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Old 06-24-2019, 09:25 AM
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Thank you all for taking the time to provide feedback to my post. I will definitely purchase a map and learning that there is a nine hole golf course resolves one of my concerns. It is also good to know that you can just show up at an activity without a partner and have the opportunity to participate. I will definitely secure a copy of the newsletter to make certain I am aware of activities.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:50 AM
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I have always thought I could judge a place by doing this:

Stand in a very conspicuous place (like a town square), open up a map appear to be orienting the map to your location and see what happens...

We just happen to do this at TV and we met so many of the most interesting and helpful people! Most were on their way to do something, but were happy to help us in any way they could. There was a group of bicyclists nearby taking a break. They were very helpful, talked about where they came from and asked us the same. They suggested a lot of things we could do during our time at TV.

Ride the trolley.

I would recommend that you attend the live music each night in one of the squares!

If you are interested in buying, check 3 sources: MLS, VLS and FSBO.
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:05 PM
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You may not be ready to buy but certainly view some of the homes to get a feel for what they have. The Village homes tend to be quite similar by model. By viewing different styles , you can better define what your needs and wants are when you are ready to buy.

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Old 06-24-2019, 08:03 PM
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Since you like water sports check out water volleyball. A great way to be outside, get some sun, socialize, and, ha ha, get a little workout. If you're just basic like me you can play every day of the week. More when you get good.

A useful intro is water volleyball 101, held twice a month at one of the rec centers. Registration recommended.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:41 PM
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Just done the Lifestyle visit and my husband and I could not stop smiling for 5 days. Not one bad-negative thing to say about the place. Our house has gone straight on the market and we will be back very soon, it is AWESOME!!!
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:18 PM
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Just done the Lifestyle visit and my husband and I could not stop smiling for 5 days. Not one bad-negative thing to say about the place. Our house has gone straight on the market and we will be back very soon, it is AWESOME!!!
to TOTV.

I agree, The Villages is indeed awesome!
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:17 AM
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Lots of good advice here. Definitely explore in your golf cart to see the neighborhoods. The Villages GPS app is great to get directions in a car and a golf cart. Very inexpensive app that will saving you from getting lost. Definitely check out all the town centers to see where you may want to be. We love The feel of Sumter Landing but everyone is different. I agree take the trolley rides to get some history of the place. Go down to the frontier, also know as the Fenney area. That is where all the new building is going on so you should drive around the area. The Villages is so huge that you may be overwhelmed at first, so focusing on separate areas and rec centers each day may make it more manageable. Best of luck on your vacation and plans, and talk to a lot of people, they will be happy to give you their ideas and opinions.
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:31 AM
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You may not be ready to buy but certainly view some of the homes to get a feel for what they have. The Village homes tend to be quite similar by model. By viewing different styles , you can better define what your needs and wants are when you are ready to buy.

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As others have said, ride the trolleys. There are 3 different trolley tours leaving from the sales offices at Spanish Springs, Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood. The tour takes about 2 hours.

Open houses are held every day in The Villages. The Daily Sun newspaper will have a list of open houses, and open houses are also listed on The Villages web site (for houses being sold by Villages sales agents).

Don't hesitate to ask questions of Villagers. Most are very happy to share their experiences with potential Villagers.

If you get lost while riding the golf cart, just pull over to the side and take out The Villages map. Betting within 5 minutes someone will stop and ask if you need directions.

Sabal Chase is a great location. . . close to Lake Sumter Landing. Enjoy your visit!
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