Attention, Parrotheads: The furnished model homes of the first Jimmy Buffett–inspired retirement community are nearing completion. The nearly $1 billion development, called Latitude Margaritaville in homage to the famous Buffett ballad, is located in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida. Sited west of the city center between I-95 and LGPA Boulevard, the community is marketed as the perfect retirement enclave for those who crave resort-style living, replete with on-site restaurants, live entertainment, and general tropical vibes. In total, the development promises to build 6,900 beach-bash bungalows for seniors who aren’t quite ready to retire from the raucous yacht rock life. For quieter residents, the on-site private beach club will be a place to “kick off your flip-flops, frolic in the surf and chill in the shade of the cool cabana.” Minto Communities and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings are developing the project. Houses available are marketed in three categories: the Caribbean, Beach and Island collections, with prices ranging from $235,990 to $358,990. While the square-footage of the homes differ, the nine model homes all feature similar design traits like prominent driveways and garages, sunken entryways topped with Italianate towers, hipped roofs with exposed eaves, multiple gables, and drop-side wooden paneling. If the senior housing search in Daytona Beach proves too competitive, check out the Latitude Margaritaville in Hilton Head, South Carolina, which will encompass over 2,700 acres as well as a 72-acre, 290,000-square-foot “festive retail center.”
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The team behind the world’s first Jimmy Buffett retirement community in Daytona Beach, Florida, has unveiled plans for a new South Carolina development aimed at the AARP-eligible. The LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE communities are tailored to active adults (the "55-and-better" demographic, if you will). The Hilton Head, South Carolina development will span more than 2,700 acres, with 72 acres set aside for a 290,000-square-foot "festive retail center" inspired by the Margaritaville made famous in this song. Developer Minto Communities and Buffett’s company, Margaritaville Holdings, are spearheading the project. “The Hilton Head area has long been an established coastal destination for those seeking fun, sun, golf and water,” said William Bullock, Minto's senior vice president, in a press release. “Through our partnership with Margaritaville, we are redefining active adult living, focusing on the creation of iconic locations to live inspired by the food, fun, and music of the Margaritaville lifestyle. LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE Hilton Head will be influenced by the spectacular South Carolina setting and charming classic coastal architecture.” In addition to the mega retail center, amenities will add a resort pool, dining, and an array of fitness options, including tennis and pickleball courts. The team plans to construct more than 3,000 homes, with prices starting in the low $200,000 range. A press release states that development will begin "immediately" while a sales center will open early next year.