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Relocation Guide



Thank you for visiting our Relocation Guide. We hope that you find the information
contained in this guide to be very helpful.

To navigate the guide simply select your desired destination from the menu items located below.
The Villages menu items are broken out into Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties.

  Marion County
  Art & Entertainment
  Business Services
  Chambers of Commerce
  Clerk of the Court
  Driver's License & DMV
  Hospitals
  Hunting, Boating & Fishing
  Library Services
  Marion County Cities
  Newspapers
  Pet Information
  Property Appraiser
  Public Schools & Colleges
  Recreation & Parks
  Recycling
  Transportation Services
  U.S. Social Security Admin
  Utilities
  Veterans Services
  Voting Information
  The Villages
  Clerk of the Court Offices
  County Tax Collector
  Driver's License & DMV
  Golf in The Villages
  Law Enforcement
  Pet Information
  Post Offices
  Property Appraiser
  Recreation Centers
  Senior Services
  Area Charter Schools
  Tri-County Libraries
  Tri-County Parks
  U.S. Social Security Admin
  Utilities
  Veterans Services
  Villages Designations
  Voting Information
  Alachua County
  Airport
  Animal Services
  Chamber of Commerce
  Clerk of the Court
  Driver's License & DMV
  Hospitals
  Internal Revenue Service
  Newspaper
  PUblic Library
  Recreation and Parks
  Sheriff's Office
  Tag Agency Offices
  Tax Collector
  Transportation Services
  US Social Security Administration
  Utilities
  Voter Registration
  Waste Management

Ocala
Ocala is Marion County's largest city and serves as the county seat. It currently has a population of over 51,000 occupying 43.16 square miles. Ocala is at the hub of the system of federal and state highways that crisscross the county. Here are the distances to other major cities in Florida, as well as Atlanta, Georgia:

Gainesville: 35 miles
Orlando: 75 miles
Tampa/St. Petersburg: 95 miles
Jacksonville: 98 miles
Tallahassee: 171 miles
Miami: 294 miles
Atlanta: 377 miles

Belleview
Belleview is the county's second largest city with over 3,400 residents. It is located approximately 11 miles south of Ocala on U.S. 441. It is home to the "Market of Marion", one of the state's largest outdoor flea/farmer markets.

Dunnellon
Dunnellon is located in southwestern Marion County and has a population of over 1,800. It is known for its variety of water-related sports and excellent fishing with its proximity to the Withlachoochee and Rainbow Rivers.

McIntosh
McIntosh is located 20 miles north of Ocala on U.S. 441 near the Alachua County border. It is a small town with just over 400 residents, and is known for its many antique shops.

Reddick
Reddick is located north of Ocala on Route 25A in the northwest corner of Marion County. It is known for its natural beauty and surrounding horse farms.

Ocala Civic Theatre
The Ocala Civic Theatre offers professional-quality, live shows and produces more than twelve fully-staged productions each season. In addition, they offer a year-round education program that reach over 1000 students ages 4-18 each year. The theatre is a volunteer-based organization that serves more than 50,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season.

Mailing Address
4337 East Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470

Box Office: (352) 236-2274
Business Office: (352) 236-2851
Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.ocalacivictheatre.com

Appleton Museum of Art
The Appleton Museum of Art is a local museum that offers up various exhibitions that change throughout the year. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door to view these amazing works of art.

Location:
4333 East Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470

Phone: (352) 291-4455
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Web site: http://www.appletonmuseum.org

Motor Vehicle Registration:
Requirements:

Within 30 days of establishing residence in Florida, you must register your motor vehicle. To register a vehicle in Florida you will need:

- a current driver's license
- proof of auto insurance
- the car's title or other proof of ownership
- newcomers must apply for a Florida Title Certificate

County Tax Collector (Tag) Office Locations:
Main Office
Address: 503 S.E. 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 368-8200
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

North Branch
Address: 7135 N. Highway 441, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 368-8200
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

S.R. 200 Branch
Address: Jasmine Square, 6154 S.W. SR 200, Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 368-8200
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Dunnellon Branch
Address: Dunnellon Plaza, 19995 S.W. 86th Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone: (352) 368-8200
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Forest Branch
Address: Forest Center, 15956 E. SR 40, Silver Springs, FL
Phone: (352) 368-8200
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Belleview Branch
Address: 10934 S.E. US Highway 441, Belleview, FL 34420
Phone: (352) 368-8200
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Obtaining a Driver's License:
Requirements:

To obtain a Florida driver's license, you must:

- apply within 30 days of becoming a resident
- show proof of vehicle registration
- show a valid out-of-state license
- pass a vision test
- without a valid out-of-state license, take a written exam and driving test

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Locations:
Ocala Locations
Address: 110 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 732-1252
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

Address: 6154 S.W. SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476
Phone: (352) 368-8150
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Address: 7135 N. Highway 441, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 368-8160
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Belleview Location
Address: 10934 S.E. Highway 441, Suites C-E, Belleview, FL 33420
Phone: (352) 368-8130
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Dunnellon Location
Address: 19995 S.W. 86th Street, Unit 2, Dunnellon, FL 34431
Phone: (352) 368-8120
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Clerk of the Court Office
(Passports and marriage license applications)

Address: 110 N.W. 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 671-5604
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.marioncountyclerk.org

Property Appraiser's Office
(Homestead exemptions)

Address: 501 S.E. 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 368-8300
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.pa.marion.fl.us

U.S. Social Security Administration

Ocala Location
Address: 217 S.E. 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 629-1850
Toll free: (800) 772-1213
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.socialsecurity.gov

Utilities

Electric
Ocala Electric Utility
Address: 2100 N.E. 30th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: (352) 351-6600

Clay Electric Co-Op (Lake Kerr District Office)
Address: 24950 E. Highway 316, Salt Springs, FL 32134
Phone: (352) 685-2111

Progress Energy
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 33199, St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Phone: (800) 700-8744
To report outages only: (800) 228-8485
Web site: http://www.progress-energy.com

Sumter Electric Co-Op
Address: 4872 S. W. 60th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: (352) 237-4107
Natural Gas
TECO People's Gas
Address: 316 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 622-0111 or (877) 832-6747
Web site: http://www.peoplesgas.com

Telephone Service
EMBARQ
Address: 3101 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: (800) 339-1811 ( Residential Sales & Service)
(800) 901-9675 (Small Business Sales & Service)

BellSouth (Dunnellon)
Address: 128 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL
Fax: (352) 489-2263

Water & Sewer
Ocala Water & Sewer Administration
Address: 2100 N.E. 30th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: (352) 351-6770

Cable Companies
Cox Communications (888) 269-9693
Comcast Communications (352) 687-2758
Bright House Networks (352) 245-2408

Recycling

Marion County Solid Waste Disposal (352) 245-4584
Ocala Public Works (352) 351-6730

Recreation and Parks

Marion County Parks and Recreation (352) 368-8359
Ocala Recreation and Parks (352) 629-8358
Greenways & Trails (352) 236-7143
Ocala National Forest (352) 236-0288
Rainbow Springs State Park (352) 489-8503
Silver River State Park (352) 236-5401










Hunting, Boating and Fishing

Anyone who is fishing or hunting in Florida, except for residents over 65 or under 16, must obtain a license. For residents, an annual fishing/hunting license is $23.50; for fishing only, it is $13.50. You may purchase licenses from any of the tax collector offices or from bait shops and sporting good stores.

