Weird News & Fascinating Facts from The Villages

Weird News About the Villages, Florida

Weird News About the Villages, Florida

Our carefully curated collection of odd facts and weird news from The Villages, Florida.

Invasion of the Body Transport Snatchers! Villagers should keep an eye out for anyone peddling a slightly used body stretcher — it may be hot! According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s office, thieves broke into a funeral van from Hiers-Baxley and made off with a stretcher used to transport bodies.  – Villages-News.com

This thief is a true basket case! Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 50-year-old Villager for stealing a purse, a debit card . . . and 17 Publix shopping baskets! – Ocala.com

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The Villages is the world’s largest gated, 55-plus community with more than 100,000 residents in a region larger than Manhattan.Slate

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The Villages holds the world’s record for the longest golf-cart parade. Orlando Sentinel

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The Villages has boasted of the highest consumption of draft beer in the State of Florida, and its microbrewery pipes beer beneath the streets to local restaurants – Slate

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The Villages has no permanent residents under age 19. Children who visit must leave after three weeks. NPR

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The Villages has 468 holes of golf and 9,000 tee times each day. – NPR

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The Villages was the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States between 2012 and 2013. The current population is 107,056. – Ocala.com

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