Located North of East County Road 466 are The Villages of Hacienda, Hickory Head and Palo Alto. The neighborhood is a small part of The Villages, the largest active adult community in the world. The Villages is a self-sustaining city and the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the United States.
More than 130,000 Villagers live in The Villages, with more than 100,000 golf homes across Sumter, Lake, and Marion Counties. Golf homes for sale in The Villages of Hacienda, Hickory Head and Palo Alto are single family homes that come on severa different series, including Patio, Cottage, Courtyard, Verandas, Designer and Premier residences. Each of these designs offers various floor plans, with the Premier range offering the most high-end golf properties. Golf home prices vary from approximately $200,000 to more than $1,000,000.
Golf home buyers can choose a simple villa home, or they could choose a grand golf house with a golf course view, water views, and conservation areas at the back of their property. There are so many additional premiums to choose from. Sizes range from 1,100 to 2,200-square feet amongst the villas and mid-sized golf houses to more than 3,500-square feet amongst the larger estate homes. This provides potential buyers the opportunity to choose from modest retirement homes to luxury golf estates.
While prices may vary, all residents are given the same offering in lifestyle. Once golf home buyers become residents, they will receive a resident keycard providing them access to all the amenities and activities in the villages. So no matter where they live, they can check them all out.
A social lifestyle is one of the most important reasons people move to The Villages. There are more than 2,500 social clubs in the community, meaning there is something for everyone. Villagers can choose from crafting, ceramics, boating, hiking, archery and so much more. Residents have everything they need, which is why most rarely leave the area.
Drive through The Village of Hacienda and you're sure to notice some wide-open spaces set against a back-drop of the neighborhood's scenic golf course and wildlife preserve. The Village of Hacienda is also close to The Villages Regional Medical Center and the Spanish Plaines Shopping Center.
Once in The Village of Palo Alto, visitors will notice quiet streets. Stop in at the restaurant for a quick snack, or take in a show at The Studio Theatre. Outside, the Tierra del Sol Recreation Center offers tennis, horseshoes, bocce and shuffleboard. And after a day of recreation - or maybe nine holes on the executive course - many folks enjoy a refreshing dip in Tierra's popular swimming pool.
Near The Villages of Hacienda, Hickory Head and Palo Alto is the oldest town square, Spanish Springs, which has a different atmosphere than the other squares. Residents will find various restaurants, entertainment and shops, such as Margarita Republic, Soap Store, Gators Dockside, Farm Shed, Dunkin Donuts, Amerikanos Grille, and more. The Spanish Square is also the home of The Villages’ own newspaper and radio station, WBLG 640 AM.
Like all Villagers, the homeowners of The Villages of Hacienda, Hickory Head and Palo Alto enjoy free golf for life on all the Executive Golf Trail layouts. They also have the Hacienda Hills Golf and Country Club, designed by Clifton, Ezell and Clifton, right near their homes. The 27-hole golf course offers an excellent test for all skill levels with strategic bunkering and water on fourteen holes. Residents will also enjoy the La Hacienda Pool and Recreation Center, where they can enjoy the pool, pickleball courts and tennis courts.
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