington, D.C.; 466; 2.6%
16. Lake Nona; Orlando, Fla.; 441; 167.3%
17. Bridgeland; Houston, Texas; 421; 26.0%
18. Sienna Plantation; Houston, Texas; 387; 44.9%
19. FishHawk Ranch; Lithia, Fla. (Tampa); 362; 58.1%
19. Shadow Creek Ranch; Houston, Texas; 362; 30.7%
21. Monterra; Cooper City, Fla. (Broward); 337; -6.1%
22. Mountain House; Tracy, Calif. (Central Valley); 333; 184.6%
23. Ironwood Crossing; Queen Creek, Ariz. (Phoenix); 309; 166.4%
24. Woodforest; Montgomery, Texas (Houston); 308; 138.8%
25. Telfair; Sugar Land, Texas (Houston); 307; -19.4%
 

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