Located in Central Florida, 'The Villages' is an extremely active 55 plus Adult community. Although many adults under the age of 55 do purchase with plans of early retirement, rental property investment or more is possible, because Virtual Jobs enable living and working from anywhere with an internet connection.
For many it is the recreational activities offered - Golf as a prime example. Besides Golf which has 12 Championship Courses (all but 2 offering 27 holes) and 38 Executive Courses, other activities include activities such as Pickleball (over 100 courts), Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Bowling, Archery, Swimming, Volleyball, Fishing, Horseshoes, Dragon Boating just to name a few. With over 50 recreation centers offering Billiards, Cards, Mahjong and Fitness Centers/rooms. These are just a few things that make 'The Villages' the place for seniors to enjoy their retirement. For your convenience go to www.districtgov.org/images/ClubsListing.pdf for more information about the wonderful golfing accommodations available to Village residents.
Then there are the numerous clubs - thevillagesactivities.com/clubs. And if you can’t find whatever type you’re interested in, just tell a club coordinator and they’ll likely make you President and send out the sign-up sheets. Also, now available is a variety of Educational offerings with an ever-expanding curriculum found here - www.districtgov.org/departments/Recreation/enrichment-academy.
One of the most popular draws to 'The Villages' is the entertainment. Notwithstanding the fact that so much talent from the sports and entertainment world find themselves here in the friendliest home town in America, and their desire to still educate and delight us with those life learned skills is extraordinary. A list of shows, town centers and upcoming events can be found at www.thevillagesentertainment.com - click on 'enter site' for details.
Oh, and "The Town Squares" (3 of them) are jumping with activity. In addition to the restaurants, shops and cinemas, in the center each has a stage, atrium or gazebo hosting an array of nightly entertainment (FREE) 365 days of the year. We dare you to just sit in your chairs and not get up and dance. Even the children and grandchildren can’t sit still.
All this, 35,000 plus acres with multiple gated communities and every amenity imaginable, is accessible not just by car, bike or walking, but by over a 100 miles of golf cart trails. It's very common that most residences have at least one, if not more golf carts in their garage.
Tim Davis & Sheila Davis
Broker / Realtors®, ABR, SRF
A few resources to help guide you when considering whether to invest in real estate at The Villages in Florida.