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Faux history lives in The Villages

Faux history lives in The Villages

More than the largest retirement community in Florida, The Villages also is the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area, according to Census Bureau figures released in March. Standing in the community's elegantly decorated welcome center off U.S. Highway 27, I understand how so many people might come to live here. I had stopped for a map of the development, home to more than 107,000 residents on land that stretches into Lake, Sumter and Marion counties about 45 miles northwest of Orlando. "Are you interested in living here?" the friendly staff member had asked, willing to overlook the fact that I had deliberately dressed-down in jeans and T-shirt to avoid sales...

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