Just Weeks After Launching, Westlake’s First Move-Ins Anticipated Early Next Year

CITY OF WESTLAKE, Fla. – (November 17, 2017) – Minto Communities projects that it should be ready to welcome its very first residents of Westlake by early 2018.

More than 3,000 people attended the grand opening weekend October 28-29 and since then, buyer interest has remained strong. Minto has already sold approximately 30 homes in Westlake’s first neighborhood, the Hammocks, and has several reservations pending. Prices for single-family homes start at just over $276, 000. 

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the interest, positive feedback and pace of sales we have seen so far,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “People are drawn to the price point of our homes, the quality of product and lifestyle we are offering.  And they love the idea of being pioneers in a brand-new city.”

Westlake is located within the City of Westlake, Palm Beach County’s 39th municipality created in June 2016.  Minto is planning to build 4,500 single-family homes and townhomes for Westlake and more than 2 million square feet of office, retail and other non-residential uses. 

In the Hammocks, buyers have 23 different floor plans to choose from, ranging from 1,483 to 4,320 square feet and either 50- or 65-foot homesites.  Six designer decorated models are available for touring.  Sixteen inventory homes are currently under construction and several are considered move-in ready, where all finishes are pre-determined and buyers can close and move in before the year’s end.  

The remainder of inventory homes under construction are known as custom choice, meaning they are built to the drywall stage, giving buyers an opportunity to select their own features and finishes. These homes can be delivered within 90 days of purchase. 

Additionally, buyers have the option of choosing their own homesite, specific floorplan and finishes and their new home would be completed between six and eight months after going to contract. 

Westlake features a 9,300-square foot sales center that offers buyers a unique, interactive experience. Traffic has been strong with more than 35 people visiting the sales center each week day, and on weekends that number exceeds 100 per day. So far, visitors and buyers have come from a wide geographical area.

“We have sold to people right here in the immediate area, as far north as St. Lucie and as far south as Miami-Dade,” said Belmont. “I think people want to be on the ground floor of something new and exciting and immerse themselves in the active lifestyle that Westlake will provide.”

Westlake blends residential, commercial and recreational elements into a vibrant new city.  A focal point will be the Town Center, a comprehensive retail district with an eclectic blend of national and local retailers, wide sidewalks and public spaces that host a lively calendar of programming and events.

The community will feature a wide-range of amenities including:  an aquatics center with a lagoon-style pool, tower slide and splash pad, plus an adult pool with swim lanes and shade cabanas.  Expansive recreational lawns offer spaces for picnics, lawn games and events.  Additional planned amenities include an adventure playground, dog park, sports courts, outdoor concert pavilion, and multi-purpose building.  Minto will also be debuting a Pump Park, a paved and contoured track for BMX bicycle enthusiasts who want to get their legs and their blood pumping.   

Minto is working with the City of Westlake on a workforce housing initiative that provides income-eligible homebuyers a 3 percent down payment on a new home. In addition, Minto is also offering a Welcome Heroes™ discount program that gives public servants such as teachers, police officers and firefighters a 3 percent discount off the base price of a new home.  The builder has utilized private funding sources to develop Westlake, meaning there are no costly Community Development District (CDD) bond re-payment fees passed on to homeowners, which will save Westlake residents thousands of dollars annually. 

The Westlake Sales Center is located at 16610 Town Center Parkway North in the City of Westlake.  For more information on the community, call 888-299-3628 or visit WestlakeFL.com.

About Minto Communities Florida:

Minto Communities, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for nearly 40 years.  Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 25,000 new homes built in Florida in 46 communities throughout the state.  Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. Applauded and recognized as an expert in the home building industry, Minto was awarded “Best Floor Plans” from Ideal-Living magazine.

These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional home builder and community developer, and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys.  Minto has earned multiple national awards for community and home design, including Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for The Isles of Collier Preserve community in Naples, Florida; and Best Clubhouse from NAHB for the Beach Club at Harbour Isle located in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. 

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