Last Updated June 27, 2019 - The Fourth of July tends to take on a relaxing vibe in The Villages. While many residents prefer to spend the holiday relaxing at home, there are still plenty of entertainment options to be found if you are looking for them. Past years have seen residents organize a Golf Cart Convoy where festively decorated golf carts paraded from Lake … [Read more...] about 4th of July Events Around 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 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 arts and crafts festivals are held … [Read more...] about Savannah Center in The Villages
One thing you'll want to do, perhaps even before moving to The Villages full-time, is to open a checking account with a bank in The Villages. Now if you have your account with one of the large national banks that have branches in and around The Villages, unless you've been itching to make a change, you're probably good. Nothing to worry about for you. But if you keep your … [Read more...] about Where to Stash Your Cash – The Villages Florida Banks
(2019 update: Sadly, the map mentioned below is no longer available) This week I caught up with The Villages resident Paul Emberger. Paul is the creator of The Villages Golf Cart Map and I've wanted to catch up with him and share his story with you for a while now. I really enjoyed hearing Paul's story and I hope you do too. Where are you from? How long have you been a … [Read more...] about Interview with Villager Paul Emberger
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in 2012. Last week, Bloomberg BusinessWeek came out with an interesting profile of The Villages developer Gary Morse. In their words: Billionaire H. Gary Morse, 75, controls almost every facet of life at the Villages, one of the world’s largest retirement communities. As I wrote in the most recent issue of The Villages … [Read more...] about BusinessWeek Profile of Gary Morse
The Villages isn't the best selling community in the country for nothing. Below I've listed 50 reasons to love The Villages. I titled this article "50+ Reasons..." because I'm hoping you will find something I missed and tell me about it in the comments at the end. Ready? Here we go... 1. It's Disney World for Adults - When we put the question out on Facebook of why … [Read more...] about 50+ Reasons to LOVE The Villages
Offices in The Villages and the surrounding counties will be closed today, in honor of our Veterans. Though they have already served in the military, many veterans who live in The Villages are still serving their community by providing a variety of services and raising funds for groups in need. At the same time, these groups honor their fellow warriors and enjoy the camaraderie … [Read more...] about Veterans in The Villages
For many people in The Villages, the golf cart is the family car. You can literally get just about anywhere here by golf cart. Many Villagers actually sell their cars. If they need to get to the airport or somewhere else, they just take The Villages shuttle service or hitch a ride with a friend. Imagine what you would save in gas, payments, and insurance by not having a … [Read more...] about Golf Cart Insurance in The Villages
Kind of a quiet week coming up here in The Villages. Everyone is still undoubtedly recovering from the election and preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday that will quickly be upon us. While some folks will be celebrating Thanksgiving in The Villages, others will be traveling to various parts of the country. With that in mind, whether you live in The Villages currently, or … [Read more...] about The Villages Airport Shuttle
If you're seriously considering moving to The Villages, I recommend to folks that they read one other book (besides mine) before making the plunge. Leisureville, by Andrew Blechman, provides a very accurate (and often humorous) account of what life is really like in The Villages. While Mr. Blechman focuses on some of the more...uh, let's just call them "extreme"... … [Read more...] about Leisureville: An Inside Look at The Villages