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Walter Coe, Ph.D.'s Blog

By Walter Coe, Ph.D. | Agent in The Villages, FL

The Villages - The Biggest and Fastest

Biggest & Fastest
With a population over 87,000 seniors, increasing by 1,000+ each quarter, The Villages is easily the largest retirement community in the world. One real estate journal reported that The Villages sold about 2.5 times more homes than the 2nd largest development in the U.S. last year. 2011 was the worst year for new home sales in the nation (302,000) over the last 50 years, but The Villages sold almost 1% of all the new homes in the entire country.
 
Additionally, Forbes Magazine named The Villages as the fastest growing town (under 100,000) in the U.S. from 2007 to 2010, about 25% more than 2nd fastest Pecos Texas, and far ahead of the rest in the top 25 fastest. The Villages is distinguished as the world’s largest in many categories, which are also growing at a rate to support the services to and the activities of Villagers. The Villages has the world’s largest recreation program, recreation and fitness centers, golf facilities, swimming, softball, billiard, bocce, shuffle board and pickleball programs, among others.

The Villages Voice, February 2012

Got a question about The Villages Lifestyle, form of government, home models, taxes and assessments, anything at all?  I've got the answers.  Call me direct at 352-516-3480 or email me at drwaltercoe@yahoo.com.  My website: www.thevillagesproperties.com


 

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