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Old 01-09-2020, 10:41 AM
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Alan Hardenstine I read your letter about being Mislead about things by the Villages, I live in the villages of Linden also,Would you please give me a call st 440-897-6915
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:23 AM
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Another boycott?
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:51 PM
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Another boycott?
Can't wait to see this one......
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Cancelling the bridge across the turnpike?
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:52 AM
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Alan Hardenstine I read your letter about being Mislead about things by the Villages, I live in the villages of Linden also,Would you please give me a call st 440-897-6915
In case anyone is wondering about "the letter"


To the Editor:

When we bought a home in Linden (Fenney for all those north of 44) the realtor said we should have full connectivity to Linden by January 2020. That was July 2019. In fact this article from The Villages Daily Sun states:
“One of the most important features to Villagers will be the connectivity linking the existing parts of the community with the newest areas. Three golf car bridges (one over the Florida Turnpike and two traversing State Road 44), as well as a network of tunnels, will allow Villagers golf car access to everything from the new amenities to golf, shopping and dining. Some of the tunnels will be completed by the fall, with the entire connectivity network operational by January 2020.”
This is laughable.
I have been here six months and they are nowhere close to meeting these goals. They haven’t even started the turnpike bridge pillars which will take months to cure.
Why the deception?
Is it to sell houses quickly? Probably. The Developer knew exactly how long it would take or at least a close estimate. Even if they started the turnpike abutments today it will be at least a year before it is usable. I get it things take time. Why not be honest and stop over promising and under delivering?
Its going to be 12-18 months before connectivity is in place, at least for us folks south of the turnpike.
I wish they would be honest.

Alan Hardenstine
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:46 AM
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When Gary Morse was running the Villages, NO houses were built until the amenities were in place and running. NOW I only see houses built, selling LONG before the pool, postal station or bridge is built. To me, the family is ONLY interested in building / selling houses ....

RIP Gary .....

Am I being negative to the Villages..... NO, I'm realistic and say what I see. I love the Villages but the trend has changed to the negative for me...
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The lifestyle we bought into 16 years ago is what matters and in my opinion it is as good if not better than when our home was built in 2004......when Buena Vista went to the Arnold Palmer circle and there was no Arnold Palmer CC....there was no Lake Sumter Landing....no shopping centers in and around the Target store....no Kohls....no Home depot or anything near it.....

So yes, the lifestyle is better.

Not everything was airline like scheduled....but it all did come to pass.

In the current build scheme some instances the timing or understanding may be the culprit.

But like it did the past 16 years, it will all come together.
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When Gary Morse was running the Villages, NO houses were built until the amenities were in place and running. NOW I only see houses built, selling LONG before the pool, postal station or bridge is built. To me, the family is ONLY interested in building / selling houses ....

RIP Gary .....

Am I being negative to the Villages..... NO, I'm realistic and say what I see. I love the Villages but the trend has changed to the negative for me...
I really don't understand why people get upset over this. It seems that the people who bought those homes are ok with the rec centers coming later. And, of course, they did come. And more on on the way.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:47 AM
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When we moved in , 2011--there was basically nothing south of 466a--wait it will happen soon enough
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:56 AM
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When Gary Morse was running the Villages, NO houses were built until the amenities were in place and running. NOW I only see houses built, selling LONG before the pool, postal station or bridge is built. To me, the family is ONLY interested in building / selling houses ....

RIP Gary .....

Am I being negative to the Villages..... NO, I'm realistic and say what I see. I love the Villages but the trend has changed to the negative for me...
That is totally False. The neighborhood rec. centers with pools and postal stations have all been up and running before the homes were sold in all of the villages south of 44. There were less than 30 homes sold in Fenney when we bought and there was already a sports pool, neighborhood pool, mail station although there weren't enough of us to get the keys yet, the bocce and pickle ball courts, etc. were all open and before DeSoto, McClure, Linden, Monarch Grove, etc., were built they had their amenities in place also. The pools for DeLuna and Chitty Chatty are well underway and they have yet to build a house in either village.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:09 PM
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:16 PM
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:35 PM
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That is totally False. The neighborhood rec. centers with pools and postal stations have all been up and running before the homes were sold in all of the villages south of 44. There were less than 30 homes sold in Fenney when we bought and there was already a sports pool, neighborhood pool, mail station although there weren't enough of us to get the keys yet, the bocce and pickle ball courts, etc. were all open and before DeSoto, McClure, Linden, Monarch Grove, etc., were built they had their amenities in place also. The pools for DeLuna and Chitty Chatty are well underway and they have yet to build a house in either village.
Thanks for posting, while TommyT was being negative (don't know why he said he wasn't) it made me go to motive. Your post clarified what actually is going on down there. We live just above 44 and drive down once and awhile and have always explored the amenities that were being built long before the houses. The only thing that we have seen change is that when we purchased the houses did not go on the market until the neighborhood was completed. They don't seem to do that anymore and evidently not a big deal for those that purchase. This is still the best place to live
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:15 PM
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"They haven’t even started the turnpike bridge pillars which will take months to cure." Hyperbole??? This has to be the first time I have ever heard of technology regressing so far. Fifty years ago when I was working my way through college in a civil engineering test lab concrete was curing to meet and usually significantly exceed design strength in 28 days. Occasionally we would test a sample at 45 days but they only should a marginal increase in strength over the 28 day test.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:20 PM
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So basically because you can't jump in a golf cart and go everywhere, your're upset. Nothing wrong with an air conditioned car with a radio. I don't see the big deal about a cart. It's a toy, if I'm not playing golf, my cart sits in the garage. I guess some people need to be amused. I've been heere 9 years and did something today I have done in 5 years, drive my cart to Lopez to play golf, took 40 minutes. It wasn't all that much fun, but to play you need a cart, I would of rather drove my car.
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