Good morning Scott ... YES, you can be younger than 55 to own property here in The Villages (Federal law mandates tha 20% can be younger than the required 55); however, due to the Deed Restrictions of The Villages, you canNOT have children living in the home under the age of 19 years old. Children are, of course, welcome to come and visit ... 30 days per year. This is the simple answer ... let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Thanks and hope you have a great Labor Day. Jan Ennes, Realtor.