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Old 08-05-2013, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by duffysmom View Post
1)The Villages FL population passed 86,000 in 2011 with the total population projected to be 110,000 by 2015
2)At least 80% of homes must be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older
3)Persons under the age of 19 years are not permitted to reside within The Villages but may visit for a maximum of 30 days per year unless an exemption is granted
4)Three Villages subdivisions are designated as family units and are not subject to the under-19 restriction.
5)2011 was the worst year for new home sales in the nation (302,000) over the last 50 years, and The Villages sold almost 1% of all the new homes in the entire country.
6)One real estate journal reported that The Villages sold about 2.5 times more homes than the second largest development in the United States in 2011.
7)Forbes Magazine named The Villages FL as the fastest growing town (under 100,000) in the United States from 2007 to 2010, about 25% more than second fastest Pecos, Texas, and far ahead of the rest in the top 25 fastest.
8)There are about 43,950 homes occupied in The Villages as of January 1st 2012. The current projected total number of home sites available at build out is 56,268.
9)New home sales in The Villages Fl continue to average approximately 200-250 per month
10)Pre-owned home sales in The Villages are currently averaging 100 per month
11)When The Villages opened up home sales South of CR 466A 55 homes sold in 1st eight days
12)Villages range in size from 100 homes to 1550 homes
13)The Village of Duval is the largest with 1550 homes
14) As of the 1st quarter of 2012 three Villages South of CR 466A were already occupied
15)The Villages property area covers over 32 square miles
16)There are over 90 miles of golf cart paths
17)The Villages occupies parts of 3 counties in Florida (Lake, Sumter & Marion)
18)The population of the Villages grows by approximately 4,500 annually
19)Currently there are 2 town squares (Lake Sumter Landing & Spanish Springs) with the 3rd town square under construction (Brownwood). The first phase of Brownwood should be completed by Fall of this year.
20)There are 10 commercial areas (Lake Sumter Landing, Spanish Springs, La Plaza Grande, Buffalo Ridge, Colony Plaza, Southern Trace, Spanish Plaines, Mulberry Grove, Brownwood Paddock Square (Coming Soon 2012), Antrim Dells (will be next to Brownwood Square and will be a 500,000 sq ft power center)
21)Commercial property at the Villages FL averages a 97% occupancy rate
22)The Villages is planned to be home to 2.7 million square feet of commercial buildings and retail tenants.
23)Approximately 150,000 people travel through the The Villages each day along its busiest corridor US441/27
24)98% of Villagers recommend The Villages to their friends & family
25)There are over 1900 organized clubs in The Villages
26)As of May 2012 there are two new Village Recreation Centers (Captiva and Bradenton) and five Neighborhood Recreation Centers (Pinellas, Gilchrist, Fernandina, Charlotte and Sanchez), bringing the total number of recreation centers in The Villages to 63.
27)There are eight new villages south of CR466A (Pinellas, Pinellas at Cedar Grove, Pinellas at Evans Prairie, Gilchrist, Fernandina Fernandina at MacClenny, Sanibel and Charlotte) bringing to total number of villages in The Villages FL to 78.
28)The Villages has more holes of golf than any other community (facility) in the world with 504 and adding another 36 within a year (Mission Hills in China is second with 216 holes).
29)At build out there will be 621 holes of golf in The Villages Fl
30)South of CR466A there are two new country clubs (Bonifay and Evans Prairie) and one new executive golf course (Palmetto) totaling 11 country clubs and 30 executive course.
31)By final build out The Villages will operate 12 country-club championship courses
32)Cane Gardens Allamanda/Jacaranda (3606/3583 yards) from the back tees is nine yards longer than Palmer Legends Cherry Hill/Laurel Valley(3541/3639 yards)
33)There are about 10,000 tee times available each day in The Villages
34)In 2011 a total of 55,663 Villagers played one or more rounds of golf for a total of 2,546,611 rounds of golf. The approximate miles driven in golf carts for this many rounds of golf on The Villages golf courses total 6,330,365 miles. Thats a distance equivalent to driving around the world at the Equator 254 times.
35)717,271 rounds of golf were played on the Championship courses in The Villages
36)1,829,340 rounds of golf were played on the Executive Golf Courses in The Villages.
37)There were 1832 holes in one recorded in The Villages in 2011 (compared to 1630 in 2010). Thats 5 holes in one recorded every day of the year in 2011.
38)316 Villagers shot their age or better in 2011 a total of 1,500 times.
39)John Irelan of the Village of Alhambra again carded the most age breaking rounds at 89 times.
40)There were 2 double eagle recorded in 2011. In 2010 there was only one double eagle.
41)Statistically, there were 5,810,493 golf balls lost in The Villages last year.
42)Villages Fl Tee-to-green totals 84 miles of golf a distance that extends from the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida, in a straight line through The Villages, and beyond the east coast into the Atlantic Ocean.
43)About one-third of Villages residents are regular golfers
44)Playing 36 holes per day, a Villager could play 14 straight days of golf in The Villages without repeating a hole.
45)Golf cars are the vehicle of choice in The Villages
46)There are over 50,000 golf carts in The Villages
47)The Villages Golf Cars has three showrooms in The Villages and they combine to sell more Yamahas than any other dealer in the United States.
48)Currently Villages Golf Cars sales of gas powered golf cars is approximately 90% of total sales. The increase in gas powered golf cars is attributed to the new fuel injection systems along with the high range of about 250 miles per tank.
49) 315 Holes of golf in The Villages have Received Audubon Internationals Silver Certified Sanctuary Designation At The Villages (read about it on Florida Golf Magazines website)
50)The CBS Sunday Morning segment of May 2011 featured a video segment on The Villages Golf Carts and it continues to make the rounds on YouTube with over 3.6 million views as of May 2012.
51)Villagers play 5200 softball games each year
52)There are currently 133 mens softball teams, 15 ladies teams, and 68 co-ed teams competing in 17 leagues over three seasons.
53)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.
54)Softball totals for the past year are 555 teams (6,660 players) playing approximately 5,572 total games over 3 seasons.
55)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 different sports ranging from Bocce to Basketball, Archery to Volleyball.
56) 1417 athletes participated in one or more events in this years Senior Games in The Villages, totaling 2,796 entries in all 16 sports.
57) 157 athletes (11%) of the athletes participated in more than five events in this years Senior Games in The Villages.
58)The sport with the most participants in this years Senior Games was pickle ball with *** athletes, edging out the second place sport which was swimming with 426 athletes.
59)Six Senior Games sports do not involve a ball archery, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, swimming, and track (excluding field events).
60) The Villages has more than 100 tennis courts.

Thank you for this. More ammo for me to sell my friends on TV!
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