Buffett to Open Retirement Community in Daytona

posted February 28th, 2017 at 9:04 am

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings is planning to open Latitude Margaritaville, a 55-year and older community in Daytona, Florida.

Plans for a 55-and-older Margaritaville-themed community are barely off the drawing board, but the spirit of the Jimmy Buffett song that inspired the project was evident in a welcome celebration on Thursday at LPGA International Golf Club.

The invitation-only party marked this week’s announcement by Canadian developer Minto Communities that Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings company will be a strategic partner in developing Latitude Margaritaville, a planned 6,900-home community for 55-and-older residents on the north side of LPGA Boulevard, just west of Interstate 95.

The first homes are expected to be ready for move in by fall 2018, said William Bullock, a senior vice president with Minto. A sales center along LPGA Boulevard next to the Halifax Humane Society is expected to be open by this fall, with models available to tour by January 2018, Bullock said.

The community is being designed to reflect Buffett’s well-known tropical vibe, including the look and feel of its homes, which will feature an Old Florida/Key West architectural style, Bullock said.

More info at latitudemargaritaville.com

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  • Susan Gottfried

    I can’t believe you are not including an RV park in this plan.

  • Sheryl Hart

    I know this sounds exciting, I would love to be able to afford such a place. Am helping a brother right now. COPD, oxygen 25% on a good day, he makes 1300 month SS disability. He gets excited when he can have wings one night. He now lives in a group home with 5 other people who are really nice people, he is excited to have me or my sister take him to the store once a week. This man is 62 years old. He could never afford Jimmy Buffett World, he can bearly have a place to live. With food. All he wants is Hormel Chili, turkey sausage, pilsbury biscuits, cokes, and this is a treat for him. Sorry, Jimmy. Please help someone who can’t afford a Margarita. With respect.


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