the villages??

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by Pats Dragon, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Pats Dragon

    Pats Dragon DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2004
    Anyone stay at Lady Lake or the villages? Any advice?
  2. TrustedTraveler

    TrustedTraveler Mouseketeer

    Apr 18, 2009
    The Villages is a beautiful Senior Community with lots of activities, but I wouldn't classify it as a resort and it is quite a distance from WDW. We've been there but not stayed there.
    Not positive but isn't Lady Lake just south of Sanford? Closer than the Villages, but close to an hr from WDW.
    If you are looking for a FL rental, not necessarily a WDW vacation, then both communities are nice.
  3. tjlamphere

    tjlamphere Mouseketeer

    Oct 11, 2001
    The Villages is the largest adult retirement community in the USA, with a population approaching 100,000 is about 70 miles North of Orlando, about a 70 minute drive. It is the most exciting retirement community you can imagine. An amazing, tennis, swimming, fishing, shopping, name it, they have it. People get younger there, not older !!

    Lady Lake is very close to The Villages. It is a separate town.
  4. MattM

    MattM DIS Veteran

    Jul 23, 2007
    Correct, Lady Lake is very close to the Villages, which both are just south of Ocala.

    There are hotels in the Villages, but nothing resort style (last time I was up there anyway). But like others said, if you're considering it for a Disney vacation, it would be a trek both ways.
  5. jagafen

    jagafen Robo needs his own Bat-Light

    Jun 3, 2007
    My cousin got married in the Church in the Square at the Villages (not sure where the capitals go on that one!). It's a very quaint little community...lots of unique shopping, restaruants, etc. But we were only there for the weekend, so I"m not sure how much "fun" it is for the long term. If you're a people watcher, you can't go wrong!! Once you get there, you'll know:eek:

    We stayed at the Microtel Inn right there. The rooms were clean/spacious, and very reasonable.

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