Jimmy Buffett Is Opening A Margaritaville-Inspired Retirement Community And Now Being A Senior Citizen Seems Enticing

I have worn boat shoes since 9th grade, my body cracks every time I become mobile, I get excited to eat Matzah ball soup and I treasure the local news. I was born to be an old man.

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How I look vs. How I act

I sure soak up being young, but a little twinkle in my eye has always envied the purity of old age. It might be because people are less likely to talk to you in public, it might be because the most challenging thing I’ll do all day is walk my dog in the park. Either way, I’m ready to embrace old age, and now the whole idea of growing old just got a whole lot more exciting:

(via ABCNews) Buffett’s Margaritaville company, known for restaurants, hotels and vacation resorts, recently announced it has partnered with Minto Communities, a development and building company in Florida, to build a string of easy, breezy senior neighborhoods.

The first has been dubbed Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“It’s going to be a very fun place,” said Bill Bullock, senior vice president of Minto Communities, “We expect our first residents to be living in the community by late summer of 2018.”

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This would literally be THE COOLEST PLACE EVER if it wasn’t in Florida. Going to Florida for retirement is so #basic.

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Well, with every passing winter I understand a little bit more and more why people do depart the North for the sunshine state, but for now I’ll still call it dumb because I’m not envious.

Based on the 1977 timeless hit, Margaritaville, the $1 billion project 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.

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Options are 2 or 3-bedroom homes, which feature a den and garages in the golf cart-friendly community and 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.”

Residents in Latitude Margaritaville have to be aged “55 and better,” Bullock explained.

There is a 99% chance every resident here becomes an alcoholic, but I mean, what else are you going to do when the sun is setting? I am sure keeping up the party lifestyle will shave at least a decade off your life, but I would rather die at 80 in Margaritville than 95 anywhere else.

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