- The Story
For a 10th year, Woodforest has been ranked among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, according to recently released reports.
John Burns Real Estate Consulting ranks Woodforest No. 41 on its list of top-selling master-planned communities. A second housing research firm, Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO), places the Montgomery County community at No. 42 among the best-selling communities in the U.S. Builders in Woodforest sold 382 new homes last year. Woodforest first appeared on annual tallies of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities in 2012.
“Our builders have consistently sold hundreds of homes each year, earning us a spot among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities time and time again,” said Virgil Yoakum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Woodforest. “Even in our 14th year, we are still achieving national notice. It’s something I’m quite proud of.”
A variety of available homes is a differentiating feature of master-planned communities, RCLCO says in its report, and something that has proven successful in Woodforest, Yoakum said.
“From the start, we have cultivated homes for just about every type of buyer,” he said. “We have custom homes, townhomes, villas, homes built for people age 55 and older, as well as single-family homes in a wide range of price points. This variety allows people to move up or move down in a home without leaving the community where they have put down roots.”
Currently, 13 builders offer a mix of floor plans priced from the low $300,000s to more than $1 million.
“We are nearing the end of active development, so we expect to see more limited options as the year goes on as we sell out of certain sections,” Yoakum said.
And even though the introduction of new neighborhoods in Woodforest is slowing, the Johnson Development community continues to debut new amenities. Coming this year is The Vue, a 5-acre recreation complex that will offer a pool, dog park, disc golf course, party barn and more. Also planned for this year is the Park at Pine Market, a gathering space for festivals, concerts, fitness classes and more in Woodforest’s commercial district.