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Margaritaville: The Cookbook
Filled with recipes that bring the flavor of island living and the spirit of Jim
When you’re retired, every day should be paradise; thanks to Jimmy Buffett, it really can be. Buffett and Minto Communities are developing several retirement communities dubbed “Latitude Margaritaville,” and they basically sound like island resorts for people “55 and better.”
The first community is opening up in – you guessed it – the retirement mecca that is Florida, located on the water in Daytona Beach. The second will be in Hilton Head, South Carolina, with more locations in the works. Bill Bullock, senior vice president of Minto, told ABC News new homeowners will be able to move in by late summer 2018.
What’s there to do in Margaritaville? Drink, obviously. According to a press release, there will be “exciting recreation, unmatched dining, and FINtastic nightlife.” After you pour yourself something tall and strong, you can play tennis or cornhole (AKA a bean bag-tossing game), or hang out at the private beach club. There will also be lap pool, spas, and fitness facilities, and live entertainment, ABC reports.
Close to 7,000 homes are being built in this billion-dollar project, and are available in 2- and 3-bedroom models. The communities are golf-cart friendly, and homes have a den and garage. They’ll start in the low $200,000s to $350,000.
It’s TBD on whether sponge cake, shrimp boil, and cheeseburgers will be on the menu, but we have a feeling Buffett will make a case for them. Meanwhile, the Daytona Beach sales office opens this fall, so Floridians (or visitors) can check out the party for themselves.