The largest over-55 gated community in Florida, and also the entire world, is The Villages, as of 2013. The Villages is in central Florida, 20 miles south of Ocala and 60 miles northwest of Orlando.
In 2015, The Villages was the fastest growing U.S. city for the second year in a row. From July 2014 to July 2015, the population of The Villages grew more than 5 percent, more than 2 percentage points higher than the second place city, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are an estimated 114,350 people living in The Villages as of 2015, a dramatic increase from the roughly 51,000 people who lived there in 2010.