The Villages Florida – Everything You Need to Know

by Bill Ness on June 4, 2009

The Villages in Florida is one of the most highly acclaimed active adult communities in the world. The Villages has consistently received more searches and inquiries than any other community on our site. It is located 60 miles northeast of Orlando in the heart of central Florida. It spans two zip codes, three counties and will eventually be home to over 100,000 aged 55+ residents. For over 30 years retirees have been flocking to The Villages to enjoy a life of leisure, golf and warm Florida sunshine.

The Villages has a lot to offer. There are over 60,000 residents currently living in the community. It has two downtown districts, 26 executive golf courses, 9 championship courses and countless amenities and social activities.

Before making a home purchase in The Villages, be sure to do your homework. First, be aware that the best assortment of homes for sale can be found on the pre-owned resale market. Buyers can select from hundreds of homes available at prices unmatched by the developer. Second, make sure you tour the community and talk with some of the residents to find out if the lifestyle is right for you. Chances are that everyone you talk to in The Villages will sell you on a million reasons why you should move there.

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Chris August 6, 2009 at 4:25 am

Are there rentals available ?


Bill Ness August 6, 2009 at 9:42 am

Hi Chris, yes there are plenty but depending on the time of year you want to be there, they can be difficult to find. Rentals are only available through homeowners (not the builder) and, of course, every homeowner with a rental property wants to rent it long term. Your best bet would be to check various online resources and/or drive the neighborhoods. We do not handle rentals on this site.


Karen Blakley September 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Thank you for an accurate portrayal of our wonderful community. I am a Realtor in the Villages and we also handle rentals. My Villa is a rental when I am in Ohio (I split my time between the two states).


sandi kahn September 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

In am looking to rent a place for the month of March 2012 is this feasible if so I would like the cost and the amenities I would be getting


David July 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm

This is a very well written article on our great retirement community. For those of you single men and women looking to settle in The Villages, there’s a great dating site, called, created just for villagers. You can meet other single people to share all that The Villages has to offer!


diann lawrence October 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm

We are seeking a rental in The Villages for the month of Jan & Feb. 2014.
Would you please let me know what is available.


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