Minto to Unveil 3,800-Acre Westlake with Family Friendly Grand Opening Event on Saturday, Oct. 28

Award-winning builder to debut first model homes, interactive sales center, in Palm Beach County’s new city

CITY OF WESTLAKE, Fla. – (October 23, 2017) – Minto Communities is set to unveil its highly anticipated master planned community, Westlake, on Saturday. The award-winning builder will hold a family-oriented grand opening event at the community from noon until 4 p.m.  Minto will showcase six furnished model homes and the new 9,300 square foot interactive sales center.  Westlake is located within the City of Westlake, Palm Beach County’s newest municipality incorporated in June of last year.

“We’re not only developing Palm Beach County’s most significant new community in years, but also building a brand new city from the ground up,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “This is the first chance for the public to experience the lifestyle and vision for Westlake first hand.  With single-family homes starting in the $270s, exceptional new home values will certainly come as one of the biggest and most pleasant discoveries for people looking for a new home in Palm Beach County.”  

Minto will officially open its highly innovative sales center featuring interactive displays on the community and homes, a children’s playroom, cafe’ and full interior design center. Prospective buyers will also have their first opportunity to tour six fully-staged, uniquely designed and energy efficient single-family model homes.  The models are in Westlake’s first neighborhood, the Hammocks, which is planned for 325 homes on 50’ and 65’ homesites.  Minto is offering 25 unique single-family floorplans ranging from 1,483 to 4,320 square feet under air in the Hammocks.

As part of the grand opening event, the builder is hosting a day of fun, food and entertainment for the entire family. Kids can participate in an obstacle course and lawn games, paint pumpkins and navigate a computer gaming truck.  There will also be a balloon twister and face painter, a photo booth and a kid-friendly DJ.  Sliders, mac & cheese and other favorites will be provided.    

"Westlake offers families the chance to be part of something new and exciting, to experience the future of Florida living in a brand new city,” said Belmont. “We call it Life in Motion – the healthier, more active, more convenient lifestyle people are looking for today.” 

Westlake blends residential, commercial and recreational elements into a vibrant new city.  The community will feature 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, pump park, sports courts, outdoor concert pavilion, dog park and multi-purpose building.

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.  The Town Center will be a focal point for residents; 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.

Minto is working with the City of Westlake on a workforce housing initiative which provides income-eligible homebuyers a 3 percent down payment on a new home. In addition, Minto is also offering a program that gives public servants such as teachers, police officers and firefighters a 3 percent discount on a new home purchase.  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 saves future Westlake residents thousands of dollars annually.

Westlake is located at 16610 Town Center Parkway North in the City of Westlake on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road between Southern Blvd. and Northlake Blvd.  For more information on the community or grand opening, call 844-861-5833 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 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.