New neighborhoods, new model homes and more than 370 new homes sold last year propelled Cross Creek Ranch to be included among the nation’s 25 topselling master-planned communities as reported by two independent research firms.
Strong sales in 2016 propelled Cross Creek Ranch into the ranks of the 25 top-selling master-planned communities in the nation, according to reports published by two independent research firms.
The Fulshear community jumped nine spots on John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s yearly list — from No. 32 to No. 23 — based on a 13 percent increase in home sales last year. The development recorded 377 home sales in 2016, compared to 334 sales in 2015. Those numbers also earned Cross Creek Ranch a No. 22 ranking on the Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO) top 50 list.
“It’s been another growth year for us,” said Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch. “We’ve opened six new neighborhoods — including Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch, our new active adult community, and our builders have opened 28 new model homes.”
Much of Cross Creek Ranch’s growth has been in the offering of lower and midrange priced homes. An emphasis on more attainably priced homes was cited as a factor in the success of the top-selling communities by RCLCO.
Lower pricing was not the only driver, however. According to the John Burn’s report, the best-selling communities were those that excelled in development execution, providing thoughtful amenity packages and consideration for walkability, outdoor living and social interaction.
“We offer everything families could want at Cross Creek Ranch,” Bamford said. “A beautiful environment, wonderful amenities and great schools. We even have an on-site café and fitness center.”
Overall, the top 50 communities sold more than 24,000 homes in 2016, a 9 percent increase over 2015 sales.
Well over 2,400 homes have been sold since Cross Creek Ranch opened in 2008. Bamford estimates that the community still has six years of active development left.
“The top 25 is just the beginning,” Bamford said. “I expect Cross Creek Ranch to move even further up the list next year. We’re introducing a townhome neighborhood, breaking ground on a new elementary school and opening Greenthread Park in the northern part of the community,” he said, adding, “It will be an exciting year!”
Cross Creek Ranch is one of four projects of the Johnson Development Corp. that made the list, including Riverstone and Sienna Plantation in Fort Bend and Woodforest in South Montgomery County. Johnson Development had more projects listed than any other developer in the nation. For more information on Cross Creek Ranch, visit www.crosscreekranchtexas.com.