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Old 10-05-2019, 11:15 AM
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Great input from all, a sprinkler system for fire suppression should do it.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:25 AM
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You can also bet that they will have fire risers allowing the Fire Dept to pump high pressure water to the upper floors.
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The wood construction is a standard building technique for a 3 story building. Even many hotels are constructed with wood. It should not present a fire hazard. The problem is that, if I were to live in the building, I would want a top floor unit. Otherwise, you will very likely have a noise problem with the people living above you, especially if the people above you are heavy. I have never seen a wood floor constructed in a way that will eliminate noise transmission to the unit below. Sometimes, they will install a thin concrete floor topping which doesn't work. And, over time the wood floor joists will start to squeak, and the noise problem will get worse. Just my opinion.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:46 AM
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I would think renting a home all year in TV would be a lot cheaper than renting these apartments. Either way, no maintenance for the tenant and full amenities.
I see no benefit to living in an apartment building unless it's in a downtown big city location.
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I would think renting a home all year in TV would be a lot cheaper than renting these apartments. Either way, no maintenance for the tenant and full amenities.
I see no benefit to living in an apartment building unless it's in a downtown big city location.
When we were first married the tenants above us would practice their bowling with a real bowling ball.


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I agree. It reminds me of people who worked in downtown Washington, DC, and would buy a townhouse 40 miles from work with more than an hour daily commute.
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I can see the need for the apartments and you can bet The Villages Developer has done his due diligence on construction of such. These will rent quickly IMHO regardless of price and no garage.
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Problem with these apartments, 1) no secured garages 2) if you have a neighbor who has roaches--everyone gets roaches 3) hauling groceries to an apt via an elevator is a real pain--the Admiral wants to move into these apps.--I told her she has to wait till I'm dead--

We lived in a Palm Coast Condo for 8 months--too long-bailed & moved to TV
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Problem with these apartments, 1) no secured garages 2) if you have a neighbor who has roaches--everyone gets roaches 3) hauling groceries to an apt via an elevator is a real pain--the Admiral wants to move into these apps.--I told her she has to wait till I'm dead--

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“The Admiral wants to move into these apps and I told her she had wait till I’m dead”. It could come sooner rather than later.
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I would think renting a home all year in TV would be a lot cheaper than renting these apartments. Either way, no maintenance for the tenant and full amenities.
I see no benefit to living in an apartment building unless it's in a downtown big city location.
When we were first married the tenants above us would practice their bowling with a real bowling ball.
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Problem with these apartments, 1) no secured garages 2) if you have a neighbor who has roaches--everyone gets roaches 3) hauling groceries to an apt via an elevator is a real pain--the Admiral wants to move into these apps.--I told her she has to wait till I'm dead--
We lived in a Palm Coast Condo for 8 months--too long-bailed & moved to TV
There will be enclosed garage spaces for some units. They are the 11 rectangles in this screen shot.

Some have already been built and can be seen in this video at about the 7:50 mark: The Villages 9-8-19 Construction Update Credit for video goes to Gold Wingnut Productions!
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:17 PM
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A wood sub-floor doesn't require a wood floor over it. They could put a layer of soundproofing down over the subfloor, followed by a thin layer of concrete, followed by a layer of cushioning, followed by a layer of carpeting. You might hear someone tapdancing on in the kitchen if there was a tile floor there, but that's about it.

As for "why rent" - every time people come to ToTV to ask advice about moving, the #1 recommendation is always "try renting for a year first." This offers an excellent alternative to renting a house, for folks who need that transitioning buffer. If you've always lived in city apartments/condos, and this will be your first actual single-family free-standing house, the Brownwood apartments are an excellent choice for that year's "tryout" of the Villages.
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