About The Villages

If you’re looking for convenience in Orlando, with a more ‘adult’ attitude, book a stay in The Villages. Although the vacation rentals within cater to all ages, The Villages is the largest gated over-55 community in the world. The neighborhood holds more than 100,000 residents in an area bigger than Manhattan, and most prefer to drive around via golf cart. 

It is much more than a neighborhood, though, as inside the gates you’ll find restaurants, TV stations, a bank and plenty of entertainment. In fact, there are over one hundred dining options inside The Villages alone. Treat yourself to a top notch steak house, a frozen custard stand for decadent dessert, or maybe even a cup of clam chowder at the favorite seafood joint.

The Villages offers plentiful options for attractions and activities for the entire family. Although some pools in the area are “adults only”, finding a family-friendly pool is not difficult. More active pools in the neighborhood offer water sports and even exercise classes.

Florida is world-renowned for golf courses, and The Villages upholds that reputation. Championship courses will challenge even the best of golfers, and for those needing a little extra instruction, book a lesson at the golf academy. 

For live music and a fun night out (as well as plenty of daytime shopping) visit Brownwood Paddock Square or Spanish Springs Town Square. These two areas house much of the entertainment and retail spaces in The Villages. Spanish Springs, in particular, is worth a visit just for the architecture. 

A trip to The Villages is not complete without a stop at Lake Sumter Landing. Take your family on a scenic boat cruise, or simply walk along the shops while watching the birds. Visitors love this nautical-themed hot spot. 

To honor those who served, pay a visit to the Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center. Serving as a function hall for residents and guests with private rooms to rent, this building also houses a memorial and museum for all five branches of the military. 

The Villages is a tight-knit community that hosts many annual events. A 5K Road Race (October), a Chili Cook-Off (February), a 4th of July Patriotic Boat Tour (July) and the Christmas Parade (December) highlight the schedule.

Anglers in your family can enjoy plentiful fishing opportunities in The Villages lakes. Find beautiful areas to cast out a line in Lake Paradise, Silver Lake, Lake Chula Vista, Fishable Pond, and more.

This neighborhood is unlike any other in Florida, and probably the entire country. When considering a Florida trip, consider booking an apartment rental in The Villages. In true Florida tradition, many The Villages rentals on FlipKey come with access to a pool, an outdoor grill, and many more amenities to take advantage of the plentiful sun.