Minto Sun City Center models win 2016 Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes Awards

Sun City Center, FL, April 26, 2016 — Minto Communities announces that two Minto models at Sun City Center have won 2016 Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) Parade of Homes awards. The Montecito single-family model at Sun City Center won an award in the $451,000-$475,000 category, and the Banyan paired villa model at Sun City Center won an award in the $301,000-$325,000 category.

Parade of Homes judges scored 139 model homes and condos to determine the awards. Scoring was based on overall architectural design, quality of workmanship, outdoor planning, livability and functionality, special design features and value to overall pricing. The 2016 Parade of Homes spanned four counties, and was held March 5-13.

Minto's Montecito single-family model is 3,439 square feet with 2,333 square feet under air. It includes two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, den, great room, dining room, covered screened lanai, pool and three-car garage. It is priced at $459,290. Distinctive Minto design features include dramatic foyer, bright, open living area, designer eat-in kitchen, generously sized master suite and master bath with two spacious walk-in closets, as well as pool with outdoor kitchen.

The Banyan paired-villa model is 2,478 square feet with 1,735 square feet under air. It includes two bedrooms, two baths, den, great room, dining room and covered screened lanai. It is priced at $304,060. The paired-villa home features a large kitchen that opens to the dining room and great room. A two-car garage includes a golf cart storage area. Minto includes many premium features such as wood cabinets, granite countertops in kitchen and baths, tile floors, full GE appliance package and more.

Named by Where to Retire magazine as a member of the Hall of Fame of Best Master-Planned Communities, Sun City Center is known as one of the country’s premier active adult communities. Located between Tampa and Sarasota, Sun City Center is just 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and the world-renowned white sandy beaches of Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, Bradenton and Sarasota.


Minto developed Sun City Center using its own funding sources, electing not to utilize Community Development District (CDD) funds.  According to Senior Vice President William Bullock, “When a developer uses CDDs, the cost of infrastructure improvements is passed on to the residents.  This fee shows up on the tax bill with average annual assessments ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 per year up to a maximum of 30 years. Minto didn’t want to burden our residents with this.”

The Sun City Center sales center is located at 105 Commercial Center Drive, Sun City Center, Florida. Sales center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call 888-253-1567 or visit

CONTACT: Paula Robertson & Associates (239) 454-1454


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