March 11, 2017 — Jimmy Buffett fans, not known for worrying, can keep relaxing. In fact they can now find that last shaker of salt in their very own active adult community. The first one of many to come, dubbed Latitude Margaritaville, will go online next year in Daytona Beach, Florida. Press releases say the sales center there will be open later this year with the first models available in early 2018.
Topretirements must have seen 10 press reports about this new community – there is a lot of excitement about it. Here is what John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville said about the new communities: “With Minto’s (the developer) expertise in creating master planned developments and Margaritaville’s inherent ability to deliver fun and escapism, Latitude Margaritaville has the exact coordinates for those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up.”
Promised amenities at this community near the intersection of Interstate 95 and LPGA Boulevard sound perfect for Parrot Heads. Residents can enjoy Margaritaville-brand food and beverage concepts such as the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant and Five O’Clock Somewhere bar with indoor and outdoor dining options. Fortunately, residents can work off those burgers and beers at an aerobics studio, fitness center, indoor lap pool, spa, and group fitness classes. The community will have walkable neighborhoods and a Town Center. Homes will be built for aging in place.
Naturally there will be a band shell for live entertainment – and we are guessing somebody special might occasionally even show up! Residents are promised access to a private beachfront club via continuous shuttle service.
Minto also owns Sun City Center of Tampa, another 55+ community.
We hope life works out there as well as Jimmy Buffett once said: “Shells sink, dreams float. Life’s good on our boat. ”
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