Voting Information

Voter Registration Requirements
To register to vote, you must be:
-A citizen of the United States
-A Florida resident and a legal resident of the county in which you seek to register
-18 years of age (or you may pre-register at 17 years of age, but must be 18 to vote)
-Not claim the right to vote in another state or county, or claim residency in any other state or county.
-Not have been convicted of a felony in Florida, or any other state, without your civil rights having been restored.
-Not presently adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state.

(The voter registration books close 29 days before the election)

How to Register
Pick up an application at any of the following places: Supervisor of Elections office, libraries, colleges, government agencies, division of drivers licenses.

Closed Primaries
Florida has closed primaries. In a closed primary election, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party. Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and non-partisan candidates, such as judges, school board and referenda questions. The only exception is if all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all qualified voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in the primary Election for that office. This is called a Universal Primary. Regardless of party affiliation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election.

Election Day
-Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
-Double-check your precinct number and location
-Bring your ID-Photo ID with signature
-You may bring your marked sample ballot with you to assist you in making your selections
-If you require assistance in voting, you may designate a person of your choice

Supervisor of Elections Office
Address: Supervisors of Elections Office, 981 NE 16th St, Ocala, FL 34478
(located in the Marion County Governmental Complex, next door to the Engineering Department)
Phone: (352) 620-3290
Toll Free: (866) 479-3290
Fax: (352) 620-3286
Web site: http://www.votemarion.com

Veterans Services

Ocala Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Address: 1515 Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 369-3320
Marion County Veterans Service Office
Address: 2528 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 671-8422
Web site: http://www.marioncountyfl.org/VS291/VS_home.htm

Hospitals

Munroe Regional Medical Center
Address: 1500 S.W. 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: (352) 351-7200

Ocala Regional Medical Center
Address: 1431 S.W. 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: (352) 401-1000

West Marion Community Hospital
Address: 4600 SW 46th Court, Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 291-3000

Chambers of Commerce

Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce (352) 629-8051
Belleview Chamber of Commerce (352) 245-2178
Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce (352) 489-2320

Library Services

Marion County Public Library/Ocala (352) 671-8551
Belleview Library (352) 245-5552
Dunnellon Library (352) 489-4196
Forest Branch (352) 625-6511
Ft. McCoy Branch (352) 236-2937
Freedom Library (352) 291-6040
Marion Oaks Branch (352) 347-2179
Herman Oberman Public Library (352) 489-4716
Reddick Branch (352) 591-2698

Newspapers

Ocala Star Banner (352) 867-4010
Daily Sun (352) 753-1119
Riverland News (352) 489-2731
Voice of South Marion (352) 245-3161

Pet Information

Marion County Animal Center
Address: 5701 S.E. 66th Street, Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8700
Fax: (352) 671-8717
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Web site: http://www.marioncountyfl.org/AC517/AC_home.htm

Business Regulation and Services

Marion County Occupational License
- Tax Collectors Office (352) 368-8213

Ocala Occupational License
- City Hall (352) 629-8326

Food Service Health License
- Health Department (352) 629-0137

Beverage License
- Business Regulation Department (352) 732-1207

Zoning Information
- Marion County Zoning Department (352) 438-2675
- Marion County Building Department (352) 438-2400
- Ocala Building & Inspection (352) 629-8421
- Ocala Zoning (352) 629-8404

Tax Information
- Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms (800) 829-3676
- Federal Tax Information (800) 829-1040
- Florida Sales, Corporation, Motor Vehicle Intangible & Documentary Taxes (850) 488-6800 (800) 352-3671
- Marion County Property Tax & Homestead Exemption (352) 368-8300

Business Regulation
- Florida Business Incorporation (850) 488-9000
- Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (850) 487-2252
- Florida Fictitious Name Registration (850) 245-6058

Division of Unemployment
- Compensation (850) 921-3893
- Division of Worker's Compensation (850) 488-2713
- Department of Environmental Protection (850) 245-2118

Business Resources
- Copyright Information (202) 707-3000
- Economic Development Corporation (352) 291-4410
- Florida Division of Hotels & Restaurants (850) 488-1113
- Florida Bar Association Lawyer Referral (800) 342-8011
- Foreign Trade Zone #217 (352) 629-8248
- Greater Ocala Community Development Corporation (352) 351-4075
- Minority Business Development-Jacksonville (904) 443-1900
- OSHA (800) 321-6742
- SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives) (352) 629-5959
- Small Business Administration-Jacksonville (904) 443-1900
- Small Business Development Center (352) 622-8763
- Trademark and Patent Information (800) 786-9199
- U.S. Customs-Ocala (877) 287-8667
- Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (352) 732-1315
- Withlacoochee Workplace Development Authority (352) 732-1706

Transportation Services

AMTRAK passenger service (352) 629-9863
Greyhound Bus (352) 732-2677
SunTran local bus service (352) 401-6999
Ocala Municipal Airport (352) 629-8377
Dunnellon Airport (352) 489-0244
Gainesville Regional Airport (352) 373-0249

Public Schools

Marion County Public Schools
512 SE 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 671-7700 voice
(800) 955-8770 FRS
(800) 955-8771 TTY

http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/


College of Central Florida
The College of Central Florida (CF) was established in 1957 as a junior college and has grown into what is now a school offering both associate and baccalaureate degrees to its students. CF has several campuses and centers located throughout Marion, Citrus and Levy counties where students can take classes, as well as online courses that allow for more flexibility.

Ocala Campus
3001 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 873-5800
http://www.cf.edu


Rasmussen College
Rasmussen College was opened in 1900 as a training facility for secretarial and accounting students in St. Paul, Minnesota and now has 21 locations, including one right here in Ocala. Rasmussen offers both associate and baccalaureate degrees on their campus, as well as degrees that can be obtained solely online.

