Tampa, FL — (March 4, 2024) — Minto Communities USA was recognized with a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Silver Award at the 2024 International Builders Show (IBS) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 27-29. Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Watersound amenity center won the silver “Best in 55+ Housing Award” in the Best Community Amenity category.

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City, near Panama City Beach, Florida. Latitude Margaritaville communities are being developed by Minto Communities under license from global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings. The newest location of the enormously popular communities, Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is being developed in partnership with The St. Joe Company.

The award-winning Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Town Square overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. It features a terraced amphitheater, thatched roof bandshell, full-size concert stage for live music and a jumbo screen for live streaming and movies and a specially surfaced dance floor that provides a little give and spring for dancers. A two-story Latitude Bar & Chill restaurant with rooftop Overlook Bar provides a range of Margaritaville-inspired food and beverage concoctions, live entertainment and panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

A massive lagoon-style Paradise Pool with beach-like gradual entry and shaded Tiki Island is surrounded by an expansive sun deck. A state-of-the-art Fins Up! Fitness Center offers indoor lap pool and whirlpool spa, workout equipment, spin room, fitness classes and wellness program. Tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts have lighting for night play, and an outdoor game lawn offers cornhole, billiards, table tennis, a putting green and more. The community also features a Barkaritaville Dog Park for canine residents. Future planned amenities include a Workin’ N’ Playin’ Center with a Last Mango Theater, Hangar Workshop and Barkaritaville Pet Spa.

Latitude Margaritaville communities are inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle depicted in the songs of famed singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett. They have captured the imagination of today’s vibrant and active 55-and-better market with a laid-back lifestyle of fun, food, music and escapism. More than 550,000 prospective home buyers are registered as Latitude Margaritaville Paradise Club members to receive ongoing information and updates.

Latitude Margaritaville communities also are located in Daytona Beach, Florida and near Hilton Head in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are being planned for Texas and other popular destinations.

Since it was founded in the early 1940s, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has served as a voice of America’s housing industry. NAHB represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building homes and enriching communities. The Nationals Awards, presented by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, pay tribute to superior achievements by sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates. The 55+ Housing Awards, presented by NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council, honor all aspects of 55+ housing, including design, development, finance, ownership, management and sales and marketing.

For information on Minto Communities or Latitude Margaritaville, visit www.mintousa.com or www.LatitudeMargaritaville.com.

About Minto Communities:

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 34,000 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 for Westlake in the City of Westlake; Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida. Minto is also recognized throughout the homebuilding industry as an expert in developing active-adult communities. The NAHB named Minto Communities 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. Minto’s Westlake and all three Latitude Margaritaville communities were named among the 2023 Top 50 Master-Planned Communities by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and RCLCO Real Estate Consulting. In addition, Minto Communities USA was ranked #13 among the Top 100 Private Home Builders in U.S. by Home Builder Executive magazine for 2023. Follow Minto on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram at MintoCommunitiesUSA.

About Latitude Margaritaville:

Latitude Margaritaville communities are active adult communities developed and built by master developer Minto Communities under license from 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, Latitude Margaritaville communities are now open in Daytona Beach, Florida, Hilton Head, South Carolina and Watersound, Florida located on the Emerald Coast in Florida’s Panhandle. All three Latitude Margaritaville communities were named among the 2023 Top 50 Master-Planned Communities by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and RCLCO Real Estate Consulting. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for Texas as well as other popular destinations. For more information on Latitude Margaritaville and to sign up to receive regular development updates, visit www.LatitudeMargaritaville.com. Follow Latitude Margaritaville on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LatitudeMargaritaville on Instagram and X at @LatitudeMville and on YouTube at @LatitudeMargaritaville8114.