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Enjoy a Taste of Spain at Las Tapas Brownwood

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If you live in The Villages and you’re looking for a break from the standard dining options offered by burger joints and Italian mainstays, try spicing it up with a taste of traditional Spanish fare at Las Tapas at Brownwood’s Paddock Square. At Las Tapas, you can enjoy the pleasures of good company, tasty food […]

The Villages College Alumni Clubs

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You may not have set foot in a lecture hall recently, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still revel in the glory of your school’s proud traditions, especially during fall and college football season. Whether you used to paint yourself up in the Buckeye State (OH-IO!) or do the chomp down in Gainesville, there’s a […]

Cost of Living in The Villages, Florida

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Far and away the most frequently asked question I get is some variation of What does it cost to live in The Villages? The answer is not as straightforward as many would like, because everybody’s situation is different, and figuring out one’s cost of living is not at all like, say, inquiring about the price […]

Cars and Carts in The Villages

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The article below is an excerpt from 50 Things to Think About Before Buying a Home in The Villages by The Villages resident Parker Sykes. You can download the entire book here. You may move to The Villages with multiple vehicles. Most people understand that they will need a golf car/cart, even if they don’t […]

Single Life in The Villages

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Been getting several questions from both single men and single women lately asking what single life is really like in The Villages. Most are concerned that the majority of their neighbors and the people they meet will be married and that they’ll feel isolated and lonely. Others are concerned about the common misconception that most […]

Bloomberg Article on The Villages

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Bloomberg sent a reporter to The Villages for a feature article recently. While in town they interviewed resident Jerry Conkle about life in The Villages: The article is definitely worth a read, covering the topics of the lifestyle, golf, the developer’s influence, the IRS issue, and more, though it does contain some dated/not-quite-accurate information about […]

Making Friends in The Villages

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The article below is an excerpt from 50 Things to Think About Before Buying a Home in The Villages by The Villages resident Parker Sykes. You can download the entire book here. Is making friends in The Villages really any different from making friends in other places? You bet it’s different. There are people everywhere, […]

Choosing the Right Size Home in The Villages

Choosing The Right Size Home

The following is an excerpt from 50 Things to Think About Before Buying a Home in The Villages by The Villages resident Parker Sykes. You can download the entire book here. You’ve probably heard people say that the average home buyer in The Villages moves three times during their time here. This isn’t necessarily a […]

Noise, Light and Odor Pollution in The Villages

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The article below is an excerpt from 50 Things to Think About Before Buying a Home in The Villages by The Villages resident Parker Sykes. You can download the entire book here. Noise Pollution This consideration is often forgotten until it’s too late — be alert! I guess everyone thinks about this issue a bit, […]