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The Villages - Florida's Largest Retirement Community

Nestled in the heart of Central Florida, The Villages stands as a sprawling and lively 55+ community designed to capture the essence of an adult Disney Land. It's a charming world of its own, exuding a vibrant lifestyle that appeals to individuals seeking an active and sociable retirement experience.

Imagine a meticulously planned and beautifully landscaped retirement community where residents enjoy a plethora of recreational amenities. There are over 40 executive courses catering to golf enthusiasts, 110 pools for relaxation, 241 pickleball courts for social games, 200 bocce courts for camaraderie, and 187 shuffleboard courts for leisurely matches. The streets buzz with live bands performing every night in the Town Squares, transforming evenings into dance-filled celebrations.

In this adult utopia, nature trails weave through parks, fishing spots, and recreational areas, providing a serene escape for outdoor enthusiasts. The Villages is renowned for its movie theater, 7 FIT fitness clubs, 12 shopping plazas, 2 bowling alleys, and a myriad of restaurants catering to all tastes, making it an adult haven of entertainment and lifestyle experiences.

Residents pay an activity fee that encompasses access to an impressive array of amenities and over 3,000 clubs and activities. Additionally, the community offers tailored fitness facilities, cinema experiences, engaging shopping options, and diverse dining experiences, promising an adult wonderland that never ceases to amaze and entertain.

For those unfamiliar with The Villages, envision it as a meticulously crafted, sprawling, and lively haven designed for active retirees, creating an environment reminiscent of an adult's dreamy Disney Land. It's a space where residents can live, play, and connect, offering a wide spectrum of engaging activities and a socially vibrant lifestyle amid beautifully landscaped surroundings. This is why the Villages are the #1 retirement community in Central Florida. 

Activity Fee - $195/month and What it Includes

Residents of the Villages pay an activity fee of $195/month.  The following are what is included.  

40+Executive Courses

Walking the executive courses is free.

There is a $142 annual trail fee.

Household Annual Trail Fee: $132.00 + $9.24 tax = $141.24 • Household 6-month Trail Fee: $99.00 + $6.93 tax = $105.93

110 Pools

Sport, family and adult pools


241 Pickleball Courts

2 Pitch and Putt Courses

Looking to work on your short game or extend your play while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather? Look no further than The Villages in Central Florida. The two pitch and putt courses are perfect for golfers of all skill levels. 

200 Bocci Courts

Bocce is a popular activity enjoyed by many of our residents here in Central Florida. With 200 courts available at The Villages, our residents have ample opportunity to play and connect with others in a fun and social environment

Dancing in the Square

There are live bands from 5-9pm every night in each of the Town Squares

47 Tennis Courts

There are 6 world class, hydro-grid clay courts at an extra cost -$

Parks and Nature Trails

Miles of nature trails, parks and fishing areas. 

187 Shuffleboard Courts

There are shuffleboard teams and even a shuffleboard club and a shuffleboard trainer

The amenity fee includes over 3000 activities and clubs for Village Residents (Clubs may charge a fee)

Use of the community recreation center.

Dog Parks

The Villages has several dog parks and is dog friendly.  


Activities at an Additional Cost

There is so much to do at The Villages and many of these activities are at an extra cost.  

1 Movie Theater

There is a movie theater in one of the squares with full concessions for popcorn fans.  

7 FIT Fitness Clubs

There are 7 Village owned fitness facilities and 4 privately owned clubs. 


There are 12 Shopping Plazas

2 Bowling Alleys

Spanish Springs Lanes and 

Fiesta Bown

100+ Restaurants

Click here to The Villages in Central Florida offer a wide variety of dining options to suit any taste and budget. From casual diners to fine dining establishments, there is something for everyone

13 Championship Golf Courses

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CDD Fees

At 55 communities Central Florida, we believe in transparency and want our residents to fully understand all aspects of their living experience. One area that we often get questions about is CDD fees. CDD fees are a type of tax levied on residents in certain communities to fund the development and maintenance of infrastructure and community facilities. In contrast, HOA fees are used for the upkeep of common areas and enforcement of community rules. It's important to note that not all communities have CDD fees, and the amount can vary depending on the community and the specific property. If you have any questions about CDD fees or how they may affect you as a resident, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Typical Fees run $129-$300/month

Villages Info

Rentals are allowed

55 mandated except for new community Middleton

The Villages Housing Market

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Rentals in the Villages

The Villages Lifestyle Preview Program

The Villages offers a lifestyle preview plan.  They offer a minimum of 4 nights and a maximum of 7 nights.  You will rent a villa equipped with a golf cart.  The idea is for you to have the experience of living in the Villages. (Try it before you buy it.  If you haven't stayed at The Villages, I highly suggest this experience.  Arrangements have to be made directly through The Villages.  Click on the button below for a link to the Lifestyle preview plan enrollment.  

VRBO The Villages

Short term rentals - VRBO

If you are staying longer than a week, VRBO might be the way to go.  These owners have the homes all set up and you can paythe rental rate and  a $50 fee and experience The Villages lifestyle.  

Hotels in the Villages

The Villages is a great place to visit and experience its unique lifestyle. If you're looking for a place to stay, there are several hotels in the area to choose from. However, the Marriott TownePlace Suites stands out as an excellent option. Located just steps away from the Spanish Springs Town Center, our hotel offers a convenient location and comfortable accommodations for your stay. Experience the lifestyle and enjoy all that The Villages has to offer.

The Marriott- TownePlace Suites by Marriott at The Villages

Phone number - (844) 208-1015

1141 Alonzo Ave, Lady Lake, FL 32159 

Link to Comfort Suites near Spanish Springs

The Brownwood Hotel and Spa

Phone Number (352) 775-0815

3003 Brownwood Blvd,

The Villages, FL 32163

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The Hampton Inn

Located 4 miles from Spanish Springs

Phone Number - (352) 259-8246

11727 NE 63rd Dr,

Lady Lake, FL 32162

The Villages Hotel

The Villages Maps

Villages trail map
The Villages Maps Eastport
The Villages Recreational Center Map

The Villages Golf

Trail Map

Eastport Map

Neighborhoods in The Villages

The Villages is a large retirement community located in Florida, known for its numerous neighborhoods or "villages" surrounding various town squares. While the exact number of villages may change over time due to expansion or reorganization, here are some of the main villages organized in proximity to their respective town squares:​

Spanish Springs Town Square

Lake Sumter Landing Market Square


  • Hemingway

  • Havana

  • Mallory Square

  • St. Charles

  •  Bridgeport at Lake Sumter

  • Largo

  • Woodbury

  •  Piedmont

  •  Springdale

  •  Bridgeport at Lake Miona Shores

  • Bridgeport at Lake Shore Cottages

  • Caroline

  • Sabal Chase

  • Tall Trees

  • Virginia Trace


Brownwood Paddock Square


  • Pine Ridge

  •  Pine Hills

  • Briar Meadow

  •  Calumet Grove

  •  Chatham

  •  Amelia

  • Bonita

  •  Duval

  • Hadley

  •  Buttonwood

  • Bridgeport at Creekside Landing

  • Pennecamp

Please note that some neighborhoods may be located near multiple town squares, and their placement here is based on proximity.

Recreational Centers

Sakuro is My Favorite Restaurant in The Villages