The first thing you notice in The Villages: golf carts. Golf carts fill the parking lots of grocery stores, restaurants, drug stores, and line the streets.
With colorful paint jobs, dual ice chests, sliding doors to secure stereo equipment, and unique body styles golf cart watching provides entertainment for anyone visiting The Villages. I even saw one cart with a pair of golf clubs strapped to the back. Imagine that!
There’s something about watching the American Graffiti generation cruising the streets in their decked out golf carts that reminds me of teens of the ’50s and ’60s cruising the streets in their cars meeting up with friends and showing off their wheels. Fifty years later, they’re reliving the days of their youth still cruising the streets, still meeting up with friends, and still showing off their wheels.
For more about The Villages and their golf carts, listen to NPR’s story, The Villages: Florida’s Disney World of Retirees.