Smack-dab in the heart of central Florida, a beautiful retirement community offers a lifestyle of nothing but sun and fun for the retired. With homes ranging from every type of budget, The Villages is the Florida community you have waited your whole life to live in. Complete with its own currency system and golf cart lanes on every road, it is one of the country’s fastest growing retirement communities.
Modeled after Florida’s Spanish settlement history, The Villages’ Spanish Springs Town Square has daily happy hour gatherings with live bands, good food, and local venders. Surrounded by restaurants such as Katie Belle’s and Tierra Del Sol, as well as the Rialto Movie Theatre, and countless shops and boutiques, the Spanish Springs Town Square is the busiest spot in town. Daily festivals, parades, and organizational fundraisers invite residents as well as visitors to dance, sing and shop on a daily basis.
Living up to Florida’s high retirement community standards, the community has a prestigious golf course that offers beginner, executive, and even championship rounds. Complete with a fantastic health and recreation program, The Villages offers involvement in competitive sports such as polo, swimming, fishing, canoeing, golf, bowling, tennis, and many more. Because recreation and club memberships are extended only to residents, they are a great way to satisfy social interaction and build friendships with peers.
There is no need to worry if you do not know other residents upon moving to the community. An age requirement of 55 guarantees that all residents are surrounded by people of their own age, who share their same interests. With an organization for every type of personality including religious and worship groups, sports teams, musical theater clubs, arts and crafts meetings, and even special interest clubs, you are sure to find your niche in no time at all. You can examine the beautiful Florida sky at night with the astronomy club, and then again during the day with the bird watching club. Learn more about your family history in the genealogy club, show off your life-long collector’s items in the collectors club, or even learn a new language in the language club. The community’s excellent clown club is a favorite of the community when they perform at various parades and entertain at local Florida schools.
The kite-flying and aeronautics clubs draw crowds of on-lookers when residents showcase their graceful flying skills and knowledge to aspiring young astronauts. The community’s competitive Irish step-dancing group holds regular shows and lessons for youth throughout the area. While the Girls Scouts of America organization has a very strong alumni association that host regular fundraisers and events with troops from all over Florida. However, if you are looking for a more spiritual involvement, the enormous Catholic church of Saint Timothy’s is an ideal place for religious involvement. Every Sunday hundreds of both residents and visitors from surrounding communities come to hear the renowned St. Timothy’s choir.
No matter how you prefer to get involved during your retirement, the retirement community of The Villages, Florida has more than enough sun, fun, organizations and activities to keep you entertained and making friends while you enjoy the golden years.