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Old 08-03-2019, 09:44 AM
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My question is how often do you eat at a sitdown restaurant. Not fast food. Cost is not the question. We have always had available our own produce, meat, and at better quality than at eating out.

We have more time, to cook, it is rare that we eat out more than twice a month. Then, we usually eat Due to friends asking us to join, or I’m just not gonna make that dish at home. Grocery is not an issue, most is delivered to our front door.

I am wondering because, one thing that posters bring up about the new area is there’s only one restaurant. Those who live there don’t seem to have a problem with it, or driving to a restaurant that they want to eat at.

So those who are not in favor of the newest areas due to lack of restaurants, and connectivity, do you eat multiple times a week, that the new area would impact on you having to drive elsewhere. Or is it the lack of security of not having 10 restaurants by golf cart or car within 5 minutes of your home.

We are looking at a possible forth move, and really like the trails, with a more tranquil vibe. I have as of yet met a person who lives in newly built villages to be unhappy, but just as excited to be enjoying life in TV just as much as any new resident, when they bought in the early concept of pre SS, LSL or Brownwood.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:08 AM
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My question is how often do you eat at a sitdown restaurant. Not fast food. Cost is not the question. We have always had available our own produce, meat, and at better quality than at eating out.

We have more time, to cook, it is rare that we eat out more than twice a month. Then, we usually eat Due to friends asking us to join, or I’m just not gonna make that dish at home. Grocery is not an issue, most is delivered to our front door.

I am wondering because, one thing that posters bring up about the new area is there’s only one restaurant. Those who live there don’t seem to have a problem with it, or driving to a restaurant that they want to eat at.

So those who are not in favor of the newest areas due to lack of restaurants, and connectivity, do you eat multiple times a week, that the new area would impact on you having to drive elsewhere. Or is it the lack of security of not having 10 restaurants by golf cart or car within 5 minutes of your home.

We are looking at a possible forth move, and really like the trails, with a more tranquil vibe. I have as of yet met a person who lives in newly built villages to be unhappy, but just as excited to be enjoying life in TV just as much as any new resident, when they bought in the early concept of pre SS, LSL or Brownwood.
We eat at restaurants once a week on average. I like to cook and feel I have more control over choosing healthy and yummy things when I cook. Henry does eat lunch after golf four days a week.

I don't think people really diss the new areas for any other reason other than they are jealous of people moving to The Villages because they cannot at this time, or they are just misinformed. It is as beautiful in the far south area of The Villages as it is any place else in The Villages.. Some folks cannot utter positive words about ANYTHING.

Good morning. Hope you find just the perfect place for your new home. We are in our second home in The Villages and love it.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:32 AM
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Seldom, we normally cook, ferment, bake whatever. Occasionally when we are out all day we will stop and get a salad at Moe's or Subway. When we move into TV in Sept or Oct we expect to start eating out (sit down) around once per week. At least that is what we put into the budget.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:03 AM
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My question is how often do you eat at a sitdown restaurant. Not fast food. Cost is not the question. We have always had available our own produce, meat, and at better quality than at eating out.

We have more time, to cook, it is rare that we eat out more than twice a month. Then, we usually eat Due to friends asking us to join, or I’m just not gonna make that dish at home. Grocery is not an issue, most is delivered to our front door.

I am wondering because, one thing that posters bring up about the new area is there’s only one restaurant. Those who live there don’t seem to have a problem with it, or driving to a restaurant that they want to eat at.

So those who are not in favor of the newest areas due to lack of restaurants, and connectivity, do you eat multiple times a week, that the new area would impact on you having to drive elsewhere. Or is it the lack of security of not having 10 restaurants by golf cart or car within 5 minutes of your home.

We are looking at a possible forth move, and really like the trails, with a more tranquil vibe. I have as of yet met a person who lives in newly built villages to be unhappy, but just as excited to be enjoying life in TV just as much as any new resident, when they bought in the early concept of pre SS, LSL or Brownwood.
We currently live in what I call the "magic rectangle" between 466 and 466A, equidistant from Sumter and Brownwood. If you count lunches and dinners, we probably eat out between 5 and 10 times per week. At the squares and at the country clubs . There are some we regularly patron, and some we havent tried yet.

AND, we are planning to move south of the border (44).. We are recently relocated from Atlanta, having put up with the traffic jams for 20 years. There are still not enough cars in the Villages to make a good traffic jam, so we can get anywhere from anyplace in a few minutes. So, while I'm not happy that it may take an extra 5 or 7 minutes to get someplace to eat, that wasnt enough to preclude our anticipated move.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:28 AM
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We don't mind driving 10 to 15 minutes to a restaurant but don't want a grocery store located over 2-3 miles away. One time we looked at housing at Burnt Store Marina in SW Florida until we found out that the closest grocery store was 9 miles away. A deal killer. Harbor Hills near TV is lovely, but no grocery store nearby.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:39 PM
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We are eating out, less & less--we used to go to the Cane @ least once a week, Arnold Palmer @ least once a week & the Bonefish every other week--

We are now limited to Arnold Palmer, The Blufin for a Sun brunch & Bonefish when we get the yen for a not run of the mill CC food

Cooking way more @ home-- the lack of variety & quality in TV, restaurants, has turned us off
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:51 PM
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Probably once a week for dinner rotating between Sakura, Belle Glade, Bluefin, Bonefish. Too Jays when I get a jones for Corned Beef. Never do breakfast out and rarely lunch. I'm the Chef du Jour at home and my wife says she "loves living in a restaurant". Personally I think it's because she doesn't have to cook!
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:05 PM
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Dinner 3 to 4 times a week. Typically lunch with friends 3 times a week. My husband has lunch after golf 3 times a week. Once in a while if we are out together we have lunch.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:06 PM
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Tonight I'm doing turkey legs in a crock pot, with cranberries, sweet potatoes < cranberries, etc--really good--don't go out to eat steak , we get prime ribeyes fromSam's and I can grill them to perfection, the Italian restaurants here don't know from veal Milanese, real Osso Bucco, scungili-, we make pizza @ home -last night we made a shrimp & asparagus pizza-probably coat us more than $25.00--to do @ home
+ we drink a good bottle of wine @ home & don't worry about the drive home
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:58 PM
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Glenview is our "local" and when we first moved here we would be up there several times a week. Loved the lounge, got to know the regulars and the wait staff and really enjoyed it. Rarely go there now with the changes.

I find the weather has totally changed our eating habits. In the summer we live on salads with steak, cheese or fish. We both like different cheeses and you cannot get those in a restaurant, so we eat at home in the summer. In the winter I cook real meals, foods I would not be able to get in a restaurant. So, if we eat out we eat a late breakfast or a late lunch. Works for us.
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