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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.

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