The Villages, FL : Insdider Tips & Secrets on Life & Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with ERA Grizzard Real Estate

The Villages Florida is one of the most well-known and sought-after 55 Plus Communities in Florida. Everyone’s heard about their famous Active Adult lifestyle. You know all about their thousands of clubs, numerous golf courses, and nightly entertainment. But do youreally know what it’s like to be a resident of The Villages?

Here are some tips & insider secrets from residents of the famous community that you must see if you’re planning to make The Villages your next home!

 

One important piece of your move to The Villages is where to live, of course. There are a number of home models, neighborhoods, and locations to choose from - where do you start?!

Locals will tell you that your home’s location should revolve around your desired lifestyle.

"Where To Live in The Villages is all about what you wish to accomplish in the lifestyle that The Villages has to offer."

 

You might want to be close to a Town Square, but beware of the crowds in the winter. You may choose to be close to a recreation center or pool or perhaps in the middle of The Villages with access to everything.

My personal favorite is in the northern Marion County section of The Villages. This gets you away from the crowds in the winter, the homes are not dated like some of the older homes are in The Villages, and the prices are better there than anywhere else.

 

Perhaps you’re looking for convenience nearby The Villages hotspot for entertainment, shopping, and dining!

 

“Sable Chase is a great place to live in The Villages! 
It's very close to Lake Sumter Landing - a hop skip and a jump! 


Or maybe, you’re interested in an investment property in The Villages:

 

“Patio Villas, Courtyard Villas and small Ranch style homes make the best investment properties. Their lower cost basis allows for the greatest return on investment!”

Whatever your Real Estate goal or your ideal lifestyle may be, you’ll find it in The Villages!

 

How Will I Meet New People?

You may we worried about how you will meet people once you make the move to The Villages, Florida. Take it from a local - that won’t be a problem!

 

"The Villages offers a lifestyle of social interaction! You can be as active or in-active as you choose!"

“Meeting new people is so easy here in The Villages! You can take a walk around your neighborhood and before you know it you've made new friends. Enjoy an evening in the Town Square, and you’ll meet new friends.

Take a Zumba class, or go to the rec center to play pool, and you've got new friends. Do you like working on puzzles? Just go to one of the rec centers and before you know it you’ll have three others that are working on puzzles with you.

 

How Will I Adjust to My New Lifestyle?

Your Active Adult lifestyle in The Villages will be new, exciting, and different! With all of your new options for events and activities to choose from, it may be hard to decide where to start.

 

"Take things one day at a time - you're retired now and you are 'Living The Dream in The Villages!'"

“Moving to The Villages and becoming acclimated to the lifestyle can be a challenge 
to some, yet to others it can be like fish to water!  The first question you'll be asking rself is "Do I go have fun or unpack more boxes?" Unpack the essentials that you’ll need and leave the rest to be unpacked at a later time. Start your new life in The Villages with balance!

 

Head down to the nearest recreation center and pick up a copy of the recreation news calendar.  You will most likely be intrigued enough to want to try EVERYTHING! Pick just a couple of activities that you are familiar with to start. On your free days, unpack another box! Once you’re settled in, schedule yourself with a week of "New to Golf" at The Villages Golf Academy or "Pickle Ball Orientation" at your nearest recreation center.Local and Realtor in The Villages, Florida

Now that you know what’s it’s really like to make The Villages your home, are you ready to start living the lifestyle?! Download the Ultimate List of Homes for Sale in The Villages to find your perfect Villages home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael J. Perry
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I need to learn more about these ! Where are they geographically in FL  ?

Oct 31, 2016 05:10 AM #1
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Scott Hubbard
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This is an unbelievable place to live.  1 hour north of Orlando and 20 miuntes south of Ocala.  I am involved with the scuba, cycling, soccer, and water ski clubs to name a few.  Please call for details.

 

Thanks

Scott 

Oct 31, 2016 05:36 AM #2
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Welcome to ActiveRain Scott Hubbard and good to see someone selling The Villages, one of the best retirement communities in Florida! Looking forward to learning more about you and your real estate market.

Oct 31, 2016 08:26 AM #3
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Thanks for sharing the amazing photos and insider tips and secrets Scott!

 

Oct 31, 2016 04:47 PM #4
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and,

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.
Bob

Oct 31, 2016 04:47 PM #5
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Kat Palmiotti
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Welcome to ActiveRain and thanks for sharing this information about The Villages. I have a friend who just moved down there and is having a great time! And I love that bottom picture - simply beautiful!

Oct 31, 2016 08:17 PM #6
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Welcome to Active Rain.  I hope you enjoy your time here.

Oct 31, 2016 09:34 PM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Scott Hubbard wishing you well with the marketing of the properties in The Villages... I hope you have many inquiries.....

Oct 31, 2016 10:45 PM #8
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Barbara Todaro
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and welcome to ActiveRAin...it's a great place to learn, share, market and network....and I hope you enjoy it and benefit from all of it....

Oct 31, 2016 10:46 PM #9
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Nice post about The Villages, Scott.  Welcome to ActiveRain.  It's a great place to share your knowledge and to learn from other industry professionals.  

Nov 01, 2016 02:04 AM #10
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Scott Hubbard
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Again please call or email if you or any of your clients have questions about The Villages.  This is a great place to live.  The photo on my activerain cover was taken from my home office.

 

Thanks

Scott

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Scott welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog on this site.

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Scott, you sure describe the Villages very well, and make buyers want to visit!  Great first post.

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Welcome to active rain. Good luck in achieving your goals.

Dec 11, 2016 06:58 AM #14
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The tips are really helpful to get insider information of the Villages Florida.

May 09, 2018 06:37 AM #15
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Also, You can check the more updates at The Talk of The Villages forum & can communicate the people residing in the Villages Florida. https://www.talkofthevillages.com/forums/

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