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Old 04-01-2013, 04:36 PM
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We live in Colorado and are considering moving to The Villages. We have lots of questions. One, what areas do not not have train noise? Also what is the best county to live in? Bond free counties? We do not want to live near schools, so what are the non family friendly areas? We visited The Villages while on our vacation to Fl this past January. But we were only there for the day, not enough time. We don't want to live right on top of another house, we like the idea of private backyards, so what areas should we looking for to buy? Thanks!
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We live in Colorado and are considering moving to The Villages. We have lots of questions. One, what areas do not not have train noise?

The far west areas are near the train. Toward the northern edge of Buena Vista.

Also what is the best county to live in?

Each will say their own. The homes in Sumter are the newest.

Bond free counties?

Sections northeast of 441/27

We do not want to live near schools,

Schools are near The Village of Belvedere on 466.

so what are the non family friendly areas?

EVERYWHERE. There are a couple of areas near the schools for families.

We visited The Villages while on our vacation to Fl this past January. But we were only there for the day, not enough time. We don't want to live right on top of another house,

I doubt if you will get your wish on that one.

we like the idea of private backyards,

You can pick a golf course view, a street view, or water view...all with a bigger price tag.

so what areas should we looking for to buy? Thanks!
You need to come and stay awhile and study maps and and study this forum. Do your due diligence. Remember new homes cannot be purchased with VA or FHA. The separate price for a bond on a typical new Designer home is about 23K and for a Premier it is aboug 50K. If you build and make changes after you commit there is a fee of $250 to change anything including the closing date. The developer accepts NO contingincies on contracts for new homes.

AND last but not least...You will find a lot of oldish people here. But you get younger all the time. ..and while on that subject...we aren't the world capital for STD's. But we aren't dead yet either.

There is a lot of golf and pickleball and bragging about grandchildren. Mine are the best.

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i'd suggest that you go to the youtube website and search for 'the villages florida' videos to see if you can find any with pix of the neighborhoods here. one person's concept of space might be different than yours.

the historic neighborhoods have the largest lots and mature landscaping and no bond costs, but your post sounds like you would be seeking new construction. however, you might like the neighborhoods around la zamora, la reynalda, mira mesa, del mar, or any along morse blvd south of rt 466; villages of santiago and alhambra off of el camino blvd are nice, too. villages maps can be reached using the link on this page in the upper left corner.
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Thanks. We are thinking of making a trip down there again next month. We've looked up so many homes, new and preowned and we do like several. Thanks again for the suggestions and tips. Kathie
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You need to tag up with a sales rep who can steer you in the right direction. The rep that we had is a gem and we can forward her contact details if you PM.
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You probably won't find a big back yard unless you buy on a golf course, but there are some incredibly talented landscapers working in The Villages who can work their magic and give you all the privacy you want.
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