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Old 01-09-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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The top 20 master-planned communities in the country sold 15,338 homes in 2013, which is an 11% increase over 2012. With 9 communities, Texas dominated the list. Florida had 4, Nevada had 3, and California had 2. Colorado and the DC area round out the list.
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...ed-4794013.php

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Warrior Country
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All in Greater Houston. All in the exurbs.

I wonder....is this a good thing for the city & metro? What happens to the neighborhoods that are 10 & 20 miles from downtown.....when huge/bigger/better MPCs are being built 30 & 40 miles from the core?
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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All in Greater Houston. All in the exurbs.

I wonder....is this a good thing for the city & metro? What happens to the neighborhoods that are 10 & 20 miles from downtown.....when huge/bigger/better MPCs are being built 30 & 40 miles from the core?
It is a question of where these MPC residents are coming from. My guess is that most are coming from out of the area.

But when I think about it, that area 10 to 20 miles out has already taken the hit so I guess your question has already been answered..
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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All in Greater Houston. All in the exurbs.

I wonder....is this a good thing for the city & metro? What happens to the neighborhoods that are 10 & 20 miles from downtown.....when huge/bigger/better MPCs are being built 30 & 40 miles from the core?
Most are in Houston but San Antonio had Alamo Ranch at number 10 and that community is only 15 miles west of downtown.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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The top 20 master-planned communities in the country sold 15,338 homes in 2013, which is an 11% increase over 2012. With 9 communities, Texas dominated the list. Florida had 4, Nevada had 3, and California had 2. Colorado and the DC area round out the list.
Huge Year For Top 20 Master-Planned Communities | John Burns Real Estate Consulting
This is just what Ive pretty much been saying...Houston is becoming more like Dallas in this regard. There is going to be more development in the suburbs and things are going to be less centralized down there.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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All in Greater Houston. All in the exurbs.

I wonder....is this a good thing for the city & metro? What happens to the neighborhoods that are 10 & 20 miles from downtown.....when huge/bigger/better MPCs are being built 30 & 40 miles from the core?
I think what's happening is that all of the young singles and DINKs are wanting to live in/near the core, while the masterplanned communities in the burbs are popular with families. There are insane numbers of people moving there... the percent growth may not be as high as Austin but the raw numbers are much higher. The core is certainly not shrinking... on trips to Houston I see tons of new construction townhomes, towers, parks, etc.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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I think what's happening is that all of the young singles and DINKs are wanting to live in/near the core, while the masterplanned communities in the burbs are popular with families. There are insane numbers of people moving there... the percent growth may not be as high as Austin but the raw numbers are much higher. The core is certainly not shrinking... on trips to Houston I see tons of new construction townhomes, towers, parks, etc.
Spot on.. The core is not shrinking, the metro is just growing.. There is more focus on gentrifying/redeveloping the core of Houston now than there has been for as long as I can remember.
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