The Florida Everglades, containing 1.5 million acres of sawgrass, marshes, mangrove forests, hardwood hammocks and wetlands, is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.
Florida has more than 9,200 miles of hiking, bicycling, equestrian and shared-use trails and over 4,000 miles of paddling trails.
It has 175 state parks, 37 state forests, 12 national parks, preserves, seashores or monuments, three national forests, and one national scenic trail.
Florida has more than 1,200 golf courses, more than any other U.S. state.
Florida has not only alligators and crocodiles, but also panthers, sea turtles, manatees and dolphins -- and at least 516 species of birds
Florida has more than 7,700 lakes, and has the longest coastline in the continental U.S.
Crystal River is the only place in North America where it is legal to have a supervised swim with wild manatees.
138,000+ Resident Population
4,500 Annual Population Growth
Average VIllager ages are 62 for men and 60 for women.
Highest concentration of Veterans for any community in the U.S.
500 Courses offered each semester at Lifelong Learning College
33,000 Acres of Village Properties
71,000+ Homes in the Villages
57 Square miles of current and future development
200-250 Home Sales each month
50% Pay cash for their homes
50 Championship and Executive Golf Courses
10,000 Tee times available daily
700+ Holes of golf
100+ Miles for golf carts.. expected to double as community develops
Largest Golf Cart Community in the World
2,990 Clubs and Activities
100+ Recreation Centers
100+ Tennis Courts
230+ Pickle Ball Courts
80+ Bowling Leagues
5,200 Softball games each year
216 Softball teams with 2,500+ players