Johnson Development Sees 6 Communities on National Best-Selling Lists

Johnson Development again has the most communities ranked among the nation’s best-selling, with six included on lists released Jan. 3 by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO).

Sienna was the highest ranking community in Texas of the 50 top-selling master-planned communities for 2018. The Missouri City community came in at No. 14 on both lists with 530 homes sold, a 42 percent increase from 2017.

“Sienna Plantation has homes for all stages of life in nearly all price points,” said Alvin San Miguel, General Manager. “Add in our seven on-site schools, a robust commercial district, a multitude of amenities and a lifestyle program that hosts more than 75 events a year, and it’s no surprise home buyers are flocking to Sienna.”

Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear posted at No. 25 on the RCLCO list and No. 26 on the John Burns report, with a 15 percent increase in 2018 sales. Builders sold 455 homes in the community, which celebrated 10 years of development in 2018, versus 397 homes sold in 2017.

Harmony was No. 28 and No. 31 respectively, on the RCLCO and John Burns lists with 425 homes sold in 2018 versus 219 homes sold in 2017, an increase of 94 percent.

Riverstone, which had once been the top-ranked community in Texas and No. 4 in the nation, earned the No. 34 spot on the RCLCO list and No. 39 on the John Burns tally with 370 homes sold. It was a 15 percent drop from the 435 home sales in 2017. Although Riverstone is nearing the end of development with fewer neighborhoods of new homes available, it continues to be a popular choice for people looking for homes in the Fort Bend area, said Vice President and General Manager Trey Reichert.

Another Houston-area community, Woodforest in South Montgomery County, was No. 36 according to RCLCO and ranked No. 41 by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, with an 8 percent gain in home sales. Builders in the development sold 365 homes in 2018 in contrast to the 337 homes sold the previous year.

The final Johnson Development community to earn a place on the list was Viridian in Arlington. It tied for No. 37 on the RCLCO list and tied for No. 42 according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting with 357 homes sold, a 24 percent increase over the 287 homes builders sold in 2017.

“Ranking among the nation’s best-selling communities is more than just having a good location and school district,” said Larry Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Development.

“It’s about focusing on delivering a great lifestyle. This is what sets Johnson communities apart and is a guiding principle that enhances all aspects of our development process.”David Jarvis, Senior Vice President with John Burns Real Estate Consulting, said having so many communities ranked among the nation’s best-selling demonstrates the company’s commitment to excellence.

“Johnson Development is consistently on these lists because of their execution,” Jarvis said. “From the moment you drive up to a Johnson Development community, it’s spectacular. The amenities, the staff, the builders — they are just that good and people just want to live there.”

Johnson Development has had more top-selling communities in the nation than any other developer since 2014.

Now in its 42nd year of development, Johnson Development has 17 active communities — 14 in the Houston area, two in Dallas-Fort Worth and one in Atlanta. For more information, visit