Ocala Campus
2221 SW 19th Ave Rd
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 629-1941
http://www.rasmussen.edu



Villages Designations

Lake County
Village of Country Club Hills
Village of Del Mar- Chula Vista Villas, Hacienda Villas
Village of El Cortez- Courtyard Villas
Village La Reynalda
Village La Zamora
Village Mira Mesa
Village of Valle Verde
Village of Orange Blossom Gardens
Villages of Silver Lake

Marion County
Village of Briar Meadow- Greenbriar Villas, Legacy Villas, Quail Ridge Villas
Village of Calumet Grove- Ashleigh Villas, Cameron Villas, Greenwood Villas, Merryoak Villas, Morningview Villas
Village of Chatham- Bromley Villas, Sherwood Villas
Village of Mulberry Grove- Birchbrook Villas, Forsyth Villas, Mayfield Villas
Village of Piedmont- Chadwick Villas, Waverly Villas
Village of Springdale- Fairlawn Villas, Pinecrest Villas
Village of Woodbury- Ivystone Villas, Sunnyside Villas

Sumter County (North of County Road 466)
Village of Alhambra- Villa Del Canto, Villa De Leon
Village of Belle Aire- Harmeswood of Belle Aire, Cottages at Summerchase, Villa Alexandria, Villa St. Simons, Villa Valdosta
Villages of De Allende
Village De La Vista- Villa San Antonio, Villa De La Vista North, Villa De La Vista South, Villa De La Vista West, Villa San Miguel, Villa Valdez
Village of Glenbrook- Carriage Houses at Glenview, Sunbury Place
Village of Hacienda- Spanish Springs Villas, Vista Lago Villas, Vista Sonoma Villas, Hickory Hill Hammock
Village of Palo Alto- Villa La Paloma, Villa Tierra Grande
Village of Polo Ridge- Villa Berea, Villa Natchez
Village of Rio Grande- Villa De Laguna, Villa De Laguna West, Villa De La Mesa, Rio Grande Courtyard Villas, San Pedro Courtyard Villas
Village of Rio Ponderosa- Patio Villas
Village of Rio Ranchero
Village of Santiago- Villa Escandido, Villa La Crescenta, Villa San Leandro
Village of Santo Domingo- Villa De La Ramona, Villa Santo Domingo, Villas Vera Cruz
Village of Summerhill- Villas of Amelia, Villas of Fernandina
Village of Terra Del Sol

Sumter County (South of County Road 466)
Village of Amelia- Audrey Villas
Village of Ashland- Bellamy Villas, Clayton Villas, Jasper Villas, Rainey Villas
Village of Belvedere- Arlington Villas, Belmont villas, Cherryhill Villas, Hialeah Villas
Village of Bonita- Bonita Villas, Kenya Villas
Village of Bonnybrook- Broyhill Villas, Clifton Villas, Ezell Villas, Heritage Villas, Inglewood Villas
Village of Bridgeport at Lake Miona
Village of Bridgeport at Miona Shores
Village of Bridgeport at Lake Sumter
Village of Caroline- Elizabeth Villas, Katherine Villas, Kaylee Villas
Village of Duval- Allandale Villas, Crestwood Villas, Double Palm Villas, Holly Hill Villas, Rosedale Villas, Sandhill Villas
Village of Hadley- Bainbridge Villas, Grovewood Villas, Hillcrest Villas, Keystone Villas
Village of Hemingway- Adriana Villas, Margaux Villas, Mariel Villas, Seneca Villas
Village of Largo- Newport Villas
Village of Liberty Park- Chesterfield Villas, Eagle Ridge Villas, Edgefield Villas, Mount Vernon Villas
Village of Lynnhaven- Collington Villas, Southern Oaks Villas, Swainwood Villas
Village of Mallory Square- Alexa Villas, Emmalee Villas, Janeann Villas, Madison Villas, Natalie Villas
Village of Poinciana- Bailey Ridge Villas, Limegrove Villas, Mount Pleasant Villas, Sullivan Villas
Village of Sabal Chase- Carlton Villas, Hampton Villas, Oleander Villas, Tanglewood Villas
Village of Sunset Pointe- Hickory Grove Villas
Village of Tall Trees- Cherry Vale Villas, Oak Bend Villas
Village of Virginia Trace- Richmond Villas, Stillwater Villas, Virginia Vine Villas
Village of Winifred- Latrobe Villas

Regional Recreation Centers

La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center
Where: 1200 Avenida Central, The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-1716
Fax: (352) 753-2305
E-Mail: LaHaciendaRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to dusk; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Facilities: Sport pool; 8 billiard tables, 6 pickleball courts; 2 tennis courts; meeting rooms; and kitchen facilities.
Services: Guest pass services.

Paradise Regional Recreation Center
Where: 1403 Paradise Drive, The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-0637
Fax: (352) 753-2120
E-Mail: paradiserecreationcenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Facilities: 2 half basketball courts; picnic areas; 14 boccie courts; 12 horseshoe pits; meeting rooms; 6 shuffleboard courts; 1softball field (Knudson); arts and crafts room; 4 tennis courts (practice back boards); kitchen facilities; family pool; an archery range.
Services: Guest pass services.

Silver Lake Recreation Center
Where: 683 Rainbow Blvd., The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-1377
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Facilities: 8 billiards tables; 1 snooker table; 2 tennis courts (practice back boards); and a meeting room.

Southside Recreation Center
Where: 723 Webb Way, The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-1749
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Facilities: Neighborhood pool; meeting room; and hot tub.

Chula Vista Recreation Center
Where: 1011 Rio Grande Ave., The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-0002
E-Mail: ChulaVistaRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Facilities: Neighborhood pool; 3 billiard tables; 2tennis courts (practice back boards); 6 pickleball courts; 4 shuffleboard courts; meeting rooms; kitchen facilities; and arts and crafts room.

Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center
Where: 806 San Marino Dr., The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-4412
Fax: (352) 753-0883
E-Mail: TierraDelSolRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Facilities: Neighborhood pool; 4 boccie courts; 2 horseshoe pits; 4 shuffleboard courts; 4 tennis courts (practice back boards); and a meeting room.

Savannah Regional Recreation Center
Where: 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
Phone: (352) 750-6084
Fax: (352) 750-6089
E-Mail: SavannahRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk
Computer Lab: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Facilities: Sport pool; 4 boccie courts; 4 shuffleboard courts; and meeting rooms.
Services: Guest pass services.

Saddlebrook Recreation Center
Where: 3010 Saddlebrook Lane, The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-5377
Fax: (352) 259-5378
E-Mail: SaddlebrookRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Neighborhood pool; 4 boccie courts; 2 tennis courts; 4 shuffleboard courts; 6 pickleball courts; 4 billiard tables; 4 horseshoe pits; softball complex (4 fields); kitchen facilities; and meeting rooms.
Services: Ticket box office.

