The Villages is the #1 Small City in the U.S.

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Forbes magazine recently ranked The Villages as the #1 Best Small City For Business And Careers.

“Florida has been a retirement haven for decades thanks to its warm climate, recreational opportunities and lack of income or estate taxes. The state is annually one of the fastest-growing by population thanks to a steady influx of people 65 and older.”

“No area is capitalizing more on retiring baby boomers than The Villages, located 60 miles northwest of Orlando in central Florida. The metro area, which developed out of the large retirement community of the same name, was the fastest growing metro in the U.S. by population the past two years with a rate almost twice that of any of the other 400 metros in the U.S. The Villages’ metro population, which encompasses Sumter County, has more than doubled since 2001 to a recent 114,800.”

“The Villages scored well across the board on the dozen factors Forbes uses to rate smaller metro areas. It ranked first for crime, migration and projected economic growth.”