Wonderful idea! .There are about 150,000 seniors living in the villages and surrounding senior communities. Plan your village move now!
Central Florida is a great place to retire with more golf courses than you can shake a stick at! You will find many communities for those seeking a 65+ community. Lake, Sumter, and Marion Counties of Central Florida have places to retire that consist of site-built homes from $150,000 as well as lower-priced mobile homes with lot rents about $500 a month or less. You can even find a home on a lake for $ 300 -500,000.
Specifically the cities in the Villages, encompass Leesburg, Wildwood, Fruitland Park and several others shortly -.It is ever expanding. Currently there are 3 large “downtown squares” Brownwood, Spanish Springs and Sumter Landing serving the villages and each downtown has a square for entertainment, multitudes of restaurants and shopping. There are plenty of supermarkets and its well served by several hospital and hundreds of medical offices.
You can find new homes as well as exisiting houses to move right into. The villages is over 30 years old and constantly adding homes villas and golf courses. More than 30+ as well as community pools and many building for meetings, hobbyists and churches, synagogue, temples of course of every faith. .
Real Estate taxes are reasonable, water and utilities are in line with expectations. Please note Florida water is high and the more you use the more it costs.
Please note unlike most home builders, there are CCD districts.. you’ll pay an amenity fee monthly depending on your district. There are also large separate bonds attached to your home which the builder has used to build the infrastructure with – older homes MAY have these paid off already. .
Great ! Florida has low real estate taxes and if you are here permanently you will l get a $ 25/50,000 reduction in home value taken off your tax appraisals. Saving you significantly. Some counties have senior discounts and veteran / disablity discounts as well.
One of the features of the Villages is the golf cart accessibility to virtually everything, You’ll find no need for two cars, thus LOWER INSURANCE COSTS! You will find the village movers her are less expensive than up North due to lower labour rates. So plan away for a Florida move to The Villages.
Please note There are many non – villages senior planned communities close by as well, most are much less expensive for the same footage and each has its own distinctive flavor. Plantation has 3,000 units right off the turnpike, Arlington Ridge, 1,200 homes with an beautiful pool, Pennbrook Fairways , 27 holes of golf and two pools off Rt 44 and down the road from Brownwood a villages downtown. Just a few !
What to do – The Villages have ove 2,000 clubs ! Many other communities sponsor well over 100 -200 activities like water volleyball, softball, billards, book clubs , bingo of course and trivia nights.
We have four major hospitals as well as Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa and several Veteran medical facilities nearby. Hundreds of Medical offices here!
Plan accordingly – no need for a winter coat! Village movers like checkmate movers can pack you all up for an easy Florida move.
This area of Central Florida is 60 – 75 minutes from Orlando and its downtown as well as MCO the Orlando Airport, Ocala 20 minutes a nice medium city, Leesburg is right in the middle 10 minutes south or west or North! Leesburg has a great private airport as well if you fly your own private planes! (it’s an Int’l airport with US customs on appt.)
So come on down and move to the villages. You will love it .