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Woodforest Ranks Among Nation’s Top MPCs for 10th Year

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MONTGOMERY, TX – For the 10th year, Woodforest has been ranked among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, according to recently released reports.

Woodforest Montgomery Texas Master Planned Community
Woodforest in Montgomery County has been ranked among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities for a 10th year, according to two recently released reports. Photo courtesy of Woodforest.


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.




Woodforest is located about seven miles west of Interstate 45 and approximately 5 miles north of The Woodlands. Learn more at

Woodforest, a project of Johnson Development Corp., is a 3,000-acre master-planned community surrounding Woodforest Golf Club, one of the top-ranked daily-fee golf courses in the Houston area. The development offers a broad array of housing choices and prices — luxury homes, patio, townhomes, and custom homes priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million — targeted to lifestyle-oriented buyers. Woodforest is slated for more than 5,000 homes and a full complement of amenities, retail and commercial properties. One of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, Woodforest is five miles north of The Woodlands and six miles south of Conroe. Convenient access just seven miles west of Interstate 45 is provided by Fish Creek Thoroughfare, a major north/south thoroughfare connecting Conroe in Montgomery County and Tomball in Harris County. For more information, visit or call 936.447.2800.

Johnson Development is a nationally recognized, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now celebrating 48 years, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and other markets around the country. Johnson Development’s impressive collection includes the Houston-area communities of Riverstone, Sienna, Woodforest, Cross Creek Ranch, Grand Central Park, Veranda, Harvest Green, Imperial, Edgewater, Cross Creek West, Jordan Ranch and Tuscan Lakes. The company also is developing Viridian and Trinity Falls in Dallas-Fort Worth, Lake Arrowhead in Atlanta, and Bryson in the Austin-area. An affiliate of Johnson Development — Johnson Development Services — manages development of boutique communities within the Johnson portfolio, including Amira and Candela. For more information on Johnson Development, visit