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Old 03-31-2020, 08:34 AM
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My understanding is that to purchase a home from the developer you must be a senior, to purchase a resale there is no age restriction.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:35 AM
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my problem is with "but I have heard" if you allow this to control your life, you better hold on. I tell you, what you hear and what is real are two very different things. I hear that you are a fool, but I don't know that to be a fact. do you get where I am coming from? does someone under 55 living here change your life? have you ever violated any of the Villages rules like your golf cart goes faster than 20 mph. people who live in glass houses.
There are golf carts that don’t go faster than 20mph? Not sure I’ve seen one yet.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:47 AM
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The intent of the law is to prohibit children (18 and under) from living in a community where 80% or more of the homes are occupied (not necessarily owned) by someone 55 or older.

Anyone 19 or older can live in or purchase a home here. (Although when we purchased The Villages limited sales to couples having at least one 55 yr old presumably to help maintain the 80%.)

If we ever fall below the 80% threshold anyone can live here. Even teenagers 😱.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:49 AM
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Yes, your 50 year old friend can come live with you.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:56 AM
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My understanding is that to purchase a home from the developer you must be a senior, to purchase a resale there is no age restriction.
Where did you get that understanding?
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:22 AM
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You definitely can have someone over 18 live with you. My neighbor has her son ‘49’ living with her and has for the past 10 years.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:29 AM
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The Villages appears to monitor this with the ID card system so resales are included. When we moved we were both over 55 but our college age daughter was 18. Since this was her permanent address she has to get a gurse ID every 30 days she was home until she turned 19. Then she got a blue guest card that was good for several years.
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Lets beat this dead horse 1 more time. I have read this at least 5 times in the past year. Why ask totv. Call the Villages development district and ask this rhetorical question.
And in addition to that, we read the SAME information at LEAST five times within the same thread. I just don't get that. I guess many/most people don't read previous posts. Bless their hearts.
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Howdy folks, I know that technically this is a 55 and older community, but I have heard there are many folks younger than 55 living here. Please don't misunderstand, I have no problem with this. I'm just wondering if the 55 rule is ever enforced? Could I invite someone 50 years of age to live with me here in The Villages? Could that be a problem? Thanks in advance to anyone who is courteous enough to reply with knowledge on this subject.
A certain % can be under 55. Check with TV & they’ll tell you how it works. I knew someone that had a handicapped child that lived with them. TV will explain it better check with them.
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My understanding is that to purchase a home from the developer you must be a senior, to purchase a resale there is no age restriction.
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It appears we have a family with young children living in our neighborhood if Charlotte.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:05 AM
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We purchased a home here 10 years ago when I was 49 and my b/f was 58. Only one person has to be over the age of 55. You are free to invite anyone to move in with you.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:10 AM
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Lets beat this dead horse 1 more time. I have read this at least 5 times in the past year. Why ask totv. Call the Villages development district and ask this rhetorical question.
And why so mean, how about skipping over the question... saying something like this is not very welcoming to new comers who are not sure and are on here to ask a question.. geesh
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Yours is the simplest and best answer.
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Old 03-31-2020, 12:41 PM
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My understanding is that to purchase a home from the developer you must be a senior, to purchase a resale there is no age restriction.

The law does not state that we must allow 20% under age to live here. The law states that we cannot have over 20% under age and still be considered a retirement community. We could have NO one under 55 here. Many retirement communities right around us do not allow anyone under 55 to live there.
The developer has decided to allow the under age and felons to live here. I have never seen The Villages disclose the number or the ratio of under age 55 persons living here.
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