Retirees have plenty to look forward to. Namely: nibblin’ on sponge cake, watching the sun bake, searchin’ for your lost shaker of salt, and wasting away in Margaritaville. And by Fall 2017, there will finally be the perfect home to do all of that at once.
A Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville” themed “active adult community” is in the works in Daytona Beach, Florida. It’s being built by Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities “for those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up,” John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville, said in a press release.
Buffett’s core audience is already well into their senior living years. This $1 billion project makes sure that at least some of those fans don’t have to live like they qualify for an AARP card. There will be around 7,000 homes up for sale in late 2017, and model homes will be available for preview in early 2018. Residents are expected to be able to move in by 2018.
The excitement is already building, though. Minto senior vice president Bill Bullock told Good Morning America that over 10,000 people have already registered. And why not? There will be walkable neighborhoods, an indoor lap pool, spa, Margaritaville dining and beverage concepts, a resort pool with beach access, and a “no worries tropical vibe.” Yes, that vibe includes an outdoor band shell for live entertainment in the “Town Center.” As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a shuttle that will take residents to a private beachfront club.
Living at Margaritaville has it’s perks. You won’t need to worry about having far to travel when you blow out a flip flop, step on a pop top, or cut your heel. Booze in the blender and a frozen concoction will never be far away.