The model homes at Latitude Margaritaville are now open. The local newspaper captured the festivities at the Model Home Grand Opening, and in this video you can see a little bit inside a few of the models on display:
Latitude Margaritaville is located in Daytona Beach, FL just off I-95 at Exit 265.
With a lot of new communities, you sometimes have to wait years before you see adequate commercial development in the area. In the case of Latitude Margaritaville, there are already plenty of restaurants, shopping, and other amenities already in place within just a few miles drive.
Within just a few miles you’ve got restaurants like Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Cheddar’s, Olive Garden, and some great local choices like Houligan’s, Stonewood Grill, and so much more.
Shopping-wise, the recently completed Tanger Outlets, and One Daytona are new additions, and you’ve also got the main mall here, the Volusia Mall.
Also, less than 5 miles away are Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach International Airport.
In a statement announcing the community, Margaritaville CEO John Cohan said, “With Minto’s expertise in creating master-planned developments and Margaritaville’s inherent ability to deliver fun and escapism, Latitude Margaritaville has the exact coordinates for those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up.”
Current plans call for between 6,000 and 7,000 homes but more adjacent land is available so that number could increase if the community meets with success.
It will be the largest master-planned community ever built in the Volusia-Flagler area, and some are already taking to calling it “The Villages East”.
As you might have suspected, Latitude Margaritaville is being designed to reflect the Margaritaville lifestyle, including the look and feel of its homes, which will feature an Old Florida/Key West architectural style.
Some of the amenities residents will enjoy at Latitude Margaritaville include a fitness center with an aerobics studio, an indoor lap pool and spa, indoor and outdoor dining with signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, arts and learning programs for residents and guests, a resort pool area with beach entry, and a band shell for live entertainment.
A senior VP with Minto said “We’re definitely going to do some live broadcasts from Latitude Margaritaville on their SiriusXM Channel,” and he said he was told by Margaritaville Holdings officials, “You never know when or where Jimmy Buffett may show up to do a concert.”
Latitude Margaritaville will also feature “a separate private beachfront club with breathtaking views and beachfront amenities on the Atlantic Ocean, which residents can access via a continuous loop shuttle service.”
A 200,000-square-foot retail center is also planned, and will include a grocery store as well as other restaurants and shops.
Latitude Margaritaville has 9 furnished models open daily, and they offer a total of 15 different floor plans to choose from.
The floorplans are divided into 3 different collections.
The Caribbean Collection includes villas (attached homes) ranging in size from 1,503 a/c sq. ft. to 1,862 a/c sq. ft. They are currently priced starting from $235,990 to $267,490.
The Beach Collection includes single-family homes ranging in size from 1,684 a/c sq. ft. to 2,392 a/c sq. ft.
Prices for those currently go from $277,990 to $326,990.
Last but not least, the Island Collection features even bigger single-family homes, ranging in size from 2,310 a/c sq. ft. to 2,564 a/c sq. ft. Those are currently priced from $331,990 to $358,990.