Westlake Led Palm Beach County in Single-Family Home Building Activity in 2022

CITY OF WESTLAKE, FL — (February 23, 2023) — The City of Westlake again led the way during 2022 in permits issued for single-family home construction in Palm Beach County.

New figures released by the county’s planning department show that Westlake was issued 651 single-family home building permits in 2022, ahead of Palm Beach Gardens with 245 permits. Westlake also topped all municipalities in 2021 with 829 single-family home permits.

In 2022, 3,170 single-home permits were issued in the 39 municipalities and unincorporated Palm Beach County, down about 1,500 year-over-year. The figures were compiled from U.S. Census Bureau Building Permits.

“Even though there was less home building overall in Palm Beach County, Westlake was still the most desirable area for new single-family construction,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “I think it shows the continued demand to live in a new community like Westlake that offers a family-friendly lifestyle and quality construction at a good value.”

The total value of Westlake’s approved single-family home permits is estimated at $163.45 million, second highest among municipalities behind Boca Raton. Westlake placed second in the county in the total number of permits behind West Palm Beach, which is undergoing a boom in multifamily housing.

Minto Communities is the master developer and primary home builder in the 3,800-acre Westlake which was incorporated in 2016 and approved for 4,500 homes. In 2022, 550 buyers purchased homes in Westlake. Since opening in October 2017, the City of Westlake has issued 1,832 certificates of occupancy for completed homes in Westlake.

Currently, Minto is selling single-family homes in The Orchards, larger estate homes in The Estates, and townhomes in The Crossings. Prices start in the $400s.

Phase 2 of the Westlake Adventure Park is expected to be completed in the first quarter of this year. It will feature new basketball courts, an adult lap pool, a multi-purpose building and event lawn, in addition to numerous amenities already open to residents.

Commercial development is also in high gear. Konover South recently broke ground on a 23,000-square-foot retail/restaurant known as the Shoppes of Westlake Landings. It is expected to open in late fall. Within the next two months, the new Publix at Westlake Plaza is expected to open with a 50,000-square-foot Publix grocery store and eight other stores. Two large-scale warehouse-distribution facilities have been approved and awaiting construction.

Over the past year and a half, two 7-Eleven stores opened, along with a regional service center for the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office.

Westlake is located at 16610 Town Center Parkway North in the City of Westlake, on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road between Southern and Northlake boulevards. For more information on the community, call 888-299-3628 or visit www.WestlakeFL.com.

About Minto Communities USA:

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 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.

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