Senior community’s theme would be based on Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
By John B. Mugford
As senior housing projects continue to compete for residents, some of the newer communities are being built with specific themes in order to possibly provide a competitive edge.
For some senior housing communities, being located near certain amenities – such as lakes, mountains, and shopping malls – provides a built-in theme or selling point.
In other instances, senior housing developers have added amenities and themes such as old-fashioned downtowns, numerous golf courses, and others, to attract residents. In Oakland, Calif., for example, one recently developed project added a hobby and craft studio that resembles a 1950s era residential garage where residents can tinker on workbenches.
In recent weeks, it was announced that a new, massive senior housing project is being planned in Daytona Beach, Fla. that would perhaps attract residents who are part of a base of fans known as “parrot heads,’ or fans of well-known singer, songwriter and musician Jimmy Buffet, whose best-known song is likely “Margaritaville.”
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