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116 Apartments for rent in The Villages, FL

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1938 LADYFISH AVENUE
1938 Ladyfish Avenue
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1602 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath courtyard villa located in Amberjack Villas. This home overlooks the Bonita Pass golf course with a large outdoor area featuring brick pavers and gorgeous sunsets.
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869 DANFORTH COURT
869 Danforth Court
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 01:30 AM
Nicely decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath Amerillo ranch home located in Springhill. 3rd bedroom locked off for owners personal belongings. Open living room with a 55" flat screen TV flows into the dining and kitchen area.
1 Unit Available
17300 SE 93RD HEYWARD AVENUE
17300 Southeast 93rd Heyward Avenue
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1160 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Nicely furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath patio villa in Ivystone Villas. Cathederal ceilings in living room with amble seating to watch your favorite programs on a 42" flat screen TV. Dining room has a table that will seat 6 with a beautiful china closet.
1 Unit Available
1017 CORMORANT TERRACE
1017 Cormorant Terrace
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1433 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Must see this fully furnished Bungalow. This is your home away from home. This property is located within walking distance from Lake Sumter Landing. It is fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your vacation.
1 Unit Available
1725 SONORA STREET
1725 Sonora Court
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1143 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Must see this fully furnished pet friendly patio villa. This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing. It is fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your vacation.
1 Unit Available
1407 ARREDONDO DRIVE
1407 Arrendondo Drive
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1884 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Must see this fully furnished 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Gardenia. This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing. It is fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your vacation.
1 Unit Available
2498 UTICA WAY
2498 Utica Way
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1156 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
2/2 Colony Patio Villa in the Lovely Village of Lynnhaven. Vaulted ceilings and tile and laminate through the entire home. Completely furnished with everything you would need to move in.
1 Unit Available
435 SANTA CLARA CIRCLE
435 Santa Clara Circle
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1392 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Nicely decorated 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home in The Village of Rio Ponderosa. Hardwood floors through out the home except the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms which are carpet. Living room features a new 50" flat screen TV for your viewing entertainment.
1 Unit Available
705 VILLITA LANE
705 Villita Lane
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1287 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Very clean and nicely decorated 2 bedroom, 2 path Patio Villa located in The Village of Rio Ranchero. Open floor plan with 2 recliners in the living room which features a 50" flat screen TV to watch your favorite programs.
1 Unit Available
703 ANTONIA LANE
703 Antonia Lane
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1396 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Must see this beautiful pet friendly, fully furnished 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House. This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing.
1 Unit Available
1309 CORONA COURT
1309 Corona Court
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1248 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Very nice 2 bedroom 2 bath ranch home on a cul-de-sac in The Village of Rio Ponderosa. Nicely furnished with a very open floor plan. Owner pays yard and pest maintenance, water, sewer, garbage and amenity fee.
1 Unit Available
1644 LATTA COURT
1644 Latta Court
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
1392 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Beautiful Amarillo 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Sunset Pointe. Very open floor plan with the living room featuring a flat screen TV with amble seating to watch your favorite programs.
1 Unit Available
2230 WELCOME WAY
2230 Welcome Way
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1488 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Must see this fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath plus den designer home. This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing.
1 Unit Available
9710 SE 171ST ARGYLL STREET
9710 Southeast 171st Argyll Street
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1547 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
AVAILABLE FOR JAN, FEB, MARCH 2021!!!! SHORT TERM RENTAL!!!! Must see this beautiful, fully furnished 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House. Pet friendly!! Includes complimentary use of 4 seater golf cart. This is your home away from home.
