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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, […]

Managed vs. Un-Managed Rentals

This video is actually part of the upcoming release of Module 3 of The Villages Academy, my members only video learning program for people who are seriously considering making a move to The Villages. But I thought the message I share in this video could help a lot of people out, so I wanted to […]

The Villages Best Fishin’ Holes

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There is no arguing that golf is by far the most popular recreational activity in The Villages. However, there is plenty of debate over what activity can claim the number two spot. Fishing is definitely one of the leading candidates for that role. Because of the year-round warm weather, there is almost never a bad […]