Located in Sumter County are the Villages of Tierra del Sol, Rio Ranchero, Rio Grande and Allende, which belong to The Villages in Central Florida. The Villages community is the largest retirement and golf community in the world and is the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the country.
Golf homes for sale in The Villages of Tierra del Sol, Rio Ranchero, Rio Grande and Allende are single family homes available in three different series, the Cottage, Designer, and Premier ranges. Each of these designs offers various floor plans from 1,100-square feet to more than 3,500-square feet, providing potential buyers with choices from modest single-family golf villas all the way up to golf estate homes. These homes are priced respectively, from approximately $200,000 to more than $1,000,000.
More than 130,000 people live in The Villages, and a growing number of golf home buyers are moving to this neighborhood every year. In fact, The Villages has consistently held the number 1 spot in the country for new home sales for almost a decade, despite being an age-restricted, 55+ community.
Its excellent location, outstanding surroundings, and the numerous activities and amenities offered to residents are some of the top reasons The Villages is a top home seller. And, while golf homes in the Villages of Hacienda, Hickory Head and Palo Alto may vary in size and price, all residents enjoy the benefits of living in The Villages.
The nearest recreational facility, one of many in The Villages, is the Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center, which offers various indoor and outdoor activities. Their indoor games include bridge, table shuffleboard, cards and board games, and more. The center also host numerous multiple charitable groups and other associations such as the Women's Parkinson's Caregivers, Parkinson's Exercise, Asian dance, performing groups, sing-a-longs, and the like. Residents can join scheduled sports activities, including bocce, shuffleboard , pickleball and tennis.
Golf home residents can play “golf for life” on any of The Villages Executive Golf Trail layouts and are complimentary members of all the community’s country club facilities. Tierra Del Sol Country Club and the Del La Vista Executive Golf Course, both designed by Clifton, Ezell and Clifton, are an 18-hole championship course that plays to over 6,800-yards and a 9-hole routing that will both challenge golfers' playing skills.
Lifestyle is one of the main reasons why this 55+ golf retirement community keeps growing. Golf home owners are provided with almost 3,000 social clubs, meaning there is always something for everyone. The entire Villages community is also golf car friendly, with golf car dealerships on several street corners and numerous golf car gas stations spread throughout the many Villages.
This self-sustaining golf community has three Town Squares where residents meet and have fun. Golf home owners at the Villages of Tierra del Sol, Rio Ranchero, Rio Grande and Allende can visit the nearby Spanish Springs square, the oldest town square, where they’ll find different restaurants, shops, and entertainment. The Spanish Springs Square is also home to The Villages own newspaper and radio station, WBLG 640 AM. Residents will also find live music playing at the square every night.
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