2021 Local Leaders

The hottest markets for home building, and the top builders in each. Here's our annual list of the country’s 50 largest new-home markets.




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2020
** The top 10 builders in the market have more than 100 percent market share, but how is that possible? Zonda Data, 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.

The Top 50 markets in the U.S.

Market Ranking
Market
Top 10 Market Share 2020*
1 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 50.4%
2 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 51.2%
3 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA 45.8%
4 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ 63.6%
5 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX 56.6%
6 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 70.5%
7 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 74.9%
8 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 76.8%
9 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 67.8%
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 68.0%
11 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 47.6%
12 Raleigh-Cary, NC 50.8%
13 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 65.6%
14 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 78.4%
15 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90.2%
16 Jacksonville, FL 86.9%
17 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 70.1%
18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50.2%
19 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 36.1%
20 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 68.2%
21 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 84.5%
22 Boise City, ID 69.8%
23 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 89.3%
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 62.9%
25 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 52.0%
26 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 61.6%
27 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA 76.4%
28 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60.7%
29 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 72.1%
30 Provo-Orem, UT 66.2%
31 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 76.6%
32 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 68.9%
33 Oklahoma City, OK 62.2%
34 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 86.0%
35 Salt Lake City, UT 47.3%
36 Kansas City, MO-KS 29.8%
37 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA 61.9%
38 Greenville-Anderson, SC 73.5%
39 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 82.0%
40 Colorado Springs, CO 77.1%
41 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 78.7%
42 Columbia, SC 85.2%
43 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 69.4%
44 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 35.2%
45 Columbus, OH 91.6%
46 Tucson, AZ 95.1%
47 St. Louis, MO-IL 67.8%
48 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 59.9%
49 Richmond, VA 93.7%
50 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 64.3%
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