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The Villages® is the largest single-site residential real estate development in the United States, spanning over 35,000 acres in three adjoining counties in Central Florida. An hour north of Orlando, and 70 minutes from Tampa, The Villages currently has over 7 million square feet of commercial buildings and retail tenants. And, we are growing.

Family-owned and operated for more than 30 years, The Villages® is home to 119,000 residents with a projected total of 142,000 residents after build-out. Tens of thousands of people are employed in The Villages®, or for businesses in the thriving community, which has its own newspaper, radio station and television station. Residents living in The Villages have an average income that is almost double the U.S. average and are dedicated to supporting business and community growth.

The Villages® community is the fastest growing metro area in the US for 4 consecutive years.

We have
3 Town Centers and 11 Retail Centers

(98% leased and golf car accessible)

Residents of The Villages® community have over $10.6 Billion in buying power.*

The Villages® community residents will spend $200 Million annually in area restaurants and bars.*

We are larger than Boca Raton, Miami Beach and Clearwater. And, we recently acquired 15,000 acres, representing a 60% growth.

The Villages® has sold over 2000 new homes each year for over 15 years.

*Calculation based on The Villages® community only, surrounding area consumers will increase these numbers substantially.

We're in the heart of central Florida

Located over three counties (Marion, Lake and Sumter), The Villages® is just an hour’s drive to Orlando and 70 minutes to Tampa. Florida’s main thoroughfares - I-75, The Florida Turnpike and I-4 — are all close by. While our hometown exudes small town friendliness, and features nature’s beauty, neighboring major metropolitan areas connect our community to the rest of the world.

Our Residents

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119,000 Residents

Average age

62 years for men

60 years for women


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A diverse, affluent, well-educated population with ample leisure time is moving to The Villages® – literally by the thousands every year. In addition to setting up new households, these people are establishing all new shopping, dining, entertainment, recreational and media habits – which they are likely to maintain for years to come!

Our community is based on active retirement lifestyles. The Villages® has 648 holes of golf, making it the largest single golf community in the world! The sport is played on 50 courses (38 executive golf courses and 12 Country Club courses) with even more courses on the way—including a brand new Championship Course! We also have over 2000 resident hobby clubs, 100 recreation centers, and we are recognized as America’s healthiest hometown, with more than 1,900 athletes competing in the 2017 Senior Games.

Our Residents Aren’t the Only Consumers

The Villages® is a central destination for shopping and entertainment for a wide variety of consumers. The merchants, service industries, contractors, medical facilities who come here attract employees to live and work in our area.  So these professionals, and their families, also make up our community. In addition, The Villages® is a magnet for nearby cities and towns such as  Belleview, Wildwood, Leesburg and Ocala.
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Everything is Just a Golf Car Ride Away

All of our 3 town squares, shopping centers and medical centers are connected by over 85 miles of golf car paths, with more coming. All of our businesses are golf car accessible, providing convenience and encouraging local shopping.
Internal capture of over 75% of automobile trips and 100% of golf car trips within the boundaries of The Villages community.

Some of our Hometown Businesses

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Our community is served by its own local newspaper, magazine, tv and radio stations. Coverage is 100% dedicated to everything that is happening in The Villages® community.

Fastest growing newspaper in U.S. for over 10 years!

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The Villages® Daily Sun

93% penetration in The Villages
Circulation 60,000.
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All content is locally produced and designed for the target market, and reaches 130,000 homes through the Comcast Cable Station.


"The Voice of The Villages®" Plays daily throughout The Villages and on every Square.
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The Villages® Magazine

43,000 household and business subscribers with another 3,000 on newsstands.

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