If you had to conjure up a picture of the ideal retirement, you just might imagine Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville.” I mean who wouldn’t want to nibble on sponge cake and strum their six-string (if they had one) for the rest of their days?
Well, a whole lot of retirement dreams recently came true when Canadian developer Minto Communities partnered with Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings company to create its first 55+ community in Daytona Beach, Florida. Initially planned to include 6,900 homes, Latitude Margaritaville is expected to be the biggest master-planned community ever built in the Volusia-Flagler area. The first homes are projected to be ready for move-in by fall 2018.
This new community exemplifies the “good life” with a resort-style pool complete with cabanas and palm trees, indoor lap pool, spa, and on-site restaurants. There’s even a private oceanfront beach club where you can sip on margaritas and maybe even see some actual “tourists covered in oil”!
It’s no surprise that Latitude Margaritaville also has a band shell for live music. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Jimmy Buffett could even drop by to entertain you!
Said Minto Communities senior vice president, Bill Bullock, in a statement: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Margaritaville to put the exclamation point on fun living for active adults.”
Homes will be built in the Old Florida and Key West architectural styles and range in price from the low $200,000s to the mid-$300,000s. If Daytona Beach isn’t for you, don’t despair. The partnership between Minto and Buffett is expected to also yield communities in other cities down the road.