HOUSTON (Metrostudy) – If you’re looking for the nation’s top master-planned communities, your best bet is Texas, particularly the Houston area.

newstudy from Metrostudy indicates nine of the country’s 20 best master-planned communities are in the Lone Star State. Seven of those are in the Houston market.

One of my favorites in the Spring Market is Spring Trails.  You can find both resale homes and new homes in that community.

The Woodlands is also a master-planned community.  If you want to live farther north there is the all new Woodforest Development.

Placing second on the Houston-based firm’s list was Cinco Ranch in Fort Bend County, followed by The Woodlands in Montgomery County (third), Alamo
Ranch in Bexar County (fourth), Telfair in Fort Bend County (sixth), Bridgeland in Harris County (12th), Sienna Plantation in Fort Bend County (14th),
Riverstone in Fort Bend County (16th), Westridge in Collin County (17th) and Shadow Creek Ranch in Fort Bend County (19th).

What do these communities have in common? According to Metrostudy, they have healthier job markets and local economies; proximity to
employment centers and services; open space; amenities within walking distance; and town centers.

A press release issued by the firm said the results are based solely on a lot-by-lot housing survey, not on a phone
survey to individual developers or homebuilders.

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