ORLANDO, FL (August 19, 2019)  — Latitude Margaritaville by Minto Communities was recognized by the Southeast Building Council (SEBC) with nine Aurora and Excel awards, including a Grand Aurora Award for Best 55+ Living Community for Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, in South Carolina.

The Aurora and Excel awards were presented at the SEBC's Southeast Building Conference that took place in August in Kissimmee, Florida. The SEBC presents the largest building industry trade show in the Southeast. Aurora Awards are presented annually for community planning, product design, and interior merchandising. Excel Awards recognize achievements in marketing, advertising and sales.

In addition to the Grand Aurora Award, Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head won a Silver Award for Best Single Family Detached Model for the Trinidad model. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, in Daytona Beach, Florida, won two Aurora Silver Awards for Best Single Family Detached Model Homes for the Coconut and Aruba models as well as five Excel Awards for Best Video, Best TV Commercial, Best Radio Commercial, Best Billboard and Best Sales Office.

Latitude Margaritaville has redefined the approach to active adult communities with a dynamic all-new concept in 55-and-better living for those who are growing older, but not up. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, Florida, and Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, South Carolina, are open daily and each feature nine designer models with Margaritaville-inspired décor. A third Latitude Margaritaville, located in Watersound, Florida near Panama City Beach in the Florida Panhandle, is projected to open in early 2021. Plans call for additional locations in some of the nation's most popular destinations.

"Minto is honored to receive this significant industry recognition for these vibrant new communities," notes Minto's Latitude Margaritaville Division President William Bullock. "The fun, no-worries lifestyle found at Latitude Margaritaville is clearly resonating with those 55 and better. There is nothing else like the Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle, and consumer interest is phenomenal."

Latitude Margaritaville communities present residents with walkable neighborhoods, golf cart friendly streets and an impressive range of resort-level amenities with Margaritaville-inspired names that include Latitude Town Square, Latitude Bar & Chill restaurant, Changes in Attitude Bar, Paradise Pool, Fins! Up Fitness Center, Barkaritaville Dog Park and more. Villa and single-family homes capture the "no worries" tropical vibe of the communities with names like Antigua, Jamaica, Coconut, Parrot and Trinidad. Homes range in size from 1,503 to 2,564 square feet under air, with prices starting from $243,990. The Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach sales center is located at 2400 LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head sales center is located at 356 Latitude Boulevard, Hardeeville, South Carolina on Highway 278, two-and-a-half miles east of I-95. For information, visit LatitudeMargaritaville.com.

About Latitude Margaritaville:

Latitude Margaritaville is a new portfolio of active adult communities developed by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings. Offering resort-style amenities, Latitude Margaritaville is the ideal destination for those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up. The communities feature a resort-style pool, fitness center, live entertainment, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, arts and learning programs and more. Ranked the nation's most popular active adult community of 2018 by 55Places.com and 2019’s Best 55+ Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, the first Latitude Margaritaville opened in Daytona Beach, Florida. A second Latitude Margaritaville is now open in the Hilton Head, South Carolina area, and plans are underway for a third location in Watersound in the Florida Panhandle, opening in 2021 Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for some of the nation’s most popular destinations.