El Santiago Recreation Center
Where: 2373 Enrique Dr., The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-1410
Fax: (352) 753-0588
E-Mail: ElSantiagoRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 2 tennis courts; meeting rooms; 4 shuffleboard courts; and 6 pickleball courts.

Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Center
Where: 8445 S.E. 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-6040
Fax: (352) 259-8270
E-Mail: MulberryGroveRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Facilities: Sport pool; 4 boccie courts; 4 horseshoe pits; 4 shuffleboard courts; 8 pickleball courts; meeting rooms; arts and crafts room; pavilion area; and 1 half basketball court.
Services: Guest pass services.

Chatham Recreation Center
Where: 7415 S.E. 172nd Legacy Lane, The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-4570
Fax: (352) 753-1470
E-Mail: ChathamRecreationCenter@vccdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 5 horseshoe pits; 4 shuffleboard courts; 4 tennis courts; meeting rooms; kitchen facilities; pavilion area; and 6 billiards tables.

Laurel Manor Regional Recreation Center
Where: 1985 Laurel Manor Dr., The Villages
Phone: (352) 751-7110
Fax: (352) 751-7115
E-Mail: LaurelManorRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Facilities: Sport pool; 4 boccie courts; 4 pickleball courts; 2 tennis courts; 5 horseshoe pits; meeting rooms; 4 shuffleboard courts; pavilion area; arts and crafts room; and 1 half basketball court.
Services: Guest pass services.

Bridgeport Recreation Center
Where: 1670 Lake Miona Dr., The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-6590
Fax: (352) 259-2540
E-Mail: BridgeportRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 4 shuffleboard courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 2 tennis courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; 2 meeting rooms; and kitchen facilities.

Pimlico Recreation Center
Where: 530 Belvedere Blvd., The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-6990
Fax: (352) 259-8013
E-Mail: PimlicoRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 4 shuffleboard courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 8 pickleball courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; 2 meeting rooms; and kitchen facilities.

Churchill Street Recreation Center
Where: 2375 Churchill Downs, The Villages
Phone: (352) 751-6200
Fax: (352) 751-6202
E-Mail: ChurchillStreetRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 4 shuffleboard courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 2 tennis courts; 4 pickleball courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; 2 meeting rooms; and kitchen facilities.

Allamanda Recreation Center
Where: 1515 St. Charles Place, The Villages
Phone: (352) 750-1941
Fax: (352) 750-1136
E-Mail: AllamandaRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 2 tennis courts; 4 pickleball courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; meeting rooms; kitchen facilities; and 4 shuffleboard courts.

Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center
Where: 1526 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
Phone: (352) 430-2950
Fax: (352) 430-2952
E-Mail: LakeMionaRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Facilities: Sport pool; 4 boccie courts; 6 pickleball courts; 2 tennis courts; 4 shuffleball courts; pavilion area; arts and crafts room; 1 basketball court; and meeting room.

Bacall Recreation Center
Where: 2041 Canal St., The Villages
Center's Phone: (352) 350-2281
Pool Phone: (352) 350-2285
Fax: (352) 350-2283
E-Mail: BacallRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 2 tennis courts; 4 pickleball courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; 2 meeting rooms; kitchen facilities; and 4 shuffleboard courts.

Conconut Cove Recreation Center
Where: 1398 Stillwater Trail, The Villages
Phone: (352) 750-5870
Fax: (352) 750-5385
E-Mail: CoconutCoveRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 2 tennis courts; 4 pickleball courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; 2 meeting rooms; kitchen facilities; and 4 shuffleboard courts.

Hibiscus Recreation Center
Where: 1740 Bailey Trail, The Villages
Phone: (352) 751-6761
Fax: (352) 751-6763
E-Mail: HibiscusRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 2 tennis courts; 4 pickleball courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; 2 meeting rooms; kitchen facilities; and 4 shuffleboard courts.

Canal Street Recreation Center
Where: 1513 Canal St., The Villages
Phone: (352) 205-8571
Fax: (352) 205-8572
E-Mail: CanalStreetRecreationCenter@slcdd.org
Center Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pool Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Facilities: Family pool; 4 boccie courts; 3 horseshoe pits; 2 tennis courts; 4 pickleball courts; 6 billiard tables; pavilion area; 2 meeting rooms; kitchen facilities; and 4 shuffleboard courts.

Law Enforcement

Lady Lake Police Department
Serving The Villages residents living in the town of Lady Lake; located at Town Hall at 409 Fennell Blvd.; (352) 751-1579

Lake County Sheriff's Office
Serving residents of Lake County; the substation located in The Villages of Lady Lake is located at 902 Avenida Central, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at (352) 343-9500.

Marion County Sheriff's Office
Serving residents of Marion County; the South Marion District Office is located at 8230 S.E. 165th Mulberry Lane, and can be reached at (352) 753-2211 [Monday through Friday] or (888) 440-0347.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office
Serving residents of Sumter County; the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Annex is located at the intersection of Morse Boulevard and County Road 466, and can be reached at (352) 728-6909.

Neighborhood Watch/Village Watch
Neighborhood Watch, serving residents north of County Road 466 and Village Watch, serving residents south of County Road 466, both act as the eyes of The Villages by conducting roving patrols 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Village Watch command center can be reached at (352) 751-3210 and the Neighborhood Watch dispatch center can be reached at (352) 753-0550.

Senior Services

Operation Homebound
Similar to Meals on Wheels, Operation Homebound delivers nutritious lunch meals Monday through Friday to Villagers and area residents who are homebound. The fee is $3 per meal. To learn more, call (352) 753-8484.

Hospice House
Hospice House of The Villages, located on County road 466, provides care to terminally ill patients. For more information about Hospice, call (352) 343-1341.

AARP Tax Aid
AARP tax volunteers are available 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Sumter County Sheriff's Annex on County Road 466. This free service, available through November, assists taxpayers with federal and state taxes and other related matters.

Veterans Administration Services
Villager and Korean War veteran Harold Sievers can answer the questions of new veterans in town regarding the VA. He can be reached at (352) 753-4929.
Voting Information

Voter Registration Requirements

To register to vote, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States
-A Florida resident and a legal resident of the county in which you seek to register
-18 years of age (or you may pre-register at 17 years of age, but must be 18 to vote)
-Not claim the right to vote in another state or county, or claim residency in any other state or county.
-Not have been convicted of a felony in Florida, or any other state, without your civil rights having been restored.
-Not presently adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state.

(The voter registration books close 29 days before an election)

How to Register
Pick up an application at any of the following places: Supervisor of Elections office, libraries, colleges, government agencies, division of drivers licenses.

