New U.S. home sales among the 50 top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) increased by 7 percent compared with the pace set by the top communities in the first half of 2022. Inventory levels for existing homes have remained low as elevated mortgage rates have discouraged sellers and buyers.

The Villages in Florida is once again estimated as the top-selling community in the nation based on their sales pace set in 2023.

Lakewood Ranch claimed the number two spot overall and is the number one selling all-ages community in the country with 1,227 sales—a 20 percent increase over the pace set in the first half of 2022.

Sunterra in Houston has earned the third-place rank with 669 sales—a 49 percent increase over the same timeframe last year.

The Houston MSA was the top-performing metropolitan area with 14 communities in the top 50, representing over 5,000 sales, or almost 26 percent of all sales among ranked MPCs.

The state of Florida represented about 42 percent of sales among ranked communities, followed by Texas at nearly 38 percent.