1 Unit Available
1289 DEERFIELD LANE
1289 Deerfield Lane
The Villages, FL
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
2143 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
SHORT TERM RENTAL!!!! AVAILABLE WINTER 2021!!! Must see this fully furnished with golf cart 3 Bedroom 3 Bath home with a 4th room made into a sitting area/library.
1 Unit Available
3496 AMELIA AVENUE
3496 Amelia Avenue
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1156 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
SHORT TERM RENTAL!! Must see this fully furnished pet friendly patio villa This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs and very close to shopping and dining.
1 Unit Available
1309 CAMERO DRIVE
1309 Camero Drive
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1620 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
**NOW AVAILABLE FOR JAN-MARCH 2021** Must see this beautiful fully furnished 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House. This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing.
1 Unit Available
1674 OSPREY AVENUE
1674 Osprey Avenue
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1188 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
SHORT TERM RENTAL!! Must see this fully furnished pet friendly patio villa for ONLY 3850 plus tax for a whole months stay. This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Lake Sumter Landing.
1 Unit Available
3513 IDLEWOOD LOOP
3513 Idlewood Loop
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1527 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
AVAILABLE JAN-MARCH 2021!! SHORT TERM RENTAL!!!!Must see this fully furnished 2 bedroom home in the village of Summerhilll . This is your home away from home. This property is located only minutes from Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing.
1 Unit Available
7587 SE 170TH BROUGHTON PLACE
7587 Southeast 170th Brougton Place
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1419 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
LONG TERM RENTAL AVAILABLE September 1, 2020! This Beautifully appointed "FOXGLOVE" Courtyard Villa home is nestled in The Village of Calumet Grove in the Greenwood Villas.
1 Unit Available
2621 BOTELLO AVENUE
2621 Botello Avenue
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1034 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!! Feel right at home in this "Turn Key" Furnished HOME in The Village of AlHambra! This charming 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath "cottage feel" Patio Villa is bright, clean & ready for occupancy!! This convenient location is within
1 Unit Available
1634 DUFFY LOOP
1634 Duffy Loop
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
1927 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Fantastic designer home centrally located in The Villages. Located in Sabal Chase Village close to Sumter Landing. Home features eat in kitchen, an enclosed large lanai, and free wifi and cable. Fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy.
1 Unit Available
7770 SE 174TH GLEN LEVEN LOOP
7770 Southeast 174th Glen Leven Loop
The Villages, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1160 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Come explore all that the Villages has to offer in this Cozy Annual Rental. Located in the Villas of Sherwood this 2/2 beautifully designed Patio Villa has lament floors throughout.
1 Unit Available
3195 ATWELL AVENUE
3195 Atwell Avenue
The Villages, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1437 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 04:08 PM
Furnished, not turnkey, three bedroom, two bath corner lot in the Village of Sumter. Beautiful living/dining room combination and breakfast nook in kitchen. Large two car garage and screened lanai with patio furniture.
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How much is rent in The Villages?
Apartment Rentals in The Villages start at $1,250/month.
How much is rent in The Villages?
Apartment Rentals in The Villages start at $1,250/month.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in The Villages?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find The Villages apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find The Villages apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some The Villages properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some The Villages properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in The Villages.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in The Villages.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around The Villages. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include College of Central Florida, Florida Southern College, Orange Technical College-Orlando Campus, Rollins College, and Seminole State College of Florida.
How can I find off-campus housing in The Villages?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around The Villages. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include College of Central Florida, Florida Southern College, Orange Technical College-Orlando Campus, Rollins College, and Seminole State College of Florida.
City GuideThe Villages
The motto here is "Floridas Friendliest Retirement Hometown." Really gets you excited to move, huh, recent college grads?
The motto here is "Floridas Friendliest Retirement Hometown." Really gets you excited to move, huh, recent college grads?

