Photo by KELLIE MCCANN

The Latitude Margaritaville fun continued as Minto Communities USA and Margaritaville Holdings held its grand opening event June 30 at its new community in Hardeeville.

More than 2,500 people attended the celebration to get a first look at the active adult community’s new model homes and plans for the Lake Latitude Club featuring a resort-style pool, sandy beach area, fitness center and party room.

“Our customers and future residents alike enjoyed a Margaritaville-style street party with live entertainment, food, music and fun where they were able to experience the unmatched Latitude Margaritaville lifestyle first hand,” said division president William Bullock. “Once again, the feedback from those who visited is that there is nothing else like it.”

The interest in living the laid-back Margaritaville lifestyle of fun, friends, food and music continues to spread with active adults who are “growing older but not up.” An unprecedented number of people have registered to receive continuing information bout the community, and the number keeps on growing.

“This was exciting the minute we walked in the sales center,” said Iris Christ, the first home owner at Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head. “We took a look at the amenity center and it was so appealing – the fitness center, theater, the grill and then looking at the models, it was a lot to choose from.”

The community’s low-maintenance homes feature open, airy spaces that maximize natural light and flow into uniquely designed outdoor living spaces perfect for enjoying the mild South Carolina climate. Homes are designed for relaxing, entertaining and comfortably accommodating houseguests. Spacious master suites include large walk-in closets and raised-height vanities in the master bath.

The model homes are from three distinct villa and single-family home collections, all of which capture the “no worries” tropical vibe of the community.

The four villa models range from 1,558 to 1,862 square feet with prices starting at $243,990. Many additional villa floor plans are available.

Five single-family home models range from 2,080 to 2,564 square feet, and pricing starts at $293,990. Many additional single-family floor plans are available.

Phase I of the community includes 203 home sites. Current plans call for a total of 3,000 homes.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is located on Highway 278, just 2 1/2 miles east of I-95. Sales center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit LatitudeMargaritaville.com.