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(Daily Mail)   Florida retirement community sinkhole 2: Electric Boogaloo   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 4
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3263 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Apr 2014 at 7:35 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-24 08:04:22 AM  
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I have relatives who live in The Villages - it's a seriously creepy place.

Also a privately-owned 'city' - it's some bizarro Stepfordseniorville.
2014-04-24 08:56:05 AM  
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Rapmaster2000: MelGoesOnTour: BeatrixK: I have relatives who live in The Villages - it's a seriously creepy place.

Also a privately-owned 'city' - it's some bizarro Stepfordseniorville.

I used to live in that area years ago (pre-Villages). The entire area was either fields or pastureland...and dotted with sinkholes. The whole underlying area is karst---soluble rocks, in short---which is why the sinkholes form to begin with. That's why there are so many springs in that area of central Florida.

And, yes, The Villages is a creepy place. It does not "belong" in that part of Florida.

My parents live there.  It is a strange place.  It's like Disney World for old people.  It's completely fabricated.

However, when I visit I pretty much swim, golf, shuffleboard, bocce, drink, drink, and drink the whole time so it works out well on that level.  Plus I challenge you not to drive around on a 30mph golf cart without a smile on your face.


It looks exactly like my the place my parents used to live in Sun City Center, and yes, it's weird.   I especially like how all of the local places had golf cart parking spaces.

My parents rarely used the amenities, but I used the hell out of them when I would go to visit.
2014-04-24 08:49:34 AM  
1 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: BeatrixK: I have relatives who live in The Villages - it's a seriously creepy place.

Also a privately-owned 'city' - it's some bizarro Stepfordseniorville.

I used to live in that area years ago (pre-Villages). The entire area was either fields or pastureland...and dotted with sinkholes. The whole underlying area is karst---soluble rocks, in short---which is why the sinkholes form to begin with. That's why there are so many springs in that area of central Florida.

And, yes, The Villages is a creepy place. It does not "belong" in that part of Florida.


My parents live there.  It is a strange place.  It's like Disney World for old people.  It's completely fabricated.

However, when I visit I pretty much swim, golf, shuffleboard, bocce, drink, drink, and drink the whole time so it works out well on that level.  Plus I challenge you not to drive around on a 30mph golf cart without a smile on your face.
2014-04-24 08:40:56 AM  
1 votes:

BeatrixK: I have relatives who live in The Villages - it's a seriously creepy place.

Also a privately-owned 'city' - it's some bizarro Stepfordseniorville.


I used to live in that area years ago (pre-Villages). The entire area was either fields or pastureland...and dotted with sinkholes. The whole underlying area is karst---soluble rocks, in short---which is why the sinkholes form to begin with. That's why there are so many springs in that area of central Florida.

And, yes, The Villages is a creepy place. It does not "belong" in that part of Florida.
 
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