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Old 03-31-2020, 01:51 PM
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Only 1 person in the household has to be 55 or older. No children under the age of 18 are permitted to live here. There are also a limited number of under 55 residents allowed to be home owners as required by law as long as no children under 18 live with them.
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Only 1 person in the household has to be 55 or older. No children under the age of 18 are permitted to live here. There are also a limited number of under 55 residents allowed to be home owners as required by law as long as no children under 18 live with them.
As long as the 80/20 ratio is maintained a 19 year old could buy and live in a home in TV although I can't understand why a 19 year old would want to do so.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:11 PM
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When I bought my house I was 53 or 54, My husband is a year and change younger. We had no problem because 20% can be under the 55 age. And anyone 19 can live permanently in a 55 community. Under 19 The Villages allows 3 months in one visit. So I guess typically a younger person can stay on and off all year round. But I'm sure schooling would be an issue.
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When I bought my house I was 53 or 54, My husband is a year and change younger. We had no problem because 20% can be under the 55 age. And anyone 19 can live permanently in a 55 community. Under 19 The Villages allows 3 months in one visit. So I guess typically a younger person can stay on and off all year round. But I'm sure schooling would be an issue.
Actually, three months is incorrect. A child under 18 can only visit for a total of 30 days per calendar year. How would "they" find out? The neighbors would tell.
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20% of home owners can be under 55 years old. My husband and I were 45 when we bought here and moved here 19 years ago. Also, you only have to be 19 or older to live here. Check your closing papers, it's all there.
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20% of home owners can be under 55 years old.
After this whole thread, all I have is
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I understand people’s concern about having juvenile kids in the neighborhoods. But you can’t think someone 45-50 years old effects your 55+ quality of life. From what I have seen and heard there are plenty over 65 that have less respect and more of a sense of entitlement than those younger. Stop trying to elevate yourself above others and just do your thing to enjoy life.
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People under 55 can buy a place here as long as they don’t have children. You can have anyone come and stay as long as they are over 18. Under 18 can only stay one month.
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Normally you’d get a guest pass. Otherwise they couldn’t use any of the facilities. That’s how they can tell. Some people tell on their neighbors. Not my thing but it happens.
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In the State of Florida, 80% of the households in an Over 55 Community must have at least one person in the household over 55. Also, no one under the age of 19 can be a permanent resident.
Not true, the actual rule says that AT LEAST 80% of the households must have at least one person over 55. The Villages has interpreted this as they can sell up to 20% to under 55's. Other communities put right in their deed restrictions that you must have at least one person over 55 in the household and do not allow under 55's to purchase. It's all about the money.

55 & Over Housing: What is the 80/20 Rule? | Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog
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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.
What you are saying is not true. One of the many mis-understanding about this.
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Not true, the actual rule says that AT LEAST 80% of the households must have at least one person over 55. The Villages has interpreted this as they can sell up to 20% to under 55's. Other communities put right in their deed restrictions that you must have at least one person over 55 in the household and do not allow under 55's to purchase. It's all about the money.

55 & Over Housing: What is the 80/20 Rule? | Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog
Since you are aware of the other communities that do things more to your liking, are you considering a move?
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