TAMPA, FL – (January 10, 2023) – Minto Communities USA announces that four of their five master-planned communities have been named on the John Burns Real Estate Consulting list of Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the United States for 2022. All four Minto communities were ranked among the top 25 on the list. Minto is the only master-planned community developer and home builder in the U.S. to achieve this result.
The Minto communities that ranked in the top 25 include Latitude Margaritaville communities in Daytona Beach, Florida, Watersound, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, along with Westlake in Palm Beach County, Florida. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, the newest of the Latitude Margaritaville communities, made the list for the first time at number 14. The other three Minto communities made the Top 50 list last year and all moved up in the rankings for 2022. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach is number 15, up from 19 in 2021. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is number 25, up from 36 in 2021. Westlake is number 21, up from 33 in 2021.
According to Minto Communities USA President Mike Belmont, Minto had 2,152 sales and 1,762 closings within their communities in Florida and South Carolina. Minto ended the year with 2,481 sold homes in backlog, representing over $1 billion in sales revenue, a new record for Minto Communities USA.
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 ranking of top master-planned communities in the country is based on new home sales. Other factors include range, types and prices of homes; consistent themes in signage, landscaping, lighting, street names and so on; amenities and activities for a variety of lifestyles, and branding and marketing that create a well-recognized identity.
“Minto is honored to have four of our five active communities recognized among the top 25 Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.,” says Belmont. “We continually strive to build upon our 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.”
Latitude Margaritaville communities are being developed by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is being developed in partnership with The St. Joe Company and Margaritaville. Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, 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.
Latitude Margaritaville communities offer Conch Cottages, villas and single-family homes starting in the low $300s as well as world-class resort-style amenities and an active lifestyle built on the four pillars of fun, food, music and escapism. Over 550,000 prospective homebuyers are registered as Latitude Margaritaville Paradise Club members to receive regular updates on the communities.
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, BMX pump park, playground, expansive lawn area with concert pavilion and food truck court for community events, plus bocce ball courts and a dog park. Minto is underway with phase two amenity construction including an adult lap pool, multi-purpose building and basketball courts. Minto offers townhomes, single-family homes and estate homes starting in the $400s in several neighborhoods within Westlake.
About Minto Communities USA
Minto Communities USA, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for over 40 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 32,000 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 and Best Sales Center for Westlake in the City of Westlake; Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; Best Clubhouse for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Minto has also earned multiple Aurora Awards from the Southeast Building Conference for Westlake, including the 2018 Silver Award for Best Single-Family Residential Community.
Minto is also recognized throughout the homebuilding industry as an expert in developing active-adult communities. The NAHB named Minto 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.