Tampa, FL (February 6, 2023) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented Minto Communities USA with eight awards at the 2023 International Builders Show (IBS) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 31 through February 2. The awards included recognition by NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council (Best in 55+ Housing Awards) and the National Sales and Marketing Council (The Nationals Awards) for Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville communities.
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, located near Panama City Beach, Florida received a total of seven awards, including two NAHB Gold Awards. The first Gold was a Nationals Award for “Best Brochure for a Master Planned Community.” The second Gold was a “Best in 55+ Housing Award” in the attached home up to 1,700-square-feet category for the Latitude Margaritaville Dreamsicle model from the popular Conch Cottage Collection.
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound also received five Silver awards, including “Master Planned Community of the Year.” Additional Silver awards include “Best Welcome Center”, “Best Video-Long Format” for a video featuring Jimmy Buffett delivering a welcome song and message, “Best Brochure/Print” for the community’s main brochure, and “Best Attached Home over 1,700 square feet” for the Nevis model from the Caribbean Collection of colorful, island-themed villa homes.
In addition, Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach received a Silver Award from the National Sales and Marketing Council for “Best Lifestyle Program for a Community.”
Latitude Margaritaville communities are being developed by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville. They 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, along with resort-style amenities. More than 550,000 prospective buyers are registered as Latitude Margaritaville Paradise Club members for ongoing information.
There are currently three Latitude Margaritaville communities. The first to open was Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head in Hardeeville, South Carolina was the second to open. The third, Latitude Margaritaville Watersound in the Florida Panhandle, is being developed in partnership with The St. Joe Company. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for Texas as well as 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, pays tribute to superior achievements by sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates. The 55+ Housing Awards, presented by NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council, honors all aspects of 55+ housing, including design, development, finance, ownership, management and sales and marketing.
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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 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 for Westlake in the City of Westlake; Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; and Best Clubhouse for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, 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.
About Latitude Margaritaville
Latitude Margaritaville communities are active adult developments built by master developer Latitude Margaritaville communities are active adult developments 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. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for Texas as well as other popular destinations. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach and Margaritaville Hilton Head were recognized among 2021’s top 50 master-planned communities in the U.S. on the prestigious John Burns Real Estate Consulting list. Both of these communities as well as Latitude Margaritaville Watersound appeared on the 2022 RCLCO Real Estate Consulting mid-year list of top 50 top-selling master-planned communities in the U.S.