The Villages' booming growth - good or bad?

Apr 12, 2012 Full story: The Orlando Sentinel 28

The golf cart parking places are all full at the Lake Sumter Landing Town Center at The Villages retirement community on Friday, April 6, 2012.

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Gary

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Apr 19, 2012
The Villages booming growth can be attributed to great planning on the part of the developer for meeting the needs of baby boomers. The demand is there because the amenities are fantastic and what the people are looking for. Boomers are voting on this issue by moving to the Villages!

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A Villager

The Villages, FL

#2 Apr 19, 2012
Booming but time will tell...Right now everything is brown from lack of water. During the snowbird season there are tons of accidents and no parking. It is not friendly anymore. If you like to live with just old white people this might be the place for you.
Fitus T Bluster

Apopka, FL

#3 Apr 20, 2012
A Villager wrote:
Booming but time will tell...Right now everything is brown from lack of water. During the snowbird season there are tons of accidents and no parking. It is not friendly anymore. If you like to live with just old white people this might be the place for you.
i would love to live around old white people, i will check the villages out. where i live now is nothing but a bunch of filthy section 8 pr`s.
Glo

Pearl River, NY

#4 Aug 7, 2012
Fitus T Bluster wrote:
<quoted text>i would love to live around old white people, i will check the villages out. where i live now is nothing but a bunch of filthy section 8 pr`s.
The person who wrote this is really narrow minded. If you move there, I will not. YOU will change the face of the Villages with that "Attitude". Shame on you! Stop judging people and stop assuming that PR's are on Section 8, I hope one day you don't need it. It is program to help the disabled and poor people. My sister is on Section 8 because she is disabled and can't walk and thank god she has it. You are a knuckle head!
Fitus T Bluster

Ocala, FL

#5 Aug 8, 2012
Glo wrote:
<quoted text>
The person who wrote this is really narrow minded. If you move there, I will not. YOU will change the face of the Villages with that "Attitude". Shame on you! Stop judging people and stop assuming that PR's are on Section 8, I hope one day you don't need it. It is program to help the disabled and poor people. My sister is on Section 8 because she is disabled and can't walk and thank god she has it. You are a knuckle head!
i might be a knuckle head, but i will never live around filthy section 8 parasites again. every place the government dumps these moochers turns ghetto. these people have a culture full of filth and entitlement.
glo

Pearl River, NY

#6 Aug 9, 2012
Fitus T Bluster wrote:
<quoted text>i might be a knuckle head, but i will never live around filthy section 8 parasites again. every place the government dumps these moochers turns ghetto. these people have a culture full of filth and entitlement.
You should reference people as people and not their ethnicity. I'm sure there are white folks that are filthy and are moochers too or should I say poor white trash. So with that said give it a rest. You have all type of folks who abuse the system and to call out one kind is stupid!
Sad

Ocala, FL

#7 Aug 9, 2012
Traffic problems, sink hole problems, crime, and basically an overcrowded development of white Republicans.

Total control by a greedy developer.
Tom-out West

Danville, CA

#8 Aug 13, 2012
I visited The Villages and found it likeable. Lots of golf cart people. People seem to be nice- I was only there for two and a half days and hard to make a decision. It was very humid but ok. I didn't see THAT-over bearing friendship though. Mostly people with their groups stay with them selves. I found the people at the Villages Sales building helpful but somewhat "little snobish" too. The resturents folks seem nice especially at that light house place. Went to Church at St.Timothy's and boy lots of people at Mass. Of course many over 60s crowd-seemed though kind of snobbish. Especially the Priest (pastor). lOTS of it seemed like single women there. I got the impression that some of the ladies were on the "lookout "for men. One gal was extremely attractive and Iguess it does get lonely for the widows there.I would in some way love to live there and try to partake in the friendships . Im outgoing person and I didn't see much of that much. I have a friend who lives at the Villages and she just loves it. Her husband is kind of invilid-but both have there seperate golf carts and go their way . They keep busy with the ,classes offered,swimming,and plenty of reading groups. Me I would just like to get into the golf cart -go talk to the people and maybe watch the softball games or people dancing. I know Iwon't be able to move there because wifie cannot take the humidity. But,boy I wish I could live there and meet other people.
Objetive

Lady Lake, FL

#9 Nov 19, 2012
The Village is a money making place and they want more and more people to bring their money and nobody to disturb the economy cicle in the surrodings. If you go to The Villages, visit or pass by, you feel the dicipline.
A Villager

The Villages, FL

#10 Nov 22, 2012
I remember the good old days here. It's too crowded now. Traffic is hell and more and more things are being taken away. Many nice developments in Florida.
Jerry

Easton, PA

#11 Dec 5, 2012
A Villager wrote:
Booming but time will tell...Right now everything is brown from lack of water. During the snowbird season there are tons of accidents and no parking. It is not friendly anymore. If you like to live with just old white people this might be the place for you.


Sounds like my kind of place.
Life

Ormond Beach, FL

#12 Mar 8, 2013
I really hate stereotyping, especially when it is me being stereotyped!!

To get it out front: I receive Section 8 and I am 46 years old

I spent 4.5 years in the United States Navy, not long enough for any long term benefits but I did serve and I did spend 8 months in a "shooting" war zone, 8 months fighting for whatever those with heavier brass on their collars dictated.

