Seniors who are looking to lead an active life can find it at The Villages. The Villages is a premier retirement community located in central Florida (mainly in Sumter County) that is about 45 miles north west of Orlando and 20 miles to the south of Ocala.
The Villages offers a wide variety of activities for seniors. Some of these include:
Golfing – The game of golf is believed to be a variation of the ancient Roman game called Paganica. The Villages, Florida offers many fine golf courses where seniors can casually spend the day teeing off over a full 18 holes of golf on a beautifully manicured grass surface sprinkled with trees and sparkling lakes.
Walking – Over 8 million years ago early humans were walking upright. The historic town squares are a great place to take a relaxing walk in the Villages, Florida. Meet friends or just take an early morning walk to enjoy the beauty of nature. There are many places to sit and take a rest. The Villages Florida also has many fine restaurants and shops.
Biking – The modern bicycle was invented in 1869. The Villages, Florida offers many fine bike trails. Glide along on the smooth trails that are peppered with palm trees and flowers to add to the enjoyment of the experience.
Swimming – The earliest record of swimming dates back 7000 years to the Stone Age. The Villages, Florida offers spacious pools that are perfect for enjoying a casual swim. Swimming is one of the few activities that works every major muscle group in the body. The Villages, Florida has safe, clean indoor and outdoor pools that offer a perfect place to enjoy a swim.
Tennis – An early form of tennis originated in France in the 12th century. It wasn’t until the 16th century that rackets were incorporated into the game. The Villages, Florida offers finely kept tennis courts to enjoy the game.
In addition to these activities, the Villages, Florida also has recreation centers where friends and family and other residents can gather to talk, play games or just relax.