2015 Best in American Living Awards (BALA)

Minto Communities Wins 2015 Best in American Living Award for The Isles of Collier Preserve

NAPLES, FL, January 29, 2016 — The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities received a prestigious Silver Award at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) for “Best Mixed Community.” Minto is one of only three recipients to be recognized in this category in the entire country. Winners were announced at the 2016 International Builder Show in Las Vegas on January 20.

The Best in American Living Awards is the nation's premier award program continually redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative builders, remodelers, architects, residential and building designers, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation. Every year, the awards program, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Design Committee, recognizes good design in single-family and multifamily homes of all types and sizes, communities, interior design, remodeling and rental developments.

“Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve has been meticulously planned to create a sustainable community that embraces nature and an active lifestyle,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “We are honored to receive this significant award that recognizes the extraordinary qualities of this very special community.”

The Isles of Collier Preserve is a uniquely located 2,400-acre community that is bordered on the south by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the north by Naples Botanical Garden, and the west by Dollar Bay.  More than half of the 2,400 acres is dedicated to natural habitat and preserve areas connected by a network of biking paths and recreational trails with exercise stations and nature observation areas as well as blueways for kayaking.

Minto offers a selection of 43 innovative floor plans at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Twelve fully furnished single-family home and villa models are showcased in the community’s Model Court, including eight single-family home models and four one-story villa models from Minto’s new classic coastal home collection. In addition, three award-winning coach home models are open for viewing.

Minto’s single-family homes at The Isles of Collier Preserve range from 2,016 square feet under air to 4,327 square feet under air.  Villas range from 1,565 square feet under air to 1,862 square feet under air with two to three bedrooms, den or hobby room, great room, dining room, two baths, covered lanai and two-car garage. Coach homes include one, two and three-story floor plans, and range in size from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air with two-car garages and private elevators.

Minto developed The Isles of Collier Preserve using its own funding sources, electing not to utilize Community Development District (CDD) funds, and saving homeowners at The Isles of Collier Preserve thousands of dollars in annual assessments.

The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. Discovery Sales Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve, call 888-693-4306 or visit mintofla.com.

The Isles Club at The Isles of Collier Preserve offers many amenities, including resort-style pool, poolside cabanas, lap pool, fitness center, tennis and bocce ball courts, yoga lawn, event courtyard and more.

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