Creating Communities that Celebrate Life

Johnson Development is one of the nation’s leading residential and commercial land development companies and was established in 1975 by Larry Johnson.

Employing approximately 100 industry professionals, the company currently has 19 projects under active development — 15 in the Houston region, two in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, one in Austin and one in Atlanta. These communities represent more than 80,000 residential units and 16.7 million square feet of retail and commercial space on 47,500 acres.

Delivering premier amenities has always been a focus for Johnson Development, which has created thousands of acres of parks, open space, lakes and wetlands, and hundreds of miles of walking trails.  As one of the largest residential developers in the country, with home sales in the thousands, Johnson Development has more top-selling master-planned communities in the nation — more than any other developer for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

In 2019, Johnson Development held a 36 percent share of the master-planned community market in Houston and a 10.3 percent share of the overall Houston market.


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Setting New Standards

That’s what Johnson Development has been doing since 1975 — creating master-planned communities where families can fulfill their dreams and live life to the fullest. Johnson Development’s team of visionaries has elevated the idea of master-planned communities, setting new standards in the types of amenities, lifestyle events and homes residents can expect. Superb planning allows everyday life to continue seamlessly, with all the intricate pieces of development easily falling into place. Creative approaches convert necessary infrastructure into charming community elements that enhance residents’ lives. And a fearless passion has allowed Johnson communities to be the first to introduce recreational opportunities never before seen in a master-planned development.

Creating communities that celebrate life — that’s what Johnson Development does.



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