The Villages in Florida is neither a city nor a town; it's a census-designated place (CDP) covering portions of three counties and consisting of a group of retirement communities. If you listen to people like Governor Rick Scott or people who live in The Villages, it is a piece of paradise for anyone over 55 who likes golf, tennis, and a fast game of pickleball (Is there such a thing as a fast game of pickleball?). The master-planned community is filled with baby boomers and other seniors who just want to live among people like themselves. Its a like a well-to-do cult of retirees or wannabe retirees who are all convinced that retirement is fun. Pickleball, anyone?

It Takes More Than One Village in The Villages

Anyone who wants to rent a house, garden home, condominium, or apartment in central Florida and live among like-minded late-middle-aged people or senior citizens will probably find The Villages to be paradise on earth. The Villages is composed of dozens of small yes villages offering residents easy access to everything they need to enjoy life and live comfortably. Each village has 100 to 1,550 homes, and scattered throughout are recreation centers, golf courses, fitness centers, swimming pools, walking paths, and commercial centers. Even your pooch will like it here because there are several dog parks, but be sure to play by the rules or everyone will talk about you behind your back.

Not everyone in the Villages is a retiree. Plenty of people move to this location while still working either in preparation for retiring in the near future, or because they like pickleball. However, approximately 70 percent of the people living here are over 65 years old, so you dont have to worry about living next to a rowdy bunch of college students. There are even families with children; its kind of surprising they let them in, but then this community has to be a safe place for kids. The biggest threat is getting run over by a runaway golf cart or three-wheeled bicycle.

If you snore loudly or have other unmentionable, noisy habits, it is important to remember the houses are built close together. There are some houses and pet-friendly apartments for rent, but be forewarned that almost 97 percent of the housing is owner-occupied, leaving only 3 percent for renters. There are a few row houses, very few small apartment buildings, and only a slightly more of high-rise apartment buildings. The whole point of The Villages is to retire in your own home and live the good life. Approximately 75 percent of the structures are less than 15 years old, making them quite a bit younger than the people living in them.

It Takes More Than One Village in The Villages
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Anyone who wants to rent a house, garden home, condominium, or apartment in central Florida and live among like-minded late-middle-aged people or senior citizens will probably find The Villages to be paradise on earth. The Villages is composed of dozens of small yes villages offering residents easy access to everything they need to enjoy life and live comfortably. Each village has 100 to 1,550 homes, and scattered throughout are recreation centers, golf courses, fitness centers, swimming pools, walking paths, and commercial centers. Even your pooch will like it here because there are several dog parks, but be sure to play by the rules or everyone will talk about you behind your back.

Not everyone in the Villages is a retiree. Plenty of people move to this location while still working either in preparation for retiring in the near future, or because they like pickleball. However, approximately 70 percent of the people living here are over 65 years old, so you dont have to worry about living next to a rowdy bunch of college students. There are even families with children; its kind of surprising they let them in, but then this community has to be a safe place for kids. The biggest threat is getting run over by a runaway golf cart or three-wheeled bicycle.

If you snore loudly or have other unmentionable, noisy habits, it is important to remember the houses are built close together. There are some houses and pet-friendly apartments for rent, but be forewarned that almost 97 percent of the housing is owner-occupied, leaving only 3 percent for renters. There are a few row houses, very few small apartment buildings, and only a slightly more of high-rise apartment buildings. The whole point of The Villages is to retire in your own home and live the good life. Approximately 75 percent of the structures are less than 15 years old, making them quite a bit younger than the people living in them.

Communities, Not Neighborhoods

As mentioned, The Villages is composed of mini-communities. When you choose a place to live, it is not really the neighborhood that influences the decision. A bigger factor is the location of the community. Is it close to your favorite activities, like swimming, tennis, or shopping? Do you want to be able to walk to the golf course, or are you content to ride a golf cart and scare the miniature poodles taking their owners for a morning stroll? Quick game of pickleball anyone anyone out there? Most places in The Villages are fairly expensive to rent, but just think of all the amenities that rent gets you.

Communities, Not Neighborhoods
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As mentioned, The Villages is composed of mini-communities. When you choose a place to live, it is not really the neighborhood that influences the decision. A bigger factor is the location of the community. Is it close to your favorite activities, like swimming, tennis, or shopping? Do you want to be able to walk to the golf course, or are you content to ride a golf cart and scare the miniature poodles taking their owners for a morning stroll? Quick game of pickleball anyone anyone out there? Most places in The Villages are fairly expensive to rent, but just think of all the amenities that rent gets you.

Family Units Do Exist

It should be noted that there are several subdivisions of family units that allow people under 19 as residents. Otherwise, there is an age restriction for permanent houseguests, which suits most seniors just fine. They dont want their unemployed adult children or unruly grandkids taking up space for any length of time and interrupting a busy schedule of coffee in the Town Square and craft classes in the afternoon.

Family Units Do Exist
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It should be noted that there are several subdivisions of family units that allow people under 19 as residents. Otherwise, there is an age restriction for permanent houseguests, which suits most seniors just fine. They dont want their unemployed adult children or unruly grandkids taking up space for any length of time and interrupting a busy schedule of coffee in the Town Square and craft classes in the afternoon.

A Civil North and South

If The Villages were divided into neighborhoods, though, there would only be two north and south.