Closed Primaries
Florida has closed primaries. In a closed primary election, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party. Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and non-partisan candidates, such as judges, school board and referenda questions. The only exception is if all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all qualified voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in the Primary Election for that office. This is called a Universal Primary. Regardless of party affiliation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election.

Election Day

- Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Double-check your precinct number and location
- Bring your ID - Photo ID with signature
- You may bring your marked sample ballot with you to assist you in making your selections
- If you require assistance in voting, you may designate a person of your choice


Supervisor of Elections Offices

Lake County

Main Office
Address: Supervisor of Elections Office, Lake County Administration Building (round building), 315 West Main Street, Room 144, Tavares, FL 32778-7800
Phone: (352) 343-9734
Fax: (352) 343-3605
E-Mail: elections@co.lake.fl.us
Web site: http://elections.co.lake.fl.us/

Nearest Location to The Villages:
Address: Lake County Tax Collector Office, 918 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL
Phone: (352) 343-9602

Marion County

Main Office
Address: Supervisor of Elections Office, 402 S.E. 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471-2687 (located in the Marion County governmental Complex, next door to the Engineering Department)
Phone: (352) 620-3290
Toll Free: (866) 479-3290
Fax: (352) 620-3286
Web site: www.votemarion.com

Nearest location to The Villages
Address: Marion County Tax Collector Office, Northside Plaza, 10934 S. Highway 441, Belleview, FL
Phone: (352) 368-8200

Sumter County

Main Office
Address: Supervisor of Elections Office, 900 N Main Street, Bushnell, FL 33513
Phone: (352) 793-0230
E-Mail: webmaster@sumterelections.org
Web site: http://sumterelections.incontrolonline.net

Nearest location to The Villages
Address: Sumter County Government Annex, 8033 East C.R. 466 Suite B, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-1099

Driver's License and Vehicle Registration

Obtaining a Driver's License

To obtain a Florida driver's license, you must:

- apply within 30 days of becoming a resident
- show proof of vehicle registration
- show a valid out-of-state license
- pass a vision test
- without a valid out-of-state license, take a written exam and driving test

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Locations
(Driver licenses, driving tests and ID Cards)

Lake County
Lady Lake Location (closest to The Villages)
Address: 305 Skyline Drive, Suite 1, Lady Lake, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 750-0592
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Tavares Location
Address: 28129 County Road 561, Tavares, FL 32778-9490
Phone: (352) 742-6165
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Marion County
Belleview Location (closest to The Villages)
Address: 10934 S.E. Highway 441, Suites C-E, Belleview, FL 33420
Phone: (352) 368-8130
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Dunnellon Location
Address: 19995 SW 86th Street, Unit 2, Dunnellon, FL 34431
Phone: (352) 368-8120
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Ocala Locations
Address: 7135 N. Highway 441, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 368-8160
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Address: 110 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 368-8170
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

Address: 6154 S.W. SR 200, Ocala, FL 34476
Phone: (352) 368-8150
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Sumter County
Wildwood Location:
Address: 328 Shopping Center Drive, Wildwood, FL 34785-1941
Phone: (352) 748-1941
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

County Tax collector Offices

(Tag and title services for cars, trucks, trailers, vessels, mobile homes, boats;
disability parking permits; fishing and hunting licenses; property taxes)

Lake County (Web site: www.laketax.com)
Villages Location
Address: 918 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: (352) 343-9602
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Leesburg Location
Address: 1340 Citizens Blvd., Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (352) 343-9602
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Marion County
Belleview Location
Address: 10934 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview, FL 34420
Phone: (352) 368-8130
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Ocala Location
Address: 7135 N. Highway 441, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 368-8160
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Sumter County
Villages Location
Address: 8033 East County Road 466, Suite B, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-1788
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Wildwood Location
Address: 372 Shopping Center Drive, Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone: (352) 330-1390
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Bushnell Location
Address: 209 N. Florida Street, Room 110, Bushnell, FL 33513
Phone: (352) 793-0265
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Clerk of the Court Offices

(Passports and marriage license applications)

Lake County
North Lake Branch office location
Address: 902 Avenida Central, The Villages (the office is located in the Lake County Sheriff's Substation)
Phone: (352) 253-2648
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http:\\www.lakecountyclerk.org

Lake County Public Records Center location
Address: 122 East Main Street, Tavares
Phone: (352) 253-2648
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http:\\www.lakecountyclerk.org

Marion County
Address: 110 N.W. 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 671-5604
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http:\\www.marioncountyclerk.org

Sumter County
Bushnell location
Address: Judicial Complex, 209 N. Florida Street, Bushnell, FL 33513
Phone: (352) 793-0211
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http:\\www.sumterclerk.com

The Villages location
Address: 8033 East County Road 466, Suite B, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-1948
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http:\\www.sumterclerk.com

Property Appraiser's offices
(Homestead exemptions)

Lake County
The Villages location
Address: 912 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: (352) 750-4545
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.lakecopropappr.com/

Main office
Address: 317 West Main Street, 3rd Floor, Tavares, FL 32778-1027
Phone: (352) 343-9748
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.lakecopropappr.com/

Marion County
Ocala location
Address: 501 S.E. 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 368-8300
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.pa.marion.fl.us/

Sumter County
Bushnell location
Address: 209 North Florida Street, Busnell, FL 33513
Phone: (352) 793-0210
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.qpublic.net/sumter/

The Villages location
Address: 8033 East County Road 466, Suite B, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-1948
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday
Web site: http://www.qpublic.net/sumter/

Utilities

Electricity

Sumter Electric Cooperative (SECO)
SECO's Corporate Office
Office address: 330 S. U.S. Highway 301, Sumterville, FL 33585
Mailing address: P.O. Box 301, Sumterville, FL 33585-0301
Lobby hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: Sumter County (352) 793-3801
Lake County (352) 357-5600
Marion County (352) 237-4107
To report outages only: (800) 732-6141
Web site: http://www.secoenergy.com

Ocala location
Address: 4872 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474-4316
Lobby hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 237-4107

Progress Energy

Mailing address: P.O. Box 33199, St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Phone: (800) 700-8744
To report outages only: (800) 228-8485
Web site: http://www.progress-energy.com/

Gas

TECO People's Gas
Ocala location
Address: 316 S.W. 33rd Avenue, Ocala, FL
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Mailing address: P.O. Box 31017, Tampa, FL 33631-3017
Phone: (352) 622-0111 or (877) 832-6747
Web site: http://www.peoplesgas.com/

Telephone Service

Century Link
Lady Lake location
Address: 684 U.S. Highway 27/441, Lady Lake, FL 32159
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (352) 430-2255

