Every year, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC ranks the top masterplans in the country based on new home sales. Feedback from numerous industry contacts and our boots-on-the-ground consultants supports the diligent research that goes into producing our prestigious, annual ranking.
Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2017
Masterplan sales surged in 2017. The Villages, Irvine Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, and Summerlin all captured over 1,000 net homes sales in 2017. Sales in a number of western US communities swelled, while many communities in Florida and Texas captured fewer sales as they wind down or face more competition. Texas usually dominates the top 25 ranking, but only Riverstone in Houston and Paloma Creek in Dallas had enough sales this year.
We contacted 370 masterplans—many of whom we advise on market, segmentation, amenity, and marketing strategies—to arrive at our ranking. Together, the top 50 masterplans sold 28,329 homes, reflecting a 20% year-over-year increase from 2016. Their combined 2017 sales represent approximately 4.5% of all new home sales nationally.