Do you think someone can survive in The Villages without a car.

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Old 02-06-2019, 04:06 PM
EdFNJ EdFNJ is offline
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Looking right now, 11:49 am, there are 6 Lyft and 4 Uber cars showing on the apps. Some of these may be the same car driving for both...The app is free and simple to use just another low cost alternative to other forms of paid transportation...

Been using Uber for years up north and the numerous times I have looked around since I moved down here just for fun I may have seen at most 2, sometimes one and often none. Obviously I don't look 24/7 but only when I may have been wondering. It's possible they could have been dropping off from elsewhere theyand are not required to accept a pickup. I always thought it would be a good part time job around here but from what one friend who did it elsewhere in FL told me that getting rides to go on errands for a couple miles just wasn't worth it. In order to be useful around here the drivers would have to hang out here and unless s/he lives here probably wouldn't be worth it. They would never cover their crazy insurance bill if they told their ins company they were driving commercially.

Edit: Right now 4PM Wed there are none Don't get what looks like Uber cars confused with the little black Golf Course or Walmart or other POI markers on the map
Edit Edit: Sorry, there is one in front of the hospital.

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Old 02-11-2019, 10:58 PM
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My biggest concern with not having a car would be if I had to evacuate for some reason: gas leak, flood, hurricane, etc. I'd want to get out when *I* wanted to go taking items that *I* wanted to take with me. That's just me.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:18 AM
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The Villages advertises as a golf cart community but I'm discovering there are many places, stores, that is not accessible by golf cart which is disappointing.

To give an example the Best Buy and [many other stores] off 441 is not accessible by golf cart because you can't cross Rolling Acres rd.

It's odd because this property is in The Villages and many other stores on the property are just not golf cart accessible.

So I ask does one really need to have a car to live here in your opinion?
If you didn't go to doctors, or took a cab each time, didn't go to most fast food chains, didn't go to Walmart, Target, Steinmart. Homegoods T J Maxx, etc. If you bought in the section between 446 and 446A you might be able to do a lot, but most would necessitate the use of a cab. Going to church, getting drivers licenses, tax documents etc,...Cab. If you have a hefty budget for transportation you could do it, but you might as well buy a used golf cart. I don't recommend it!
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:46 AM
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If you didn't go to doctors, or took a cab each time, didn't go to most fast food chains, didn't go to Walmart, Target, Steinmart. Homegoods T J Maxx, etc. If you bought in the section between 446 and 446A you might be able to do a lot, but most would necessitate the use of a cab. Going to church, getting drivers licenses, tax documents etc,...Cab. If you have a hefty budget for transportation you could do it, but you might as well buy a used golf cart. I don't recommend it!
I have been to Walmart, Target, Homegood, TJ Max, church, the Driver’s License office, the County Tax Collector Office, and all my doctors by cart.

If you live near Spanish Springs or Lake Sumter you can easily (20 min or less cart ride) get to all those things. If I lived south of 466A I probably would do many less errands in a golf cart.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:10 AM
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For those thinking of Uber, I've heard that's it expensive in TV. I just did a price for Sterling Hgts Rec Center, (near my house) to Best Buy US Hwy 27 Lady Lake and it was $27 and XL (I guess is an SUV) is $38. That's one-way.

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:20 AM
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I think a person could survive without a car living in TV, but at times life would be more enjoyable if you owned an auto.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:22 AM
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I have been to Walmart, Target, Homegood, TJ Max, church, the Driver’s License office, the County Tax Collector Office, and all my doctors by cart.

If you live near Spanish Springs or Lake Sumter you can easily (20 min or less cart ride) get to all those things. If I lived south of 466A I probably would do many less errands in a golf cart.
Living south of 466A is not so bad; Walmart Neighborhood Grocery is at Colony, so is Publix and they're at Traverse as well. Tax collector, Driver's License and Library are at the Gold Dome on 466A & Powell (Cart Accessible). Villages Medical Centers are at Pinellas, Colony & Brownwood. Movies are at Brownwood, Evans Prairie, Bonifay & Belle Glade Golf Courses are all within 20 minutes. MVP Gym is at Brownwood. Lake Imaging is at Colony. It all depends on what is important to you.

I have neighbors who go to 466 all the time in their cart. I play Glenview once month, it's about 40 minutes. I'm just above 466A and it's a great central location. LSL is 20 minutes, Brownwood 20 minutes, SS 45 minutes. For food at Colony you've got Bob Evans, McDonalds, PDQ Chicken, Fiesta Grande Mexican, Sakura's, Chinese carryout, plus all the restaurants at Brownwood, McAlister Deli being my favorite.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:29 AM
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For those thinking of Uber, I've heard that's it expensive in TV. I just did a price for Sterling Hgts Rec Center, (near my house) to Best Buy US Hwy 27 Lady Lake and it was $27 and XL (I guess is an SUV) is $38. That's one-way.

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Expensive compared to what? The fare for A1 taxi isn't published online so it's hard to do a comparison to that.

I just checked Lyft and it is about $18 from the Brownwood area to Best Buy. But that is with a promo applied that is only good for the next 10 rides. After that it looks like it is in the ballpark of Uber.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:17 PM
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Living south of 466A is not so bad; Walmart Neighborhood Grocery is at Colony, so is Publix and they're at Traverse as well. Tax collector, Driver's License and Library are at the Gold Dome on 466A & Powell (Cart Accessible). Villages Medical Centers are at Pinellas, Colony & Brownwood. Movies are at Brownwood, Evans Prairie, Bonifay & Belle Glade Golf Courses are all within 20 minutes. MVP Gym is at Brownwood. Lake Imaging is at Colony. It all depends on what is important to you.

Most of these things you mention cannot be accessed by cart, at least the ones which you have to cross 466A to reach.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:18 PM
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Uber and Lyft are way more expensive than I can afford.
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