What Are The Negatives Of Living In The Villages Florida?


Answer for "What are the negatives of living in The Villages Florida?"

Debra Martin real estate agent
  RE/MAX Premier Realty

This amazing 55+ active retirement community in the heart of Florida could be a game-changer for any adult who is looking to spend their golden years juggling fun, entertainment and community living. It is a great place to live as many of those who visit The Villages, decide to relocate in this close gated community.

The perfect lawns and golf cart paths may not be perfect for everyone, however, here we’ll try to underline some of the things that might be considered negative. One thing to keep in mind is that, while there are things that might deter people from moving here, these things aren’t only found here but in most retirement communities all over the country. So, if the following things might make you decide against The Villages, then retirement communities might not be for you.

  • Being a retirement community for 55+ residents the first thing we’ll cover is the lack of youngsters or middle-aged people. Moving here will mean that you will live in a community of people close to your age or older and not seeing or interacting with others 24/7. Don’t get us wrong, family and friends can visit for extended periods of time, but most of the time it will be just the residents.
  • Purchasing a home in The Villages is slightly higher than in other places in the state but you don’t only buy a home here, you also buy a lifestyle so keep that in mind.
  • Living in a master-planned community means that you don’t have much say in changes that might happen in the community. The developer makes the rules and you must live by them.
  • Utilities cost more in The Villages than Florida’s and the national average.
  • The CDD Fees are different from the utilities so they will add to the overall monthly cost.

Living here you might be too busy with all the activities within the community to notice the absence of younger people, but we wanted to give you a clear picture of what life in The Villages would be like. Start searching for the best realtors in The Villages and find your dream retirement.


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