Photo courtesy of Matthew Rutledge.
Homebuyers across the nation are attracted to master-planned communities for their work, live, play design and family-friendly amenities. Two Austin-area communities, Leander’s Crystal Falls and Round Rock’s Teravista, both made the list of the Top 50 best-selling communities in the country, according to a report published by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Each community was ranked by the number of homes sold in 2013. Crystal Falls came in at number 27 on the list, with Teravista not far behind at number 37. 305 homes were sold in Crystal Falls in 2013, which was an incredible 73% increase over the previous year. Teravista saw a 5% increase in home sales in 2013 with 249 homes sold. Texas had 17 master-planned communities make the top 50. That’s about one-third of the entire list!
It’s no surprise to see Crystal Falls on the list, as it is one of the most popular master-planned communities in the area for its beautiful homes and hill country setting. Homeowners in Crystal Falls have access to several swimming pools, playgrounds and hike and bike trails within their neighborhood, as well as an exemplary golf course. Builders for Crystal Falls include Taylor Morrison Homes, Drees Custom Homes and Grand Haven Homes. The community is part of the top-rated Leander school district and just 30 minutes from Austin. Leander is one of the fastest-growing suburban cities around Austin and new homes are still available in Crystal Falls. Click here to search for homes for sale in Crystal Falls.
Teravista in Round Rock is very similar in design to Crystal Falls. The neighborhood features a top-notch golf course and three amenity centers with pools, playgrounds and sports courts. Like the Leander school district, Round Rock ISD is one of the highest-rated districts in the Austin area. Round Rock is also only thirty minutes from Austin. Top builders like D.R. Horton, Lennar, Ryland Homes and Wilshire Homes have all developed parts of this community. Teravista is managed and developed by Newland Communities, a San Diego based company. Five of the top 50 master-planned communities on the list were developed by Newland Communities, and three of those five were Texas communities. Newland has also developed the Falcon Pointe community in Pflugerville and is currently developing a new master-planned community in Georgetown called Rancho Sienna. To search for homes for sale in Teravista, click here.