While in the midst of one of the hottest residential real estate markets in years, Minto Communities USA has announced a significant milestone at Westlake — welcoming its 1,000th buyer. The 3,580-square-foot Laurel Grand model with five bedrooms and four baths was purchased in the Groves neighborhood by Ivan and Fabi Martins, who currently reside in nearby Loxahatchee with their son and daughter.
“We love living in this part of Palm Beach County but really felt the time was right to move our family into something new,” Fabi Martins said. “At Westlake, are not only getting a lot of home for our money, but we’ll be able to make new friends and enjoy the amazing amenities at the Westlake Adventure Park. It’s the sense of community and lifestyle that sold us.”
Westlake opened for sales in October of 2017. By early 2021, Minto had sold out its first two neighborhoods, the Hammocks and the Meadows, and is on the cusp of selling out its third, the Groves, with 424 single-family homesites. Prices start in the low $300s to $500s. Minto’s sales at Westlake in 2020 totaled 491, a 227 percent increase over 2019. Three more Minto neighborhoods are scheduled to begin sales and construction during 2021.
“We are thrilled at the success we are experiencing at Westlake,” said John Carter, vice president of Minto Communities USA. “People see the value, quality and lifestyle that we are offering and want to be part of it. They also love the idea of being a pioneer in a brand-new city from the very start.”
In 2020, the City of Westlake was the busiest municipality in Palm Beach County when it came to home building. The city was issued 377 single-family permits, more than any of the other 38 cities in the county. Westlake received nearly a fourth of all new-home permits in the county with a construction value of over $84 million.
A portion of that construction volume is attributed to two other builders that acquired land for their own neighborhoods in Westlake — Sky Cove from Label & Company and Cresswind from Kolter. However, the 1,000-home milestone is specific to Minto-built homes at Westlake.
Westlake also made strong showings this year on two prestigious national lists that showcase the best-performing master-planned communities in the U.S. Westlake ranks 17th on RCLCO’s Top 50 Master Planned Communities for 2020, and John Burns Real Estate Consulting listed Westlake as 19 out of 50 communities on its 2020 rankings. Rankings are based on year-over-year sales of new homes, along with several other factors.
“Our growing success is in great part attributable to our team of dedicated and seasoned professionals who share Minto’s commitment to providing an outstanding customer experience while meeting and surpassing the expectations of our home buyers,” Carter said.
Westlake is located at 16610 Town Center Parkway North in the City of Westlake, off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. For more information about the community, call (888) 299-3628 or visit www.westlakefl.com.