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Posted by Megan Crevier on Aug 28, 2017 4:49:38 PM

Why The Villages, Florida is One of the Most Popular Places for Veterans

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Did you know that over 20% of residents living in The Villages, Florida are Veterans? 

We're incredibly thankful for these great men and women who've given so much and proud that The Villages, Florida is a such a welcoming place for those who've served.

According to a 2014 study, of the 500 largest metros in the United States, The Villages, Florida is number 5 on the list of places the most Veterans call home. In fact, around 7,000 Villages, Florida residents served in Vietnam, about 3,000 in Korea, and 800 in World War II. The study attributes nearby military bases and attractive home prices the main factors that earned the top metros their spots on the list.

But in the Villages, we know the one-of-a-kind Active Adult lifestyle is also to thank for making it such a sought-after place to call home. Explore more of the Active Adult lifestyle here!

Let’s take a look at why so many Veterans are moving to the area and looking at homes for sale in The Villages, Florida thanks to the unique way of life and welcoming atmosphere. 

Community Support for Veterans 

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There are a number of Veterans’ groups throughout the Villages, FL that enjoy hosting events, fundraisers, and sporting games to not only embrace and enjoy their favorite hobbies in their Active Adult lifestyle, but to selflessly continue to give back to the community even beyond what they’ve already served.

The Villages, Florida is home to a Vietnam Veterans of America chapter with over 500 members. The community also offers programs such as  “Adopt a Kid, Adopt a Vet” where Veterans visit local schools to share their experiences with students.

ERA Grizzard Real Estate is a proud supporter of Villagers for Veterans, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping wounded veterans. Their motto states 'Helping Veterans Regain their Independence,' and they serve as a liaison between Veterans and the generous Villages, FL community looking to give back to the men and women who have served. 

Veterans in & around The Villages, FL also have the opportunity to become a member of the American Legion - the nations largest advocate of Veteran affairs. Post 347 in Lady Lake, Florida is 'the largest post in the world!' Members enjoy special events, entertainment, and support alongside other Veterans. 

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Additionally, the beautiful Villages Memorial Park where Memorial Bricks can be purchased to honor and commemorate loved ones who have served.

What Does The Villages, FL Have to Offer Veterans?


Beyond the support this community offers its men and women who have bravely served this country, it offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle thats makes it a priceless community to be able to call home. 

The Villages, Florida is an Active Adult community famous for its way of life. Live entertainment 365 days a year in all three town squares® is a resident favorite, along with a wide variety of shopping and dining to fit every residents' tastes.

With hundreds of social clubs, an endless activity calendar, and all your favorite sports and hobbies, the Active Adult lifestyle in the Villages, FL is famous for a reason!

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There are always memories to be made and laughs to be had in The Villages, FL. 

How We Serve Veterans with Their Real Estate Needs 

At ERA Grizzard, we pride ourselves on being dedicated to serving the needs of our military families. We are honored to offer our Veterans the highest level of customer service and benefits such as cash back at closing. 

In fact, serving our military families is very near to the hearts of our agents and staff at ERA Grizzard, as both our founder, Tom Grizzard, and Broker/Owner, Gus Grizzard, are Veterans as well. Learn more about the benefits we offer our Veterans here, and learn more about our relationship with military families.

We thank each of our Veterans for their tremendous sacrifices, and look forward to serving your unique needs throughout your Real Estate journey.

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