Located north of Orlando, The Villages is found in Sumter County, Florida. It's actually a census-designated place and shares its name with the master-planned, age-restricted retirement community call The Villages. While the entire area isn't age-restricted, the actual retirement communities found throughout are all 55+ communities.
Florida's Friendlies Hometown
The Villages has been named as Florida's Friendliest Hometown and for good reason. It was founded about three decades ago by the Morse family. The vision was to create a secure, inviting and friendly place for retirees to call home and enjoy life, and they succeeded. With a wide variety of homes, affordable prices and plenty of things to do, The Villages is certainly one of the top spots for retiring in all of Florida.
Homes & Villas in the Villages
The Villages offers a wide variety of options starting around $100K and going up to about $2 million. You can enjoy seasonal living or year-round living here with new and pre-owned homes available. With more than 56,000 homes found throughout, it won't be difficult to find the right place for you to call home.
Golf in the Villages
Plenty of golf is found all throughout The Villages. You can play complimentary golf for the rest of your life when you live here. Residents receive a free lifetime membership to all of the Country Clubs found throughout including both Nancy Lopez Legacy and Palmer Legends.
There are a total of 35 nine-hole courses found throughout the Villages. These are executive courses with mainly par 3 holes, but the occasional par 4 or par 5 is found on some courses. All courses offer something a little bit difference with a challenge for all skill levels.
Recreation Centers in the Villages
Another huge part of The Villages is the recreation. Many different options are found all throughout with numerous recreation centers. Some of the finest activities are found with both indoor and outdoor options, such as dance, arts and crafts, swimming, sports, social clubs and so much more.
America's Healthiest Hometown
The Villages has also been named s America's Healthiest Hometown because of the many option found throughout There are several neighborhood fitness centers and plenty of health care facilities throughout. MVP Sports Club is found here and provides the premier fitness choice in The Villages.
Shopping & Dining in the Villages
Of course, plenty of great shopping and dining is found close to every retirement community in The Villages. From fine dining to casual pubs, you'll find a little bit of everything here. Shopping includes many quaint boutiques throughout the town squares and a number of national brands you'll recognize.
Along with all the amenities, dining options and shopping options, The Villages is home to plenty of live entertainment and regular events. In addition, everything is just a golf car ride away, as many residents own and use their golf cars regularly. Instead of hopping in your regular car, many residents use golf cars to pick up groceries, go shopping, go out to dinner and for a number of other activities.
If you're looking to retire and have your sights set on Central Florida, The Villages will provide just what you're looking for. It's a very social atmosphere with plenty of great events to enjoy and some of the finest amenities of any retirement community in the country.