Lake Sumter Landing at The Villages, FL.
The Villages is a gated community made up of charming retirement neighborhoods located in the heart of Florida, about 40 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico and 70 miles east of the Atlantic Ocean.
Orlando is 45 miles to the southwest via Florida’s Turnpike and the famed horse country of Ocala is nearby.
Across its 57 square miles of developed or in-development property, some 140,000 residents representing all 50 U.S. states enjoy unparalleled social and recreational opportunities.
Brownwood Paddock Square. © Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Press Wire
Each neighborhood of The Villages is unique in its charm and personality and each is located such that residents can travel by golf cart wherever they wish to go.
Four separate Town Squares are the community’s principal landmarks. All three offer free nightly entertainment, modern movie theaters and a colorful assortment of shopping and dining opportunities—over 90 restaurants in all. Send me more information about The Villages!
The World’s Largest Single-Site Golf Facility
The Villages is the largest single-site golf facility in the world, home to more than 50 championship and executive golf courses, plus more under development. In addition there are pitch-and-putt courses, 18-hole putting courses and a diverse complement of golf practice facilities.
Fishing is extremely popular here, as demonstrated by the dozens of resident clubs dedicated to the activity.
Many of The Villages local lakes are home to Florida freshwater fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegills, sunfish, catfish and crappie.
The shores of neighboring Lake Miona, which borders the community, has public boat ramp access, while other lakes in The Villages are accessible via the shoreline. Send me more information about The Villages!
Classic Florida Fun on the Lakes
Golf carts line the street in Spanish Springs Village.
Water sports are a prominent part of the local lifestyle. There is water skiing on Lake Miona, kayaking on Lake Sumter and Lake Okahumpka, as well as dragon boat racing on Lake Sumter.
Ponds and lakes throughout The Villages also are ideal for operating radio-controlled sailboats and speed boats. Send me more information about The Villages!
The Villages’ Affordable Lifestyle
The Villages lifestyle is surprisingly affordable. The monthly amenity fee provides Villagers with free access to golf on all executive courses, plus swimming, tennis, pickleball, bocce and sports pools
Also included are fishing lakes, parks, trails, 24-hour community watch and more than 3,000 resident-run sports, activities and social clubs.
Shopping for a home in The Villages means choosing from a wealth of options. These include villas, courtyards, verandas, cottages, designer and premier homes.
Within each home series there are different floor plans and designs that vary in size, features and price. Many residents opt to work with The Villages Street of Dreams design team to customize their home. Send me more information about The Villages!
- Villas, patio homes and condos
- Designer and Premier homes
- Views of golf, marsh, preserve, woodland, lakes
- Condos, villas starting at $250,000
- Approximately 200 home purchases each month
- Sale prices from $300,000 to $500,000 are average
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For More Information: Contact William James Forbes, Realtor/Broker Sales Associate, Jim Forbes Real Estate, LLC, and Worth Clark Realty, at 772-370-2466, or call the real estate office at 407-720-8397.
- Over 3,000 lifestyle and activity clubs
- 100-plus miles of paved golf cart paths
- Four Town Squares ideal for gathering
- Free nightly entertainment
- Modern movie theaters
- Diverse shopping and dining
- 729 total of holes of golf, divided among
- 13 championship golf courses
- 53 executive-length courses, plus more under development
- 18-hole putting courses
- Pitch-and-putt courses
- Extensive golf practice facilities
- 114 General recreation centers
- 110 Swimming pools, including adult, family and sports pools
- 247 Pickleball courts
- 15 Softball fields at five separate complexes
- Croquet and lawn bowling courts
- Fishing and boating on three lakes
- Three lending libraries
- Walking trails
- Nature preserve
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From a starting point in The Villages, there are uncountable points of interest, either among the theme parks to the south or right outside the community.
Exploring the rural beauty of Lake County, a visitor comes across 1,000-plus lakes and rivers, great for water sports and sport fishing. Send me more information about The Villages!
The Historic Town of Mount Dora
In the historic town of Mount Dora you can stroll down quaint streets and browse through unique shops selling local handmade goods.
There’s an old railroad station, plenty of dining options and the landmark Lakeside Inn, the oldest continuously-operating hotel in Florida. Send me more information about The Villages!
In Sumter County, day trips for the culturally curious include Baker House, built by a U.S. senator in the 1880s; the community of Royal, settled by former slaves from an area plantation.
History buffs should check out the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park which annually presents a historically precise reenactment of the battle. Send me more information about The Villages!
Ocala – Marion County
Staking its claim as The Horse Capital of the World, Ocala/Marion County is a vibrant destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers.
Sight-seers can take a self-guided tour of the painted horses that connect local equestrian and art communities, or visit one-of-a kind shops and savor the fare at popular eateries.
Among the top attractions are exploring Silver Springs in a glass-bottom boat and tubin along Rainbow River. There is lush greenery and shimmering turquoise waters along the area’s natural springs and waterways, where canoeing and kayaking is ever popular. Send me more information about The Villages!
Awards & Honors
- World’s largest 55+ community
- 3,500+ Clubs & activities exceeds any other facility many times over
- Orlando Sanford (SFB) Airport, 45 miles away
- Orlando International Airport (MCO), 53 miles away
- Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 75 miles away
- Shuttle Services available