Harbour Isle Parade of Homes Winner 2013

Minto Communities’ Harbour Isle On Anna Maria Sound Wins Best Overall Development - 200 Homes or Less - in 2013 Parade of Homes Contest

Judges also select Harbour Isle as Best Overall – Multi-Family Category

BRADENTON, Fla. – March 11, 2012 – For the second consecutive year, the housing experts judging the 2013 Parade of Homes have selected Minto Communities’ Harbour Isle on Anna Maria Sound as the Best Overall Development, 200 Homes or Less. Overall, Harbour Isle received a total of 11 “Best Of” awards.

“Receiving the highest award in nearly every category is truly rewarding for all those who have turned Harbour Isle into a really special place for our buyers,” states Mike Belmont, president, Minto Communities. “I am particularly proud that nearly every aspect of the Harbour Isle community – interior and exterior design, amenities, being “green” – was recognized by the judges as the best in the field.

“For the hundreds of men and women working on this wonderful community, we want to thank the judge’s panel and the Manatee-Sarasota Home Builder’s Association for these awards.”

In addition to its Best Overall Development award, Harbour Isle was recognized for the following:

  • Best Overall, Multi-Family Community
  • Green Home Overall Winner
  • Green Award Winner, Multi Family, More Than 4 Units
  • Best Amenities, 200 Homes or Less – Harbour Isle
  • Best Entranceway, 200 Homes or Less – Harbour Isle
  • Best Curb Appeal Multi Family Category 5 – Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Kitchen, Multi Family Category 5 – Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Master Suite, Multi Family Category 5 – Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Architectural Detail, Multi Family Category 5 – Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Floorplan, Multi Family Category 5 – Harbour Grand Retreat


Starting in the high $300s, Harbour Isle on Anna Maria Sound offers resort-style living on Florida’s last private island. Offering award-winning style, homes range from the Bimini with 1,621 A/C Sq. Ft. to the Harbour Grand Retreat with 2,960 A/C Sq. Ft.  Elevators for second story homes are included along with a generous list of included premium features.

The gated community currently includes a two-mile walking path, community pool with cabanas and outdoor fire pit, kayak launch to enjoy the interior 38-acre man-made lake and a tiki hut seating area overlooking Anna Maria Sound. There is also an observation tower for views of the Gulf of Mexico. The community will also include a beach club and proposed marina.

For complete information on Minto Communities, please visit www.mintofla.com or call (888) 827-3061

About Minto Communities

Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida in 42 communities throughout the state.

Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities, in addition to low, mid and high-rise condominiums to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and Energy Star Certification.