Looking to retire in Florida? If so, you might want to get to know Minto.
The Minto Building Corporation develops Florida active adult communities with the discerning active adult in mind. Communities in Florida are a dime a dozen, but Minto communities don't fall into that category. Here's a quick look at what sets Minto apart.
Minto was established in Canada in 1955. Then, 15 years later, Minto followed Canadian Snowbirds down to the sunshine state to expand its operation to Florida. The goal? Meet and exceed snowbirds' rigorous Canadian standards. Now with 25,000 homes under their Florida belt, Minto has raised the bar.
While, Minto's Canadian roots run deep, green building roots run even deeper in Canada. So, sustainable building practices lead the way at Minto.
Green Builders By Nature
Minto is a family-owned business and has a habit of doing the right thing. So, yes, sustainability is indeed top-of-mind. In fact, Minto integrated sustainable building practices into the construction of their first home. So, in effect, Minto built “green” before "green building" was a thing.
A collective environmental consciousness directed Minto’s humble beginnings. When the four Greenberg brothers - Gilbert, Irving, Lorry and Louis – decided to build a business together in Ottawa, Canada, they each had a similar mission in mind.
The Greenberg brothers founded Minto on the belief that home construction should be based on what’s right for everyone - the home builder, the community, and the planet – without exception.
Now one of the largest developers in Ottawa and Ontario, Minto won Green Builder of the Year award in Ontario in 2014. And, Florida’s Green Building Coalition named Minto Florida one of the top 15 green builders in 2015.
The Greenberg brothers’ values and environmental consciousness continue to drive Minto’s mission sixty years later.
And, in Florida, Minto is in good company.
Florida at its Finest
Florida has some of the highest energy efficiency standards in the country.
"To exceed these standards," Mike Belmont, president of Minto's Florida division, said, "is quite a feat. But, that's what we strive for."
Higher Seer Air conditioning units, more efficient appliances, insulated windows and installing icynene insulation step efficiency up a few notches. Down to the low VOC paint and low-consumption light bulbs, homes are built with the environment in mind.
Luxury and a preferred lifestyle are also top-of-mind in Minto communities. Single-family homes range from 400k to 1 million. But, no matter where a home lands on that range, nature is wrapped around it.
“We focus on thoughtful design. By integrating the natural surroundings, we make nature part of lifestyle of the community. And, I think this is what sets us apart,” Belmont said.
Minto communities are considered among the most desirable active adult communities in Florida.
(*Eliant Home buyers Choice Awards ranked Minto communities #1 in Florida.)
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Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, Florida’s preeminent new home builder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto Florida homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails. With over half of the 2,400-acres dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat, combined with outdoor-inspired amenities, The Isles of Collier Preserve is an extraordinary new active adult gated community where the magic of Old Naples and unspoiled nature still coexist.
Life unfurls along tree-shaded lanes, through ancient stands of pine & cypress trees, mangrove forests and down 8 miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails winding through acres of unspoiled natural habitat. A natured-inspired clubhouse will be the center of lifestyle and wellness amenities that celebrate life in the great outdoors. Adjoining the community on the shores of Rookery Bay Nature Preserve, a private yacht club and marina offers memberships and deepwater access to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Isles is a master-planned community boasting 1,600 unique coastal themed new construction residences for sale, with stunning water and nature views, including Single-Family, Villa and Coach Homes. 16 new decorated models are now open! Luxury Villas from the mid $300s, Single-Family Homes and Coach Homes are from the high $400s.
Your Latitude! You’ve earned a life where every day feels like an escape. Find your paradise at Latitude Margaritaville, the 55-and-better lifestyle where fun and relaxation meet.
Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, this is where life rolls easy, neighbors are friends and the party never ends. Awesome recreation, FINtastic dining and entertainment will make the town center the place to be and just a golf cart ride away. Masterfully crafted new Latitude homes let you hang your hat where your heart is.
Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is located on Highway 278, 2.5 miles east of I-95 in the city of Hardeeville, South Carolina – the scenic gateway to world-famous Hilton Head Island. The area is steeped in natural beauty, with an abundance of golf courses, pristine beaches and waterways for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Nearby are the historic cities of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC filled with museums, cultural arts, shopping and dining.
You’ve earned a life where every day feels like an escape. Find your paradise at Latitude Margaritaville, the 55-and-better community where fun and relaxation meet. Located in the heart of world-famous Daytona Beach, Florida – Latitude Margaritaville is a place where life rolls easy, neighbors are friends, and the party never ends.
Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, your new home in paradise features exciting recreation, FINtastic dining and live entertainment.
Discover opportunities for daily fun, fitness and recreation includes an amenity center with resort-style, social gathering areas, tiki huts and poolside bar and grill.
Masterfully crafted new Latitude homes let you hang your hat where your heart is. You can even wiggle your toes in the sand at the private beach club overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This is Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach.
New on the Scene
Minto recently partnered with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville brand to add a new spin to active adult communities.
Latitude Margaritaville Communities feature:
• Fins Up! Fitness Center
• Latitude Town Square
• Last Mango Theater
• Workin’ N’ Playin’ Center
• Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant
• Paradise Pool
Latitude communities are now open in Hilton Head, SC, Panama City, FL, and Daytona Beach, FL. And, good surf is just around the corner.