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A recent report shows that the new home market in the Lone Star State is seeing strong improvements this year and that Bridgeland has once again earned a top 10 spot as one of the country’s best-selling master planned communities (MPCs). Produced by real estate consulting firm RCLCO the bi-annual report ranked Bridgeland 6th among the nation’s MPCs. Representing an increase of 59% over the same period last year, Bridgeland’s new home sales for the first half of 2023 were 511 versus 321 by mid-year 2022. Since 1994, RCLCO has been compiling data from national surveys and reporting on annual sales of MPCs, as well as publishing a mid-year report in July.

Another Howard Hughes community that continues to rank highly in the real estate report is Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Appearing on the annual list 24 times since RCLCO began compiling data, it’s listed as 5th in sales in the nation, selling 544 new homes in the first half of 2023, and first in sales for the Silver State.

People are seeking places to live where there is room to breathe. Not just between the four walls of your home, but in nearby spaces where one can easily get out to take a walk, hike, or bike ride — in a safe place with beautiful surroundings. Sure, the kind and style of home you choose is important, but homebuyers are signaling that the decision making process includes seeking places that offer a sense of community, not just a home.

Bridgeland Celebration Park

“Howard Hughes communities offer an exceptional quality of life with unmatched amenities in beautiful, natural settings,” said David O’Reilly, CEO of Howard Hughes. “Our residents enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle, top schools, and a vibrant selection of entertainment and cultural experiences. The ongoing demand for new homes in Summerlin and Bridgeland speaks to the tremendous appeal of Howard Hughes communities and the variety of options for homeownership that we offer.”

There are many features about Bridgeland that set it apart from its competitors. It all starts with masterful design, and since 2006, residents are drawn to the community and the ease at which they can find themselves immersed in nature. Living within one quarter-mile of a park or green space is just one example. Residents can walk along the miles of trails that wind around acres of waterways on which you can kayak or canoe. They can spend the day at one of our world-class amenity centers that include parks, courts and fields, and custom-designed play structures or visit the birding tower or Treehouse Park and count how many bird species they see and hear. Our exceptional schools are walkable for many residents or you can walk with your child to a bus stop nearby. Sponsored events like Nature Fest or Friday Night Bites make connecting with friends and neighbors part of your routine. Shopping, restaurants, places of worship and on-site public works of art are all part of how The Howard Hughes Corporation creates communities that are as beautiful as they are sustainable.

Offering a diverse selection of home styles for every buyer and budget, Bridgeland’s footprint continues to expand with the recent opening of our third village, Prairieland Village. Additionally, in our fourth village, sales opportunities are underway in Creekland Village and a grand opening is being planned for this fall. Bridgeland Central, the community’s emerging 925-acre urban hub has begun its first of many phases of development and will include an H-E-B grocery store with inline retail and Howard Hughes’ first mass timber office building. As the community continues to grow, Bridgeland Central will bring additional shopping, restaurants, and employment opportunities, all easily accessible from all four villages.

“Since the recent start of the development of Bridgeland Central we have seen a surge in home sales and are on track to have a record-breaking year,” said Steve Sams, Senior Vice President, MPC Residential for Howard Hughes. “Bridgeland Central is positioned to transform, not just the Bridgeland community, but the entire Northwest Houston region with the ultimate delivery of retail, office, multifamily, dining, hospitality and entertainment offerings.”

Committed to restoring natural habitats through native plantings, and protecting natural resources through the Purple Pipe water reuse system to irrigate all common areas as well as implementing rain gardens and bioswales, just to name a few, our community’s outdoor settings provide a higher quality of life for all that live here. Providing this kind of placemaking is what makes communities like Bridgeland in Texas, and Summerlin in Nevada, desirable places to live, now and for many generations to come.