Local Leaders

2011 Local Leaders

The Top 50 Markets in the U.S.

 
 
Market Ranking Market Top 10 Market Share *
 
1 Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown, Texas
52.9%
2 Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington, Texas
51.9%
3 New York/Northern New Jersey/Long Island, N.Y./N.J./Pa.
19.8%
4 Washington/Arlington/Alexandria, D.C./Va./Md./W.Va.
57.3%
5 Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale, Ariz.
58.2%
6 San Antonio, Texas
64.7%
7 Austin/Round Rock, Texas
63.9%
8 Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga.
44.8%
9 Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach, Fla.
67.8%
10 Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue, Wash.
41.9%
11 Los Angeles/Long Beach/Santa Ana, Calif.
41.7%
12 Chicago/Joliet/Naperville, Ill./Ind./Wis.
33.6%
13 Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord, N.C./S.C.
54.9%
14 Orlando/Kissimmee, Fla.
68.4%
15 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.
60.0%
16 Raleigh/Cary, N.C.
40.9%
17 Philadelphia/Camden/Wilmington, Pa./N.J./Del./Md.
44.5%
18 Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev.
75.7%
19 Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif.
72.2%
20 Denver/Aurora, Colo.
65.6%
21 Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro/Franklin, Tenn.
51.7%
22 Baltimore/Towson, Md.
62.8%
23 Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.
88.1%
24 Jacksonville, Fla.
67.2%
25 Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minn./Wis.
52.4%
26 Oklahoma City, Okla.
44.4%
27 San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, Calif.
53.1%
28 Portland/Vancouver/Hillsboro, Ore./Wash.
39.6%
29 El Paso, Texas
80.2%
30 The Villages, Fla.
99.5%
31 St. Louis, Mo./Ill.
59.0%
32 Charleston/North Charleston/Summerville, S.C.
73.2%
33 Columbus, Ohio
72.0%
34 Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind
82.7%
35 San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, Calif.
57.5%
36 Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News, Va./N.C.
44.3%
37 Bradenton/Sarasota/Venice, Fla.
80.1%
38 Kansas City, Mo./Kan.
29.6%
39 Augusta/Richmond County, Ga./S.C.
58.9%
40 Columbia, S.C.
84.6%
41 Detroit/Warren/Livonia, Mich.
56.8%
42 Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla.
65.8%
43 Salt Lake City, Utah
49.3%
44 Sacramento/Arden-Arcade/Roseville, Calif.
70.2%
45 Richmond, Va.
74.1%
46 Pittsburgh, Pa.
91.8%
47 Jacksonville, N.C.
61.8%
48 Huntsville, Ala.
95.5%
49 Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Mass./N.H.
34.7%
50 Colorado Springs, Colo.
69.5%
 
 

* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2011

** The top 10 builders in the market have more then 100 percent market share, but how is that possible? Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, which collects Local Leaders data for BUILDER, measures each market by building permits pulled over the previous 12 months, and the builders within each market by how many closings they have from the previous year. So builders in this market are selling and closing more units of inventory than they are pulling building permits for new units they plan to build. The slowdown in permits pulled across the country is another symptom of the downturn, as builders slow their production schedules.