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Old 06-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #41
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One of the biggest and best communities in the country is The Villages just North of Orlando FL. [Content removed by moderator.]

I love it in The Villages

Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #42
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I don't if it is. It was a comment after several other posters mentioned the community. He may be just trying to give more info.

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When the foulmouth rugrats and clueless parents next door are acting up, a 55+ community seems like a great idea. Then we go check one out, and we just get the feeling we're looking at God's waiting room. There really is no offense intended to those opting to live in one, and I'm speaking without having walked in your moccasins. We are probably overlooking what would be a fantastic lifestyle choice. It's just the gut feeling we get. But no doubt the rugrats will aggravate again, and we'll go looking again. And so it goes...
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:41 PM   #44
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We have had a home in The Villages for 5 years. There is nothing like it anywhere. It is more than you could ever imagine. Hello to Crispus & Gary 412.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:05 PM   #45
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:07 AM   #46
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We have had a home in The Villages for 5 years. There is nothing like it anywhere. It is more than you could ever imagine. Hello to Crispus & Gary 412.
Hi Fun in the sun. I can't wait to be down in the Villages. It feels like we will not be truly retired until we move. As for it feeling like Gods waiting room, everywhere you live the end result is the same. People in the Villages seem to enjoy life and live it to the max. That is something that is a lot harder to do living in an area where you must do a lot of driving and pay a lot of a la carte memberships to accomplish. Everything in the Villages is within a short cart ride. The cost of living is so much less in FL that we will be able to travel much more often.

But alas qw are still here in Maryland. Our house has been on the market for 3 weeks with no interest thus far. Priced it to sell, we are praying to be out of here before the winter sets in. We have been suffering through a very hot summer. Temps here in Baltimore county have been near 100 degrees. I think it would be cooler in the Villages.

Its hard putting our life on hold until our home sells. We are in limbo and it is giving us great stress.

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