Ocala location
Address: 3101 S.W. 34th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34474
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (352) 690-6467

Water/Sewer

Village Center Community Development District

Village Center service area
Address: 3231 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL 32162
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 750-0000

Little Sumter Service Area
Address: 3231 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL 32162
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 751-3907

North Sumter Utilities Service Area
Address: 3231 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL 32162
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 753-6764

Post Offices

Oxford Post Office
Address: 3974 County road 201, Oxford
Phone: (800) ASK-USPS

Weirsdale Post Office
Address: 13595 S.E. Highway 42, Weirsdale
Phone: (800) ASK-USPS

Summerfield Post Office
14560 S. U.S. Highway 301, Summerfield
Phone: (800) ASK-USPS

Veterans Services

Department of Veteran's Affairs Clinics
The Villages Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Address: Laurel Lake Professional Park, 1950 Laurel Manor Dr., Building #240, The Villages
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 205-8900

Leesburg Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Address: 711 W. Main Street, Leesburg
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 435-4000

Ocala Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Address: 1515 Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 369-3320

Lecanto Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Address: 2804 W. Marc Knight Ct., Inverness
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 746-8000

Veterans Services
Lake County Veterans Service Office
Address: 1300 S. Duncan Drive (S. Hwy 19), Building B, Tavares, FL
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 742-6585
Web site: http://www.lakegovernment.com/departments/community_services/veterans_services/

Marion County Veterans Service Office
Address: 2528 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470-7010
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 671-8422
Web site: http://www.marioncountyfl.org/VS291/VS_home.htm

Sumter County Veterans Service Office
Bushnell location
Address: 416 N. Lawrence Street, Bushnell, FL 33513
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 793-0235
Web site: http://sumtercountyfl.gov/cs/vso/index.htm

The Villages location
Address: 8033 East CR 466, Suite B, The Villages, L 34484
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (352) 753-2686
Web site: http://sumtercountyfl.gov/cs/vso/index.htm

Veterans Community Outreach Meetings
Clermont location
Address: Chamber of Commerce, 691 W. Melrose St., Clermont, FL
Meeting times: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month

Leesburg location
Address: VA Clinic, 711 W. Main St., Leesburg, FL
Meeting times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of each month, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday

The Villages location
Address: Sumter County Veterans Service Office annex office, 8033 E. CR 466, Suite B, The Villages, FL
For information: (352) 753-2686

U.S. Social Security Administration

Leesburg location
Address: 118 E. Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (352) 787-2624
Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.socialsecurity.gov

Ocala location
Address: 217 SE 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 629-1850
Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.socialsecurity.gov

The Villages Charter Schools

Early Childhood Center
Address: 490 Village Campus Circle, The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-7161
Fax: (352) 259-3808

The Villages Charter Elementary School (Primary Center-Kindergarten to 2nd grade)
Address: 420 Village Campus Circle, The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-7700
Fax: (352) 259-7707

The Villages Charter Elementary School (Intermediate Center-3rd to 5th grade)
Address: 521 Old School Road, The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-2300
Fax: (352) 259-2056

The Villages Charter Middle School
Address: 450 Village Campus Circle
Phone: (352) 259-0044

The Villages High School
Address: 251 Buffalo Trail, The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-3777
Fax: (352) 259-6802

Tri-County Library Systems

The Villages Public Library
Address: 325 Belvedere Blvd., The Villages
Phone: (352) 259-5739
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Mark Twain Library
Address: inside the Paradise Regional Recreation Center, 1403 Paradise Drive, The Villages
Phone: (352) 753-0556
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Belleview Public Library
Address: 6007 S.E. Earp Road, Belleview
Phone: (352) 245-5552
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Lady Lake Public Library
Address: 225 W. Guava Street, Lady Lake
Phone: (352) 753-2957
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Tri-County Parks and Preserves

Lake County
Alexander Springs State Park
Address: 49525 CR 445, Altoona, FL
Phone: (352) 669-3522
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bourslay Historic Nature Park
Address: 700 N. Canal St., Leesburg, FL
Web site: www.lcwa.org/

Clearwater Lake Recreation Area
Address: 24511 CR 42, Paisley, FL
Phone: (352) 669-0078
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida/

Discovery Gardens
Address: 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL
Phone: (352) 343-4101
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://www.discoverygardens.ifas.ufl.edu/

Flat Island Preserve
Address: 2301 Owens Road, Tavares, FL
Phone: (352) 343-3777
Web site: http://www.lcwa.org/

Guava Street Park
Address: Just west of U.S. Highway 27/441 and south of CR 466, Lady Lake
Facilities: This park offers multiple ball fields

Heritage Park
Address: U.S. Highway 27/441, downtown Lady Lake, parking on Old Dixie, one block west
Facilities: This traditional city park on U.S. Highway 27/441 features a lovely gazebo for weddings or parties, a giant oak tree and a butterfly garden maintained by the Lady Lake Garden Club

Hickory Point Recreational Facility
Address: 27341 State Road 19, Tavares, FL
Phone: (352) 343-3777
Hours: Park is open 24 hours; pavilion is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Web site: http://www.lcwa.org/

Hidden Waters Preserve
Address: Country Club Road, Mount Dora, FL
Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
Web site: http://www.lcwa.org/

Lake Griffin State Park
Address: 3089 U.S. Highway 441, Fruitland Park, FL
Phone: (352) 360-6760
Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
Web site: http://www.floridastateparks.org/lakegriffin/

Lake Norris Conservation Area
Address; Lake Norris Road, Eustis, FL
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Web site: http://www.lcwa.org/

Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail-Northern Trailhead
Address: 45621 State Road 19, Altoona, FL

Paisley Woods Bicycle Trail-Southern Trailhead
Address: 24511 County Road 42, Paisley, FL

Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (Pear Park)
Address: University Avenue off of U.S. Highway 27, Leesburg, FL
Facilities: River trail and dog park

Rolling Acres Dog Park and Driving Range
Address: Rolling Acres Road between U.S. Highway 27/441 and CR 466, Lady Lake
Facilities: Dogs can run at will in the dog park, and balls are available by the bucket at the driving range

Sabal Bluff Preserve
Address: Leesburg Mobile City Road, Leesburg, FL
Web site: http://www.lcwa.org/

Sawgrass Island Preserve
Address: 12050 Sawgrass Island Road, Umatilla, FL
Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
Web site: http://www.lcwa.org/

Trout Lake Nature Center
Address: 520 E. County Road 44, Eustis, FL
Phone: (352) 357-7536
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Web site: http://www.troutlakenature.org/

