Seniors who dream of spending retirement like they’re living in a Jimmy Buffett song are in luck. As Curbed reports, construction on a Margaritaville-themed senior housing development in Daytona Beach, Florida is currently underway.
Latitude Margaritaville will offer many of the same amenities as a typical Florida retirement complex. Residents of the community’s 6900 homes will have access to a gym, a pool, arts and education programs, a beach shuttle, and a 200,000-square-foot shopping center.
According to the Margaritaville blog, the facility will also channel the brand’s “authentic, ‘no worries,’ tropical vibe.” Indoor and outdoor dining spaces will serve food and drinks from the Margaritaville restaurant chain and a bandshell in the village’s center will host live entertainment. (The blog doesn’t state whether Florida resident Jimmy Buffett will be stopping by for performances.) In total, the development project is expected to cost $1 billion.
Furnished model homes will be ready by early 2018, and the retail space is scheduled to open this fall. Younger Buffett fans looking for their own immersive Margaritaville experience won’t need to venture far outside Daytona Beach to find one. The first phase of Margaritaville Resort Orlando, complete with vacation homes, a wellness center, and a water park, will launch at the end of this year.