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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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.
With 23 miles of sun-soaked shoreline and endless entertainment, Daytona Beach is a place where every day feels like an escape. Now you can claim a piece of paradise at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, the 55-and-better community where fun and relaxation meet.
Just seven miles from the shore, Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach is a master planned community that allows you to make the most of your time. Enjoy the cabanas at the expansive Paradise Pool, with a poolside bar and grill, or take the free shuttle to the private beach club, with front row seats to the Atlantic Ocean. At Latitude Town Center, you’ll find the fully outfitted fitness center, a relaxed restaurant and bar, a theater, and a bandshell in the middle of the town square, where live music and dancing is a fixture of the night life. And just outside the community gates is a 200,000-square-foot retail space for all your shopping needs.
There are three different home collections at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach; the new construction, single-level cottages, villas, and single-family homes each come in a variety of floor plans to give you the space you’re looking for. Villas and single-family homes come with a large lanai, where you have the option of installing a pool, whereas cottages have porches that can be screened in.
Life in Daytona Beach is as vibrant and fun as the residents at Latitude Margaritaville. The Daytona International Speedway keeps your adrenaline pumping, while the myriad of festivals, celebrating everything from art and music to motorcycles and Jeeps, create a real sense of community. At Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, life is easy, neighbors are friends, and the party never ends.
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 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.
Enjoy all aspects of an active lifestyle influenced by wellness at The Isles Club, featuring resort-style amenities such as a resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a yoga lawn. After a scenic day exploring this beautiful community, sip on cocktails and savor coastal Florida flavors with family and neighbors at the resident-exclusive Overlook Bar & Grill, overlooking the Cypress Waterway.
The Isles is a master-planned community boasting 1,600 unique coastal themed new construction residences for sale, including maintenance-included cottages, villas and single-family homes from the $500s to over $1.5 million, many with stunning water and nature views.
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.