One of the Best Places to Retire

In Central Florida thirty-minutes South of Ocala, thirty-minutes from Tampa, and sixty-minutes North of Orlando sits a huge retirement community that includes the zip codes of three different counties. The Villages Florida is one of the best places in which to retire. The most common mode of transportation is golf carts and there are one-hundred pickle-ball courts to accommodate the demand of residents. The name is plural because there is no formal city or town, just many villages in florida that combine to form one community for people aged fifty-five years and older.

Why Among the Best?

Not an average retirement community, this one has all the needs and desires of active seniors and then some. For safety, there is a public safety department for fires and emergencies. Local and county law enforcement help to maintain one of the lowest crime rates in the country. The Villages Regional Hospital is ready to take care of everything from sore muscles to major health events. The online community called talk of the villages keeps people notified and updated on activities, news, and health-care topics.

Relocation Guides

The website also includes relocation guides, important information for new residents to know, and classifieds to help those interested find everything from furniture to housing to a used golf cart. Need directions to one of the three town squares? The site has maps, directories, and contact information. Looking for a great place to play golf? Find the locations for the thirty-nine executive and twelve championship golf courses within the community.


The community began in 1980 with a small group of retirees and has grown to include thousands of retirees who are interested in remaining active, having fun, and finding peace and quiet when desired. Pets are welcome, as are visitors. Children, grandchildren, friends, and younger family members are allowed to vacation in the community, but all residents must meet the age requirement of at least fifty-five years. This unique area is still growing fast with new houses being built, trailer parks being added, and more businesses and services becoming available.

Night Life

Not all retirees are in bed by eight at night. A wide variety of restaurants, movie theaters, events, and hot spots can be found throughout the villages for night time entertainment and fun. Get together with new friends, try new experiences, or dance the night away. The whole point of a retirement community is to come together to support each other, make new friends, and keep learning new things to stay active and involved with life. This place has been doing all those things for almost four decades. Discover what it has to offer you by checking out