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Living a Beach Lifestyle in The Villages, Florida

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Where to Retire in The Villages and Home Prices

The Villages is made up of several neighborhoods and offers many home styles including single-family, villas, cottage homes and apartments. The assisted living component, Homewood, is growing rapidly and provides long term peace of mind for residents. Homewood is across the street from The Villages Hospital, the largest medical facility in this part of Florida. Zillow lists the median home value to be $363,651 in early 2022, up 18.5% over the past year.

What Is Special about The Villages

If you like big, you will like the fact that The Villages is the largest active adult community in the world, and no one else is even close. Because of that size it has unparalleled opportunities for recreation and socializing. Many people liken the experience as summer camp for adults.  Here you can make friends fast and enjoy many fun new pastimes.

What Is Not Special about The Villages

Homeowners often have a fractious relationship with the developer over control - the ballot box vs. the suggestion box is one way the relationship is characterized. Depending on your politics, you could view the decidedly conservative emphasis here as a good thing or a bad thing.

Climate and Physical Environment

The Villages is in central Florida about 20 miles south of Ocala. Winters are warm, summers hot and humid.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Villages has countless activities and cultural events that are taking place all of the time. Anyone can participate, or you can leave it to the pros. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations from theatre to chorus and everything in between. No one could possibly take part in a fraction of what is going on here.


There is very little crime in The Villages.

Medical Facilities

The Villages Hospital is a well equipped facility.


Interstate 75 is not far away. Two locations from The Villages operate almost non-stop shuttles to Orlando International Airport.  Just about everyone uses a golf cart for their everyday transportation, many couples are 2 golf cart families.

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