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Fastest Growing U.S. City Is A Retirement Community

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Fastest Growing U.S. City Is A Retirement Community

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Fastest Growing U.S. City Is A Retirement Community

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Aging baby boomers have made The Villages in central Florida the biggest retirement community in the world. Nobody under 50 can live there.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

The fastest-growing city in the country is not what you'd expect, not a trendy tech hub, not an edgy edge city. It's The Villages, in Central Florida. Nobody under 55 can live there. Aging boomers have made The Villages the biggest retirement community in the world - specializing in microbrew, golf courses and November-December romance; also, the world's longest golf cart parade.

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