Two real estate consulting powerhouses, RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, regularly release their lists of the country’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities. It should come as no surprise that many of these top-selling communities are located in or near some of Florida’s best places to retire. 2023 Fast Facts: Keep in mind that some … Continue Reading » about Top Selling Florida Communities of 2023
Two of the most popular retirement destinations in Florida right now are Ocala and The Villages. While both offer a unique retirement experience, they cater to slightly different preferences and lifestyles. If you are choosing between these two places for retirement, I don’t envy you. You’ve got a heckuva decision on your hands, as they … Continue Reading » about Ocala vs. The Villages for Retirement
The Villages is a great place to retire, but as we’ve said before it is growing so quickly most would agree it lacks that small-town feel that attracted a lot of the first residents. But if you don’t need all of the Rec Centers and golf courses that residents of The Villages enjoy, you can … Continue Reading » about 5 More Charming Small Towns Near The Villages Florida
In previous articles I’ve compared The Villages to several other popular communities such as On Top of the World, Latitude Margaritaville, the Villages of Citrus Hills, and others, but the more I think about it, as big as The Villages is getting, it’s almost not really fair to The Villages or these other communities to … Continue Reading » about The Villages vs. Port St. Lucie
The Villages is great, but as much as it’s growing it no longer has that small-town feel that attracted so many early residents. But if you don’t need all of the amenities and access that residents enjoy, you can still take advantage of the restaurants, services, and many entertainment options that The Villages offers by … Continue Reading » about Charming Small Towns Near The Villages Florida
The Villages has sold an “estimated” 1,960 new homes at the halfway point of 2023 according to real estate consulting firm RCLCO. The figure is only an estimate because The Villages does not release official mid-year sales numbers. In fact, it looks like RCLCO believes The Villages is on pace for a similar year as … Continue Reading » about Top Selling Florida Communities Halfway Through 2023
I recently released my updated list of what I think are the best places to retire in Florida, but two real estate consulting firms, RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, recently released their 2022 lists of the country’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities. It should come as no surprise that many of these top-selling communities … Continue Reading » about Top Selling Florida Communities of 2022
“The Bubble” is a documentary about The Villages from writer/director Valerie Blankenbyl that was released in 2021. I was able to see it when it was featured at the 2021 Sarasota Film Festival. In part because the film’s director and production companies are based in Europe, it has not been widely shown here in the … Continue Reading » about Watch The Bubble Documentary About The Villages Right Here
The Villages has sold an “estimated” 1,500 new homes at the halfway point of 2022 according to real estate consulting firm RCLCO. The figure is only an estimate because The Villages does not release official mid-year sales numbers. If that figure is accurate though, it would mean The Villages is on pace for a 25% … Continue Reading » about The Villages Leads Nation in New Home Sales Mid-Year 2022
The Villages is already the biggest retirement community in the world, and no place continues to grow like The Villages.
With 711 holes of golf, The Villages is already the biggest golf community in the world. But as you’ll see in todays video, they’re not done yet!
Very few videos on the topic of “Florida retirement” ever reach this level of popularity, so there’s definitely something here worth watching.
I recently sat down with the stars of the most popular YouTube show dedicated to The Villages, The Villages Newcomers. Other than my not knowing where to look the entire time (I’m an interview newbie, haha!) we had a great chat! We talked about: You can watch our interview right here: If you’d like to … Continue Reading » about Interview with The Villages Newcomers
As you might know, the Florida real estate market has been going gangbusters so far this year. There are a couple of real estate consulting companies that track sales and compile annual lists of the top selling communities, and one of them, RCLCO, also does a “Mid-Year” list. Below are 5 of the 13 Florida … Continue Reading » about The 5 Best-Selling Florida Communities So Far in 2021
Every year, The League of American Bicyclists reviews a large number of applications and publishes their list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, Businesses, and Universities. This year, Florida has 29 communities on the list. In order to be considered for one of these awards, a community must fill out an application and submit it to The … Continue Reading » about Bicycle Friendly Communities in Florida