The Villages is a large residential development located in the heart of central Florida and is ideally situated to take advantage of Florida’s top attractions. This golf community for residents over 55 years old also offers self-catering holiday homes and villas for tourists visiting the central Florida area.
The Villages development offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. There are over forty recreation centers that offer indoor sports and games. There are also fitness centers, an archery range, tennis courts, movie theaters, bowling alleys, over twenty golf courses and eight championship golf courses. The pathways around The Villages are specially designed for golf carts and are a great way to explore all the amenities offered at The Villages. For evening entertainment there are great restaurants, as well as nightly entertainment, 365 days of the year at Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs.
Nearby is Ocala, where you will find Silver Springs. This park offers cruises in a glass bottom boat along the Silver River, wildlife exhibits and educational shows, a playland for children, as well as botanical gardens. It is located only 12 miles from The Villages.
When you have been worn out by all the excitement and activities you can return to the luxury of your house at The Villages or relax next to the pool.
The Villages development is conveniently located within driving distance of some of Florida’s top tourist attractions. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are only a 90-minute drive away and make an excellent day trip.
You can also visit the home of the American space program, the Kennedy Space Centre in Orlando, which is only 90 miles away. Here you can meet astronauts, go in a space flight simulator and learn about the history of space exploration and the Space Race.
Weather in The Villages is typical of the Florida climate, with only a small variation between summer and winter. Summers in The Villages are hot and humid, with temperatures reaching over 30°C. The rainy season begins in May and brings relief from the high temperatures. Winter months are cooler and dry with pleasant average temperatures of around 23°C.
The closest international airport to The Villages is Orlando International Airport (MCO), which is 65 miles away. Continental Airlines, British Airways, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic are just some of the airlines that offer flights from the UK to Orlando. The Villages operates a shuttle between the airport and the community, however if you plan to explore Florida attractions it is recommended that you rent a car and drive to your rental home in The Villages.