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Old 02-06-2008, 01:44 PM
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I've been teaching high school social science for decades and will be retiring this May. I'm coming down to look around TV for four days during spring break. Could someone suggest some things that I "must see" or "must do"? My wife died three years ago and I'm looking at TV because of all of the activities that it seems to offer to single adults. I'm very impressed that TV has a philosophy club among so many other activities. Are the activities as good as they seem to be on the TV website?

After a two-week trip to Istanbul, I will probably put my duplex in Indiana on the market and start to get rid of lots of unnecessary possessions that I have accumulated over the years. When my home sells, I will probably look for something small in TV -- a small villa, for example.

What questions should I ask when I come down for my visit in March/April?

Don Hanlin

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Don,

Are you coming down on a lifestyle preview visit? If you are look at the posts in this topic to give you an idea of what to do http://talkofthevillages.com/smf/ind...ic,4362.0.html . Look at some of the model houses to see what would fit your lifestyle plans. Look at both new and resales. Sit down and talk to residents and find out what they like to do and the activities they participate in. We love to talk about The Villages. Use the search feature on the site to find things to interest you. Look on thevillages.com and go the homes tab and look at floor plans and virtual tours of the houses to get an idea of what you want to preview. There is a lot of information on The Villages on the net. I probably have about 20 links on my Villages folder in my browser. Just ask here and you will get real answers from real people. Good luck.
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Don,

As you've probably noticed, TV is not just about golf. My wife and I are taking a preview visit in late April and i would suggest that you do the same if possible, although most school vacation weeks are usually tough to get.

When here we plan on doing sport activities (golf, morning swims, some pickleball etc.) We plan on looking at some homes even though we won't buy for another year or two. Mostly just riding around in a rented golf cart to get a feel of the lifestyle.

I'm very sorry to hear about your wife but it appears (from posts on this forum) that TV is THE PLACE for single men. It sounds like you should be able to find what you are looking for in terms of the single life.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:21 PM
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Don, Make sure you look into the life style preview that The Villages offers at http://www.thevillages.com/youreinvi...ureinvited.htm

It's well worth it and includes access to facilities, some activities, meals and movies.
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