Yesterday’s Article About The Villages Florida Growing


I think yesterday’s article “3,700 More New Homes to be Built in The Villages, Florida” set a record for comments, shares and likes.  I post my articles not only on my Facebook page but 10 other platforms with national exposure which lead to questions and comments throughout North America.  Many didn’t realize the area The Villages cover when I wrote top to bottom about 31 miles it was a real eye opener.

Most of us Villagers have our own turf or area.  Many times, our golf carts help us decide our area.  Some of you know I live just north of 466 near Spanish Springs, my turf is Glenview to 441 corridors to the Target shopping center back to Lake Sumter Landing.  The golf cart is my main transportation in that area and if I need to go to Sawgrass that is why we have a car.  Many times, when working with clients that don’t know the area I draw circles on a map around 441, Southern Trace, Trailwinds, Colony and other areas with retail and dining.  Next add what you need for recreation, entertainment and social life and you found maybe where you will have your turf.

Let’s put things in their proper perspective, remember 31 miles in the future for The Villages: From Washington D.C. to Baltimore, MD 33 miles, From Philadelphia PA to Wilmington, DE 32 miles, From Stamford, CT to New York City 33 miles.  Guessing your turf won’t be all of The Villages.

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell


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Comments (7)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dick. Like the 77 recognized neighborhoods of Chicago, you have to choose wisely, and in The Villages have a golf cart with a big capacity battery. Enjoy your day.

Dec 07, 2023 04:54 AM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Wayne Martin gas golf carts are needed here for most, I do have an electric and happy with it!

Dec 07, 2023 04:56 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Collectively, the title, The Villages, is appropriate as the conglomerate is the sum of its parts.  Just like New York City is 5 boroughs.

Dec 07, 2023 05:37 AM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 great comparison, now about your profile picture there big Ed!

Dec 07, 2023 11:34 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Dick Betts   I tweaked it slightly for you

Dec 07, 2023 12:54 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic news for those looking to live in The Villages, Dick! Golf carts are a fun and inexpensive way to travel through a large subdivision.

Dec 07, 2023 06:24 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If something sets a record, it's definitely something worth delving into further!  I will drink to that, haha.

Dec 08, 2023 04:13 AM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England I did last night matter of fact.  I had to run to Total Wine and pick up a fresh keg yesterday.

Dec 08, 2023 04:27 AM