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Old 10-13-2020, 06:25 AM
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Good Morning and thank you for taking a moment to read this post. I am in the final stages of making my decision as to whether or not to relocate from Atlanta to the Villages. I've heard so much "chatter" on the web about the social life there and would appreciate it if some of you kind folks that live there would mind sharing with me the real truth about how much opportunity there is to be socially involved. To give you a sense of a little about me, here's a brief comment - I'm in great shape physically and am 6'6" tall. I've been recently widowed due to COVID and am desire being surrounded by lots of people as a support system. I love to have fun and and want to enjoy life ....again.

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Old 10-13-2020, 07:28 AM
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I am really sorry for your recent loss. While I really enjoy The Villages, I would recommend renting for a season to see if it is really for you. This has two advantages. First, your will be totally immersed in The Villages without any serious financial commitment. Second, you can easily visit other retirement communities within Florida using this as a home base. As a golfer, I enjoy the wide number of courses both within TV and nearby. There are also more clubs than you can imagine. Finally, if you decide to take the plunge, spend a month looking at a variety of home styles to see which you would prefer. Also, think about the type of homesite you would like. (For some, an interior lot is just dandy. Others want a view from their lanai. Basically, you pay more for the better view. ) Good luck and have fun!
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:31 AM
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Sorry for your loss.

Before moving here earlier this year we rented for a month which was great in helping us to decide to come and where to look for house.

With hindsight would have rented for longer.

Spend a lot of time here on the boards and info will help to tell you what you should do
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:23 AM
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I agree with above, rent and explore. There some differences between the older and newer areas, some good some maybe not so good. Also you will need to decide on new home (southern areas only) or resale, the rest of TV. This site has a book available which I believe is a very good resource for background info and things to think about. As others said, sorry for your loss. Just as a note, you will not be seeing TV at its best, the epidemic has put a damper on many activities and limited attendance on others, but I am hoping that the country will find a way to fix this.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:50 AM
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I've heard so much "chatter" on the web about the social life there and would appreciate it if some of you kind folks that live there would mind sharing with me the real truth about how much opportunity there is to be socially involved.
So sorry for your loss. To answer your question, if there's one thing the Villages provides, it's opportunity for a social life. It's unlikely you'll find any retirement community in the country, or perhaps the world, that has more opportunities to get involved and take part in activities and events. The action has slowed considerably since the pandemic, but when it's over, you'll have a hard time narrowing down all the options at your fingertips. All the best whatever you decide.

Here's a taste of what you can expect. Recreation | The Villages Florida
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:24 AM
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Sorry to hear about your wife. The Villages is whatever and as much as you want to make of it. Of course it's slow right now. Just like every where there are some bad apples, but theyt are out numbered 50 to 1 with very nice people.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:35 AM
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Thanks very much to each of you that responded to my original post. You have helped me confirm that my strategy to rent, is a good one and in fact, I fully intend to do exactly that for at least the first year.

FYI ~ I am making another trip to TV November 4 - 7 and if you have any specific suggestions of "must see or do", or some social event or activity you feel worthwhile, please drop me another note.

Lastly, feel free to give me a call on my mobile: 770 331 1586

Larry
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