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Old 09-05-2019, 10:03 AM
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We are interested in buying a new house in one of the Southern Oaks neighborhoods. We like the abundant trees, separate walking paths, etc. When we drove through the new neighborhoods it appeared that houses are at least 15 feet closer to the street and 5 feet or more closer together. It really detracts from the attractiveness of the homes.

Does anyone know if the required setbacks have been changed?
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:23 AM
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Based on what you saw, what do you think?
I’ll take a WAG...they have changed.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:43 AM
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We are interested in buying a new house in one of the Southern Oaks neighborhoods. We like the abundant trees, separate walking paths, etc. When we drove through the new neighborhoods it appeared that houses are at least 15 feet closer to the street and 5 feet or more closer together. It really detracts from the attractiveness of the homes.

Does anyone know if the required setbacks have been changed?
You are spot on from what I have observed of the so called Southern Oaks area of TV. Less land is better?
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:55 AM
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Lot depth size was reduced from prior minimum of 100ft. to presently 90ft. Multiply that into the number of units in the Southern Oaks sections, and the conclusion becomes more homes sold per square mile, ie; developer increases profit margin, which they are certainly entitled to. I would also be willing to bet the roadway dimension has been reduced as well, just do not have the data to back it up.

The good news is I can cut my own lawn in 8 minutes !!!!
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Less grass to maintain, as long as people are buying them--no problem with resale--if it matters
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Like the OP I think it does detract from the overall attractiveness of the area and is immediately noticeable by those of us that live in older parts of TV. However, they are selling like hotcakes and I don't live there so my opinion is just that.
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How do you find out the lot size when you are looking at resales on the Villages web site?
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:18 PM
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When we drove through the new neighborhoods it appeared that houses are at least 15 feet closer to the street and 5 feet or more closer together.
We have observed exactly the opposite. Many of the houses in the Southern Area are farther apart than they are in our area of Osceola Hills.

We love to walk through the new areas because, unlike the rest of TV, they have beautiful walking trails that do not allow golf carts.

We have taken long (by our standards) walks through Linden, Monarch Grove, and Marsh Bend and many of the lots look very good. If you do not like a small lot, then buy a large lot. That is what we did.
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How do you find out the lot size when you are looking at resales on the Villages web site?
Just go to the county property appraiser web site (Sumter, Lake, or Marion) and seach the address. You will find all kinds of information, including the lot size in square feet, improvements, taxes, and all prior sale dates and sale prices.
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Works perfectly! I just tried my own property. Thank you.
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