Why The Villages is One of the "Best Places to Retire"


The villages retirementThe Villages, with well more than 100,000 residents and plans for more, is one of the largest active adult communities in the world. It is consistently rated a best place to retire. This site will help you learn more about The Villages and help you decide if retiring to this area in central Florida between Orlando and Ocala is right for you.

The Villages is comprised of dozens of different communities within 12 Community Development Districts (CDDs). The complex spans 3 counties in Florida. There are 2 Town Centers - Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs. These town centers have daily entertainment with a changing schedule of fun reasons to come on by. Many restaurants and shops are located in these centers, although there is also big box shopping within The Villages as well. Perhaps the biggest draw of The Villages among baby boomers is the awe-inspiring array of recreational activities available that are included with the modest fees (see more about fees on other pages on this site). The Villages has 26 executive golf courses and 9 Championship courses. From there the list of other recreational possibilities is endless - from pickleball, softball, tennis, polo, etc. There are frequent theatrical and musical performances by the members, as well as hundreds of clubs for people from every state and every possible interest. If you want to be busy, The Villages will exhaust you, guaranteed! Here is our article on 14 competitors to The Villages.


Here is where you can find out much more about If The Villages is for You including its pros and cons.

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Florida Retirement Guide Use this helpful guide to find the best places to retire in Florida, find out if it is tax-friendly state, and learn more about its climate and other key considerations.

Photos of The Villages courtesy of Len Farrell


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