Marion County
Baseline Road Trailhead
Address: 4255 SE 58th Ave., Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Carney Island Recreation/Conservation Area
Address: 13275 SE 115th Ave., Ocklawaha, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Chatmire Community Park
Address: Dunnellon
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Hampton Beach Park
Address: 14600 SE 134th Street Road, Oklawaha, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Hope Boat Ramp Park
Address: 16050 SE 115th Avenue, Weirsdale, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: Open 24 hours

KP Hole Park
Address: 9435 SW 190th Avenue Road, Dunnellon, FL
Phone: (352) 489-3055
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Marshall Swamp Trailhead
Address: 8282 SE Hwy 314, Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: Sunrise to sunset

McPherson Park
Address: McPherson Government Complex, Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Moss Bluff North and South
Address: CR 464C, Ocklawaha, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Ocklawaha Community Park
Address: 12264 SE 141st Avenue Road, Ocklawaha
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Ray Wayside Park
Address: East Hwy 40, Silver Springs, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8560
Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Santos Trailhead (Greenways and Trails)
Address: Southeast 80th at U.S. Highways 27/301/441 (it is located near a split in the highway at Sheriff's substation on north side of Belleview)
Phone: (352) 369-2693
Facilities: Bicycle riders of all skill levels can enjoy this network of trails. Hiking trails are also available. Campsites with electric and water are available for a daily fee.

Veterans Memorial Park
Address: SE 25th Avenue & Fort King Street, Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 401-5346
Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Weirsdale Park
Address: 16285 SE 137th Court, Weirsdale, FL
(352) 671-8560
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. summer; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter

Sumter County
Lake Miona Park
Address: 10501 CR 115 (off 472 E.), Oxford, FL
Phone: (352) 793-3624
Facilities: This 4.97-acre park provides a lake view, boat ramps, a fishing pier and picnic tables.

Oxford Park
Address: 4087 E. CR 466, Oxford, FL
Facilities: Grills, picnic tables, a playground, tennis and basketball courts, a softball field and a meeting room are available at this 2.9-acre park.

Lake Okahumpka Park
Address: 6085 E. SR 44, Wildwood, FL
Facilities: This newly developed 130-acre park on Lake Okahumpka includes bike and fitness trails, a playground, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits, grills, picnic tables and a boat ramp.

Lake Deaton Park
Address: 5300 CR 155, Wildwood, FL
Facilities: This 10.3-acre park features a boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic tables and a pavilion.

Pet Information

Lake County
Lake County Animal Services
Address: 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, FL
Phone: (352) 343-9688
Hours for phone service: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Lobby hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Fax: (352) 343-9665
Web site: http://www.lakegovernment.com/departments/public_safety/animal_services/

Lady Lake Animal Control Services
Address: 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, FL
Phone: (352) 751-1530
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Marion County
Marion County Animal Center
Address: 5701 SE 66th Street, Ocala, FL
Phone: (352) 671-8700
Fax: (352) 671-8717
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Web site: http://www.marioncountyfl.org/AC517/AC_home.htm

Sumter County
Sumter County Animal Control
Address: 819 CR 529, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Phone: (352) 793-1470
Fax: (352) 793-4982
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Web site: http://sumtercountyfl.gov/cs/animal/index.htm

Golf in The Villages

Tee Time Reservations

The villages Automated Tee Time System provides request/reservation services for Villages residents and their guests. The phone number for the system is (352) 753-4653 (GOLF).

Championship Courses
Cane Garden Country Club (18 holes/increasing to 27 in 2007)
Address: 1728 Bailey Trail, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 751-7029
Facilities: Putting and chipping green, golf shop, restaurant and pool.

Glenview Champions Country Club (27 holes)
Address: 3190 Glenview Road, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-3345
Facilities: Driving range, putting and chipping green, golf shop and restaurant with patio dining.

Hacienda Hills Gold and Country Club (27 holes)
Address: 1200 Morse Blvd., The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: (352) 753-5155
Facilities: Putting and chipping green, golf shop, restaurant and grille room, pool, spa, tiki bar and tennis courts.

Mallory Hill Country Club (27 holes)
Address: 1675 Odell Circle, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-3730
Facilities: Golf shop, restaurant, pool and putting green.

Lopez Legacy Country Club (27 holes)
Address: 8451 S.E. 162 Legacy Lane, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-1450
Facilities: Aqua driving range, putting green, golf pro shop featuring Nancy Lopez merchandise, golf instruction, clubhouse restaurant, patio dining, pool and tennis courts.

Orange Blossom Hills Golf and Country Club (18 holes)
Address: 1Watertower Circle, The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: (352) 753-5200
Facilities: Putting and chipping green, golf shop, grille room, pool, spa and tiki bar.

Palmer Legends Country Club (27 holes)
Address: 1645 Palmer Way, The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: (352) 753-5300
Facilities: Driving range, putting and chipping greens, golf shop, restaurant, natural grass putting course and home to The Villages golf academy.

Tierra Del Sol Golf and Country Club (18 holes)
Address: 806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: (352) 750-4600
Facilities: Putting and chipping green, golf shop, restaurant, pool and tennis courts.

Executive Courses
Level 1 (for beginners)

Chula Vista
Location: Located on Rio Grande in the Chula Vista Recreation Center complex
Phone: (352) 753-4170
Par: 28
Total Yardage: 1,559

El Santiago
Location: Located at El Santiago Recreation Center complex behind El Santiago Restaurant
Phone: (352) 750-0121
Par: 27
Total Yardage: 1,207

Level 2 (designed a bit longer with some obstacles like bunkers and water)

Bacall
Location: From Mallory Hill, travel west on Odell Circle and turn left on Canal Street to the starter area on your right.
Phone: (352) 430-3430
Par: 29
Total Yardage: 1,892

De La Vista
Location: Across the street from Tierra del Sol Country Club on San Marino Drive
Phone: (352) 753-0977
Par: 29
Total Yardage: 1,645

Hill Top
Location: Located across the street from Orange Blossom Hills Country Club at the top of the hill
Phone: (352) 753-8276
Par: 28
Total Yardage: 1,374

Saddlebrook
Location: Located behind the Saddlebrook Recreation Center complex on Buena Vista Blvd.
Phone: (352) 753-8201
Par: 27
Total Yardage: 1,339

Silver Lake
Location: Located at the Silver Lake Recreation Center complex on the east side of U.S. Highway 27/441
Phone: (352) 753-5151
Par: 29
Total Yardage: 1,613

Heron
Location: Turn off Bailey Trail onto Sunset Pointe Boulevard and follow to the end
Phone: (352) 205-7427
Par: 28
Total Yardage: 1,464

Level 3 (designed to challenge the best players and featuring undulating greens, bunkers, and several water hazards)

