The Villages - Mulberry Area
The Mulberry section of The Villages features some of the most expansive home sites available throughout the entire development that covers three Florida Counties. One of the most attractive features of the Mulberry section is that has several neighborhoods or Villages that have already paid off the CDD or Community Development District bond. This can represent a savings to homeowners of thousands of dollars per year as the bond payment will typically range between $150 to nearly $200 per month. The Villages has always used bonds when developing the area to put in the infrastructure and then turn those bond payments over to the homeowners when the newly developed neighborhood is ready to occupy. Mulberry offers one of the few areas throughout The Villages to save on that payment. Another attractive feature of the Mulberry area is that this is where the Veterans Administration Clinic is located. It is rated as one of the best VA Clinics in the State. Other important destinations within the Mulberry area include The Savannah Center which is a live theatre and playhouse and The Villages Polo Club where residents are able to attend Polo matches.
Basic Border of the Area
The main borders around the Mulberry area. The northern border is Highway 42 with the eastern border a combination of Highway 27/441 and eventually winding its way to Buena Vista Blvd where it runs concurrent to the Spanish Springs area border. The southern border is Highway 466 with the western border being Highway 101.
Recreation Center/Country Club Overview
Throughout the entire development of The Villages you will find Recreation Centers where social clubs and leisure activities are offered. In addition you will find The Country Clubs where you will find some of the best dining options offered in The Villages.
There are three different types of Recreation Centers:
Neighborhood Recreation Centers – These are found inside every Village and generally host the smaller social club events.
Village Recreation Centers – These centers are usually centrally located around a number of the neighborhoods or Villages and will host larger social clubs and offer league activities in various leisure and sport activities. You will also find the Family Pools at these centers which allow children and families that are visiting to use them.
El Santiago Recreation Center
Saddlebrook Recreation Center
Chatham Recreation Center
Regional Recreation Centers – These are the largest of the centers and have the largest rooms to accommodate banquets and large gatherings. Most of them have fitness centers and the Adult Pools that children aren’t allowed to use.
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Savannah Recreation Center
Glenview Country Club
The Legacy Country Club
This is merely an overview of the shopping and dining options found within the Mulberry area and may not necessarily contain all of those options that are currently available. The main shopping option in the Mulberry area is at Mulberry Grove on Highway 42. It is part of the plaza where the VA clinic is located. The anchors in this shopping plaza are Bealls Outlet and Publix. Some of the dining options include Beef O’Bradys, Cody’s Roadhouse and a Subway.
You will notice two separate sections on the map below. The section on the left displays the border of the entire retirement community of The Villages. The section on the right displays the specific area within The Villages that is described above.