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The Villages
The Villages
Florida
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The Villages is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sumter County, Florida, United States. It shares its name with a broader master-planned age-restricted community that spreads into portions of Lake and Marion counties. The Villages consistently ranks as a very high growth area. The U.S. Census ranked The Villages as the fastest-growing U.S. city for the second year in a row (during the 12 months ending in July 2014); As of August 2017, the total population of The Villages reached 115,000 people, due to new areas stretching from Fruitland Park to CR 470. The Villages is made up of several Community Development Districts (CDD), which are controlled by a board of supervisors (BoS), five individuals elected by the landowners of the district. H. Gary Morse, the son of the original owner and who was responsible for turning The Villages into one of the most well-known and fastest-growing retirement communities, transferred most direct ownership in the company to his three children in 2006; Morse died in 2014. The overall development lies in central Florida, approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Ocala and approximately 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Orlando. As of the 2010 United States Census, The Villages had a population of 51,442, reflecting an increase of 43,109 (517.33%) from the 8,333 counted in 2000. It is the center of The Villages Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which consists of all of Sumter County; Lake County is included in the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area; and Marion County is included in the Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2016 and 2017 Forbes magazine named The Villages to the list of The 25 Best Places To Retire in the United States.

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Activity centers are never far from your home and accessible by golf carts which are everywhere. Over 50 golf courses with easy walking or riding, swimming pools, boccie courts, etc. Very healthy environment since it is easy to exercise. Many special interest clubs for every taste and talent.
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The Villages is a 55+ master-planned community of mainly single-family homes in Central Florida. This community is geared toward active people aver 55 wit events such as line dancing, book clubs, bird watching, water aerobics, biking, running, walking, and over 2,000 events per month. The area is unique for the three squares where live music and entertainments is held 365 days a year.
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Multiple resources available to provider support to the elderly. Homes are all constructed to accommodate the aging population.
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It has many opportunities for its residents to improve or maintain a good quality of life
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Multiple activites and opportunities for the aging population.

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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