One Year with Rusty, The Villages Average Down Payment, and more

Rusty Nelson’s recap of his first year documenting his journey to The Villages is our video of the week. Man this guy crammed a lot into 365 days, including a couple of lifestyle visits, making lots of new friends, an excessive amount of pickleball, and oh yea, he also bought a house:

Here’s what else I’m reading and watching this week:

No real shock here: The Villages has the highest average percentage down payment of anyplace in the country. According to the article the average down payment in The Villages is 27.1%.

10 Cities Where You’ll Need the Biggest Down Payment To Snag a Home—and 10 Where You’ll Put Down the Least (

Meet the man responsible for a handful of great restaurants in The Villages:

FMK celebrates decade serving the community (The Villages Daily Sun)

Are communities like The Villages causing climate change? (Includes a cameo from our friend Skip!)

Aging Population Is Causing A Climate-Related Issue In Florida (Newsy)

See how residents celebrated Halloween in this video from the Pryde of The Villages YouTube channel:

Halloween Villages Style (YouTube)

Have a great week!

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