Minto Breaks Ground On First Homes In Westlake Community

An aerial photo of construction on six model homes in Westlake.

Home construction is underway in Westlake for the very first time since it became Palm Beach County’s newest municipality last summer.

Minto Communities has begun building six model homes in the 3,800-acre master-planned community which shares the same name as the new municipality. The fully furnished model homes are expected to be completed this fall to coincide with the Westlake sales center grand opening.

The models under construction come from both the Cypress and Indigo collections of one-story and two-story single-family homes.

The Cypress Collection will be built on 50-foot home sites consisting of 14 unique floor plans ranging from 1,483 to 4,025 square feet under air. The residences offer two to five bedrooms. The Indigo Collection features larger single-family homes designed for 65-foot homes sites. There are 11 floor plans ranging in size from 2,410 to 4,443 square feet under air. This collection offers between two and six bedrooms.

Key features of the Cypress and Indigo collection homes include innovative designs with open floor plans, indoor-outdoor living spaces and the latest lifestyle technologies. Flexible room options are designed to meet the lifestyle desires and space requirements of individual homebuyers. Every Minto home includes a wide array of premium features.

Minto plans to start building several inventory homes over the next couple of months.

“We are excited to get our first homes underway and watch our vision for Westlake start to take shape,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “We can’t wait until the models are finished so buyers can get a full appreciation for the unique homes and lifestyle we are planning for this special part of Palm Beach County.”

The Westlake sales center is also under construction and will feature interactive displays, a full interior design center, café and children’s playroom.

Located in central Palm Beach County, Westlake blends residential, commercial, recreational and natural elements into a vibrant new city. The town center will be a comprehensive retail district with a blend of national and local retailers, wide sidewalks and public spaces that host a lively calendar of programming and events. The community will feature an aquatics center with a lagoon-style pool, lazy river, tower slide and splash pad, plus an adult pool with swim lanes and shade cabanas. Expansive recreational lawns offer spaces for picnics, lawn games and events. Additional amenities include an adventure playground, dog park, sports courts and multi-purpose building.

Minto Communities is also making improvements to the area’s infrastructure. The builder is spending $25 million to expand and beautify Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. Minto has also donated 4.5 acres of land to Palm Beach County for a new high-tech fire station.

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