We live in the future. Self-driving taxis are coming to The Villages! A company named Voyage has already started testing its self-driving taxi fleet within the community. Beginning in early 2018, they’ll start rolling out a door-to-door self-driving taxi service to residents. They've been running the program in a community out in California (which just so happens to also be … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Taxis Coming to The Villages
Life in The Villages
Everyday life in The Villages is probably quite different than the life you left behind before moving here.
Explore our articles below on what makes living in The Villages so different than just about any place else.
The Villages is often referred to as "Disney World for Adults". That's not a large stretch, and I've often thought about what might have become if Harold Schwartz (founder of The Villages) and Walt Disney had ever gotten together. A few clubs, The Goofy Villagers and Mickey's Fanatics have even sprung up specifically for residents who enjoy going to Disney together. “I … [Read more...] about The Villages Disney Fanatics
With Thanksgiving barely in the rear-view mirror, it's time to see some holiday lights! The folks in the Village of Hadley know how to do it right and their display goes live from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31 (9:30 on Fridays and Saturdays). Check it out: … [Read more...] about Christmas Lights Display in the Village of Hadley
The latest issue of Vmail celebrates the opening of the Fenney Recreation Center, and takes a look at progress of two new nine-hole executive courses, Red Fox and Gray Fox. Plus, a look at all of the fun the recreation department has planned for the month of July. Take a look: … [Read more...] about Fenney Recreation Center Grand Opening
The latest Vmail video is out and it’s all about the progress taking place in The Village of Fenney. Trolley tours will take place during the week-long Grand Opening starting February 27. Take a look: … [Read more...] about Preview of The Village of Fenney
Editor's Note: Our friend Parker Sykes who wrote the fantastic "50 Things to Think About Before Buying a Home in The Villages" is back this week, and this time he's writing about why he thinks everyone in The Villages should install and use seat belts on their golf carts. Here's Parker. If you were shopping and pushing your grandson or granddaughter in a shopping cart and … [Read more...] about A Case for Golf Cart Seat Belts in The Villages
A recent CBS Evening News segment highlighted the growing popularity of low-speed electric vehicles among seniors. And what better place to focus your story on than ground zero for this trend, The Villages. Watch and enjoy: … [Read more...] about The Villages Featured on CBS Evening News
Here’s a great day trip for Villagers to take this time of year when the heat starts to get a bit much for some to go outside for long. Just 79 miles from The Villages lies the biggest casino in all of Florida, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. It sits on The Tampa Reservation, which is one of six Seminole Indian reservations governed by the Federally … [Read more...] about Day Trip: The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Last week The Villages Strawberry Festival was held at Brownwood Paddock Square and thousands turned out for the event which featured live entertainment, tractor rides, and of course loads of strawberries in just about any form you could imagine including drinks, pastries, crepes and much more. Longtime reader Darryl Kenyon shot the video below, enjoy! … [Read more...] about A Sweet Time at The Villages Strawberry Festival
Not being able to find their way around is one of the biggest worries a lot of people have about moving to a community as big as The Villages. No matter how long you've lived here or how often you've visited, with new places popping up all the time, its easy to get turned around. And while paper maps are available, the reality is most people rely on their mobile devices … [Read more...] about Find Your Way Around With The Villages GPS App