Brownwood Paddock Square is the third and final planned town square for The Villages. The other two town squares are Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and Spanish Springs Town Square. Brownwood, which opened on October 12, 2012 is located in the Southwest corner of The Villages, west of Buena Vista Boulevard and north of County [...]
A few years back when The Villages resident Parker Sykes offered to provide my readers with his original “50 Things” document I was blown away ...
Welcome to The Villages Aptitude Test, a fun little quiz to test your knowledge of The Villages. I hope you enjoy this little diversion and ...
Today I’d like to clear up a popular misconception that a lot of people have when they’re thinking about buying a home in The ...
If you can’t tell by the title, this article is meant to be (more than a little) tongue-in-cheek. You see, in the last few months I’ve had more than one reader write in about bad experiences they’ve had related to the walkthrough of their newly constructed home in The Villages. All of these folks requested [...]
Background: You may or may not have heard that the IRS has asked The Villages to pay back about $355 million in loans it has received through the use of tax free bonds (a.k.a CDD’s…if you own my book you know what I’m talking about…there is a whole chapter devoted to this topic) to pay [...]
As we mentioned last week, The Villages Senior Games begin this month. If you aren’t competing, get out there and support your neighbors as they try to qualify for the State Senior Games competition held later this year. The VHA General Membership meeting featuring Mark Morse’s annual “State of The Villages” address is not until [...]
This is a map of Recreation Centers and Golf Courses that I’ve been working on using Google Maps Engine Lite. It is a work in progress so check back soon for more updates. Below you will see a map of The Villages generated by a website called “WalkScore”. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an [...]
The Villages Senior Games is a fun-filled competition that gives athletes over the age of 50 the opportunity to take part in various sports with other athletes of similar ages and abilities. Events held in The Villages are open to anyone over the age of 50 no matter where they live, so its not just [...]
Well, its official. According to new US Census estimates released Thursday, The Villages “officially” has more than 100,000 residents. 101,600 to be exact. If the government says it, it must be true For months now I’ve had several people “in the know” chirping in my ear that the 100,000 mark had been crossed many many [...]
The Savannah Center in The Villages is a performance and exhibition space with a full schedule, along with additional space that serves as a recreation center. The Scarlett O’Hara Theater at Savannah Center has a large stage for musical performances and off Broadway shows and a large floor space for formal and casual dances. Popular [...]
You might have noticed that sinkholes have been in the news lately here in Florida, and as always my goal is to keep you informed, so here is what both current and future residents of The Villages need to know. But first, a few disclaimers: 1) While the information in this article is geared more [...]
Just a note to tell you how happy we are to have found you and The Villages Florida Book. My husband and I have been visiting the Villages over the last 2 years, and are thinking seriously of make The Villages our retirement destination. We’re headed down to spend some time this summer to experience what it will be like in the heat of the summer. Your book, monthly newsletters and useful information have been immensely helpful to us. Thank you.Joan Tosi
Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading both The Villages Monthly and Interview With a Villager – great information for someone like me who is planning to move to The Villages in the next year or so. I like the information about medical care and the activities in The Villages and surrounding areas and hope that more of this is included in future interviews. Thank you for providing such interesting and helpful newsletters. I look forward to future issues.Kathleen Villani
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- Brownwood Paddock Square May 6, 2013
- Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign July 23, 2012
- The Villages Passes the 100,000 Resident Mark March 14, 2013
- 50+ Reasons to LOVE The Villages February 10, 2012
- End of the Road for Parades in The Villages? December 17, 2012
- Brownwood Paddock Square May 6, 2013
- 6 Surefire Ways to Screw-Up Your New Home Walkthrough in The Villages April 19, 2013
- The Villages IRS Problem April 15, 2013
- April 2013 Happenings in The Villages Florida April 5, 2013
- The Villages Map April 2, 2013
- Keith Adee: Here is a link with the info...hope this helps! ...
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- Joe Zornek: The movie theater has so much artifacts to see, ...
- Bruce Gintoft: How many Cheeseheads live in TV? I am one and my w...
- Kathy Villani: We closed on our spec house in December, 2012, and...