55 Places Names The Villages in Florida 2014 Community of the Year
Are you looking to retire in Florida and not sure where to look. If you haven’t done so already, be sure and visit The Villages. The Villages, Florida’s Friendliest Hometown, is located approximately an hour Northwest of Orlando, The Villages offers countless amenities, daily activities, homes in every price range and a 5-star resident rating which makes it a great place to retire. The Villages has been named 2014 Community of the Year by 55 Places. Here’s what 55 Places had to say about the 56,268-resident community:
“Retirees from worldwide embrace living the ultimate active adult lifestyle at The Villages. Multiple recreation centers and town squares support living an exceptional lifestyle. There are a staggering 25 neighborhood recreation centers, 27 village recreation centers and 8 regional recreation centers. There are three town squares where residents have access to over 200 retail establishments, over 60 restaurants, daily entertainment and plenty of opportunities to socialize.
Nearly every amenity imaginable can be found within The Villages. Just a sampling of highlights include a woodworking shop, two bowling alleys, an auditorium, three movie theaters, a medical center, ten places of worship, several fishing lakes, nine softball fields, a polo field, equestrian facilities, gardening plots and over 50 outdoor swimming pools.
Golfers can indulge in free golf for life on any of the 32 executive courses throughout The Villages. Residents can also enhance their game with professional instruction at The Village Golf Academy and for a nominal fee, residents can play at any of the 10 championship golf courses including the famous Palmer Legends designed by Arnold Palmer or the Nancy Lopez Legacy Country Club.
Life in The Villages offers an endless array of opportunities to enjoy favorite pastimes or to try something new. Village residents enjoy access to an estimated 1,800 or more different clubs and groups that represent almost any imaginable interest or activity. A convenient online community calendar highlights the offering of daily activities so residents can stay up-to-date on the hundreds of events and activities happening literally every single day at The Villages.”