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 sportsfan (original poster member #9918) posted at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Buying a home in The Villages today ... any members live there?

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zebra25 ( member #29431) posted at 4:27 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Not me but my cousin does and absolutely loves it. She is trying to talk us into moving there when H retires.

Congratulations on your new home!!

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 4:49 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Congrats, but be careful... they had won the rating for the highest STD's in a community in the nation a couple years ago.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 22 & 25
Married for 30 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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Bigger ( Attaché #8354) posted at 4:56 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Congrats, but be careful... they had won the rating for the highest STD's in a community in the nation a couple years ago.

Yikes! I guess hand-sanitizer is on the menu way longer than COVID!

"If, therefore, any be unhappy, let him remember that he is unhappy by reason of himself alone." Epictetus

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2oldforthis ( member #19825) posted at 5:20 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Don't live there but want too. I like the idea that I could ride a golf cart to the grocery store. Stay in touch after and let us know what you think. I am always saying I want to move to the villages.

He did not see what he had in me, what I saw in him I did not have!

Love kills slowly.

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 sportsfan (original poster member #9918) posted at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Tushnurse - heard about that plus on one of The Villages blogs a resident thought to post that she found a gym where she wasn’t hit on ... geesh!

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 6:55 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

LOL to the responses.

Seriously though I have case managed a lot of residents that have gone through joint surgery, and the fact the whole community is golf cart friendly was a bonus for them, it was a lot easier to get on one of those than in and out of a car when you have had a total knee replacement, so they would get to outpatient, and aqua therapy a lot sooner than average patients, and it made a huge difference in their recovery.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 22 & 25
Married for 30 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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jrc1963 ( member #26531) posted at 11:46 PM on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

I live about 1.5 hours south of The Villiages. We have a friend who lives near The Villages and my parents live spitting distance from The Villiages... their address isn't "The Villages" but it might as well be.

Me: BSO - 53Him: FWSO - 76 DS - 20 D-Day - 12-11-09, R - he finally came homeYour life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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StillLivin ( member #40229) posted at 1:21 AM on Thursday, January 28th, 2021

My aunt lives there. She loved it up until COVID hit. She says a lot of the residents don't comply with the masks or social distancing. Right now she is in CA and plans to stay there until most of the population is vaccinated.

"Bitch please a good man can't be stolen." ROFLMAO - SBB
D: 7/2/2014

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Ratpicker ( member #57986) posted at 1:43 AM on Thursday, January 28th, 2021

I've never lived there. I lived in a golf cart community for 25 years. 100 miles of path connected the city. You could go to Home Depot or the funeral home via golf cart. Only on the coldest days did I drive a car to the grocery as it was faster in the GC. A number of people moved to The Villages from there. It had warmer weather and more single level homes as people aged out of their McMansion - ha! I have a couple friends there & they love it.

Road of life is paved with dead squirrels who couldn't make a decision.

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josiep ( member #58593) posted at 4:14 PM on Saturday, January 30th, 2021

I have several friends who live there and they just love it.

I'm going to be moving to a planned community that's 1.5 hours south of The Villages but is designed for families. And it's now golf cart permitted so I'll be taking my golf cart. It has walking trails and 2 lakes with boats we can take out, playgrounds every few blocks, soccer fields, baseball fields, splash pads, a golf course (separate but adjacent), 2 swimming pools, and my favorite part: 3 gigantic dog parks, double fenced with a gazebo with a bench so I can sit in the shade and read my book while the dogs run, plus hose for water and a kiddie swimming pool to give your dog a bath.

But the truth is, the only reason I'm leaving my house on the barrier island, where I just walk across the street to the ocean, is because I'll be living .5 mile from my grandchildren.

Anyway, I don't live terribly close to The Villages but it sounds like there are quite a few of us in the area so maybe we could plan at get together.

[This message edited by josiep at 7:31 PM, January 30th (Saturday)]

BW, 70 YO; M 45 yrs., T 49 yrs.
DDay#1, 1982; DDay#2, May, 2017. Divorced.

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PricklePatch ( member #34041) posted at 9:11 AM on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

II never heard of the Villages till this post. I know my Dad’s Leisure World has a high rate of STDS. However, there is a new Documentary out called “Some kind of Heaven”. It is about the villages. Didn’t know if anyone heard of it.

BS Fwh

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Lionne ( member #25560) posted at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

I just read about that documentary. Very interesting...

Me-BS-65 in May<BR />HIM-SAFWH-68<BR />I just wanted a normal life.<BR />Normal trauma would have been appreciated.

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SI Staff ( Moderator #10) posted at 9:28 PM on Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Bump smile

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Shehawk ( member #68741) posted at 10:39 PM on Monday, May 9th, 2022

"Congrats, but be careful... they had won the rating for the highest STD's in a community in the nation a couple years ago."

Oh Tushnurse...shaking my head but so true...


That would actually be older adults in general need to be honest and transparent and test and.....well you get the idea.


I am thinking of where I want to live when I am legally single again.

I have always liked Amelia island.

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