Our Top Five Planned Retirement Communities

#1 The Villages, Florida
#1 The Villages, Florida

Tens of thousands of seniors are "living the dream" at The Villages, an astonishing planned community about an hour north of Orlando.

It's not only the nation's premier retirement community -- the Census ranked The Villages as the fastest-growing U.S. city for the second year in a row.

The community is so important politically that just about every major presidential candidate spends time around the Villages making important friends.