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
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.
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
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 place in The Villages where you can represent your colors. … [Read more...] about The Villages College Alumni Clubs
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 golf. You really can’t appreciate The Villages lifestyle unless you take advantage of traveling via cart. But, what is the proper vehicle mix? Obviously this is a matter of personal choice, but in general folks seem to only need one … [Read more...] about Cars and Carts in The Villages
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 of the people who are single in The … [Read more...] about Single Life in The Villages
Is making friends in The Villages really any different from making friends in other places? You bet it’s different. There are people everywhere, most willing to strike up a conversation any time. Some people prefer to group up with their neighbors. Others have friends and family already here or moving here soon. You can meet people in all sorts of recreational … [Read more...] about Making Friends 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. Noise Pollution This consideration is often forgotten until it’s too late --- be alert! I guess everyone thinks about this issue a bit, but possibly not enough. Don’t get caught … [Read more...] about Noise, Light and Odor Pollution in The Villages
The Villages is definitely one place that's getting cooler with age. Check out these fun facts: The Villages population passed 100,000 in 2012 and by most estimates there are more than 128,000 residents today. An average of 20 people move into The Villages every day. To maintain its 55+ status under federal law, at least 80 percent of homes must be occupied by at … [Read more...] about Cool Facts About The Villages
The Villages first town square, Spanish Springs, is celebrating it's 20th birthday this month. The dedication ceremony took place on May 7th, 1994. This month in the video series The Villages sends out they've got a great segment with Mark Morse, Tracy Mathews and Jennifer Parr discussing some of the history behind the creation of Spanish Springs. … [Read more...] about 20 Years of Spanish Springs
The first 4:30 of this video will give you an inside look at just how popular polo season is in The Villages... The opportunity to learn something new is one of the things residents value about The Villages. For a number of Villagers, polo is one of the new things they have discovered. With a polo stadium in their “backyard,” Villagers turn out en mass for the matches. They … [Read more...] about The Villages Polo Club