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Old 02-04-2019, 01:06 PM
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Hello everyone - Glen and Marie here.

We lifestyled for a week in July 2018 and did a second lifestyle week this past January. And yes I did three months of research before showing up for our first visit.

All in all we visited 45 homes for sale - went to several rec centers - played pickle ball / billiards / table tennis / cards - visited every town center (several times) - went on every trolly tour - spent several hours woundering down the street of dreams (design center) made friends - travelled everywhere by golf cart.

Life in the bubble is fantastic - looking forward to becoming residents in the near future.

We’ve been houseless for the last 5 years! Currently living on a boat full time (a trawler) spending the off season docked in Lauderdale and the cruising season meandering throughout the Bahamian chain of islands - mostly the Abaco’s and Exumas.

I feel like I know many of the regular posters already as I’ve been following the forum for almost a year.

That’s us - that’s our intro - and you’ll see more of us (mostly me) in future postings.

Be well my friends....ribbit!


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Old 02-08-2019, 06:10 AM
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Hello everyone - Glen and Marie here.

We lifestyled for a week in July 2018 and did a second lifestyle week this past January. And yes I did three months of research before showing up for our first visit.

All in all we visited 45 homes for sale - went to several rec centers - played pickle ball / billiards / table tennis / cards - visited every town center (several times) - went on every trolly tour - spent several hours woundering down the street of dreams (design center) made friends - travelled everywhere by golf cart.

Life in the bubble is fantastic - looking forward to becoming residents in the near future.

We’ve been houseless for the last 5 years! Currently living on a boat full time (a trawler) spending the off season docked in Lauderdale and the cruising season meandering throughout the Bahamian chain of islands - mostly the Abaco’s and Exumas.

I feel like I know many of the regular posters already as I’ve been following the forum for almost a year.

That’s us - that’s our intro - and you’ll see more of us (mostly me) in future postings.

Be well my friends....ribbit!


TOTV is a great place to get information if you are planning a move to The Villages. Hope you find the home of your dreams in The Villages soon.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:14 AM
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Love your optimistic attitude towards The Villages, you will fit right in with most of the people here.

You will find naysayers here, they tend to be very vocal and negative towards everything about The Villages. Don't be swayed or discouraged by their words and thoughts, The Villages is what you make of it.

Is The Villages perfect? No, of course not, it has its problems and issues, sadly most of which can be attributed to people who feel themselves entitled, have forgotten that there is a real world out there, or are just simply rude. There are community rules and deed restrictions that some feel don't apply to them, fortunately most here are not that way.

We are a limited cross section of our society that for the most part enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in our later years due to good decisions made throughout most of our lives. With this cross section comes many views, attitudes, and opinions, many you may agree with and some you may not. How you decide to handle these differences will go a long way to your level of enjoyment living here.

If you're wanting every store, every restaurant, and every luxury you had back in (you name the place) before you moved here, you may be disappointed. The development company works hard to attract a diverse number business, restaurants, and activities here, but ultimately those businesses must make their own decisions as to if the economic conditions are right and profitable for them to succeed. It is a unique market here in The Villages.

If you find yourself blessed to be living here and enjoy the lifestyle it offers, then I invite you to please join the rest of us who also have at the table for another glass of good cheer.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:06 AM
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If a complete life of enjoyment, being happy, things to do, and just all round a wonderful place to spend your life and you are looking for 100% of all of this you will get about 98% and believe me the next percentage somewhere else is probably around 10-15%. Been here going on 12 years and the days just get better! As they say "
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:13 AM
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Way too much to do here. Makes me sleep like a baby every night!
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Hello everyone - Glen and Marie here.

We lifestyled for a week in July 2018 and did a second lifestyle week this past January. And yes I did three months of research before showing up for our first visit.


I have a question...I was under the impression that you can only do the lifestyle tour once. Is this correct?
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:45 PM
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Hello everyone - Glen and Marie here.

We lifestyled for a week in July 2018 and did a second lifestyle week this past January. And yes I did three months of research before showing up for our first visit.

All in all we visited 45 homes for sale - went to several rec centers - played pickle ball / billiards / table tennis / cards - visited every town center (several times) - went on every trolly tour - spent several hours woundering down the street of dreams (design center) made friends - travelled everywhere by golf cart.

Life in the bubble is fantastic - looking forward to becoming residents in the near future.

We’ve been houseless for the last 5 years! Currently living on a boat full time (a trawler) spending the off season docked in Lauderdale and the cruising season meandering throughout the Bahamian chain of islands - mostly the Abaco’s and Exumas.

I feel like I know many of the regular posters already as I’ve been following the forum for almost a year.

That’s us - that’s our intro - and you’ll see more of us (mostly me) in future postings.

Be well my friends....ribbit!


What a great first post. Welcome to posting on TOTV.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:47 PM
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I have a question...I was under the impression that you can only do the lifestyle tour once. Is this correct?
Talk to your Villages Properties Representative and he/she can get you set up.
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