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Minto’s Cascada at Monterra Integral Part of the 9th Best Overall Master Planned Community in the Country

Cooper City, FL, October 08, 2011 --( Metrostudy, the nation's leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing, retail and related industries nationwide, recently released its mid-year report on the top 20 master-planned communities in the country. And Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities, is pleased to announce that the company’s work is directly reflected in the report’s ranking of Monterra as the ninth best overall community.

Minto is currently developing 148 courtyard homes within the community’s Cascada neighborhood, which is one of the top selling sections in Monterra. Watch Cascada video:

The Monterra community is one of three in Florida to make the top 20 list (see full list here:

“As an integral part of this master-planned community, we are truly honored to share this award with our Monterra colleagues,” states Belmont. “We share the vision of the master plan and continue to develop homes that buyers want that are uniquely Minto in style, grace and amenities.”

Located in desirable Cooper City, Cascada features inspired two- and three-bedroom courtyard homes with two-car garages from the low $200s. Outside, these new homes in feature Santa Barbara and Palm Beach-styled architecture, appointed with covered patios and balconies. Innovative interiors feature wide-open living spaces, spacious kitchens, generous bedrooms and luxurious baths.

Additionally, all homes are designed, constructed and certified to meet the following agency standards:
- Energy Star®
- FPL® BuildSmart®

In 2010, Minto was awarded an Aurora Award for Best Energy Efficient Home for its work at Cascada. Team members also included EDSA, Affinity Architects and Rhett Alexander.

For complete information on Cascada at Monterra or any other Minto community, please visit or call toll-free 888-477-6890.

About MetroStudy Report

Metrostudy results are based solely on a lot-by-lot housing survey. Results are not based on a phone survey to individual developers, nor homebuilders. Metrostudy’s independent survey monitors the supply of detached and attached homes on a quarterly basis. In most markets, our survey tracks all condominium, townhome, duplex, and single family construction activity. The survey allows us to consistently and accurately track the size of the total market, as well as supply and demand within various levels of each market. Further, it helps to establish the depth of each market and the scope of the competition. The information included within this report has been collected in the field by Metrostudy staff, driving and surveying every lot in every community, within each market surveyed. Rankings are based on the annual start activity of each master plan surveyed under this methodology.

About Minto Communities

Launched in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has built more than 70,000 homes – 20,000 in Florida – and holds more than two million square feet of commercial space as part of its integrated real estate development, construction and management operations in Ottawa, Toronto and Florida.

Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities, in addition to low, mid and high-rise condominiums to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition by J.D. Power and Associates and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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