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Howard Hughes Corp. Wins Awards For Bridgeland, Woodlands, Woodlands Hills from NAHB

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HOUSTON, TX — The Howard Hughes Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been granted the distinguished honor of a Gold Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for its Houston-area community Bridgeland, Texas’ and Houston’s top-selling master planned community, taking home the prestigious recognition in the Best Landscape of a Community category for Parkland Village. In addition to the Gold Award, Bridgeland and its fellow The Howard Hughes Corporation communities, The Woodlands and The Woodlands Hills earned several Silver Awards for various categories. The awards were presented at the NAHB conference awards ceremony held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, January 21.

The National Association of Home Builders pays tribute each year to standout developers, homebuilders and communities in North America who exemplify superior design, marketing and sales achievements that make them leaders in their fields. Both Bridgeland, The Woodlands and The Woodlands Hills were nominated in several key categories, a sign of their continued excellence among Greater Houston master planned communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation took home one of the night’s most coveted prizes, the Gold Award for Best Master Planned Community for its Las Vegas-based, 22,500-acre Summerlin community.


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Also at the 2020 awards gala, Bridgeland, the premier master planned community in Houston, picked up Silver Awards for Best Lifestyle Director of the Year for Rachel Johnson and Best Community Amenity for its acclaimed Dragonfly Park.

The Woodlands Hills, an award-winning master planned community also in the portfolio of The Howard Hughes Corporation, won a Silver Award for Best Landscape of a Community and Building Industry/Community Spirit Award for Operation Finally Home. The Woodlands, one of the most successful master planned communities in the nation, won Silver Awards for Best Digital Marketing Campaign and Best Website for a Community. All three developments earned a Silver Award for Best Realtor/Broker Program and The Howard Hughes Corporation’s Kim Phillips, Vice President of Marketing, earned a Silver Award in the Marketing Professional of the Year category.

The highly coveted Gold Award for Best Landscape of a Community highlights Bridgeland’s continued run of success at the national level. The overall concept and theme of the new village is based on the idea of living within a park with design elements inspired by Prairie School Architecture and linear park systems inspired by the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston. All neighborhoods have been named after Texas state parks, and the street names represent historical information, points of interest, and flora and fauna found within these parks.




“We’re very proud and excited to win a Gold Award and to garner recognition from the National Association of Home Builders for Bridgeland,” Heath Melton, Executive Vice President of MPC Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation, said. “This distinction showcases the hard work by our team to deliver excellence across the board. From our developers to our landscapers, to marketing, and those creating unique events for our residents, our team exudes professionalism and the ability to provide visionary, residential-driven experience and lifestyle.”

The new decade will bring even more growth as Bridgeland will be launching Bridgeland Central, set to become one of Northwest Houston’s most vibrant urban mixed-use hubs, embracing retail, dining and office space.

Additionally, The Woodlands Hills is planning new neighborhoods with both one- and two-story single family homes and patio homes along with new amenities as the wholesome community takes roots and continues to grow.




Learn more about Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills, developments of The Howard Hughes Corporation, managed by The Woodlands Development Company, at or

Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master planned community located in Cypress, Texas and is ranked as the top-selling master planned community in Houston and number 12 in the nation. The award-winning development opened in 2006 and offers a wide variety of housing options and extensive outdoor amenities, with a strong emphasis on conserving and enhancing the natural environment. Bridgeland has over 3,000 acres dedicated to lakes, trails and parks, and offers resort-style pools, disc-golf course, stocked lakes and complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boats and other recreational equipment for residents. Lakeland Village Center is the first of four retail centers in Bridgeland, with additional plans for Bridgeland Central, a 900-acre future town center, along Grand Parkway, which intersects the community. Bridgeland is a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

The Woodlands Hills is an approximately 2,000-acre master planned community, situated 13 miles north of The Woodlands in Conroe and Willis, Texas. Located on FM 830 on the west side of I-45 with the property boundary extending north to FM 1097 and south to League Line Road, The Woodlands Hills offers easy access to I-45, the Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road. The development is in close proximity to Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe, Lake Conroe and the Sam Houston National Forest. The Woodlands Hills is the third master planned community in Texas from The Howard Hughes Corporation and is the sister community to The Woodlands and Bridgeland, two of the top-selling, award-winning master planned communities in Texas and the nation. For more information, visit




The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin, Las Vegas; and Ward Village in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. For additional information visit

UPDATED February 4, 2020 at 12:56 p.m. to include The Woodlands Hills’ Building Industry/Community Spirit Award for Operation Finally Home.