Last weekend I drove from Orlando to Gainesville and it's amazing to see The Villages signage and housing on both the right and left sides of the Turnpike.
And, according to Villages-News, the Villages of Southern Oaks could eventually DOUBLE the size of The Villages. [Villages-News]
In other news…
I usually put videos at the bottom of these weekly updates, but since we're talking about roads and how everything will one day connect, it's the perfect place to insert this month's Vmail video which is all about the topic of roads, pathways, and connectivity:
Could you imagine buying a home in The Villages for less than $20,000? You could have, back in 1991. Lake & Sumter Style has a cool article on Donna Fenster who has been selling home in The Villages since way back then. [Lake & Sumter Style]
WWII Veteran Staff Sergeant Irving Locker, who lives in the Village of Santiago, was recognized by President Trump in this past Tuesday's State of the Union Address. [The Villages Daily Sun]
It might be “Florida's Friendliest Hometown” but there are near-weekly reminders that you have to keep your guard up. This weeks reminder comes courtesy of a Villager's son who (allegedly) stole items from residents who had been swimming at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center sports pool. [Villages-News]