Westlake Led County In Single-Family Home Building Activity In 2022

An aerial photo of home building in Westlake taken in January 2023.

The City of Westlake again led the way during 2022 in permits issued for single-family home construction in Palm Beach County.

New figures released by the county’s planning department show that Westlake was issued 651 single-family home building permits in 2022, ahead of Palm Beach Gardens with 245 permits. Westlake also topped all municipalities in 2021 with 829 single-family home permits.

In 2022, 3,170 single-home permits were issued in the 39 municipalities and unincorporated Palm Beach County, down about 1,500 year-over-year. The figures were compiled from U.S. Census Bureau Building Permits.

“Even though there was less home building overall in Palm Beach County, Westlake was still the most desirable area for new single-family construction,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “I think it shows the continued demand to live in a new community like Westlake that offers a family-friendly lifestyle and quality construction at a good value.”

The total value of Westlake’s approved single-family home permits is estimated at $163.45 million, second highest among municipalities behind Boca Raton. Westlake placed second in the county in the total number of permits behind West Palm Beach, which is undergoing a boom in multifamily housing.

Minto Communities is the master developer and primary home builder in the 3,800-acre Westlake, which was incorporated in 2016 and approved for 4,500 homes. In 2022, 550 buyers purchased homes in Westlake. Since opening in October 2017, the City of Westlake has issued 1,832 certificates of occupancy for completed homes in Westlake.

Currently, Minto is selling single-family homes in The Orchards, larger estate homes in The Estates, and townhomes in The Crossings. Prices start in the $400s.

Phase 2 of the Westlake Adventure Park is expected to be completed in the first quarter of this year. It will feature new basketball courts, an adult lap pool, a multi-purpose building and an event lawn, in addition to numerous amenities already open to residents.

Commercial development is also in high gear. Konover South recently broke ground on a 23,000-square-foot retail/restaurant known as the Shoppes of Westlake Landings. It is expected to open in late fall. Within the next two months, the new Publix at Westlake Plaza is expected to open with a 50,000-square-foot Publix grocery store and eight other stores. Two large-scale warehouse-distribution facilities have been approved and are awaiting construction. Over the past year and a half, two 7-Eleven stores opened, along with a regional service center for the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office.

Westlake is located at 16610 Town Center Parkway North in the City of Westlake off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. For more information on the community, call (888) 299-3628 or visit www.westlakefl.com.