By Andrew Hallinan

When considering retirement to the Villages FL of Terra Vista and Citrus Hills, Florida, one should keep several factors in mind. Here is a top ten list of considerations for anyone considering a move:


When deciding what to keep as far as home furnishings, consider the style of your new home. You may have special or heirloom pieces you will want to keep no matter what, but otherwise, some of your pieces may not fit the style of your new home.


Consider the climate in your new area when choosing how much of your personal items you need to keep. Moving is expensive, and unpacking laborious. Chances are your new home may be smaller or have less storage than your previous home, which probably included a basement. There is little need for heavy winter coats, snow equipment, heavy wool clothes, snow boots, etc. This can free up your storage space as you enjoy the freedom from snowstorms and freezing temperatures.



Be sure you let your friends know about your moving plans. Provide a change of address for those in your address book, Christmas card list, email list, etc.


Florida living opens up a chance for nearly year round enjoyment of recreative activities including tennis, golf, and swimming as well as walking clubs, fishing, and enjoying nature trails.


Many homes in Florida have a beautiful backyard pool. Modern pools usually require little maintenance, but still need regular attention. Consider hiring an inexpensive pool service. In the end, the pool service will cost you less than fixing a major chemical error.


You may want to travel back “home” for the holidays, or, even better, have your loved ones come and see you ion your new home. The Villages FL of Terra Vista and Citrus Hills are conveniently located near the International Airport of Tampa and Orlando. Plan early, and you’ll be able to shop around for very inexpensive flights in and out of these cities.


It’s important to establish a circle of friends in your new community. You can easily do that in local community groups, churches, or the many venues offered by Terra Vista and Citrus Hills including fitness opportunities, shows, and a full service spa.


Although a major storm is unlikely, Floridians must be prepared for the seasons storms. There are numerous places throughout the community to obtain hurricane tracking maps, lists of supplies and preparation tips, and emergency weather radios.


Sometimes, retirees plans are all about getting to their new home, but what to do once you’re there? Living in west Central Florida provides the perfect launch point for all kinds of road trips, day trips, and mini excursions. Whether discovering the cities of Miami and Orlando, or seeking the beach atmosphere of Boca Raton or Daytona, you’ll never run out of things to see.

About the Author: For more information on retirement and Terra Vista of Citrus Hills, please visit our website, at The Villages FL or call 800-511-0814. Andrew Hallinan is the owner of Tampa Search Engine Optimization company, and is Tampa Bay’s leading Search Marketing Specialist.


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