Features at Latitude Margaritaville
Many of the features in this $1 billion neighborhood will be similar to what Baby Boomers have come to expect in similar active adult communities in Florida and other retirement hotspots. There will be approximately 7,000 homes. Community amenities will include a spa, lap pools, fitness facilities, retail shops, a band shell for live outdoor entertainment, and a free shuttle to Margaritaville's own private beachfront club.
Residents will be allowed to drive their personal golf carts throughout the community. This will be a convenient way for them to access some of the Margaritaville themed restaurants, including Cheeseburger in Paradise and the Five O'Clock Somewhere Bar ... the perfect places to look for that "lost shaker of salt."
The idea is to create a fun place to retire. The developers hint that Jimmy Buffett himself may show up for an occasional concert.
The idea behind the community is based on Jimmy Buffett's song lyrics. In case you are not familiar with the song, some of the lines which inspire the community are:
Nibblin' on sponge cake,
Watchin' the sun bake;
All of those tourists covered with oil.
Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing.
I blew out my flip flop,
Stepped on a pop top;
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
But there's booze in the blender,
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.
Wasted away again in Margaritaville
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
But I know, it's my own damn fault.
Home Choices in Latitude Margaritaville
If the song lyrics are not enough to inspire you to want to live there, residents can choose from two and three bedroom house plans which are priced from the low $200,000s to the mid-$300,000s. All of the styles include dens and garages. The community promotes their houses by describing them as "your new home in Paradise."
Buyers may want to ask if each home comes with a bottle of tequila and a free blender! If not, be sure to bring your own along. You'll fit in just fine.
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