Minto Breaks Ground on First Westlake Homes

Construction underway on 6 model homes from two unique collections

WESTLAKE, Fla. — (June 23, 2017) — Home construction is underway in Westlake for the very first time since it became Palm Beach County's newest municipality last summer.

Minto Communities has begun building six model homes in the 3,800 acre master-planned community which shares the same name as the city. The fully-furnished model homes are expected to be completed this fall to coincide with the Westlake sales center grand opening.

The models under construction come from both the Cypress and Indigo Collections of 1-and 2-story single-family homes.

The Cypress Collection will be built on 50 foot home sites consisting of 14 unique floorplans ranging from 1,483 to 4,025 square feet under air. The residences offer 2-5 bedrooms and 2-5 bathrooms, and 2-3 car garages.

The Indigo Collection features larger single-family homes designed for 65 foot homes sites. There are 11 floorplans ranging in size from 2,410 to 4,443 square feet under air. This collection offers between 2 and 6 bedrooms, 2.5-4.5 bathrooms and 2-4 car garages.

Key features of the Cypress and Indigo Collection homes include innovative designs with open floor plans, indoor-outdoor living spaces and the latest lifestyle technologies. Flexible room options are designed to meet the lifestyle desires and space requirements of individual homebuyers. And every Minto home includes a wide array of premium features.

Minto said it is also planning to start building several inventory homes over the next couple of months.

"We are excited to get our first homes underway and watch our vision for Westlake start to take shape," said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. "We can't wait until the models are finished so buyers can get a full appreciation for the unique homes and lifestyle we are planning for this special part of Palm Beach County."

The Westlake sales center is also under construction and will feature interactive displays, a full interior design center, cafe' and children's playroom.

Located in Central Palm Beach County, Westlake blends residential, commercial, recreational and natural elements into a vibrant new city. The city's town center will be 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 an Aquatics Center with lagoon-style pool, lazy river, 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 amenities include an adventure playground, dog park, sports courts and multi-purpose building.

Minto Communities is also making improvements to the area's infrastructure. The builder is spending $25 million to expand and beautify Seminole Pratt Whitney Road which bisects the City of Westlake. Plans include widening the two-lane road to four lanes and adding a landscaped divided median, among other enhancements. Minto has also donated 4.5 acres of land to Palm Beach County for a new high-tech fire station that will also serve as a district headquarters.

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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 44 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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