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Panama City Beach, FL (March 16, 2021) — Latitude Margaritaville Watersound partners, Minto Communities USA (“Minto”), Margaritaville Holdings, and The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”), announce that the community’s sales center and 13 island-styled model homes will open for by-appointment preview tours April 3-24. Appointments are available by calling (866) 609-8713, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT.
Due to the unprecedented interest in Latitude Margaritaville communities, and current need to avoid large crowds and maintain social distancing, advance appointments to tour Latitude Margaritaville Watersound are required. Those scheduling in-person tours or phone appointments from April 3-24 will have the opportunity to complete a reservation agreement to enter a virtual, live-streamed drawing on May 1 for the first sales release of homes. At that time, all reservation agreements from the April preview period will be drawn in random order to determine the order of scheduling appointments to purchase a new home.
Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, whose songs evoke a passion for tropical escape and relaxation, Latitude Margaritaville’s dynamic, all-new approach to active adult living has captured the imagination of today’s vibrant and active 55-and-better home buyers. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is the third Latitude Margaritaville to be developed by Minto and Margaritaville, and the first to be developed in partnership with St. Joe. The first two are located in Daytona Beach, Florida and near Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City, near Panama City Beach, and situated in the heart of St. Joe’s vast Bay-Walton Sector Plan that encompasses approximately 110,500 acres with approximately 15 miles of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway. Just a short drive from the famed Scenic Highway 30-A corridor with its beautiful white-sand beaches, this region is the embodiment of the relaxed, beachy vibe that is at the heart of the Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle. The community’s initial phase is anticipated to include approximately 3,500 homes.
"This amazing property presents a stunning setting in which to deploy the four pillars of the Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle — food, fun, music and escapism — in one of the country's most beautiful and desirable locations," notes Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Division President William Bullock. "The area’s natural terrain is breathtaking and the planned Latitude Town Center amenities will provide spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway."A virtual preview is available now at LatitudeMargaritaville.com/watersound where floor plans, site plans, amenity renderings and more details about the community can be viewed. Four distinct home collections, the Conch Cottage Collection, Caribbean Villas Collection, and Beach and Island Collections of single-family homes, capture the “no worries” tropical vibe that defines Latitude Margaritaville. Floor plans range from 1,204 to 2,564 square feet under air with pricing from the mid $200s.
"We're delighted with our relationship with Minto, St. Joe, and the community we have planned for the Florida Panhandle," shared Jim Wiseman, President of Margaritaville Development. "We look forward to this tremendous opportunity for Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, where fun and relaxation meet at home."
Plans call for Latitude Margaritaville Watersound's impressive resort-style amenities to include a Latitude Town Center with a Town Square for concerts, dancing and movies, featuring a thatched-roof bandshell with full-size concert stage and jumbo screen, a Fins Up! Fitness Center with indoor pool and spa, Paradise Pool with beach-style entry and Tiki Island, a two-story Latitude Bar & Chill restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Changes in Attitude Bar. There are also plans for tennis and pickleball courts, nature trails and a Barkaritaville Dog Park. Future planned amenities include a Workin’ N’ Playin’ Center with a Last Mango Theater, Hangar Workshop for golf cart tune ups and Barkaritaville Pet Spa. In addition, St. Joe has plans for a future full-service public marina and commercial village adjacent to the community.
"The start of tours and the beginning of the home sales process brings us one step closer to welcoming the first residents to Latitude Margaritaville Watersound," said Jorge Gonzalez, President and CEO of St. Joe. "This location, the quality of the homes and the amenities that are planned will make this the ideal place to call home for those 55 and better."
For more information on Latitude Margaritaville and to sign up to receive regular development updates, visit www.LatitudeMargaritaville.com. Follow Latitude Margaritaville on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LatitudeMargaritaville and on Twitter at @LatitudeMville.
About Latitude Margaritaville:
Latitude Margaritaville is a new portfolio of active adult communities developed by master developer Minto Communities and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings. Offering resort-style amenities, Latitude Margaritaville is the ideal destination for those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up. The communities feature a resort-style pool, fitness center, live entertainment, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, arts and learning programs and more. Ranked the nation’s most popular active adult community of 2018 by 55Places.com and 2019's Best 55+ Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, the first Latitude Margaritaville communities are now open in Daytona Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, located on the Emerald Coast in Florida’s Panhandle is expected to open in Spring 2021. Additional Latitude Margaritaville communities are planned for some of the nation’s most popular destinations.