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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
The Villages is a town in Florida with a population of 74,618. The Villages is in Sumter County. Living in The Villages offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In The Villages there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in The Villages and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$263,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,548
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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The Villages Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    0%
  • 10-17 years
    0%
  • 18-24 years
    0%
  • 25-34 years
    0%
  • 35-44 years
    1%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    79%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in The Villages

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,022
National
$55,322
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The Villages Reviews

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The Villages is an excellent place to live, especially if you're older than 50. There are more clubs and recreational activities than you'll ever be able to do. There are about 80 golf courses. It's also good for families who want to live in the family communities outside The Villages. If you work in The Villages, your children can go to The Villages charter schools which have an A rating. We have about 40 recreation centers that you can go to for free. There are exercise classes, clubs of every type that you can go to. The Villages has three town squares that have stores, restaurants and a square where there is live entertainment every night. I love to listen to the music and dance with my husband. I've lived here for 10 years and love it!
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The Villages is one of the worlds biggest retirement communities in the world. There are multiple opportunities for a good time and to experience a well-rounded living environment. More people are moving to the villages because of its expanding real estate and business opportunities that it provides. The villages have many places for a fun experience, such as lake Sumter square and the multiple chain restaurants. However, this community is very notorious for its STD rate and has a lack of malls and shopping centers. Overall my experience in living in this environment has been positive.
Great investment, well maintained, friendly neighbors - tons of activities. What's not to love! My husband and I bought our first home there 8 years ago. We've since upgraded to a larger home and a second golf cart.