How Far is The Villages From…

People love The Villages because it offers just about everything you need a short golf cart ride away.

But that doesn’t mean you’ll never want to venture outside of the bubble.

Florida is an amazing state, and it would be a shame to limit yourself to only experiencing what goes on inside the comfy confines of The Villages.

With that in mind, here’s a look at how far The Villages is from various points of interest.

I used Lake Sumter Landing as the starting point. In 20 or 30 years it might not be considered a central location of The Villages like it is today, but for now, it’ll do.

Popular Florida Cities

Ocala – 26 miles

Orlando – 59 miles

Daytona Beach – 73 miles

Tampa – 83 miles

St. Augustine – 97 miles

Jacksonville – 126 miles

Tallahassee – 210 miles

Miami – 283 miles

Key West – 440 miles

Popular Airports

These aren’t all the airports in Florida obviously, but I chose the ones that Villagers might be most likely to fly in and out of.

Orlando International Airport – 69 miles

Orlando Sanford International Airport – 62 miles

Ocala International Airport – 33 miles

Daytona International Airport – 70 miles

Tampa International Airport – 90 miles

Major Hospitals/Specialty Centers

Shands Hospital (Gainesville) – 64 miles

Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville) – 122 miles

MD Anderson Cancer Center (Orlando) – 59 miles

Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa) – 75 miles

Popular Beaches

Daytona Beach -73 miles

New Smyrna Beach – 75 miles

Clearwater Beach – 107 miles

Siesta Key Beach – 143 miles

Destin – 366 miles

Major Theme Parks

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom – 67 miles

Epcot – 66 miles

Universal Orlando – 58 miles

Sea World – 63 miles

Busch Gardens Tampa – 80 miles

Other Points of Interest

Mar-a-Lago – 220 miles (Just figured some Villagers might want to know 😉 )

Daytona International Speedway – 69 miles

South Beach – 286 miles

Where do you want to go?

Let me know where else you want to go in the comments section below.

9 thoughts on “How Far is The Villages From…”

  1. Three places Villagers go are Port Canaveral (Cruises), Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach. They are all in the 100-120 mile range.

  2. My wife and I recently flew in and out of Gainesville, 70 miles from Lake Sumter. Small uncomplicated airport with car rental available and no long treks like Orlando.

  3. We lived there for 12 years back when mr Schwartz was still alive and his few was for the middle class income people to be able to retire. After he passed everything changed. Bonds because very high, houses because very high. Water bill went way up. Harder to get on golf courses because they were holding spaces for people coming in to see about purchasing a home. Times changed. My husband passes and I moved back to home in 2011.

  4. I love these emails! Very Interesting for a person interested in retirement in the Villages. I have my Florida for Boomers book and I Love it. I’ll take so vacation an come back to Florida and spend a few weeks this next time, keep up the great info! Also I love the input from people who have lived in the Villages and have left!

  5. It’s about a 2.5 hour trip. Well worth the time. Beautiful area Don’t miss Selby Gardens in the center of town. The satin white beaches are the draw – Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Beach.

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