Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held for Final Phase at Villas By The Sea

Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held for Final Phase at Villas By The Sea
Ribbon-Cutting Event to Celebrate Opening of New Sales Center

TAMPA, Fla. – March 26, 2015 – Minto Communities and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea officials and community leaders gathered on March 4, 2015 for a groundbreaking ceremony of the Oceanfront North Residences at Villas By The Sea. Afterwards a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the grand opening of the new Villas By The Sea sales center located at 236 Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. In attendance were Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Mayor, Scot Sasser; Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce President, Courtney Stanford, and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber Board Chair, Tom Balcom. Representatives from Minto who attended were Vice President of Operations, Steve Svopa, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Debbie Jones-Ryan, and Senior Director of Sales, Tonia Abrahamsson.

“The attendance of public officials and community leaders at the ceremony and ribbon-cutting comes shortly after a very successful grand opening event. We are pleased with such strong support in the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea community,” stated Steve Svopa, Vice President of Minto.

The final phase at Villas By The Sea includes two new buildings, Oceanfront North and Oceanside North, with brand new home designs ranging from 1,565 to 2,293 interior square feet, two to three bedrooms, two to three baths and optional studies. After the successful grand opening event only eight residences remain in Oceanfront North and 18 residences remain in Oceanside North. These open floor plans feature gourmet island kitchens, luxurious master suites, sun-splashed balconies and spacious living areas offering breathtaking ocean views. New condominium residence pricing starts from the $600s to over $1 million.

Existing resort amenities include a beautifully designed two-story oceanfront clubhouse, The Sea Club, which is the focal point of recreation and leisure activities reserved for new and current residents. It includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, social room, and oceanfront resort-style pool complete with private cabanas and spa overlooking a 600-foot expanse of sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.
Villas By The Sea is located in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, just north of Ft. Lauderdale on Florida’s Gold Coast, 10 miles north of Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 30 miles north of Miami International Airport. The convenient location near I-95 and Florida Turnpike provides residents with immediate access to shopping, fine dining, the design district of Las Olas and numerous entertainment options.

The brand new Villas By The Sea sales center is located at 236 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla., 33308 just three miles east of I-95 in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Sales center hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For complete information on Minto Communities, please visit or call (888) 268-9019.

About Minto Communities

Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown over the last 60 years into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and multiple national awards in community and home design. For information, visit

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