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Recent The Villages property reviews

  • "We were totally pleased with the property. Unfortunately, now we are spoiled--other properties pale in comparison. The convenience, the decorating, the comfort--all were fantastic!"
    Guest: Robert Gifford Date of Stay: January 2007 Review Submitted: January 1, 2007
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  • Beautiful home

    "We, along with another couple with whom we do a lot of travel, stayed in the home for the month of March 2013 and enjoyed every minute of it. The home was imaculate, very well decorated and comfortable for the four of us. We totally enjoyed The Villages and took advantage of the golf, nightly entertainment and the variety of restaurants. The only disappointment we had was finding out during our stay that the property was rented for March 2014 as we would have returned in a heartbeat."
    Guest: Husker Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: April 10, 2013
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  • Jane

    "Owners are great to work with and the Villa is a wonderful place to spend your time in The Villages."
    Guest: Walter & Jane M. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 9, 2014
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  • Location Was Amazing!

    "We chose this home without ever seeing The Villages. This location is Amazing! The home came with a golf cart and we could drive the cart to the Publix Supermarket and CVS Pharmacy in 5 minutes. Restaurants and shopping were all within 10 minutes and we could drive to 3 golf courses in 5 minutes. The large, heated pool was 3 minutes away and the Movie Theatres and Entertainment centers were 30 minutes by cart. The property was more than fully furnished, with everything we could possibly need. The property manager was available at all times and was extremely helpful with advice on any subject we called or asked about. The WiFi worked great and the Cable service was equilavent to the service we had at home. We received our damage deposit back in just a few days and we were thrilled with the choice we made."
    Guest: GolfMan Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: August 4, 2011
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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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