A big thank you

A big thank you

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
A big thank you
  #1  
Old 08-09-2019, 01:16 PM
Nonni252 Nonni252 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 44
Default A big thank you

Hubby and I will be visiting TV soon to see if it's a good fit for us. TOTV has been so helpful to us in so many ways. Many residents have Private Messaged me with welcoming and helpful info and I thank all who have answered my questions and made me feel welcome even before we've even set foot in TV!
TV will be our first stop on our trip to FL followed by Del Webb in Lakewood Ranch (outside of Sarasota) and Valencia Lakes (outside of Tampa.) Unlike TV, those communities do not allow access to their Message Boards to non-residents so we'll be visiting those communities "cold" : ) Any advice from those of you who have gone through the process of eliminating different communities before you made the decision? How did you know that TV was the right one for you and did anyone visit the two other communities we'll be visiting? Thanks again for all the terrific help you've provided.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 08-09-2019, 03:52 PM
vintageogauge vintageogauge is online now
Gold member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: village of Fenney, Ford City, Pa., and Hudson, Ohio
Posts: 1,322
Default

You will know as soon as you get here.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 08-09-2019, 04:06 PM
GrumpyOldMan's Avatar
GrumpyOldMan GrumpyOldMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 168
Default

You may want to go to the others first, since many (most?) people that come here buy and stay.
__________________
You ever get the feeling that the world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes? -- George Goble
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-09-2019, 05:45 PM
2newyorkers's Avatar
2newyorkers 2newyorkers is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tall Trees
Posts: 680
Default

A friend of mine lived for about 2 years at the Del Webb community in Lakewood Ranch. We visited a few times. It is a gated community with very nice homes. Everyone was friendly. They are building all around the community. You are not close to the gulf but you are close to the Outlets! You really can not compare it to TV.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-09-2019, 05:58 PM
GLID2470 GLID2470 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 7
Default

I am in the same situation as ya’ll are. I made a 10 day visit back in July to the Villages. It is an amazing place with so many activities to chose from - being summer I had no problem getting on the executive courses. Only hindrance was the summer afternoon rain storms. I have visited 2 del Webb communities - in Georgia and Texas. I did find myself comparing the communities to TV and there is no comparison. Similar activities but fewer to chose from and on a lot smaller scale. Must say it was pretty motivating seeing so many people out and about being active in the Villages. As another poster said you will see when you get here. My decision has not been made - haven’t yet visited TV during the busy season in the winter. Enjoy your visits around Florida.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-09-2019, 06:03 PM
philnpat's Avatar
philnpat philnpat is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Clifton Park, NY and soon to be Duval
Posts: 803
Default

There are many 55+ communities in Fl.
Visit as many as you can. That"s what we did. It made our decision easier.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-10-2019, 01:42 PM
Dond1959 Dond1959 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 28
Default

The first time I came to the Villages I walked around with my jaw on the floor. The scope and size of the place is just unbelievable. Everybody was out and about doing activities. The number of golf carts in the town squares were incredible. It is a place you just have to come and see.

We toured a lot of other retirement places in Florida, unfortunately not either of the ones you mentioned. We did visit a Del Webb near Jacksonville. I would say when we were looking you could get more home for your dollar in the Villages compared to Del Webb. Del Webb was nice but it was obviously a lot smaller. And in some of the places we visited it just felt dead to me.

The Villages is not for everyone but I think if your retiring to Florida you have to check it out. Finally, we kept comparing everything to The Villages and no 55+ place compared in our opinion. Best of luck in your search and make sure you talk to people as you are out and about when you visit here, everyone is happy to help and give you their opinion.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-10-2019, 02:24 PM
eweissenbach's Avatar
eweissenbach eweissenbach is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Smithville (Kansas City) Mo./ Megan Villas, Sanibel TV
Posts: 4,170
Default

We went to some open houses in Stonecrest about the third or fourth year we wintered in The Villages. The houses were nice and less expensive, and the lots were larger than in TV. A real estate salesman caught up to us and we were able to ask a few questions. We noticed the golf courses were not busy and no one was using the swimming pool on a nice day. Further, there were very few out in golf carts, walking, running, cycling, etc. Compared to The Villages, the environment seemed dead. The real kicker for us was when the salesman emphasized the proximity of the Villages and how you could actually get there by golf cart. We laughed about that when we left - well hell, if the sales pitch is how easy it is to get to The Villages, seems like we should simply buy in The Villages. BTW we know some people who have a place in Lakewood Ranch and when they visited The Villages they talked seriously about selling and moving here.
__________________
Oldcoach Ed
"You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails" "Be yourself - everyone else is taken"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-10-2019, 04:07 PM
Nonni252 Nonni252 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 44
Default

"The real kicker for us was when the salesman emphasized the proximity of the Villages and how you could actually get there by golf cart." That is pretty funny!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-11-2019, 08:31 AM
Cookie Princess Cookie Princess is online now
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Maine
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nonni252 View Post
Hubby and I will be visiting TV soon to see if it's a good fit for us. TOTV has been so helpful to us in so many ways. Many residents have Private Messaged me with welcoming and helpful info and I thank all who have answered my questions and made me feel welcome even before we've even set foot in TV!
TV will be our first stop on our trip to FL followed by Del Webb in Lakewood Ranch (outside of Sarasota) and Valencia Lakes (outside of Tampa.) Unlike TV, those communities do not allow access to their Message Boards to non-residents so we'll be visiting those communities "cold" : ) Any advice from those of you who have gone through the process of eliminating different communities before you made the decision? How did you know that TV was the right one for you and did anyone visit the two other communities we'll be visiting? Thanks again for all the terrific help you've provided.
We will be checking out similar locations in April so please post your thoughts when you get back home! THANKS!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
communities, visiting, made, helpful, non-residents

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 AM.