North: The north section of the CDP is the more expensive one. The houses cost more to buy, and rental rates for houses and apartments are higher. $$$$

South: In the south section of The Villages, housing costs approximately 30 percent less than the northern half of the community. It should be noted that some people who own homes and condominiums do not live here fulltime, increasing the number of vacation rentals during certain months of the year. $$$

A Civil North and South
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If The Villages were divided into neighborhoods, though, there would only be two north and south.

North: The north section of the CDP is the more expensive one. The houses cost more to buy, and rental rates for houses and apartments are higher. $$$$

South: In the south section of The Villages, housing costs approximately 30 percent less than the northern half of the community. It should be noted that some people who own homes and condominiums do not live here fulltime, increasing the number of vacation rentals during certain months of the year. $$$

Life in the Slow Lane

Life in The Villages is as quiet as the pacemakers keeping many residents healthy and active. This is not a community for everyone. It is designed to offer everything people need to live a full life without the need to commute, so there are churches, The Villages Health Care Centers (that use an electronic medical record system), a Lifelong Learning College, and many other amenities within easy reach.

Its entertaining in itself to watch the seniors try to figure out how to answer their iPhones, but The Villages offers a lot more in the way of entertainment. There are communities with Town Squares that have restaurants and stores, free entertainment each evening, movie theaters, and places to gather with friends. Heck, you could disappear into one of the many retirement communities comprising The Villages and never be seen again.

The Villages is in central Florida, halfway between the Atlantic coast and the Gulf and close to all the tourist attractions money can buy. When you need a break from pickleball, and another round of golf sounds kind of unexciting, it is easy to find a host of other activities. Are you ready? The Villages is only an hours drive from Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. It is only a half-hours drive to Silver Springs. You can drive 77 miles and reach Daytona Beach. If you miss the big city, Miami is 281 miles south of The Villages. There is always the option of going fishing too, in the Gulf or on designated waters in the Village Community Development Districts.

On second thought, life in The Villages is only as slow or as fast as you want it to be. That is the quality that makes life here especially nice for residents. Instead of life doing the dictating, the residents dictate to life. Perhaps that really does make The Villages paradise. Its certainly something to think about.

Life in the Slow Lane
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Life in The Villages is as quiet as the pacemakers keeping many residents healthy and active. This is not a community for everyone. It is designed to offer everything people need to live a full life without the need to commute, so there are churches, The Villages Health Care Centers (that use an electronic medical record system), a Lifelong Learning College, and many other amenities within easy reach.

Its entertaining in itself to watch the seniors try to figure out how to answer their iPhones, but The Villages offers a lot more in the way of entertainment. There are communities with Town Squares that have restaurants and stores, free entertainment each evening, movie theaters, and places to gather with friends. Heck, you could disappear into one of the many retirement communities comprising The Villages and never be seen again.

The Villages is in central Florida, halfway between the Atlantic coast and the Gulf and close to all the tourist attractions money can buy. When you need a break from pickleball, and another round of golf sounds kind of unexciting, it is easy to find a host of other activities. Are you ready? The Villages is only an hours drive from Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. It is only a half-hours drive to Silver Springs. You can drive 77 miles and reach Daytona Beach. If you miss the big city, Miami is 281 miles south of The Villages. There is always the option of going fishing too, in the Gulf or on designated waters in the Village Community Development Districts.

On second thought, life in The Villages is only as slow or as fast as you want it to be. That is the quality that makes life here especially nice for residents. Instead of life doing the dictating, the residents dictate to life. Perhaps that really does make The Villages paradise. Its certainly something to think about.

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City GuideThe Villages
The motto here is "Floridas Friendliest Retirement Hometown." Really gets you excited to move, huh, recent college grads?
The motto here is "Floridas Friendliest Retirement Hometown." Really gets you excited to move, huh, recent college grads?

The Villages in Florida is neither a city nor a town; it's a census-designated place (CDP) covering portions of three counties and consisting of a group of retirement communities. If you listen to people like Governor Rick Scott or people who live in The Villages, it is a piece of paradise for anyone over 55 who likes golf, tennis, and a fast game of pickleball (Is there such a thing as a fast game of pickleball?). The master-planned community is filled with baby boomers and other seniors who just want to live among people like themselves. Its a like a well-to-do cult of retirees or wannabe retirees who are all convinced that retirement is fun. Pickleball, anyone?

