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The Villages in Florida

The Villages lies in central Florida, approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Ocala and approximately 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Orlando.
This region of Central Florida is within range of both Orlando attractions and the beaches and blue water of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Villages about 80 miles East to Daytona Beach, and about 45 miles west to Crystal River

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Recreation center in The Villages
There are currently more than 63 recreation centers in The Villages:
Allamanda, Bacall, Big Cypress, Bradenton, Bridgeport, Buffalo Glen Softball Fld,Canal Street, Captiva, Chatham, Chula Vista, Churchill, Coconut Cove, Colony Regional, Eisenhower Regional, El Santiago, Fish Hawk, Hibiscus, Knudson Softball Fld, Lake Miona Regional, Lake Sumter Landing , Manatee, Mulberry Grove Regional, Odell, Oxford Baptist Church, Paradise Regional , Pimlico, Rio Grande Neighborhood Center, Rohan, Saddlebrook, addlebrook Softball Fld, Savannah Regional, Seabreeze Regional, Silver Lake, Southside, Sterling Heights, Tierra Del Sol, Truman,
Golf, Parks, Polo Stadium, Pool, Clubs
The Villages operates 11 parks, dog parks, and fitness trails.
Beyond the golf courses and recreation centers, The Villages also operates numerous softball fields, a polo stadium (The Villages Polo Stadium),and a woodworking shop. The newest softball complex, Soaring Eagle, opened on January 16, 2015
Public transportation
Sumter County Transit operates The Villages shuttle. They provide various weekday loops through the Villages.
The Villages developers operate a trolley-style bus tour of the community which operates from the sales and information center located at The Market Square in Lake Sumter Landing.

There are a number of options available for travel between Orlando International Airport and The Villages, such as the shuttle service provided by The Villages Transportation. Travel between The Villages and The Orlando International Airport lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Amtrak serves The Villages by connecting bus to Jacksonville and Lakeland.
A special place to gather with friends and socialize with neighbors. Spanish Springs Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and Brownwood Paddock Square offer free nightly entertainment 365 days a year
Spanish Springs Town Square
  • The Spanish Springs Town Square is reminiscent of the old southwest with its storefront shops and fountains decorated in southwestern flare. Spanish Springs Town Square has many inviting attractions including a hotel, more than a dozen restaurants and over 30 retail establishments. The Church on the Square is a beautiful southwestern style church that hosts a variety of musical productions that include choirs, quartets, gospel groups, opera and more. Katie Belle's is a resident only, two-story western-style opera house that provides great dining and dancing every night of the week.
  • The square's movie theater, The Rialto Theater, plays all of your Hollywood movie favorites throughout the year.
Lake Sumter Landing Market Square
  • Lake Sumter Landing Market Square is a charming small-town themed square nestled on the shores of Lake Sumter. The square features several dozen retail shops and restaurants that overlook the square. The lighthouse is also a beautiful landmark that signals fun, entertainment, and great food in the area. Residents can take a scenic boat tour of Lake Sumter and hear about the lake’s history while watching the sunset. Lake Sumter Landing Market Square is also home to the Old Mill playhouse movie theater.
  • The square also features live acts and nightly entertainment every night throughout the year
Brownwood Paddock Square
  • Brownwood Paddock Square is the newest area of the community as of late 2013. The square resembles a cattle town and allows residents to get a glimpse of what it was like for the first settlers in Florida. There are a variety of great opportunities in Brownwood Paddock Square, such as the Barnstorm Theater playing the latest Hollywood movies, City Fire restaurant, an athletic club, and a barber and beauty salon.
  • The log cabin on Paddock Square features free nightly entertainment throughout the year. With all of these great amenities nearby, it’s easy to see why so many residents never want to leave.
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