According to John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), The Villages sold a total of 2,231 new homes in 2017.
It’s important to note that when numbers were first reported, JBREC said the number was 1,500 which would have put The Villages as the 2nd fastest selling community in the country. Sometime between Friday morning and Saturday morning though, they changed the number, and with the higher figure, they are clearly #1.
This report from RCLCO is in agreement with the higher figure.
That is up 13% from the 1,966 new homes they sold in 2016.
The Villages regained the top spot that they previously held before Irvine Ranch out in California topped them last year.
The Villages was one of only four communities to sell more than 1,000 homes in 2017.
One of those communities though is not too far away. Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota placed third on the list with 1,206 new home sales.
A total of 10 Florida communities made the list.
If you’re interested you can see the complete Top 50 rankings here.
In other news…
Baby it’s coooold outsiiiiide!
The Villages saw temps in the 20’s this week, and it even snowed further north in Tallahassee.
Learn more about our recent cold snap from The Villages Daily Sun
With 2017 in the rearview mirror, the most recent edition of Vmail takes a look at all of the changes that took place last year, and gives us a peek at what’s to come in 2018: