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.

February 01, 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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