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Old 01-25-2008, 02:59 AM
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My husband and I are trying to sell our home in Indiana so we can move to the villages we checked out On Top of the World also but there was no comparison to the Villages. Everyone at the villages were so friendly on our 3 trips there and we can't wait to get there and start our lives as Villagers. We can't wait to move.
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Plain and simple... :bigthumbsup: The Villages... 040 What's not to love!!! :#1:
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If you need to ask this question than you should also look into

The Plantations in Leesburg and the Pringle development in Mount Dora. Both very nice but not the Villages.
We checked out Plantations a few times. Very nice homes and very close to the Turnpike. Have to drive too far to buy a loaf of bread and/or a half gallon of milk.
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My husband and I are trying to sell our home in Indiana so we can move to the villages we checked out On Top of the World also but there was no comparison to the Villages. Everyone at the villages were so friendly on our 3 trips there and we can't wait to get there and start our lives as Villagers. We can't wait to move.
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I'm about 99.9% sure it's the Villages, I just needed other perspectives
thank you all, I'll be taking a 2nd visit later this year
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John? I thought you had already bought in Hadley. A Villa? There are three Johns on here and I can't keep them straight. lol

Anyway. I think Stonecrest looks a little shabby and has some WILD colored houses and junky stuff in lawns.
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Reasons I love the Villages:

3. A large choice of pools, some where lunch can be ordered poolside.
Wait... WHERE? That's where I want to live!
I want to order lunch poolside!
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Harbor Hills offers a very upscale environment, views of the lake at very affordable prices.
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graciegirl,

to try to clear the confusion, I had asked the original question back in January.
We did buy in The Villages in June, there's nothing else comparable (and we did look - a lot)

and in Hemingway
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Default photo-Orange Blossom Country Club pool

The Country Club pools serve lunch poolside. LOL They are a priority pool and costs $260 per year. The free adult and family pools you may bring your own food and drink, which is nice also, but I LOVE my pool!!! One reason we picked a house on the historic side is they have the most beautiful pool at Orange Blossom Country Club. The Villages Florida Almost 4 years of resort style living has been INCREDIBLE!!! There are cabanas and umbrella tables to the right of the pool and a tiki bar to the left that are not in the picture. BTW, there is a hot tub behind the waterfall!!.
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graciegirl,

to try to clear the confusion, I had asked the original question back in January.
We did buy in The Villages in June, there's nothing else comparable (and we did look - a lot)

and in Hemingway
Thank heavens. I am so glad you ARE my neighbor. I hadn't realized it was an old thread.

Good for you. ...whew. I"m not as dumb as I look...What a relief.
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Rok, Ok this is new to me. There are priority pools that cost extra? I thought the country clubs where free. What other things(besides golf) are there that cost extra? Wannabe Benj

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The country club pools are extra as Rhonda mentioned. They do come 'free' if you are a priority golf member however. With the priority golf membership you get discounts on green fees at the championship courses and it also pays for the household trail fee which you need to ride your cart on the executive courses.

You can search other threads for ideas on if the priority membership will work for you in terms of payback. You can read about the memberships here: http://golfthevillages.com/tee-times/membership.asp


In my opinion the only pool that is worth the extra is the one Rhonda mentioned. Others may have a different opinion.
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In my opinion the only pool that is worth the extra is the one Rhonda mentioned. Others may have a different opinion.
Wow! Rhonda, that's some pool! I think now that I want to be at Rhonda's pool! Rhonda, let's do lunch!
Do ALL the country clubs serve lunch poolside? If you pay the priority fee can you go to all the country club pools, or do you have to use the one in your own neighborhood? Are there any pools that are open after dark? Do they all have hot tubs? Can you get dinner served poolside, too? If you have houseguests can you take them to the cc pool?

Have I (yet again) managed to get off-topic? :cop:
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Rhonda:

That pool is supposed to be a secret - the newbies would never think of looking in the historic side for the best pool in TV! Now you'll never be able to get a cabana.
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