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Sienna Plantation, One of Three Johnson Development Master-Planned Communities, Lands Spot on List of Nation's Top 20 Best Sellers

January 14, 2013


(January 14, 2013) – Three Houston-area communities by The Johnson Development Corp. have earned a spot on the nation’s top 20-selling master-planned communities for 2012 according to RCLCO, a major national real estate research firm.

Riverstone ranked seventh among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities in 2012 with 605 home sales, a 100-percent increase for the Fort Bend community compared to its figures from 2011.

Sienna Plantation, another Fort Bend community by Johnson Development, ranked 16thin the RCLCO survey with 387 home sales in 2012, a 46-percent increase from 2011. 

Woodforest, Montgomery County’s newest master-planned community, finished 19thon the list of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities with 308 home sales in 2012, a 139-percent increase from the previous year.

A fourth Johnson Development community, Cross Creek Ranch in west Houston, was one of four master-planned communities in the nation to achieve over 300 home sales while finishing just outside the list of the nation’s top 20-selling master-planned communities.

Houston managed to land eight master-planned communities on the list, more than any other market. “Families are gravitating to our communities because of the lifestyle we offer through an array of amenities for every age and demographic,” notes Doug Goff, Chief Operating Officer of The Johnson Development Corp.  “We strive to create special places where our residents can live, work, shop, worship, educate and recreate.  They see Johnson Development communities as a great place for family units of every type to call ‘home.’ Plus, they are getting good value for their dollar.  And ultimately, that’s what is driving our success.”

Goff adds sales in other Johnson Development communities were also very strong in 2012.   “While Metrostudy reported home sales in Houston area master-planned communities up 27 percent this past year, sales in Johnson’s active master-planned communities increased 64%, reaching over 2,000 homes for the first time.  And with more quality builders and many new types of housing being introduced in 2013, we expect it to be another banner year for all of our communities,” he adds.

According to the RCLCO study, home sales at the nation’s top master-planned communities were their strongest since 2007.  Sales in the top 20 communities were up 37 percent when compared to their 2011 levels. Rising consumer confidence, buyers with stronger credit, the continued strength of the Texas market along with gains in Nevada, Florida and California are the primary reasons for the success master-planned communities experienced in 2012, according to the survey.  Sales in the RCLCO top 20-selling master-planned communities were close to 14,300 for the year.

“Residents of Johnson communities enjoy a unique lifestyle afforded by resort-style pools, major fitness centers, parks, greenbelts, preserved open space and hike-and-bike trails.  Plus, every Johnson community has a  Director of Recreation & Fun whose sole responsibility is to organize an array of events and activities for everyone in the community, a big plus for today’s active families,” Goff explains.

About Johnson Development Corp.

The Johnson Development Corp. is a Houston-based, award-winning residential and commercial land development company.  For more than three decades, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta and other markets around the country.  Its impressive collection of Houston-area communities includes Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch, Woodforest, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater, Harmony, Willow Creek Farms, Silverlake and the new Imperial re-development.  Johnson Development’s communities in Atlanta include Towne Lake, BridgeMill and Lake Arrowhead. The company also provides outsourced development services for property owners, homebuilders and other parties on a fee basis to help realize the potential of their land positions.  For more information on Johnson Development, visit  

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