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The Villages

July 21, 2020, 10am PDT
The COVID demographic is changing. What began in the current resurgence as largely a younger cohort is now affecting older, more vulnerable group seen in the pandemic's first phase in the Northeast. The Villages, Florida, would appear vulnerable.
The New York Times
Feature
July 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
Some parts of The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community and one of its most popular master planned communities, bear a striking resemblance to the neotraditional development favored by famous early examples of New urbanism.
James Brasuell
Feature
July 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Villages is one of the strangest, and most significant, planning and development stories in recent memory—with surprisingly regular relevance in the media and numerous intersections to politics and culture.
James Brasuell
January 14, 2020, 6am PST
Real estate advisors RLCO released their end-of-the-year sales report for master-planned communities, completing a year of strong sales growth.
RCLCO
July 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Real estate advisors RLCO have been compiling data on sales at master-planned communities since 1994. The mid-year report for 2019 shows strong sales growth in the sector.
RCLCO
April 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Big trends—a geographic shift back to the suburban and exurban areas and a "silver tsunami"—are apparent in population figures for two Florida locations.
Curbed
March 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.
Governing