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Old 08-19-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Lido to answer your question, yes they could keep two vehicles in their driveway. However depending upon the style of home they (you) were to purchase it might only be a one and a half car width driveway and garage. Not sure what kind of "treasures" they have but unless you want to pay expenses for a real big house that will be large enough to hold everything, you should probably suggest downsizing to them.

Your MIL should not have a problem getting around with the golf cart. Everyone is very helpful if you pull off the side of the cart path and look confused. However driving a car, especially during the winter, can be another story. It can be really nuts, especially in the roundabouts. If she's a hesitant, not sure of where she's going type of driver, could be an accident waiting to happen.

Have they and you actually visited The Villages yet or is this just a discussion and looking at the website exercise so far? If they're seriously considering moving to TV I would suggest they rent for a couple months during the winter when it's packed to the gills to see if it's for them. The Villages during the summer and winter is definitely night and day.

We left because after a couple years of having fun it wasn't what we thought it would be. There are too many seasonal renters who come to vacation and don't consider it their home and take pride in their surroundings. There are no restrictions on rental homes or length of time they must rent for. I've seen places rented for a week or even a few days. We didn't realize it was such a winter vacation destination rather than a residential environment. Of course there are many who don't mind that but it wasn't for us.

Feel free to ask any additional questions.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:10 AM
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Sam In Florida, I have a few more questions.....it seems really disorganized as far as the roads go. Is it hard to get around? My mother in law can get lost in her driveway, so she might have problems.

Also, are you allowed to have 2 cars in the driveway there? They have so much nonsense in their garage. I don't think they would be able to fit 2 cars and a golf cart in their garage along with their treasures.

Thanks again. I am happy to be getting these answers from you. Thanks!
Yes you can have two cars in the driveway. A boat, too if you want. The older part
has many fewer restrictions and also fewer fees.
Personally I would prefer the older sections because people are friendlier. Not full of
themselves. Anew GPS would be a great help for navigating.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:20 AM
 
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Yes you can have two cars in the driveway. A boat, too if you want. The older part
has many fewer restrictions and also fewer fees.
Personally I would prefer the older sections because people are friendlier. Not full of
themselves. Anew GPS would be a great help for navigating.
My SIL lives in TVs and cannot have cars in the driveway. No boats or RVs either. Her section is about 8 yrs old and on the northern side of TVs. It's best to check before buying or even looking at a house in one of the developments there.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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The different -types- of neighborhoods have different restrictions. For instance, the villas don't allow you to *keep* a car in the driveway - meaning, if you have two cars, you'd need to use the side-lot for your second car. If you have only one car, it needs to be kept in the garage at night, but you can most certainly keep it in the driveway during the day when you're planning on coming and going throughout the day. It isn't advised though, since the garage tends to be much cooler and easier on your paint-job and upholstery, but that's true throughout the south, and not exclusive to the Villages.

Boats and RVs are not allowed to sit in any driveways in the Villages, as far as I know, not even the older sections of Spanish Springs. I mean, if you just bought one, and are stocking it up before bringing the boat to dock or the RV to a campground somewhere, that's fine. But your driveway and yard are not allowed to be used for storage of either of those things.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:18 AM
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My SIL lives in TVs and cannot have cars in the driveway. No boats or RVs either. Her section is about 8 yrs old and on the northern side of TVs. It's best to check before buying or even looking at a house in one of the developments there.
RV s do have a time limit on parking. As long as your neighbors don't
object too much. I have seen boats parked but perhaps they move them.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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The older sections, the people are older. South of 466 the population gets younger. They might consider what age grop they are in.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Look at this site. Search for what you want to know.

Talk of The Villages - The Villages, Florida

The Villages is in three different counties. Costs vary and one county may not allow bonds.

VillagersHomes4Rent.com may be of interest. They should rent for as long as possible to be sure they like the area. Summer rent is reasonable.

You posted in the Ocala thread, this would be a good place to look when they are in the villages.

When you compare the cost of homes be sure to ADD the bond to the cost of the home. Not all communities have bonds but there are a lot in Fl that do.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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If they are avid golfers have them check out Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto FL.
Black Diamond Ranch has three golf courses.

The Villages have 12 Championship 18-hole golf courses and 36 Executive 9-hole golf courses. I'd say if they're avid golfers, and golfing was the only criteria for selecting a home, Black Diamond can't even come close to comparing.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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Considering a move to The Villages from Western Mass. Would like to hear from others living in The Villages. Are you happy.....do you find that your retirement money goes farther. Thanks for any info pros or con
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