Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Villages Retirement Community in Florida - A Popular Choice!

One of the most popular, well-known and appealing retirement communities in the United States is The Villages.  It is a master planned community in Central Florida, about 45 miles northwest of Orlando.  It is divided into a number of special-purpose communities.  Most of the housing is reserved for seniors, which means at least one resident in at least 80 percent of the homes must be over the age of 55, and no one under the age of 19 can be a permanent resident. There are also three subdivisions which have been reserved for families. The Villages planned community has an estimated population of nearly 123,000 people in 2019 and was one of the fastest growing communities in the country between 2010 and 2017.

There is so much for residents to do while living in The Villages, including many of the activities you would find in a top-rated country club, such as golf and tennis.  In 2017, Forbes listed The Villages as one of The 25 Best Places to Retire in the United States.  The same year, 55Places rated it as the number one most popular active adult community for the fifth year in a row.

How to Learn More about The Villages

If you are interested in learning more about what life is like for residents of The Villages, North American Moving Services has published a very comprehensive relocation guide which covers nearly every question you are likely to have about the community ... home sizes and prices, amenities and activities, restaurants, job and educational opportunities, and more.

Ann Crislip with North American Moving Services contacted me recently and offered to provide me with a link to their online guide, which my readers are welcome to download in order to get in-depth information about everything The Villages has to offer.  Ann also wrote a brief introduction (below) to the guide and you will find the link to the guide at the end of her introduction.  This guide is completely free and is a great tool to help readers decide if The Villages could be the right retirement destination for them.  There is no obligation for you to use the services of North American Moving Services in order to read their guide, so I am especially appreciative of their offer to publish a link to it on my blog. 

Introduction to The Villages Moving Guide
by Ann Crislip

Are you looking for a place to settle down in retirement and make friends of a similar age? Listed as one of Forbes’ 2018 25 Best Places to Retire, The Villages offers the best of your favorite activities and pursuits, including golf, shopping, dining, performing arts, social clubs, exercise, swimming, and socializing, all organized around old-fashioned town squares. A move to The Villages offers the promise of a retirement that's full of fun, relaxation, and Florida sunshine.

Moving to The Villages, Florida: https://www.northamerican.com/moving-resources/relocation-guides/moving-to-the-villages (Ad)

Thank you to Ann Crislip for introducing us to your company's outstanding resource!

Attention Readers:  The author of this blog does not recommend one retirement community over another.  I simply report the findings of various companies, and provide you with the necessary information to make your own decision about the best retirement community for you.  However, I do try to point out places which seem to be particularly appealing to most people over the age of 55, including The Villages.

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2 comments:

  1. I've considered moving to Florida, but the weather down there gets far too humid for me. It sure is fun reading about these places though.

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    1. @Elizabeth - Yes, there is a significant difference in the climates in California, where you currently live, and Florida. It is important that each of us find the best place which will meet our own needs.

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