I then spent 7 years as a Police Officer, seven year dealing with dirt bags, punks and low lives, 7 years serving the public. Though I did receive a decent salary, I didn't serve long enough to receive long term benefits

After I left the PD (My own stupid choice) I drove a truck and for the first time in my life I made really decent money, for 8 months until i did something really dumb: I slipped on ice and broke my spine in three places. My insurance program (Self insured) had yet to take effect.

Today, thanks to all of you taxpayers, I receive SSI , a grand total of $710.00 per month. I also receive $148.00 in Food stamps, approx $400.00 in subsidized housing so as long as I don't do anything dumb like letting my 16 year old car break down, my 7 year old Television blow up etc. I do OK, no complaints. I do need about $3,000.00 of dental work, but that's a pipe dream

I would like nothing better than to live in the Villages, I have two friends who live there and love it, my visits have been great

To end this long rambling post, don't judge all of us that "suck your tax dollars" and destroy areas with our ghetto lifestyles, many of us have worked hard and contributed but due to unforeseen circumstances, things just didn't work out for the best and now we have to beg/borrow to survive. I don't like it much but thank God for section 8, it allows me to live a somewhat "noble" existence

Most of you are just one major accident, one uncovered medical bill or one unexpected layoff from being in the same place as I. I truly hope none of you ever experience what I have, but think about it before you criticize us that have, I can't think of anyone who is in my position by choice
SUMTERSUCKS

Wildwood, FL

#14 Mar 13, 2013
The villages is a corrupt immoral sh*t-hole that is mafia controlled. I wonder who's d*ck Terry Yoder (Owner of T&D Concrete, Pool & Spa) sucked to get where he is today. 10 years ago he had nothing. Today he is a multi-millionare. He goes around the communities of Lake Pan and Bushnell trying to intimidate people to support his efforts by selling their properties so The Villages can own it. as well as he is telling them what they can and cannot do. If you turn him down, he will try to do what he can to push you out.
Fat Ass

Lady Lake, FL

#15 Apr 18, 2013
Tom-out West wrote:
I visited The Villages and found it likeable. Lots of golf cart people. People seem to be nice- I was only there for two and a half days and hard to make a decision. It was very humid but ok. I didn't see THAT-over bearing friendship though. Mostly people with their groups stay with them selves. I found the people at the Villages Sales building helpful but somewhat "little snobish" too. The resturents folks seem nice especially at that light house place. Went to Church at St.Timothy's and boy lots of people at Mass. Of course many over 60s crowd-seemed though kind of snobbish. Especially the Priest (pastor). lOTS of it seemed like single women there. I got the impression that some of the ladies were on the "lookout "for men. One gal was extremely attractive and Iguess it does get lonely for the widows there.I would in some way love to live there and try to partake in the friendships . Im outgoing person and I didn't see much of that much. I have a friend who lives at the Villages and she just loves it. Her husband is kind of invilid-but both have there seperate golf carts and go their way . They keep busy with the ,classes offered,swimming,and plenty of reading groups. Me I would just like to get into the golf cart -go talk to the people and maybe watch the softball games or people dancing. I know Iwon't be able to move there because wifie cannot take the humidity. But,boy I wish I could live there and meet other people.
Another married man goes to St Timothy's Church. Gets the impression that some of the ladies are on the lookout for men and now he wants to live here. Think about your wife. You should be ashamed of yourself and your unChristian thoughts.
Mike

Lady Lake, FL

#16 Apr 19, 2013
Answer to question. " No " I am not a fan of The Villages at all. Never would I want to live where everything is controlled by one developer.
Fat Ass

Lady Lake, FL

#17 Apr 20, 2013
Mike wrote:
Answer to question. " No " I am not a fan of The Villages at all. Never would I want to live where everything is controlled by one developer.
We have one developer and 10 CDD's. Each CDD has 5 board members ELECTED by the residents.
It's like having one president and several senators. Do you live in the US ?
Having one developer is NOT a problem, at all. And when build out comes, SOON, he will be gone and we will be left with the CDD form of government. Learn the facts before you trash something so wonderful.
Mike

Lady Lake, FL

#18 Apr 20, 2013
Fatass,
I know the facts very well as I am one of the major builders. I also know the Morse family very well as I have worked with them for over 20 years. I live and own a horse ranch in Ocala. Another place in Colorado and a loft in Manhattan. People who like a little land and have a little money would never stay boxed up in there with the over priced homes that all look alike and all the congestion. You think you have representation...show me. The board is made up of Morse friends. Yes people.
Glad you don't get out much as people like you fatass keep me and the Morse family very rich. Thank you.
Fat Ass

Lady Lake, FL

#19 Apr 20, 2013
First, YOU are the builder of the homes YOU condemn. You are cooped up in a Manhattan loft. Spacious by Manhattan standards but still BOXED UP and expensive.
The only thing you're doing right, is having a horse farm in Ocala. The major builder and his family all live on the Morse compound so I guess you are with the competition.
Maybe just jealous of THEIR good fortune.
Really

Lady Lake, FL

#20 Apr 20, 2013
Oh Fatass,
Done playing with you. You know nothing. Yes, the homes are builder grade and I make a ton of money on them. You are dead wrong about everything you posted. You know nothing.
Fat Ass

Lady Lake, FL

#21 Apr 21, 2013
Well, the Graham family does a majority of the building and they live next door to the Morse family. What part of that is not true ???

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