For those who are of retirement age or nearing it, The Villages might be just what you are looking for. Located near Ocala in the north central part of the state, The Villages is a community specifically designed for retirees. While you can use your car in The Villages, many people seem quite content to putter along on the extensive trail network made specifically for golf carts.
The amenities offered in The Villages are designed to keep residents active and engaged. Two old-fashioned town squares have regularly-scheduled live entertainment. Free golf is available, as well as recreation and fitness programs such as tennis, squash, swimming and aerobics.