The Houston housing market continued to dominate with strong new-home demand in the second quarter. Developments in the metro area are experiencing high traffic, sales, and starts, with Johnson Development leading in the communities with the most starts. Via Metrostudy data, here are the top 10 community developments in the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas, market ranked by annual starts.

1. Cinco Ranch Developer: Newland Communities

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 602

2Q14 Closings: 770

Starts per Month: 50.17

2. Riverstone

Developer: Johnson Development

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 818

2Q14 Closings: 683

Starts per Month: 68.17

3. The Woodlands

Developer: The Woodlands Development Co.

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 592

2Q14 Closings: 605

Starts per Month: 49.33

4. Cross Creek Ranch

Developer: Johnson Development

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 405

2Q14 Closings: 414

Starts per Month: 33.75

5. Aliana

Developer: Aliana Development

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 451

2Q14 Closings: 454

Starts per Month: 37.58

6. Canyon Gate West

Developer: LandTejas Development

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 427

2Q14 Closings: 442

Starts per Month: 35.58

7. Sienna Plantation

Developer: Johnson Development

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 476

2Q14 Closings: 414

Starts per Month: 39.67

7. Woodforest

Developer: Johnson Development

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 476

2Q14 Closings: 414

Starts per Month: 39.67

9. Firethorne

Developer:Jefferson Development Co.

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 380

2Q14 Closings: 381

Starts per Month: 31.67

10. Pine Mill Ranch

Developer: Land Quest Development

2Q14 Single-Family Detached Starts: 338

2Q14 Closings: 354

Starts per Month: 28.17

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Houston, TX.