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Old 01-22-2015, 10:23 AM
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Some retirement communities allow fences.
I do believe stone crest allows one to erect a fence
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:17 AM
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He didn't like the heat in the summer, the cookie-cutter aspect of the homes, the old people. (He's 68)
What area did you stay in? The southern-half sections are bought or are being bought by people right at age 55 and even before that age, and in the northern half, many are being bought by younger people when original owners who bought 20+ years ago have passed on.

I'd look for a neighborhood's majority age group, not because of dislike of "old people"(I love them because they're not out to prove anything), but because of the neighborhood's likelihood of having active and organized socials, outings, meet and greet patio/driveway parties, etc.

I've met quite a few couples who said they bought in a "sleeper cell" without knowing other neighborhoods aren't like that as they've now learned. Villagers are said to move on average 3 times within TV, and the above is one of the many reasons. (Ease of reselling one's current place fast is a biggie.)

TV has extreme diversity--a good thing, I think.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:11 PM
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I do believe stone crest allows one to erect a fence
It's hot in Stonecrest, too
There are also old people.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:20 PM
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I agree with everyone's comments. I'm just asking if anyone knows of other communities with courtyard villas, whether 55+ or not.
Don't take it personally. Many folks on this board choose to ignore the actual question and take it as a personal insult if somebody doesn't care for TV. It's not for everybody.
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He didn't like the heat in the summer, the cookie-cutter aspect of the homes, the old people. (He's 68)
If you are partial to Florida, but don't like the heat then stick to the coastal areas. Both coasts have an onshore breeze, the Atlantic side will be cooler than the gulf, but even the gulf doesn't get into the 90's until August.
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Don't take it personally. Many folks on this board choose to ignore the actual question and take it as a personal insult if somebody doesn't care for TV. It's not for everybody.
True. We also just moved out of the Villages but nothing to do with age. In fact the average age here and in the Villages I believe is 68. My husband also didn't like it here, but we moved out for various reasons. We live in the Plantation now and there are no villas either. I think if I had a pet, I'd prefer the Courtyard Villas also. Although I've never had one I have been in a few and thought they were very nice.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:29 PM
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Last summer was supposed to be the hottest, in a few years, we came down from PA, and survived, and I even worked I the garage over the summer. PS I swore I would never retire in FL!!!! I have witnesses. However, my wife and I found a place t LOVE, and we are FROGS. We love TV. Hope you hubby changes his mind this is really a wonderful place, filled with wonderful people.
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Thanks all. I'll keep looking.
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Most people here act young for their chronological age. They are always out & about walking, playing golf, swimming, playing pickle ball, bocce, shuffleboard or headed to clubs & activities that stimulate our brains. I really notice the difference when I go away for a week & then return to see people actually doing stuff. And it is so beautiful.
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I'm just asking if anyone knows of other communities with courtyard villas, whether 55+ or not.
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Thanks all. I'll keep looking.
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You might like Cypress Cove in Kissimmee. It may be just what your husband is looking for. They have a unique way of handling the heat.
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I do believe stone crest allows one to erect a fence
I know of a 30" high vinyl coated chain link fence about 10' x 10' behind a house . . . that could be the one. Might be allowed for a medical reason.


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You might like Cypress Cove in Kissimmee. It may be just what your husband is looking for. They have a unique way of handling the heat.
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As you can see from one of their photo gallery pics, they're very active.
Very active, and also very young!
I vaguely remember those days.
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