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Old 07-11-2019, 12:35 PM
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Given the incredible size of TV (19 miles from north to south?), I'm wondering if you have found that your social circles tend to be with people in proximity to your home or do you find that location within TV doesn't matter all that much. We'll be visiting for the first time next month - coming from a 55+ community with only 2,000 homes.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:43 PM
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we socialize with people relatively close to our villages or adjacents villages
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:01 PM
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In our cul de sac we talk to nobody from outside.
In fact, our street vigilante patrol recently shot three people from another street who had the temerity too wander into our area.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:21 PM
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If you belong to different clubs and organizations or participate in sports, you will find that you have friends all over The Villages!
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:23 PM
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The neighborhoods tend to socialize with each other. Most of ours is within 4 or 5 blocks of us. We have a couple of friends in Brownwood and Fenny and it's about 20 minutes by car for us to get there so we only visit them occasionally.

My opinion is that TV is going to become - unofficially - TV North and TV South with the toll road as the divider. I seldom, if ever, need to go down there and after the inevitable commercial build up in that area they will seldom need to come any further north than Brownwood square.

Just my opinion for what it's worth.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:45 PM
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Most of the folks we know i.e. neighbors, friends, golf members, differing clubs have a mix of neighborhood "stuff" and mostly other friends from all over The Villages.

Just like back home (where ever). The social common denominators
cross many lines and geography.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:29 PM
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Most of the folks we know i.e. neighbors, friends, golf members, differing clubs have a mix of neighborhood "stuff" and mostly other friends from all over The Villages.

Just like back home (where ever). The social common denominators
cross many lines and geography.
Same with us.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:58 PM
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We have friends both locally (same block) and remotely (miles away), as noted above, as you get into clubs and other entertainment (golf, bowling, pickle ball, etc.) you will develop similar friendships.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:25 PM
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Yes -- what you do, i.e., if you join clubs and play golf -- that will determine where your friends and acquaintances live; they'll be all over the place.

If you aren't a joiner, your sphere of influence will pretty much be close to those who live in your neighborhood.

I have found that once people move to TV, they become inherently lazy.
They don't even want to drive from one Village to another if it's more than a couple of miles.
Could it be because there are too many of those dumb circles??!?
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:51 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your insights. I've been learning a lot from TOTV and I'm so glad this forum is available, not only to residents, but also to those of us who aren't yet Villagers. I'm sure the topics discussed here have helped many in their purchasing decisions.
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