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Interesting Facts About TV Part 2
Old 07-03-2012, 11:31 AM
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61)There are over 100 pickle ball courts in The Villages
62)There are 4 water towers in The Villages
63)There are 1105 miles of water mains, 5427 miles of fresh water mains, 450 miles of waste water mains and 228 miles of irrigation water mains in The Villages as of 2011
64)There are 7645 manholes in The Villages as of 2011
65)The Villages population is larger than 93.4% of the municipalities in Florida (28th largest of 411)
66)At build-out the population of The Villages will make it the 14th largest municipality in Florida
67)The Villages population is larger than 31 of the 67 counties in Florida
68)There are 3 dog parks in The Villages (Paradise, Mulberry, & Brinson-Perry)
69)Homes prices range from $100,000 to over 1 million dollars
70)The Villages hospital started 8 years ago with 60 beds and now there are over 200 beds in The Villages Health System
71)The Villages is home to a 99,000 square foot VA Outpatient Clinic
72)The Villages hospital has a comprehensive stand-alone cancer center - The Moffitt Cancer Center
73)The Villages has partnered with USF Health (University of South Florida). The USF Health and The Villages partnership has brought free screenings and a lecture series to thousands of Villagers on critical medical issues and initiated The Villages Health Survey, which is about to become the world’s definitive study on mature adults. The Villages Health (The University of South Florida is the ninth largest university in the US and its medical university has the largest distributed residency program in the nation.)
74)There are seven major grocery stores
75)The Villages has over 100 dining choices (not including the country clubs)
76)In 2011 year The Villages added $30 million dollars to the Sumter County tax base
77)The majority of The Villages is developed and maintained using several Community Development Districts
78)Around 225 communities in Florida currently use this form of government
79)The Villages currently operates 12 CDD’s
80)Ten of the 12 CDD’s cover the various areas of The Villages where residents own homes, and provide and maintain the roads and transportation paths, storm water systems and structures, underground utilities, curbs and gutters, and street lights.
81)The remaining two CDD’s are: Village Center Community Development District -(VCCDD) & Sumter Landing Community Development District
82)The Villages Community Development Districts 2011-2012 adopted budgets totaled $197,680,545 for 46 funds. The budget preparation process starts 8 months before the actual fiscal year begins.
83)The Villages Community Districts employ 876 employees of which 715 are Villages residents.
84)The Villages is the safest single site development in the country with the lowest crime rate
85)The Villages Community watch is comprised of 6 full time and 294 part time employees. According to the Community Watch it’s employees patrol 80,000 miles of neighborhood streets each month while averaging more than 3.5 passes by everyone’s home every 24 hrs. In 2011 employees performed more than 209,000 security activities or actions during the year. We owe our low crime rate to the efforts of the Community Watch.
86)There are also two homeowners associations in The Villages: The Property Owners Association (POA) and The Villages Homeowners Association (VHA).
87)The Villages Homeowners Association is the larger association with membership totaling nearly 25,000 members
88)The Villages Homeowners Association (VHA) turned 21 years old in 2012. One of the first projects of the VHA was working on a petition drive requesting approval for construction of a golf cart bridge over the 27/441 highway.
89)The Villages has its own Polo stadium and Polo leagues
90)The Villages polo club has the largest polo crowds in the U.S. with over 30,000 spectators a year.
91)The Villages has its own radio station WVLG 640AM
92)The Villages also has its own television channel “The Villages News Network” (VNN), which is aired on the local Comcast cable network.
93)The Daily Sun is The Villages newspaper
94)The Villages Daily Sun announced that they will be delivering The Official 2013 Villages Phone Book to the doorstep of 101,000 area residents, including 84,000 Villagers in November 2012.
95)The Villages has their own magazine “The Villages Magazine”
96)There are over 12,000 people who work in The Villages, or for businesses in the community
97)The Villages Fl has its own Charter School for employees that allows a student to attend from Pre-k3 thru High School
98 ) 93% of students at The Villages Charter School advance to higher education
99)The Villages Charter School is an A rated High School with 99% of students graduating
100)The Villages Charter School has over 2100 students per year and it’s growing fast with a new Early Childhood Center constructed in 2011
101)The Villages Charter School has been an A rated High School for the last 5 years
102) The Villages Charter School is ranked 9th in the State of Florida
103) 90% of The Villages High School senior class will go to college
104) The Villages operates its own Lifelong Learning College for residents
105)The Villages Lifelong Learning College has 2000 total courses per year
106)The Lifelong Learning College has on average 500 courses each semester
107)The Lifelong Learning College has about 18,000 residents attending around 25,000 sessions each year.
108)Each year The Villages mails surveys to residents to obtain recommendations for improvements
109)The Villages has six fire stations with the seventh fire station currently under construction in the Brownwood area
110)The Villages Public Safety Department has 83 employees, about 70% are trained medics and 30% are trained EMT’s.
111) 10,230 calls were made by the Public Safety Department in The Villages last year – about 1% were for fires (flames), 10% were service calls, 9% were false alarms, and 80% were medical/rescue calls.
112)Falls involving injury account for about 20% of the rescue calls made by the Villages Public Safety Department many are preventable. An excellent brochure on preventing falls is available by the PSD on the District Government website.
113)The survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest in The Villages Fl last year was 44% – about 7 times the national average of only 6%. Contributing to this high survival rate are the many Villagers taking CPR training – over 2000 last year and over 7000 in the last five years; and neighborhood CPR/AED Programs – currently 44 with 8 more in training.
114) There are 1,915 residential streets North of CR466A in The Villages Fl
115) Folks who sold their homes in The Villages in 2011 averaged a 2.1% return on investment, whereas the national average was more like a negative 20%
Sources of information are: The Villages Homeowners Association (VHA website), Wikipedia, Villages Commercial Property Management Website , Villages Community Development Districts website. Information as of May 2012.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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Thank you! Interesting stuff.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:29 PM
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You must need something to take care of your tired typing fingers!

As I read your two posts, I realized that I'd heard and/or knew most of the stuff, but I couldn't imagine taking the time to put it all in one place!

Many, many kudos to you!

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:33 PM
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i hope you are cutting and paste or your fingers must be tired
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by swrinfla View Post

You must need something to take care of your tired typing fingers!

As I read your two posts, I realized that I'd heard and/or knew most of the stuff, but I couldn't imagine taking the time to put it all in one place!

Many, many kudos to you!

Lots of info.

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I just copy and pasted......
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Thank you,thank you thank you
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Thanks for posting this. What an amazing place to be a part of. Good job for taking the time to post this. Now I don't have to search for anything else. I will just refer back to your encyclopedia of factoids.
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Wow, thanks for taking the time to put all that together. I really enjoyed both pages!!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:40 AM
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This is great. How can I copy this to email for some of my friends?
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