Tampa, FL —(January 16, 2024)— Minto Communities USA announces that four award-winning Minto master-planned communities have been named among the top 50 master-planned communities in the U.S. for 2023. The Top 50 rankings were released by two prestigious firms, John Burns Real Estate Consulting and RCLCO Real Estate Consulting, that publish annual lists of the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.
The Minto communities included in the Top 50 are Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Florida, Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head in South Carolina, Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, near Panama City Beach, Florida and Westlake in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Latitude Margaritaville communities are being developed by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville. Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, the Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle is built on the four pillars of fun, food, music and escapism. This dynamic, all-new approach to active adult living has captured the imagination of today’s vibrant and active 55-and-better home buyers who are growing older, but not up. Plans for additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are underway, including a westward expansion into Texas.
Latitude Margaritaville communities offer Conch Cottages, villas and single-family homes starting in the $300s, along with world-class resort-style amenities. Latitude Margaritaville Town Centers include a Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant, Paradise Pool with beach-like gradual entry, Changes in Attitude poolside bar, Fins Up! Fitness Center, Latitude Town Square with bandshell, Barkaritaville Dog Park, Last Mango Theatre, Workin’ N’ Playin’ Center, Coconut Telegraph Business Center, tennis and pickleball courts, bocce ball courts and walking trails.
Westlake is located in Palm Beach County’s newest city by the same name. Minto Communities, the primary homebuilder and master developer of Westlake, is approved to build 4,500 homes and more than two-million square feet of non-residential space in the 3,800-acre master-planned community. The Westlake Adventure Park amenity includes a lagoon-style pool with waterslide, splash pad, poolside concessions, adult lap pool, BMX pump park, playground, Lodge building with expansive lawn area, concert pavilion and food truck court for community events, plus basketball courts, bocce ball courts and a dog park. Minto offers townhomes, single-family homes and estate homes starting in the $400s in several gated neighborhoods within Westlake.
According to Minto Communities USA President Mike Belmont, “Minto is honored to again have our communities recognized among the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the U.S. This is the fourth consecutive year that we have received these high rankings. We continually strive to build upon Minto’s reputation for quality, innovation and value. Our growing success is in great part attributable to our team of dedicated and seasoned professionals who share Minto’s commitment to providing an outstanding customer experience while meeting and surpassing the expectations of our home buyers.
John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC provides independent research and consulting services to the U.S. housing industry, working with research analysts and consultants across the country. The annual Top 50 Master-Planned Communities ranking is based on new home sales; range, types and prices of homes; consistent themes, amenities and activities for a variety of lifestyles as well as branding and marketing that create a well-recognized identity.
RCLCO provides real estate economics, strategic planning, and management consulting to real estate investors, developers, home builders, financial institutions, public agencies and anchor institutions. Since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling master-planned communities through a rigorous search of high-performing communities in each state.
About Minto Communities
Minto Communities USA, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for over 45 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 34,000 new homes built in 48 communities. Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional homebuilder and community developer and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for community and home design, including Best Single-Family Community Over 100 Homes for Westlake in the City of Westlake; Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; and Best Clubhouse for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Minto is also recognized throughout the homebuilding industry as an expert in developing active-adult communities. The NAHB named Minto Communities as 2019’s 55 Builder of the Year. Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach was awarded 55 Community of the Year for 2019, and Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head was awarded 55 Community of the Year for 2020.