It Takes More Than One Village in The Villages

Anyone who wants to rent a house, garden home, condominium, or apartment in central Florida and live among like-minded late-middle-aged people or senior citizens will probably find The Villages to be paradise on earth. The Villages is composed of dozens of small yes villages offering residents easy access to everything they need to enjoy life and live comfortably. Each village has 100 to 1,550 homes, and scattered throughout are recreation centers, golf courses, fitness centers, swimming pools, walking paths, and commercial centers. Even your pooch will like it here because there are several dog parks, but be sure to play by the rules or everyone will talk about you behind your back.

Not everyone in the Villages is a retiree. Plenty of people move to this location while still working either in preparation for retiring in the near future, or because they like pickleball. However, approximately 70 percent of the people living here are over 65 years old, so you dont have to worry about living next to a rowdy bunch of college students. There are even families with children; its kind of surprising they let them in, but then this community has to be a safe place for kids. The biggest threat is getting run over by a runaway golf cart or three-wheeled bicycle.

If you snore loudly or have other unmentionable, noisy habits, it is important to remember the houses are built close together. There are some houses and pet-friendly apartments for rent, but be forewarned that almost 97 percent of the housing is owner-occupied, leaving only 3 percent for renters. There are a few row houses, very few small apartment buildings, and only a slightly more of high-rise apartment buildings. The whole point of The Villages is to retire in your own home and live the good life. Approximately 75 percent of the structures are less than 15 years old, making them quite a bit younger than the people living in them.

It Takes More Than One Village in The Villages
+

Anyone who wants to rent a house, garden home, condominium, or apartment in central Florida and live among like-minded late-middle-aged people or senior citizens will probably find The Villages to be paradise on earth. The Villages is composed of dozens of small yes villages offering residents easy access to everything they need to enjoy life and live comfortably. Each village has 100 to 1,550 homes, and scattered throughout are recreation centers, golf courses, fitness centers, swimming pools, walking paths, and commercial centers. Even your pooch will like it here because there are several dog parks, but be sure to play by the rules or everyone will talk about you behind your back.

Not everyone in the Villages is a retiree. Plenty of people move to this location while still working either in preparation for retiring in the near future, or because they like pickleball. However, approximately 70 percent of the people living here are over 65 years old, so you dont have to worry about living next to a rowdy bunch of college students. There are even families with children; its kind of surprising they let them in, but then this community has to be a safe place for kids. The biggest threat is getting run over by a runaway golf cart or three-wheeled bicycle.

If you snore loudly or have other unmentionable, noisy habits, it is important to remember the houses are built close together. There are some houses and pet-friendly apartments for rent, but be forewarned that almost 97 percent of the housing is owner-occupied, leaving only 3 percent for renters. There are a few row houses, very few small apartment buildings, and only a slightly more of high-rise apartment buildings. The whole point of The Villages is to retire in your own home and live the good life. Approximately 75 percent of the structures are less than 15 years old, making them quite a bit younger than the people living in them.

Communities, Not Neighborhoods

As mentioned, The Villages is composed of mini-communities. When you choose a place to live, it is not really the neighborhood that influences the decision. A bigger factor is the location of the community. Is it close to your favorite activities, like swimming, tennis, or shopping? Do you want to be able to walk to the golf course, or are you content to ride a golf cart and scare the miniature poodles taking their owners for a morning stroll? Quick game of pickleball anyone anyone out there? Most places in The Villages are fairly expensive to rent, but just think of all the amenities that rent gets you.

Communities, Not Neighborhoods
+

As mentioned, The Villages is composed of mini-communities. When you choose a place to live, it is not really the neighborhood that influences the decision. A bigger factor is the location of the community. Is it close to your favorite activities, like swimming, tennis, or shopping? Do you want to be able to walk to the golf course, or are you content to ride a golf cart and scare the miniature poodles taking their owners for a morning stroll? Quick game of pickleball anyone anyone out there? Most places in The Villages are fairly expensive to rent, but just think of all the amenities that rent gets you.

