Premier Builder of Active Adult Communities in Florida
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.)
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 and Daytona Beach, FL. And, good surf is just around the corner.
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