Minto Communities USA Receives Eight Gold and Silver NAHB Awards for Latitude Margaritaville Communities
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented Minto Communities USA with eight awards at the 2023 International Builders Show (IBS) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 31 through February 2. The awards included recognition by NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council (Best in 55+ Housing Awards) and the National Sales and Marketing Council (The Nationals Awards) for Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville communities.
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, located near Panama City Beach, Florida received a total of seven awards, including two NAHB Gold Awards. The first Gold was a Nationals Award for “Best Brochure for a Master Planned Community.” The second Gold was a “Best in 55+ Housing Award” in the attached home up to 1,700-square-feet category for the Latitude Margaritaville Dreamsicle model from the popular Conch Cottage Collection.
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound also received five Silver awards, including “Master Planned Community of the Year.” Additional Silver awards include “Best Welcome Center”, “Best Video-Long Format” for a video featuring Jimmy Buffett delivering a welcome song and message, “Best Brochure/Print” for the community’s main brochure, and “Best Attached Home over 1,700 square feet” for the Nevis model from the Caribbean Collection of colorful, island-themed villa homes.
In addition, Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach received a Silver Award from the National Sales and Marketing Council for “Best Lifestyle Program for a Community.”
Latitude Margaritaville communities are being developed by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville. They are inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle depicted in the songs of famed singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett. They have captured the imagination of today’s vibrant and active 55-and-better market with a laid-back lifestyle of fun, food, music and escapism, along with resort-style amenities. More than 550,000 prospective buyers are registered as Latitude Margaritaville Paradise Club members for ongoing information.
There are currently three Latitude Margaritaville communities. The first to open was Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head in Hardeeville, South Carolina was the second to open. The third, Latitude Margaritaville Watersound in the Florida Panhandle, is being developed in partnership with The St. Joe Company. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for Texas as well as other popular destinations.
Since it was founded in the early 1940s, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has served as a voice of America’s housing industry. NAHB represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators
and problem solvers dedicated to building homes and enriching communities. The Nationals Awards, presented by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, pays tribute to superior achievements by sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates. The 55+ Housing Awards, presented by NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council, honors all aspects of 55+ housing, including design, development, finance, ownership, management and sales and marketing.