Jimmy Buffett to create string of Margaritaville-themed retirement communities
March 10, 2017,
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jimmy Buffett and his lost shaker of salt have been bustling as of late. The singer recently revealed his plans to create a real-life Margaritaville for retirees "55 years or better," complete with outdoor spaces filled with the singer’s signature casual furniture.
Widely known for his laid-back style, the 70-year old is looking to translate the state of mind into a place where "parrotheads" can retire in style. The announcement of the partnership between Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities surfaced last month. Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach is the first of a string of communities and construction is already underway.
Now, with Latitude Margaritaville, Buffett will enter the retirement community market. The $1 billion project will have 6,900 homes, a town center that includes an indoor lap pool, spa and restaurants and a shuttle system to take members to a beachfront club.
The community is slated to open this fall.
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