At the ripe “old” age of 41, The Villages apparently decided it needed more fruit in its diet…Fruitland Park that is.
Neighboring town Fruitland Park, currently home to about 4,000 residents has signed a deal that would allow The Villages to build the “Villages of Fruitland Park”, slated to include more than 2,000 new homes and three community centers within its boundaries.
Villages-News.com reports that 2,038 houses, including Premier homes priced from $750,000, more than 1,700 Designer homes priced from $500,000, and 189 Villas priced from $220,000 will be built, amounting to more than $1 Billion in sales.
Some have suggested that The Villages could sell out the lot of them in the course of a years time.
Though the plans had a few opponents in the early going, most could not take their eyes off the many benefits of having The Villages move in, including the tremendous tax base increase that will fill the city’s coffers.
Things are expected to move fast on this project and we’ll keep you posted here.
(This post was excerpted from the September issue of The Villages Monthly)