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Wastin' away in Margaritaville: New active-adult community planned for Austin

Three new locations are planned for Texas. (Latitude Margaritaville)

Austinites aged 55 and up could soon have the opportunity to live the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle while “wastin’ away” in an active-adult Margaritaville community.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Floridian Minto Communities USA announced plans this week to build Latitude Margaritaville communities in Austin, Houston and Dallas.

Developers said there are "world-class" amenities planned. (Latitude Margaritaville)

The company said Texas was chosen after noticing trends of Texans traveling to communities in Florida but noticing they didn’t want to permanently leave the Lone Star State. Texas also made a good choice due to its temperate climate, amount of land, access to activities and proximity to airports, services, offices and hospitals.

Margaritaville communities will include amenities like:

  • A resort-style pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Live entertainment
  • Trademark food and drink concepts
  • Art and educational programming

The entryway's bright colors will instantly let you know you're in margaritaville. (Latitude Margaritaville)

Residences will include villas, single-family and cottage-style homes. The three new communities will join two existing communities in Florida and one in South Carolina.


Pickleball gold rush links LeBron with Austin and a network of local investors like Brené Brown

King James

It's not on the level of LeBron signing with the Spurs, but who knows, maybe you'll see him at Guero's one day, having a Rob's Especial marg and a No. 1 dinner?

LeBron James, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, LeBron's business partner Maverick Carter, and a bunch of other sports-related investors are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise.

Oddly, MLP teams aren't associated with places, so at this point it's just "an expansion team."

But Major League Pickelball is based in Austin, created, according to the Austin Business Journal, by Dreamland and Richard's Rainwater owner Steve Kuhn.

League investors include familiar Austin names like C3 Presents founders Charles Attal and Charlie Walker, Parsley Energy founder and partial Austin FC owner Brian Sheffield, Silicon Labs Chairman Nav Sooch, and pickleball enthusiast Brené Brown.

Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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