Latitude Margaritaville sweeps 2018 Lighthouse Awards

Awards include best community and multiple bests for models

Hilton Head, SC — November 20, 2018 — Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head by Minto Communities received 17 awards at the Hilton Head Area Builders Association Lighthouse Awards ceremony held November 9, 2018 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island.

Latitude Margaritaville communities  inspired by the music of legendary singer, songwriter and best selling author Jimmy Buffett — are being developed in a unique partnership between Minto and global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings. “We are honored to receive this significant industry recognition. We are particularly gratified to be recognized for our Latitude Margaritaville communities within their first year of opening,” notes Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Division President William Bullock.

"Latitude Margaritaville is redefining the approach to active adult communities with a no-worries lifestyle of fun, food and music for those who are growing older, but not up,” says Bullock. “We welcomed our first residents to Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head in early November. Over the past 12 months, the community has opened its interactive sales center, welcomed thousands of prospective buyers through our nine coastal-inspired models, completed a major upgrade to the Lake Latitude Club, and commenced construction on the next phase of development, including the lifestyle centric Town Square amenity.”

First held in 1999, the Lighthouse Awards are presented annually to builder members of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association for the demonstration of quality craftsmanship and design excellence in the construction of homes throughout the Lowcountry. A panel of 12 judges, split into four teams, spent two days visiting the entries from Hilton Head Island to Habersham, South Carolina.

Winning the greatest number of awards presented, Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head was recognized in multiple categories. The Barbuda and Jamaica models won for best kitchen; the Parrot, Nevis and Aruba models won for best exterior; the Barbuda, Jamaica and Coconut models won for best bathroom, and the Barbuda, Jamaica, Coconut and Aruba models won for best overall new home. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head also won best community, best landscape design and best interior design/merchandising for the Jamaica, Breeze and Trinidad models.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head villa and single-family homes range in size from 1,503 to 2,564 square feet under air. Four villa home models include the Antigua, Barbuda, Jamaica and Nevis, ranging from 1,503 to 1,862 square feet under air. All have two bedrooms, den or hobby room, two baths, covered lanai and two-car garage. Villa pricing starts at $243,990.

Five single-family home models include the Coconut, Parrot, Breeze, Aruba and Trinidad. Single-family home models range from 1,684 to 2,564 square feet under air, and feature two to three bedrooms plus den, two to three-car garages, two to three-and-a-half baths and a covered lanai. Single-family home pricing starts at $293,990.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is the second of the communities to open. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach was the first to open, and Latitude Margaritaville Watersound to be located in Florida’s Panhandle is in the planning stage, and projected to open in 2020. Plans call for additional Latitude Margaritaville communities to be located in some of the most desirable resort destinations in the U.S.

Latitude Margaritaville communities present residents with walkable neighborhoods, golf cart friendly streets and an impressive range of resort-level amenities including the Latitude Town Square and bandshell for live concerts and dancing, Last Mango Theater, Workin’ N’ Playin’ Center, Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant, Paradise Pool and more.

The Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head sales center is located at 356 Latitude Boulevard, Hardeeville, South Carolina on Highway 278, two-and-a-half miles east of I-95. For information, visit or call 877-461-4609.  

About Latitude Margaritaville

Latitude Margaritaville is a new portfolio of active adult communities developed by the global lifestyle brand Margaritaville and master developer Minto Communities. 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 55-and-better communities include single-family and villa homes, and feature walkable neighborhoods, golf cart friendly streets, lively Town Center and Town Square with bandshell for live music and dancing; resort-style Paradise Pool with beach entry, cabanas, tiki huts and poolside Changes in Attitude bar; tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts; state-of-the-art Fins Up Fitness Center with aerobics studio, indoor lap pool, spa, fitness classes and wellness programs; Workin’ N’ Playin’ Center, Coconut Telegraph Business Center, Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant; Last Mango Theater for dances and banquets; The Hangar workshop for golf cart tune ups; even a Barkaritaville Pet Spa and Dog Park and much more. Ranked the nation’s most popular active adult community of 2018 by, the first two locations are now open in Daytona Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina.  Plans are underway for additional locations in some of the nation’s most popular destinations, including Watersound, Florida located in the Florida Panhandle.

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