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Recent The Villages property reviews

  • Great Home, Awesome Location

    "This home is well-kept and sparkling clean. It’s just a short distance to Sumter Landing and the recreation center. Carol, the owner, was most helpful and even returned some left items to us. My dogs loved the courtyard. It was a vacation for them, too! Would definitely rent this home again. A++++"
    Guest: Penny Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 3, 2013
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  • Excellent home, centrally located.

    "The house was in excellent condition and centrally located for a twenty mile bike ride or any other activity. The pictures do not adequately represent how roomy the home actually is. Bob (the owner) was very helpful throughout the rental process. I would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a stay in the Villages."
    Guest: James Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: July 3, 2013
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  • A Perfect Place

    "I felt like I was home, my dog loved her stay. Location perfect, I hope to return in the near future."
    Guest: Jano Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: September 2, 2013
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  • Excellent

    "This house was perfect. The three king-sized beds are fabulously comfortable. The kitchen has everything any cook could want. The large outside table was ideal for 6 adults. The décor was lovely. It was immaculate."
    Guest: avid golfer Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 11, 2014
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The Villages Travel Tips

The retirement community of The Villages is located in sunny, central Florida. It is 20 miles south of Ocala and 57 miles northwest of Orlando in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. This development is home to more than 51,000 people and the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the U.S. as well as the fastest-growing small town.

The Villages' history dates back to the 1960s when Harold Schwartz, a Michigan businessman, sold land to retirees looking to escape to a warmer climate. Today, the descendants of Harold Schwartz and his son H. Gary Morse still control The Villages.

The Villages Attractions

The master-planned retirement community offers several forms of recreational activity. The Villages has numerous golf courses and offers "Free Golf for Life." Thirty-two of the courses are 9-hole layouts while the remaining 10 are country club championship courses. Two additional courses will be 27-hole layouts with a total of 621 holes of golf by the end of a final course build?-out.

Visit the Florida Carriage Museum and Resort and take a step back in time. This museum is home to the largest collection of antique horse-drawn carriages in the U.S. and is one of the largest in the world. There are more than 160 carriages from Europe and America, including the 1850 Ambruster Dress Chariot that once carried Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth.

You can do plenty of shopping without leaving The Villages. There are boutiques scattered throughout the town squares, including many of the country's most popular brands. There are also grocery stores, pharmacies and superstores that will help you find everything you need. You can even venture throughout The Villages on your golf cart, the most fun way to travel through a small town.

Things to Do in The Villages

- Recreation: Aside from golf, there are three recreation centers in The Villages. These include neighborhood centers, village centers and regional centers with pools and bocce, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts as well as tennis and pickleball courts. Regional centers feature courts and fitness facilities. Those who have dogs can take their furry friends for outdoor activities at any of the 11 parks, dog parks and trails owned by The Villages.

- Entertainment: There are three town squares in The Villages, including Lake Sumter Landing's Market Square, Spanish Springs Town Square and Brownwood Paddock Square. These town squares feature nightly activities such as live music and a farmer's market. If you want to watch sports rather than participate, you can also catch a game at one of numerous softball fields or The Villages Polo Stadium. There are also opportunities to learn woodworking or take a class at the Lifelong Learning College in The Villages.

- Wineries: Visitors to The Villages can take a tour and enjoy wine tasting at Lakeride Winery and Vineyards. The winery is located in Clermont and is the former center of Florida's grape industry. There is an extensive tasting room with annual festivals and a gift shop. More than 80,000 cases, or more than 960,000 bottles, are produced at Lakeride Winery each year.

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