A Denton County community led North Texas in new home sales in 2023 for the second year in a row.
Builder D.R. Horton’s Silverado community in Aubrey had 721 sales last year, according to an annual census of the country’s top new home developments by RCLCO, a Maryland-based real estate consulting firm.
Located 15 miles east of Denton, Silverado has homes for sale starting at more than $300,000.
The decade-old Windsong Ranch community in Prosper sold 551 new homes in 2023, according to RCLCO. Opened in 2014, the more than 2,000-acre Windsong Ranch is a development of Tellus Group.
Windsong Ranch is best known for its 5-acre Crystal Lagoon, which opened in 2019.
A new McKinney community — Painted Tree — ranked third for D-FW home sales last year with 448 properties purchased. The 1,100-acre Painted Tree community is a project of McKinney-based developer Oxland Group.
Painted Tree is planned to include about 2,800 single-family homes and townhomes and began sales in 2022.
New home purchases in the country’s top-selling master-planned communities rose by 14% last year, according to RCLCO analysts.
North Texas new home sales set a record in 2023 with more than 52,600 new houses purchased — up almost 4% from 2022, according to Residential Strategies.
About 40% of sales in the most popular communities were in Florida developments and 37% were in Texas communities.
Texas’ best-selling developments were all in the Houston area, with the Sunterra community topping the list with 1,293 new home purchases last year.