Spanish Springs Town Square

Thank You For Visiting Spanish Springs

A distinct feature of The Villages is the Spanish Springs Town Square.

One of the three town squares in The Villages, Spanish Springs opened in 1994 and has a south-west flavor.

With adobe-colored shops surrounding a central meeting space, complete with viga-studded walls and a gazebo, Spanish Springs resembles a traditional plaza like one might find in Santa Fe – with the fountains and palms trees adding a Florida twist.

Main Street winds around the integrated, mixed-use commercial area, proving access to a variety of shops, restaurants and offices.

Here are just a few of the restaurants, shops, and businesses currently in Spanish Springs:

  • Banner Mercantile (The Villages Logo Store)
  • Talbot’s
  • Patchington
  • MVP Athletic Club
  • The Medicine Chest
  • Rialto Theatre
  • The Villages Insurance
  • Cal’s Barber Shop
  • The Corkscrew Winery
  • Margarita Republic
  • Toojay’s Gourmet Deli
  • Panera Bread
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • World of Beer

While the offices, restaurants, and shops draw residents to the square, classic car fans congregate in Spanish Springs each month during their “cruise-in” and Villagers turn out for live entertainment nightly.

Spanish Springs has free entertainment every night, plus, parades and special celebrations throughout the year, from Cinco de Mayo to Halloween.

For a brief time, Spanish Springs was also home to a popular Farmer’s Market, but from what we hear that has gone away for good.

There’s also Katie Belle’s, a popular dining and entertainment venue located in Spanish Springs.

Celebrating 20 Years of Spanish Springs

In May 2014, The Villages held a 20th birthday celebration for Spanish Springs, and produced a special edition of Vmail to mark the occasion:

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

For years one of the biggest complaints people had about the entertainment venues in the community was that they were not big enough or new enough to draw some of the bigger acts and performers.

That changed recently when Church on the Square, a beloved Spanish Springs landmark that had about 770 seats, closed in late June 2013 to undergo a major renovation and was turned into what is now known as the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.

The new facility seats more than 1,000 people comfortably and is considered a state-of-the-art performing arts center by most who visit.

Recent performers and performances include Willie Nelson, Clint Black, Styx, Kenny Rogers, Kenny G, and the Broadway Hit Kinky Boots.

3 thoughts on “Spanish Springs Town Square”

  1. This is very well done…the post is so helpful because it is chock-full of information! Anyone new to The Villages would find this post to be a valuable resource.

    And I like the photo a lot. The Redneck Country Club is a great country band!

    Re: the photo – I could be prejudiced! 🙂

  2. My curiosity has peaked. While passing thru “Historic” Spanish Springs, on hwy. 441, yesterday, I noticed the sign “Historic Spanish Springs”. I’ve searched Florida history, and can find nothing mentioning Spanish Springs. Please enlighten me as to the “historic” part. Thank you.
    Bo

  3. Hello Villagers,

    I have family that lives in your neighborhood & I am looking for a REAL local florist – not FTD, etc.
    Is there an actual florist within your development?

    Thank you

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