Sumter County Growth Forecast, Sawgrass Grove Blueprints, DeSantis Visits The Villages, and more

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I continue to track all the latest news and updates as it relates to coronavirus in The Villages.

You can read this week’s coronavirus updates here.


This video, from popular Villages YouTuber Gold Wingnut, provides some terrific aerial footage as well as blueprint details of Sawgrass Grove. He also takes us over the Southern Oaks golf course, the Southern Oaks bridge, and the Villages of Citrus Grove and Cason Hammock.

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

Demographers from the Bureau of Economic & Business Research at the University of Florida are trying to put their finger on just how much Sumter County might grow over the next few decades. The estimates are astounding.

Population forecast ranks Sumter as No. 1 (The Villages Daily Sun)

Gov. DeSantis was in The Villages this week. He did an interview with Newsmax then popped over to City Fire at Brownwood for a bite.

DeSantis emphasizes successes, challenges (The Villages Daily Sun)

The ransonware attack on the Colonial Pipeline caused fuel shortages due to “panic buying” in many parts of Florida this week, including The Villages.

Pumps run dry in The Villages as governor blasts ‘panic buying’ (Villages-News)

Having homes so close together (an issue not isolated to The Villages, of course) makes it more likely that work done on one home could have a negative impact on the surrounding homes.

Neighbors in The Villages battling about oversized birdcage (Villages-News)

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That’s all for this week!

-Ryan

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