11 Houston communities make the list for top-selling master-planned communities

by Lauren Clohessy

When it comes to master-planned communities in Texas, Houston is the place to be. RCLCO released its 2018 mid-year list for the top-selling master-planned communities around the country and of the top ten best selling communities in Texas, and the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area made up 70 percent of the list. 

According to the report, MPCs on the list saw a 16 percent increase, on average, in sales since the 2017 mid-year report. Texas, Florida and California continued to top the list and MPCs from those states made up 62 percent of the 50 ranked communities.

So far in 2017, the Houston metro area has 11 communities on the top-selling list, which is one more community then the area had at the end of 2017. Wildwood at Northpointe, Canyon Lakes West and Harvest Green were on the 2017 year-end list, but failed to make the 2018 mid-year list. The newcomers to the list include Harmony, Lago Mar, Tamaroon and Towne Lake.

For developers, Johnson Development Corp. leads the Houston communities, developing five of the 11 communities. Johnson Development Corp. has the No. 1 and No. 3 MPCs for Houston, with Howard Hughes in the middles at No. 2. 

Even though Fort Bend County only has two communities on the list so far this year, compared to four at the end of 2017, it is still considered to be an area seeing the most growth out of the Houston communities. Montgomery County is also seeing a large amount of growth so far in 2018.

See the top Master-Planned Communities in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area: 

Rank MPC City Developer 2018 Mid-Year Sales 2017 Mid-Year Sales % Change 
15 Sienna Plantation Missouri City Johnson Development Corp. 292 207 41%
22 Bridgeland Cypress Howard Hughes Corporation 260 225 16%
25 Cross Creek Ranch Fulshear Johnson Development Corp. 246 212 16%
27 Aliana Fort Bend County ARIA Development Company 236 231 2%
30 Harmony Spring Johnson Development Corp. 234 136 72%
36 Lago Mar Texas City Land Tejas 207
37 The Woodlands The Woodlands Woodlands Development Co. 202 174 16%
38 Woodforest Montgomery Johnson Development Corp. 200 183 9%
41 Riverstone Fort Bend County Johnson Development Corp. 189 276 -32%
44 Tamaroon Katy D.R. Horton 183
47 Towne Lake Cypress Caldwell Communities 178 141 26%

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