Family Units Do Exist

It should be noted that there are several subdivisions of family units that allow people under 19 as residents. Otherwise, there is an age restriction for permanent houseguests, which suits most seniors just fine. They dont want their unemployed adult children or unruly grandkids taking up space for any length of time and interrupting a busy schedule of coffee in the Town Square and craft classes in the afternoon.

Family Units Do Exist
+

It should be noted that there are several subdivisions of family units that allow people under 19 as residents. Otherwise, there is an age restriction for permanent houseguests, which suits most seniors just fine. They dont want their unemployed adult children or unruly grandkids taking up space for any length of time and interrupting a busy schedule of coffee in the Town Square and craft classes in the afternoon.

A Civil North and South

If The Villages were divided into neighborhoods, though, there would only be two north and south.

North: The north section of the CDP is the more expensive one. The houses cost more to buy, and rental rates for houses and apartments are higher. $$$$

South: In the south section of The Villages, housing costs approximately 30 percent less than the northern half of the community. It should be noted that some people who own homes and condominiums do not live here fulltime, increasing the number of vacation rentals during certain months of the year. $$$

A Civil North and South
+

If The Villages were divided into neighborhoods, though, there would only be two north and south.

North: The north section of the CDP is the more expensive one. The houses cost more to buy, and rental rates for houses and apartments are higher. $$$$

South: In the south section of The Villages, housing costs approximately 30 percent less than the northern half of the community. It should be noted that some people who own homes and condominiums do not live here fulltime, increasing the number of vacation rentals during certain months of the year. $$$

Life in the Slow Lane

Life in The Villages is as quiet as the pacemakers keeping many residents healthy and active. This is not a community for everyone. It is designed to offer everything people need to live a full life without the need to commute, so there are churches, The Villages Health Care Centers (that use an electronic medical record system), a Lifelong Learning College, and many other amenities within easy reach.

Its entertaining in itself to watch the seniors try to figure out how to answer their iPhones, but The Villages offers a lot more in the way of entertainment. There are communities with Town Squares that have restaurants and stores, free entertainment each evening, movie theaters, and places to gather with friends. Heck, you could disappear into one of the many retirement communities comprising The Villages and never be seen again.

The Villages is in central Florida, halfway between the Atlantic coast and the Gulf and close to all the tourist attractions money can buy. When you need a break from pickleball, and another round of golf sounds kind of unexciting, it is easy to find a host of other activities. Are you ready? The Villages is only an hours drive from Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. It is only a half-hours drive to Silver Springs. You can drive 77 miles and reach Daytona Beach. If you miss the big city, Miami is 281 miles south of The Villages. There is always the option of going fishing too, in the Gulf or on designated waters in the Village Community Development Districts.

On second thought, life in The Villages is only as slow or as fast as you want it to be. That is the quality that makes life here especially nice for residents. Instead of life doing the dictating, the residents dictate to life. Perhaps that really does make The Villages paradise. Its certainly something to think about.

Life in the Slow Lane
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Life in The Villages is as quiet as the pacemakers keeping many residents healthy and active. This is not a community for everyone. It is designed to offer everything people need to live a full life without the need to commute, so there are churches, The Villages Health Care Centers (that use an electronic medical record system), a Lifelong Learning College, and many other amenities within easy reach.

Its entertaining in itself to watch the seniors try to figure out how to answer their iPhones, but The Villages offers a lot more in the way of entertainment. There are communities with Town Squares that have restaurants and stores, free entertainment each evening, movie theaters, and places to gather with friends. Heck, you could disappear into one of the many retirement communities comprising The Villages and never be seen again.

The Villages is in central Florida, halfway between the Atlantic coast and the Gulf and close to all the tourist attractions money can buy. When you need a break from pickleball, and another round of golf sounds kind of unexciting, it is easy to find a host of other activities. Are you ready? The Villages is only an hours drive from Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. It is only a half-hours drive to Silver Springs. You can drive 77 miles and reach Daytona Beach. If you miss the big city, Miami is 281 miles south of The Villages. There is always the option of going fishing too, in the Gulf or on designated waters in the Village Community Development Districts.

On second thought, life in The Villages is only as slow or as fast as you want it to be. That is the quality that makes life here especially nice for residents. Instead of life doing the dictating, the residents dictate to life. Perhaps that really does make The Villages paradise. Its certainly something to think about.