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Old 12-07-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Yeah, I love village people. I like to goto the squares and pick up a couple of drunk old ladies with syphilis or old men pedaphiles that cruise by the schools on golfcarts. This place represents all that is bad about our baby boomer generation. Florida's friendliest retirement community - maybe - but that doesn't say much about Florida. Just as all the other kinds of scum from the US end up in FL because it's cheap and warm - do you think this excludes seniors? Do yourself a favor: pay a little more and go somewhere actually nice. BTW.....isn't the owner of villages going to jail anyay for poaching helpless creatures in Billings, Montana?
Florida is hardly "Cheap" anymore. Look at property taxes and insurance...$$$$'s.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:42 AM
 
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Those accidents often occur on the roads, and involve cars. Saying "don't use a golf cart" when you're living in a golf cart community is pretty stupid.
If you were referring to my comment, you are right to say that because of the way I wrote that sentence. I didn't write it the way I meant. I should have said, "if you are worried about golf cart accidents, don't drive a golf cart."

You wrote a very good response, though I need to tell you the bonds issue is still an ongoing problem that has not been resolved between the government and The Villages.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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Yeah, I love village people. I like to goto the squares and pick up a couple of drunk old ladies with syphilis or old men pedaphiles that cruise by the schools on golfcarts. This place represents all that is bad about our baby boomer generation. Florida's friendliest retirement community - maybe - but that doesn't say much about Florida. Just as all the other kinds of scum from the US end up in FL because it's cheap and warm - do you think this excludes seniors? Do yourself a favor: pay a little more and go somewhere actually nice. BTW.....isn't the owner of villages going to jail anyay for poaching helpless creatures in Billings, Montana?
The STD scare occurred over 5 years ago and was isolated in a small cluster of people. How I heard it was, these folks were recently retired, came into the villages *with* the STD, found partners there, and spread it. When you're a senior past menopause, getting pregnant isn't a concern AT ALL - birth control isn't necessary. So when you're in your late 50's, it doesn't even occur to you that your partner might be spreading a sexually transmitted disease. It was caught, and stopped, and isn't a problem anymore, and I'm sure the condom manufacturers are very happy now.

Schools vs. golfcarts: Those schools were built BY the developer and are owned by the Villages. In order to get to some of the stores, you have to pass the schools. The golf cart path is designed to be near the school. It's ALSO designed to be near the school, because the students are ALL children of employees, and many employees live in a section of the Villages that allows families. So you'll be seeing golf carts going there to pick up and drop off kids all the time.

The developer might or might not serve any time for his poaching. He pleaded not guilty and he hasn't had a trial yet.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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"Village People" are a class to their own. I recommend reading this book before considereing a move there. A good book if you need a full inside description of the town and what you can expect: "Leisureville", by Andrew Blechman. He wrote a book about the villages and gives a first hand description that couldn't be more accurate. Other than that, check the local paper(s)..plural.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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I don't live there but I'd say the increased cases of STDs are a plus in a way. While The Villages isn't for me because of political atmosphere, I wouldn't be scared of by fun loving people. Sex isn't just for the young; it's for everyone! Go Village People!
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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The Villages, you either love it or hate it.

We absolutely love it.

It's very clean, it's very safe, it's very affordable. Great people and a lot of activities geared towards retirees. Where else do you get all that?
Every retired area has golf and a country club, here there are over 1,000 clubs representing everything imaginable - or if you just want peace and quiet, that's fine too.

A lot of the stuff on STDs and the financial things are sensationalism,
don't believe everything you read.

If interested, visit and take your own opinions.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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The people are very real. Most are warm, helpful and welcoming. I hadn't met such wonderful people since I left Alaska.
The realness of the people is the most important element of the Villages.

If you keep away from everything fake and plastic, I hope you keep away from all amusement parks, memorials, malls; I can go on and on.
It that you Sarah Palin?
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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When you take a huge group of people who elect to live together in a planned community, and by that I mean everything is planned for them from classes to parties to reading the daily Village Voice, what you get is a herd of unimaginative followers... rife pickings for the conservative republican party!
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Default You are so right...creepy

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I've gotten to the point where I will not accept design jobs there, or go there to spend my money.....it is a VERY creepy place.

They even made the news a few years ago as having the largest STD problem in the area. How pathetic is that? Think about your grandparents doing the wild thing in their vehicles and golf carts and then swapping partners! I think I can live without that type of a lifestyle,thank you.

At the same time, these are the folks that criticize today's liberal youth. ROTFL, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. These folks were raised during an era when the word SEX was not even part of the household vocabulary, but they sure are making up for lost time!
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Williamsport, MD
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The Villages, you either love it or hate it.

We absolutely love it.

It's very clean, it's very safe, it's very affordable. Great people and a lot of activities geared towards retirees. Where else do you get all that?
Every retired area has golf and a country club, here there are over 1,000 clubs representing everything imaginable - or if you just want peace and quiet, that's fine too.

A lot of the stuff on STDs and the financial things are sensationalism,
don't believe everything you read.

If interested, visit and take your own opinions.

Sir, I worked in the Villages for a year and refused to use the restrooms anywhere because of the statistics on STD's. It is no lie. It is not uncommon for Villagers to get drunk at the square, stumble to their parked vehicles or golf carts and then get it on right then and there. Just check the police reports if you do not believe me.

The info below is from the Local6.com news. I am not making this up. You can google it for yourself.
STDs Running Rampant In Retirement Community

Doctor Blames Viagra, Lack Of Sex Education


POSTED: Saturday, May 27, 2006
UPDATED: 10:40 pm EDT May 27, 2006

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"More and more senior citizens are ending up in the gynecologist office, and their diagnosis is a sexually transmitted disease," Local 6 reporter Vanessa Medina said.
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Doctors said sexually transmitted diseases among senior citizens are running rampant at a popular Central Florida retirement community, according to a Local 6 News report.
A gynecologist at The Villages community near Orlando, Fla., said she treats more cases of herpes and the human papilloma virus in the retirement community than she did in the city of Miami.
"Yeah, they are very shocked (to hear the diagnosis)," gynecologist Dr. Colleen McQuade said. "I had a patient in her 80s."
"More and more senior citizens are ending up in the gynecologist office, and their diagnosis is a sexually transmitted disease," Local 6 reporter Vanessa Medina said.




Local 6 featured Louis Franklin, who used to date in the community at least three times a week.
"I have had a better dating life since I have been here than I have ever had," Franklin said. "I know there are things going around."
A doctor blamed Viagra, a lack of sex education and no risk for pregnancy for the spike in sexually transmitted diseases at The Villages.
"All I can repeat are the things I have heard which are things like, 'Should I bring the little blue pills over tonight?'" community singles group president Richard Matwyshen said.
Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
Copyright 2006 by Internet Broadcasting Systems and Local6.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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