DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — You can’t get any more laid back than retirement. So perhaps it’s fitting that the king of laid-back music, Jimmy Buffett, is lending his vibe to a retirement community.

Latitude Margaritaville – named after Buffett’s best-known song, “Margaritaville – will open its first community in Daytona Beach for “those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up,” according to a news release.

Plans call for walkable neighborhoods, a town center with a band shell, an aerobics studio, indoor lap pool, spa and fitness classes, and a resort pool with beach access.

And the community “will reflect Margaritaville’s authentic, ‘no worries’ tropical vibe,” according to a press release.

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities announced the partnership last month. Minto said the community’s focus will be on music and will include a band shell for live entertainment.

There will be 6,900 homes, with prices starting at $200,000, according to

Construction has begun, and the village is slated to open this fall.

Artist’s conception of the Latitude Margaritaville Town Center in Daytona Beach. Image courtesy of Margaritaville Holdings/Minto Communities

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