Welcome to River Villas 55+ Community

Posted December 8, 2016 in Christmas, River Villas

christmas-wreathHello and welcome to the first ever blog post on our brand new website! We are excited to be a part of the River Villas, an active retirement community in Satsuma, Florida on the St Johns River.

Is it cold where you are? Today in Satsuma it is 76 degrees and tonight it will drop down to a brisk 59. Perfect weather to take your pontoon boat down the St. Johns River and bask in the sunshine. Here we don’t shovel snow and most of us don’t own heavy winter jackets.

I know there are some of you that don’t think it’s Christmas if you’re not freezing, but let me assure you we have a great time celebrating the holiday season. We have lighted boat parades and the Christmas lights in nearby St. Augustine are spectacular. National Geographic has said the Nights of Lights is one of the best light displays in the world. Read their blog post to see the 7 ways you can experience this magnificent display, including by trolley, by train, by boat, by bus, by helicopter and, of course, by foot.

Ravine Gardens State Park is just minutes away and they have an annual Caroling the Ravines celebration with a light show, wagon rides, luminaries, and music.

Yes, Virginia, we do know how to celebrate Christmas in Florida and the best part? You usually only need a sweater to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. We will be posting about retiring to a Florida lifestyle, local events, our community, country living, places to go, things to see and probably a delicious recipe or two. Grilling outside in January is a wonderful thing!

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