Jimmy Buffett sure knows how to make the most of a catchy tune and a party vibe. Somehow the 70-year-old singer-songwriter has turned “wasting away again in Margaritaville” into an aspirational goal.
True, “nibblin’ on sponge cake, watchin’ the sun bake” does sound pretty nice (especially on a cold gray day in March). That laid-back sensibility is what attracts visitors to his sprawling collection of Margaritaville restaurants, casinos, hotels and resorts around the globe.
And now there’s another option for folks who can’t get enough of the “Margaritaville state of mind" he peddles. Buffett has announced that he’s opening a string of Margaritaville retirement communities in 2017.
Which got us thinking: Which other songs could be spun into successful themed retirement communities? Quite a few, it turns out.