Alternatives to The Villages

After taking a good look at The Villages you may decide that it’s not for you. That’s o.k., The Villages isn’t for everyone. But if the Central Florida area is where you want to retire there are several communities near The Villages that you might want to consider:

Villages of Citrus Hills

Located less than an hour from The Villages, the Villages of Citrus Hills is a Florida Retirement Community with single family homes and maintenance free villas that have been built with today’s demanding baby-boomer in mind. But what makes the promise of Florida Retirement in the Villages of Citrus Hills truly come together for today’s new breed of active adult retiree is its extraordinary collection of world-class community country club amenities and extensive social activities.

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Located just 30 miles from The Villages, and anchored by its 57,000 square foot club, Trilogy(R) Orlando in sunny Central Florida is located just northwest of Orlando in south Lake Country. This beautiful 55+ Resort Community is situated in the heart of central Florida only 45 minutes from the Orlando airport. Magnolia House features all the latest in dining, fitness, and club connectivity. It also offers a sports retreat, and a demonstration kitchen. The Sports Pavilion features Championship Tennis courts as well as Bocce and Pickleball.

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Touching the banks of Lake Powell, one of Florida’s largest coastal dune lakes, rests Watersound Origins, a 1,400-acre community with uncompromising ideals and standards in planning, architecture, aesthetics and amenities.

Located in the Florida Panhandle, Watersound Origins offers a relaxed setting amid the natural beauty of Lake Powell and towering pines with the convenience of quaint shops, lively eateries and local activities of famed Scenic Highway 30-A just three miles south.

Influenced by maritime architecture of year’s past, the Watersound Origins community’s architectural design re-imagines and modernizes the coastal shingle home into a vernacular building style that is distinctly Florida. A variety of floor plans ideal for families, individuals or seasonal residents are offered starting in the mid $400′s.

In celebration of its natural surroundings, this community will promote an array of outdoor recreational activities. Kayak on Lake Powell, play with your children or grandchildren in the neighborhood parks, or walk along the trails and paths winding throughout the community.

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At On Top of the World Communities, active adults will find all they dream about and so much more. Located in beautiful Ocala Florida, On Top of the World residents can enjoy any schedule that suits their tastes – from activity packed to unhurried.

Leisure amenities include 54 holes of golf on three courses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a 14-acre R/C flying field, bocce, racquetball and basketball courts, fitness center, health club and spa, restaurants, cultural venues, and much more.

Residents can also participate in over 200 clubs, leagues, hobbies, and lifelong learning opportunities.

New homes are of quality construction, often exceeding ENERGY STAR criteria while offering comfort, convenience, and a wide variety of design elements.

There are 17 floor plans available with prices ranging to suit every budget starting in the mid $100k’s.

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Trilogy at Ocala Preserve is an all-ages resort community that also offers select 55+ neighborhoods. This naturally beautiful master planned community boasts a stunning 623 acres set amidst gently rolling hills in the heart of Florida’s pristine horse country. Southern charm, tradition and heritage defines the famed Ocala area, rich in culture, nature and history with an ideal warm and sunny climate, perfect for year-round activities.

Trilogy® at Ocala Preserve will combine thoughtfully designed floor plans with quality construction, energy-saving innovations and architectural inspiration in all of our homes. This exclusive community will feature a 5-star resort and golf amenities that are being designed to exceed your expectations. With so many ways to relax, be pampered or get active, owners here will be able to enjoy a club designed to be the social hub of the community, offering world-class resort amenities.

Stunning architecture will define the club, which will feature a state of the art fitness center, terrific dining, special interest clubs, enriching classes, exciting travel opportunities, tennis, golf and much, much more. Everything at this Trilogy will have one purpose in mind…. to ensure our home owners get the most out of The Good Life at Trilogy.​

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