Soon to be a Villager!!!! WOOHOO!

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-04-2015, 01:30 PM
Glinds8451 Glinds8451 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Soon to be a Villager!!!! WOOHOO!

We are starting to get excited about our future as a villager........finally!

We just bought a house in The Village of Hillsborough a week ago! I am so excited! I am finishing out the last 10 weeks of work up here in icy cold Buffalo NY, and will be heading down to The Villages to our new home the day after I retire! I am probably the oldest "WANNA-BE-VILLAGER" alive today that is still not a villages resident!!!!!!

I have been following the growth of the villages since I read an article in a magazine back in the 1980s (when I was in my 20's). There was an article about an interview with Mr. Schwartz regarding a vision he had about a mega retirement community he hoped to build with rec centers, and activities, etc...., and I knew THEN that if this place ever turned out to be anything like the vision he had, I wanted to live there someday when I retired. I came home from work that day and told my husband that I knew where I wanted to retire to someday. He said, "but honey......we are only 20 years old right now". I told him, "I know.......but THAT's where I want to live someday!"

I continued to watch this community grow through the 90's with the building of Spanish Springs, and then the 2000's with the building of Lake Sumter Landing, and so on. I requested all the brochures, the VHS tapes and the DVDs over the decades as VCRs and DVD players were invented, and finally LAST OCTOBER, we finally came down for the preview plan for the first time in my life! I fell in love the minute we drove through the gate welcoming us to the Villages.

We have been searching the Homes for Sale for YEARS, and one popped up 10 days ago; we drove 20 hours straight through to get there, see the house in person, did a walkthrough, and knew this one was the one!

We plan to pull into our new driveway down there on May 17th! Can't wait to join all of you!!!!!!
  #2  
Old 03-04-2015, 01:37 PM
2BNTV's Avatar
2BNTV 2BNTV is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,696
Thanks: 1
Thanked 114 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Congrats. Best wishes as you start living the dream.
__________________
"It doesn't cost "nuttin", to be nice". MOM

I just want to do the right thing! Uncle Joe, (my hero).
  #3  
Old 03-04-2015, 01:39 PM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 39,375
Thanks: 4,174
Thanked 4,654 Times in 1,591 Posts
Send a message via AIM to graciegirl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2BNTV View Post
Congrats. Best wishes as you start living the dream.

Lovely sound to that phrase.

I second it.

Welcome to lower Paradise. You are gonna love it here.
__________________
It is better to laugh than to cry.
  #4  
Old 03-04-2015, 03:50 PM
bagboy bagboy is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,883
Thanks: 164
Thanked 634 Times in 220 Posts
Default

Congrats!!! You'll love living here, but you already know that.
  #5  
Old 03-04-2015, 04:00 PM
onslowe onslowe is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Manhattan, the Bronx, Eastern LI, Village of Woodbury
Posts: 419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

What a great post! Your enthusiasm is wonderful and it will be seen to be well based when you do pull into the driveway. Look forward to reading more from you, and all of my very best wishes, fellow Villagers!
  #6  
Old 03-04-2015, 04:44 PM
kittygilchrist's Avatar
kittygilchrist kittygilchrist is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gilchrist, from Gainesville
Posts: 5,826
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Welcome!
  #7  
Old 03-04-2015, 04:47 PM
dbussone's Avatar
dbussone dbussone is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 84 Times in 77 Posts
Default

WOO HOO! I live in The Villages and have loved every day. You will also. We are just so fortunate to be here.
__________________
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill
  #8  
Old 03-04-2015, 04:56 PM
Cisco Kid's Avatar
Cisco Kid Cisco Kid is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Monticello IL
Posts: 1,886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴
__________________
My alarm doesn't have a snooze button. It has a paw.

Chloe
&
Lulu
  #9  
Old 03-04-2015, 04:57 PM
dbussone's Avatar
dbussone dbussone is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 84 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cisco Kid View Post
🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴
You are just jealous right now. Another storm coming?
__________________
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill
  #10  
Old 03-04-2015, 05:00 PM
Cisco Kid's Avatar
Cisco Kid Cisco Kid is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Monticello IL
Posts: 1,886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Actually we have a warm-up. Supposedly we will see 60 Soon.
__________________
My alarm doesn't have a snooze button. It has a paw.

Chloe
&
Lulu
  #11  
Old 03-04-2015, 05:15 PM
tedquick's Avatar
tedquick tedquick is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 740
Thanks: 279
Thanked 47 Times in 28 Posts
Default

Love these fun, upbeat posts!! Congrats and welcome.
  #12  
Old 03-04-2015, 05:16 PM
theorem painter's Avatar
theorem painter theorem painter is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tall Trees
Posts: 436
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Welcome. After the horrible winter you had in Buffalo you deserve this. Being a fellow western New Yorker (Rochester) I get it. The next 10 weeks will seem like the longest of your life but once you get here all will be forgotten.
__________________
Sally
******************************************
Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt
  #13  
Old 03-04-2015, 05:24 PM
dbussone's Avatar
dbussone dbussone is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 84 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cisco Kid View Post
Actually we have a warm-up. Supposedly we will see 60 Soon.

Excellent!
__________________
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill
  #14  
Old 03-04-2015, 06:57 PM
obxgal's Avatar
obxgal obxgal is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Villages
Posts: 1,136
Thanks: 107
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

The Villages Florida
__________________
North of Pgh and OBX
  #15  
Old 03-04-2015, 07:11 PM
joldnol joldnol is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 988
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Welcome!
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.