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Florida's TOP 10 Best-Selling, Master-Planned Communities

Discover the top and best-selling communities in Florida.

When moving to Florida for retirement or to start a new career, master-planned communities (MPC's) are often popular choices as they offer many benefits such a wide variety of home builders, home styles and options at all price points, close proximity to nearby shopping, dining and recreation as well as strong resale value down the road. Master-planned communities, as the name implies, are developed from a master comprehensive plan by a developer. Master-planned communities are created to embody the culture of living, working and playing all within the convenience of a single, large, well-planned community. From inception, these communities are designed to be amenity-rich and embrace the concept of resident interaction with centralized town centers, planned social activities and events such as musical performances, festivals, farmers markets, yoga and kid-friendly events just to name a few.

For your convenience, this page has been created to help you locate the top-selling, master-planned communities around the state of Florida. These popular Florida communities, and others nationwide, report mid and full-year home sales each year and are ranked nationally by RCL & Co, a well-respected and independent real estate consulting firm. View list of Community Rankings (Mid-Year 2021). Currently, Florida is home to three of the top five best-selling, master planned communities in the nation.

Florida's Top-Selling, Master-Planned Communities

# Community Name City Type 2021 Sales
(Mid-Year)
1 Lakewood Ranch Sarasota, FL All Ages 1,535
2 The Villages The Villages, FL 55+ 1,226
3 Wellen Park South Venice, FL All Ages 534
4 On Top Of The World Ocala, FL 55+ 425
5 Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, FL 55+ 415
6 Viera Melbourne, FL All Ages 406
7 Lake Nona Orlando, FL All Ages 405
8 Nocatee Ponte Vedra, FL All Ages 385
9 Ave Maria Ave Maria, FL All Ages 371
10 Bacbock Ranch Babcock Ranch, FL All Ages 370
  Mid-year sales are based upon sales from Jan 1 - Jun 30.

Popular Amenities of Master-Planned Communities

  • Centralized community/town center
  • Business/commercial office park
  • Shopping plazas and restaurants
  • Fire stations
  • Public and/or private schools
  • Churches and/or places of worship
  • Medical/healthcare facilities
  • Parks and recreation areas
  • Walking and biking trails
  • Golf courses
  • Gyms and/or fitness centers
  • Community and social events
  • Prominent community signage
  • Well-maintained community landscape

Top Benefits of Master-Planned Communities

  • Strong resale value of your property
  • Convenience to nearby shopping, dining, recreation, schools and work
  • A high degree of community interaction and social events on a regular basis
  • A wide variety of home builders, home styles and options at all price points

Map of Florida's Top Master-Planned Communities