The first residents will likely move into Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach in 2018.
It's Saturday. You've had a long week. Your boss wants the Anderson file on his desk first thing Monday morning. But you don't have the Anderson file yet, do you? No. You'll have to spend your weekend compiling it, working through the loose-leaf and eating microwave dinners. It's no life. This isn't what you thought it would be like. You had plans; you had dreams. You try to pick up that luke-warm cup of coffee, but it slips from your hands. It spills onto the Anderson file and seeps under your laptop. In a panic, you try to dab it up with toilet roll (you really should have got kitchen paper at the store). Your boss is going to notice this. The Anderson file is ruined. You try to take your mind off of it by scrolling through Facebook. Mindy, your high school sweetheart. You still love her. She's getting married. To that guy? That asshole? You weep.
What if it didn't have to be like this? What if you could move to Jimmy Buffett's new retirement home in Florida? Well, are you over 55-years-old (or do you plan to be)? Then you are in luck.
Buffett has always had an eye for a great locale. The beach? Loves it. The open seas? Yep. The moon? Bring the beach with you, and you're set. So, it makes sense that he's chosen beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida as the site for his newest venture. The Latitude Margaritaville, a joint venture with Minto Communities, is, according to ABC News, a "$1 billion project" that is "expected to create almost 7,000 homes offering fitness facilities, lap pools, spas, live entertainment, personal beachfront access and, of course, booze in the blender that will soon render that frozen concoction that helps residents hang on."
Bill Bullock, senior VP of Minto Communities, told ABC News that they expect their first residents to move in by summer 2018. "It's going to be a very fun place," he said, stating the extremely obvious.
Wait, but it gets better. ABC News again:
Bullock said the 2 or 3-bedroom homes, which feature a den and garages in the golf cart-friendly community, will start in "the very low $200,000s to $350,000."
"It was very important to us to make this as obtainable as possible," he said. "We have over 10,000 registrations in two weeks. It's just been amazing."
The retirement community is apparently for people age "55 or better." No information yet on whether you can register 29 years in advance.