Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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When you build a golf cart community you need to connect all of the community.  This task gets more interesting when your community is 130,000 residents and covers over 51 square miles.  The Villages, Florida has a plan and it’s working!  The Villages wasn’t going to allow the Florida Turnpike or...
08/13/2022
Being a REALTOR® we are asked all kinds of questions about the area we serve, in my case many more than most.  Folks are moving The Villages, Florida from all over the “world”, yes world and not knowing too much about Central Florida they ask some very interesting questions many I need to researc...
08/12/2022
Florida has normally great sunsets but in July and August they can be spectacular because of a Saharan Dust storm. The dust travels across the Atlantic Ocean from the Saharan desert in north Africa in upper-level winds and moves northwestward into Florida.  The dust is less than 2.5 microns in si...
08/11/2022
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Winter is just 133 days away, stop and think about it!  133 days until cold, snow, wind, darkness at 4:45 pm, freezing rain and you sitting in your house looking out.  Call me today and let’s start the search for your first winter in Florida.  Let’s take a real estate look at those 133 days, you ...
08/10/2022
This video I try to explain just how big The Villages, Florida really is!  28 miles’ golf cart ride from end to end, almost 2 hours driving time by golf cart, yes quicker by car but still about 45 minutes. 51 square miles, 130,000 residents and growing all the time!  Most people don’t realize whe...
08/09/2022
Golf anyone?  The Villages, Florida is “The Golf Capital of the World” with 711 holes of golf.  People might say a town or area has more but don’t think so!  For years, we heard about Mission Hills Shenzhen, China with 216 holes but as you can see The Villages blew right past that.  Let’s dive a ...
08/08/2022
Interested in a 20-minute boat tour in the heart of The Villages, Florida?  We have it, every day from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, the boat is docked adjacent to Lake Sumter Landing Square a short walk from shopping, dining and nightly entertainment.  The Villages built the lake and it is a nice size ...
08/07/2022
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To get the beautiful sunsets in Florida some rain must fall!  Not really but it is a fact Florida sunsets are made brilliant by humidity and water vapor in the sky.  When showing homes here in The Villages, Florida one consideration is the direction of the home.  If the front of the home faces no...
08/06/2022
This is one of the sites attached to the Lake Sumter Landing Square.  Each square has its own theme and Lake Sumter Landing is as the name would suggest waterfront.  A boardwalk runs alongside of the lake, a pier and buildings look like maybe a New England coastal town.  Sticking with themes a li...
08/05/2022
I have lived in The Villages, Florida for 11 years and I have never lived some place that people are busier than here!  This is mostly a 55 and over retirement community but oh my gosh todays retire isn’t anything like retirement I remember growing up.  When people retired back in the day they mo...
08/04/2022
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Dick Betts

REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
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