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Old 03-01-2011, 11:01 AM
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Hi, I originally posted this in the general Florida board before I discovered that it probably should go here under the Ocala board. Here is my original post:

Hi all, Ive seen a job posting at the VA clinic in The Villages, Fl that I am thinking about applying for. Doing some reading though, I see that The Villages is some kind of planned retirement community and that only people 55+ can live there? Bit of a problem for me considering I'm only 34. So where would be the closest decent place to live? How is the cost of living in that area? I'm assuming its high in The Vilages itself but again I dont think I will be living there. Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:39 PM
Location: Florida
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You might want to try Talk of The Villages - The Villages, Florida to ask your question.
I think their are under 55 communities or exceptions for employs of the village. Do not know if the VA employment would help. They do have a very good school for employees children.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:58 AM
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There are homes exclusively for employees of The Villages, but they are very specific neighborhoods that are seperate from the rest of the Villages, and you don't get the same privileges as those who live in the rest of the Villages (you don't get use of the clubhouses or golf privileges, for example). So it's like living in a small, very NICE neighborhood on the outskirts of the Villages. One very important benefit, is that if you are employed by the Villages, your kids can go to their charter school, which is it's own district, and is semi-private, funded by the Villages, with what I've heard is an excellent educational program.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:39 AM
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Are there nursing homes connected to the Villages?
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by zephy6319 View Post
Are there nursing homes connected to the Villages?
Search the board mentioned above.
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:00 PM
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Yes there is an assisted living as well. With nh to come.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:36 PM
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The area is dotted with medical facilities, Nursing Homes and Assisted living as well. If you are in the medical profession, or the "service industry" this is the place for you. As for housing, The villages and other developers have starting building "communities/sub divisions" just outside of the villages to cater to the ever growing demand for housing the professionals in the area. West of 301 in Oxford is one example(can't remember the name of the sub) Identical homes to ones built in the villages. There are rental apartments/complexes in some areas. One thing to note is that employees of employers who lease property from the villages, are entitled to have their school age children enrolled in the Villages Charter school, other schools in the immediate area are considered by some to be not as good(although they turned out a least a few good grads that I know... : )
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:42 PM
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My family and I just spent a week in The Villages about a week ago. Im 38,wife is 32 and kids 4 months and 2 years old. We stayed at the TownPlace Suites and we researched until we couldnt research anymore. Here are 3 apartment communities that are for any age that are within 1 to 3 miles from The Villages.

The Quarters Apartment Homes
Courtney Villages Apartments
Carmendy Square Apartments

We decided to live on the south west side of Ocala so that I can commute to work to Gainesville. Honestly, we pretty much stayed in the villages for the scenery, stores, and food choices and nothing more.

Regarding cost of living, for the retirees Im sure they'd say its cheap (especially if you are retiring from the north or out west). I found the rents to be way cheaper than the Orlando area thats for sure. Ocala however is wayyyyyy cheaper (but further, like 40 minutes further).
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