The Villages Tourism, 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 US Census ranked The Villages as the fastest-growing U.S. city for the second year in a row (during the 12 months ended July 2014); The Villages has more than doubled in size since 2010: about 114,350 people now live in the community. As of April 2016, the total population of The Villages reached 157,000 people, due to new areas stretching from Fruitland Park to South SR 44. The Villages is controlled by several quasi-governmental Community Development Districts (CDD), which are, in turn, controlled by the development company which created The Villages. 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 the 2000 Census. 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.

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A place in United States, The Villages is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. The Villages is located at a short trip away from Orlando a major city in United States. Take a short trip from The Villages and set some time aside to explore the Orlando. Dotted with places like Flagler College, St Augustine Lighthouse And Museum, St Augustine Alligator Farm; it will definitely be a good idea. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Orlando Sanford International Airport, Living Seas Heliport, Orlando International Airport. To explore The Villages, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for The Villages*

  • Pollution Statistics in The Villages

    Know the pollution level of The Villages before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • The Villages: Crime and Safety

    How safe is The Villages for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in The Villages.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in The Villages - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.2 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 24.57 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.62 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.44 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.71 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 136.01 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in The Villages

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in The Villages

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 58.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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