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The Villages
Monday, June 5, 2023

The Villages makes land purchase signaling more growth in Lake County

A major land purchase by The Villages indicates Florida’s Friendliest Hometown is headed for more growth in Lake County.

The Villages’ Buffalo Hide and Cattle Co. has reportedly paid $7 million for 900 acres near Mascotte. The Villages is already aggressively building homes in Leesburg, and recently won permission to tack on some additional homes in The Villages of West Lake.

It’s another sign that even with all of the construction by The Villages south of State Road 44 in Sumter County, there is plenty of growth envisioned in Lake County.

The Villages began as a mobile home park in Lady Lake, which is located in Lake County. Growth spilled over into Marion County and was primarily focused for many years in Sumter County. However, in 2013, The Villages bought up the Pine Ridge Dairy site and created in Fruitland Park, showing its first foray back into Lake County in many years.

Little white cross case may be headed to U.S. Supreme Court

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Tamarind Grove resident suggests that the infamous little white cross case in The Villages may have to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

We need to change the rules

A Village of Lynnhaven resident contends it’s time for The Villages to update the deed compliance rules.

The cross should remain

A Village of Fernandina resident says that a little white cross at the center of a legal battle in The Villages should remain in place. Read her Letter to the Editor.

I agree that Sawgrass Grove is overcrowded and pricey

A Village of Monarch Grove resident agrees with a previous letter writer who complained that Sawgrass Grove is overcrowded and pricey.

Snarky comments about my noble name

A Village of Pennecamp resident calls out the readers making snarky comments about his “noble” name. Read his Letter to the Editor.