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Old 02-22-2020, 09:53 AM
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The retired masses know what waiting is. They waited a long time to get here.
And some may be pushing up daisies before their wait ends. "Wait long enough and you will have it" is a VERY relative statement when you're in your 70's.
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:15 PM
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:34 PM
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Sorry about the placement of this post but not quite sure how this chat app works.

I see no information about widening the Tollway near 301 at the Florida Turnpike Authority site. Here is the link. Maybe someone else can see what I don't there:

Florida's Turnpike - The Less Stressway
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Old 02-22-2020, 02:27 PM
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No, there is nothing "wrong" with an A/C car but I think the rest of your post is a bit arrogant. Evidently there are many more golf carts than golfers which indicates many people remain "amused" with their "toys.". To some the GC is a 2nd car, to some their only means of transportation and to many just a part of the fun of enjoying the "villages lifestyle" or why else are there signs all over saying "Welcome to The Villages, a golf cart community." It's great your happy driving your gas guzzler but to some the GC is part of the fun here. No, I don't play golf.

(Note: I do NOT live south of 44 but just enjoy my toy golf cart but do understand the frustration of those who live SO44 especially when they were "promised" otherwise).
Very well said.

As a non golfer the GC is great for just enjoying TV and going to the town centers to enjoy the bands, shoping, dinner, and having fun being amused with my GC is a big part of TV lifestyle for us and many others.

Were in process of having houst built in Monarch Grove and with no town center south of 44 the connection to TV north of 44 (Brownwood) was a big issue for us and I am sure many others.

Everything takes time and the bridges will be built but streatching the truth in compleation dates is a bit much to boost sales.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:02 PM
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I think the initial post was an attempt to information gathering. (It would appear the “complaining” is coming from the people that don’t live down here. We were told When we were just looking there would be a 4th town square and connectivity. From that expectations are formed. Just prior to closing we were told no, they want to go to smaller gatherings not a town square and not sure on the bridge. This isn’t our 1st home in the Villages. The life style is what we’re all willing to pay for. Without that connection/amenities there isn’t that same sense of community down here that is enjoyed north of 44.
If there are going to be delays, that happens. But transparency and communication seems to be an easy fix.
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The fourth town square will be near the corner of RT 470 and the west side of the Turnpike.
That's where all of the commercial activity will be.

I had this map saved but sometimes it won't open.
link for the big picture:

file:///C:/Users/billspc/Documents/4th%20square%20(1).pdf



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Since you’re privy to inside information, where is the fourth town square being built?
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:19 PM
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The fourth town square will be near the corner of RT 470 and the west side of the Turnpike.
That's where all of the commercial activity will be.

I had this map saved but sometimes it won't open.
link for the big picture:

file:///C:/Users/billspc/Documents/4th%20square%20(1).pdf
That link is to a file on your drive. No one can see it.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:29 PM
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I searched -Goldwingnut - 4th town square and found this:
The 4th Town Square Location



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That link is to a file on your drive. No one can see it.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:46 AM
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I live in Fenney it’s my 5th new home in villages . One person was mistaken , when I moved to first home in Springdale they were still building on my street and quite frankly bridge or no bridge I’m not driving a golf cart to Brownwood and many others feel the same way out here. FYI the family doesn’t owe me anything except what I paid for and I’ve always been happy with everything they have done
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The fourth town square will be near the corner of RT 470 and the west side of the Turnpike.
No, the next beautiful town center will be south of 470 about halfway between the Turnpike and the intersection with CR510.

As you drive along 470, look at all of that gorgeous land to the south. That is God's Country.
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:40 PM
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No, the next beautiful town center will be south of 470 about halfway between the Turnpike and the intersection with CR510.

As you drive along 470, look at all of that gorgeous land to the south. That is God's Country.
CR510 is nowhere near 470.
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I remember some weeks back an article in the Daily Sun about this area. They were planning for 1,000,000 sq ft of retail space. That is almost 23 acres.
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:41 PM
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CR510 is nowhere near 470.
Hey, some call it 501, others call it 510. Same thing.
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I am curious what is going on to the East of the service plaza on the turnpike. Heading north on the turnpike yesterday as I approached the service plaza to the East there is an awful lot of dirt being moved in that area. Any ideas?
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:36 PM
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Old Villages motto was the field of dreams, if we build it, they will come. New motto is, if they come and buy the houses, we will eventually build it.

I can't blame the developers, why wouldn't they do that as long as people keep buying up all the new houses? Less financial risk for them.

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