You can now retire to Margaritaville, also known as Volusia County


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The Margaritaville Resort Orlando is readying for its grand opening later this year, but if relaxing in the shadows of tourist traps and overpriced gift shops isn’t your idea of a vacation, there’s another local place to enjoy your cheeseburger in paradise.

Minto Communities has announced a new partnership with Florida-based Margaritaville Holdings for several housing communities based around the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle brand, with the first being a 6,900-home retirement community in Daytona Beach.

The new 55-and-older pedestrian-friendly community, originally known as Oasis Daytona, will be branded as Latitude Margaritaville, Daytona Beach.

It will feature "Old Florida/islands" architectural stylings with a town center for residents and a 200,000-square-foot commercial development.

The town center will feature a fitness center with indoor lap pool and spa, an outdoor resort-style pool, and indoor and outdoor dining with signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, but the focal point will be the bandshell, where live music will be offered on a regular basis, including concerts that will be broadcast on Margaritaville SiriusXM Channel.

With all those margaritas being enjoyed at the retirement community driving to the beach wouldn’t be wise, so a shuttle bus will take residents to a private oceanfront beach club in Ormond-by-the-Sea. Sadly, the shuttle won’t take residents to the Daytona Beach bar where Jimmy Buffett found inspiration for his song "Fins."

Models and sales center will open later this year; the first residents of the Latitude Margaritaville development move in in early 2018.


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