The Villages is approximately 32 square miles, located in Central Florida in Lake, Sumter, and Marion Counties of Central Florida.
The Villages is a 55+ active adult retirement community located in central Florida, and is ranked number one in the United States for active-adult retirement communities. It’s a fun and affordable active adult community where everything you could possibly want, need, or dream of doing in your retirement years is just a golf car ride away.
The Villages is conveniently situated approximately 40 miles from the west coast and 70 miles from the east coast of Florida, making a day or weekend trip to either coast convenient.
The Villages lifestyle is offered at surprisingly affordable prices. Our monthly amenity fee of just $159 includes: - Free golf on all of our executive courses*, Swimming, tennis, pickelball, bocce, sports pools, fishing lakes, parks, trails, 24 hour community watch and over 2700 resident run clubs. Estimated monthly cost of living in The Villages community based on a $250,000 home with homestead exemption of $993.17 includes:
- $159 – Contractual Amenities Fee
- $60.00 – Sewer
- $31.00 – Water
- $148.00 – Average Gas/Electric
- $19.00 – Trash Collection
- $60.00 – Basic Cable Television
- $100.00 – Insurance
- $239.17 – Average Taxes
- $191.00 – Development District Assessment
- *A trail fee does not apply if you wish to use your golf car on the trails of the executive courses
· The Villages is known at the “Pickleball Mecca”, offering over 100 pickleball courts for residents and guests year ‘round. Pickleball players enjoy clinics, tournaments and open play throughout the community.
The Villages active adult golfing community is the largest and most diverse single site golf facility in the world: 12 Championship courses, 35 executive courses(and counting) an 18 - hole island putting course, and instructional golf academies - all of which residents enjoy throughout the year.
The Villages offers 3 uniquely themed town squares where residents and visitors enjoy free nightly entertainment 365 days a year. Each square offers a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Spanish Springs Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and Brownwood Paddock Square are places where residents, visitors and good friends gather for a great time. See what’s happening now -
Yes! The Villages is pet-friendly community, featuring a wide-variety of dog parks and walking paths. And, there are many pet related resources including Petsmart, grooming parlours, and a number of preventive and emergency pet medical clinics. Many local businesses allow dogs on a leash into their establishments and you may even find a few “dog menus” at local eateries.
Located within The Villages community is a state of the art Veterans hospital at our Mulberry Plaza off county road 42 in the Marion County area of our community. In addition there are many clubs which support area veterans.
Yes. The Villages Regional Hospital is one of the fastest growing acute care hospitals in the nation. In 2017, The American Heart Association awarded The Villages® Regional Hospital The Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The Villages Regional Hospital recently announced plans to expand its services with an additional hospital in the southern portion of The Villages.
Of course! The Villages features 3 state of the art movie theaters, located in each of the town squares. The Rialto Theater in Spanish Springs offers eight screens showing both new blockbusters as well as special movie events. The Old Mill Theatre located on Lake Sumter Landing, shows the top releases on its eight screens and The Barnstorm theater in Brownwood Paddock Square, (The Villages’ newest theatre), offers a diverse selection of newly-released and popular movies on its eight screens.