Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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This video I try to explain just how big The Villages, Florida really is!  28 miles’ golf cart ride from end to end, almost 2 hours driving time by golf cart, yes quicker by car but still about 45 minutes. 51 square miles, 130,000 residents and growing all the time!  Most people don’t realize whe...
08/09/2022
Golf anyone?  The Villages, Florida is “The Golf Capital of the World” with 711 holes of golf.  People might say a town or area has more but don’t think so!  For years, we heard about Mission Hills Shenzhen, China with 216 holes but as you can see The Villages blew right past that.  Let’s dive a ...
08/08/2022
Interested in a 20-minute boat tour in the heart of The Villages, Florida?  We have it, every day from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, the boat is docked adjacent to Lake Sumter Landing Square a short walk from shopping, dining and nightly entertainment.  The Villages built the lake and it is a nice size ...
08/07/2022
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To get the beautiful sunsets in Florida some rain must fall!  Not really but it is a fact Florida sunsets are made brilliant by humidity and water vapor in the sky.  When showing homes here in The Villages, Florida one consideration is the direction of the home.  If the front of the home faces no...
08/06/2022
This is one of the sites attached to the Lake Sumter Landing Square.  Each square has its own theme and Lake Sumter Landing is as the name would suggest waterfront.  A boardwalk runs alongside of the lake, a pier and buildings look like maybe a New England coastal town.  Sticking with themes a li...
08/05/2022
I have lived in The Villages, Florida for 11 years and I have never lived some place that people are busier than here!  This is mostly a 55 and over retirement community but oh my gosh todays retire isn’t anything like retirement I remember growing up.  When people retired back in the day they mo...
08/04/2022
Many planned communities like to look new and shiny but The Villages, Florida adds charm and a look of years gone by.  Like this picture to build a hump back bridge instead of just a plain bridge cost money but look at the character it adds to the community.  We see this style of adding unique la...
08/03/2022
There are over 100 miles of golf cart paths in The Villages, Florida. It is estimated there are over 50,000 golf carts and the world’s largest Yamaha golf cart dealer is located within The Villages. You can pick up an older used cart for under $5,000 to a tricked out cart costing over $20,000.The...
08/02/2022
Currently there are 3 squares in The Villages, Florida offering live music and dancing 365 days a year.  A 4th venue is opening soon in the south end.  One thing The Villages does is every evening you have your choice of the style of music you would like to hear.  Country at one square, 80’, 90’s...
08/01/2022
Living and working in a 55+ community there is much joy when people retire and move here and I can help them experience The Villages, Florida as we search for a new home for them.  On the other side of life is when folks decide a different lifestyle is needed such as moving into independent livin...
07/31/2022
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