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Lost Pet in The Villages? Start here…


Few things in life are as heart-wrenching as having a beloved pet go missing. Luckily, if you live in The Villages, there’s a great service that can help you get reunited with your best friend as quickly as possible. It’s called The Villages Pet Finder, and its a free service of the Villages Community Development […]

The Villages Gets Ready for Merle Haggard


One of the bigger performances to hit The Villages in 2015 will take place on January 28th when Country music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard comes to Savannah Center. Famous for songs like “Workin’ Man Blues”, “The Fightin’ Side of Me”, “I think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”, and “Oakie from Muskogee”, Haggard was […]

New Home Sales in The Villages Drop 24%


Real estate markets cooled in most parts of the country in 2014, and The Villages was not immune. Despite our prediction that 2014 could be a record year for new home sales in The Villages, new homes accounted for 2,601 sales, a 24% year-over-year decrease from the 2013 sales total of 3,419. According to a […]

Look Inside: “On The Square” Limited Edition Photo Book


At the time of this post we’ve already pre-sold more than 50% of this year’s photo book allotment. Several of our buyers from last year have snapped up multiple copies of this year’s batch to give as gifts. I’ve received emails from some of you asking if there was a way to take a look […]

The Villages developer, H. Gary Morse Dead at 77


Wednesday night, October 29, 2014, The Villages developer H. Gary Morse passed away. He was 77. It was Morse’s vision that transformed his father’s struggling mobile-home project into what the world knows today as The Villages, perhaps the most notable master-planned community ever developed. A number of tributes have already been posted and there are […]

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


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


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


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 […]