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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona is tops for 55+ communities

DAYTONA BEACH — Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach made national headlines last year when was first announced.

Now, the planned Jimmy Buffett-themed 55-and-older community has earned another national accolade: it has been named the nation’s most popular active adult community of 2018.

Chicago, Illinois-based 55Places.com gave it a No. 1 ranking in its list of the country’s 100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities.

Other Florida communities to make the top 10 included Ocala’s On Top of the World at No. 2, The Villages at No. 7 and Kissimmee’s Solivita at No. 8.

“After Minto Communities and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Holdings announced in February 2017 that Latitude Margaritaville would be the first active adult community to be inspired by Buffett’s music and lifestyle, interest skyrocketed quickly,” stated a news release. “No active adult community received more page views on 55Places.com during this time frame and it received four times as many inquiries as any other community.”

55Places.com describes itself as the No. 1 resource for information about active adult communities in the United States, offering “unbiaased information and reviews,” as well as photos, videos, descriptions, floor plans and listings of homes for sale.

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach welcomed its first residents in March. More than 300 homes have been sold so far, according to Minto officials.

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