Amberwood
Location: From Lopez Legacy travel west on Legacy Lane to the starter area behind the Chatham Recreation Center
Phone: (352) 750-0423
Par: 30
Total Yardage: 1,719

Belmont
Location: Starting area located behind Pimlico Recreation Center on Belvedere Blvd.
Phone: (352)-750-3019
Par: 28
Total Yardage: 1,692

Briarwood
Location: Located at the Nancy Lopez Legacy complex
Phone: (352) 259-2339
Par: 27
Total Yardage: 1,461

Bogart
Location: From Mallory Hill travel west on Odell Circle and turn left on Canal Street to the starter area on your right
Phone: (352) 430-3431
Par: 28
Total Yardage: 1,650

Churchill Greens
Location: Starting area located behind Pimlico Recreation Center on Belvedere Blvd.
Phone: (352) 750-2242
Par: 28
Total Yardage: 1,650

El Diablo
Location: Located at El Santiago Recreation Center complex behind El Santiago Restaurant
Phone: (352) 750-6670
Par: 27
Total Yardage: 1,486

Hawkes Bay
Location: Located on Buena Vista Blvd. Across from the Saddlebrook Recreation Center complex
Phone: (352) 753-8043
Par: 27
Total Yardage: 1,333

Mira Mesa
Location: Located at the Chula Vista Recreation Center complex, across the street from Chula Vista
Phone: (352) 753-0436
Par: 29
Total Yardage: 1,785

Oakleigh
Location: From Lopez Legacy travel west on Legacy Lane to the starter area behind the Chatham Recreation Center
Phone: (352) 750-9135
Par: 28
Total Yardage: 1,570

Pelican
Location: Turn off Bailey Trail onto Sunset Pointe Blvd. And follow to the end
Phone: (352) 205-7426
Par: 29
Total Yardage: 1,777

Pimlico
Location: Starting area located behind Pimlico Recreation Center on Belvedere Blvd.
Phone: (352) 750-2019
Par: 29
Total Yardage: 1,539

Walnut Grove:
Location: Located at the Lopez Legacy complex
Phone: (352) 259-2967
Par: 27
Total Yardage: 1,529



Alachua County
Gainesville is a city in Alachua County, Florida. It is the county seat and the largest city in Alachua County. The city has a total of 49.1 square miles with a population of 100,681.The area is dominated by the presence of the University of Florida, the nation’s third largest university. The University of Florida is a major financial boost to the community, and hundred of thousands of dollars in additional revenues are created by the athletic events that occur at UF, including SEC football games. In all the University of Florida contributes nearly 6 billion annually to Florida’s economy and is responsible for nearly 75,000 jobs. Santa Fe College is also located in Gainesville. Gainesville’s climate is defined as humid subtropical. Due to its inland location, Gainesville experiences wide temperature fluctuation for Florida. During the summer season, the city’s climate is the same as the rest of the state, with frequent downpours and high humidity. In Gainesville, cold temperatures are almost always accompanied by clear skies and high pressure systems: snow is therefore rare.

Driver's License Offices
5830 N W 34th Street
Gainesville, FL
352-955-2111
301 N E 39th Avenue
Gainesville, Fl
352-334-1760

Tag Agency Offices
5801 N W 34th Street Ext.
Gainesville, FL
(Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm)
352-374-5263

12 S E 1st Street
Gainesville, FL
(Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm)
352- 374-5236

3207 S W 35th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL
(Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm)
352- 374-5236

110 N W 1st Ave.
High Springs, FL
(Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm)
352-454-1416

Utilities
Gainesville Regional Utilities
352-334-3434

Clay Electric Cooperative
352-372-8543

Progress Energy
Mailing Address: P O Box 33199
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
1-800-700-8744
Web Site: www.progress-energy.com

AT&T
Residential 1-800-288-2020
Business 1-800-320-6000

Voter Registration
Supervisor of Elections
111 S W 1st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-374-5252

Clerk of the Court
201 E University Avenue
Gainesville, Fl 33604
352-374-3648

Tax Collector
12 S E 1st Street
Gainesville, Fl 32601
352-374-5236

Internal Revenue Service
Taxpayer Assistance Center
104 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-395-6197

US Social Security Administration
1610 N W 23rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32605
352-375-4178
1-800-772-1213

Driver's License Offices
5301 N E 39th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-334-1760

5830 N W 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
352-955-2111

Requirements:
To obtain a driver’s license, you must
  • Apply within 30 days of becoming a resident
  • Show proof of vehicle registration
  • Show a valid out-of-state registration
  • Pass a vision test
  • Without a valid out-of-state license, take a written exam and driving test
Public Library
Headquarters Library
401 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL
352-334-3900

Alachua Branch
14913 N W 140th St.
Alachua, FL
352-462-2592

Archer Branch
13266 S W SR 45
Archer, FL
352-495-3367

Hawthorne Branch
6640 S E 221st Street
Hawthorne, FL
352-481-1920

High Springs Branch
135 N W 1st Ave.
High Springs, FL
386-454-2515

Micanopy Branch
706 N E Cholokka Blvd.
Micanopy, FL 352-466-3122

Millhopper Branch
(Temporary Location)
2627 N W 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 352-334-1272

Newberry Branch
110 South Seaboard Drive
Newberry, FL
352-472-1135

Tower Road Branch
3020 S W 75th Street
Gainesville, Fl
352-333-2840

Waldo Branch
14257 Cole Street
Waldo, FL
352-468-3298

Waste Management
Waste Alternatives/Recycling
5260 N W 120th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32653
352-374-5213 or 352-338-3233

City of Gainesville Solid Waste
201 N E 10th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
352-334-2330

Chamber of Commerce
300 East University Ave. Suite 100
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-334-7100

Newspaper
Gainesville Sun
2700 S W 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 3260
8 352-378-1411

Airport
Gainesville Regional Airport
352-373-0249

Transportation Services
Regional Transit System
352-334-2600

Greyhound Bus Lines
352-376-5252

Animal Services
3400 N E 53rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-264-6870

Hospitals
North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, Fl
352-333-4000

Shand’s HealthCare
Shands at the University of Florida
1600 S W Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
352-265-0111

Shands Children Hospital
801 S W 2nd Ave.
Gainesville, FL
352-265-KIDS ( 352-265-5437)

Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
1601 S W Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32607
352-376-1611

Recreation and Parks
Devils Millhopper Geological State Park
352-955-2008

Dudley Farm Historic State Park
352-472-1142

Gainesville Hawthorne State Trail
352-466-3397

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
352-466-3672

O’Leno State Park
386-454-1853

Payne’s Prairie State Park
352-466-3397

Sheriff's Office
2621 Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-367-4000



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