The Villages is located in central Florida and is in THREE counties. Lake, Marion and Sumter. The majority of homes are in Sumter County and this is where new homes are now being built. Build out is based on the number of homes built, but it is estimated that the build out will be in 2022.
Lake county, then Sumter county and then Marion County and then back to Sumter county. There were and still are 5 types of homes. Patio Villas, Courtyard Villas, Cottage/Ranch Homes, Designer Homes, and Premier Homes. The majority of these homes have 2 baths with a shower in the Master Bath and a tub in the guest bathroom. A few of the larger designer and premier homes may have a garden tub also
The Villages Community is located in the tri-county area of Lake, Sumter and Marion counties in central Florida & has three zip codes:
Year-round sunshine, a tee-time at noon, your baton-twirling class at 5:00, live music each night – this is the lifestyle for the world famous 55 Plus Community – The Villages, Florida. The way of life found in The Villages, FL is truly unlike anywhere else.
It encompasses a hometown atmosphere centered around your favorite hobbies for the ultimate Active Adult Lifestyle. There are always friends to meet, laughs to be had, and memories to be made in The Villages, FL.
Enjoy live entertainment every night, hundreds of social clubs, and golf courses for the beginner and enthusiast.
The Villages, FL is the fastest growing metro area in the Unites States and the most popular Active Adult community in Central Florida.
Ready to live your best life? The Villages, FL is the place to be!
The Villages Recreation & Clubs
If you are not a golfer there are hundreds of other activities from which to choose. There are over 50 recreation centers in the community run by The Villages Recreation Department. Activities include tennis, horseshoes, cornhole toss, platform tennis, archery, air gun range, volleyball, croquet, shueboard, bocce, basketball, swimming, shing and of course pickleball. If you do not know about pickleball, you will when you move to The Villages. Pickleball is a time honored tradition in The Villages.
With over 100 pickleball courts, the Villagers can play year-round, attend clinics and participate in tournaments. In addition to these activities, there are over 1800 organized clubs to join in The Villages. These include bird watching, card playing, archery, Kiwanis, computers, billiards and a wine club to name just a few.
Clubs and Organizations
Do you know the number one resident’s group and website for The Villages, Florida? The Talk of The Villages forum, of course. Basically all Villagers have been on this particular site one time or another as it has everything you need. In 2016 registered users surpassed 65,000 with monthly visitors exceeding over 120,000. On the third Friday of the month, many meet for lunch. They always talk about it in advance on the forum. Interesting Facts There are currently 133 men’s softball teams, 15 ladies teams, and 68 co-ed teams competing in 17 leagues over three seasons. The Villages has 216 softball teams (2,592 players) playing 164 games per week and approximately 2,296 games for the Winter season which is the busiest. Softball totals for the past year are 555 teams (6,660 players) playing approximately 5,572 total games over 3 seasons.
The two largest recreation events in The Villages each year are Camp Villages with over 7000 Villagers and grandchildren participating (watch for information this month about events starting this summer), and the Senior Games, just completed, where Villagers competed in multiple events in sixteen dierent sports ranging from Bocce to Basketball, Archery to Volleyball. 1,417 athletes participated in one or more events in this year ’s Senior Games in The Villages, totaling 2,796 entries in all 16 sports. 157 athletes (11%) of the athletes participated in more than ve events in this year’s Senior Games in The Villages.
The sport with the most participants in this year ’s Senior Games was pickle ball with 433 athletes, edging out the second place sport which was swimming with 426 athletes. Six Senior Games sports do not involve a ball – archery, badminton, horseshoes, shueboard, swimming, and track (excluding eld events). More than 100 tennis courts Over 100 pickle ball courts Two sand Volley Ball Court Two sets of platform Tennis Courts (12 total courts) – the only platform tennis courts in FL. The Villages has its own Polo stadium with three level stadium resides on an elevated berm and Polo leagues [ *Developer owned, not a resident amenity ].