I read Bill Louda’s letter (Louda On Minto West’s Mailer, Feb. 14) with applause. And yes, I’ve been a Realtor in the western communities since 1982. Needless to say, I have witnessed many changes — some good, some not so good — and the Minto development would be an atrocity to this area.
I, too, received the mailer, and as it slipped from my fingers into the recycle bin, I thought to myself, “They must think the folks out here walk around wearing dunce caps.” Old Florida… are they kidding? Downtown Stuart, Mt. Dora and Clewiston are Old Florida. Perhaps they should take a ride, and they will see that these towns are not filled with “count your way home” concrete boxes.
I have many friends living in the various Loxahatchee neighborhoods, and it is such a pleasure to visit them and see how they enjoy their land without the intrusion of their neighbors’ security lights shining in their living room windows, which is one of the amenities that Minto has to offer! Not to mention the traffic as the “lucky” homeowners will be leaving when the rooster crows so they can get to work on time.
Oh, but Minto will have you believe they will provide jobs to so many who can walk to work. Standing behind a counter serving ice cream will not pay for their “Minto Lifestyle.” In closing, I would like to say to all Loxahatchee residents — wise up and rise up to stop them, because once those shovels go in the ground, your lifestyle as you know it will change and there will be no going back.
Pat Evans, Wellington