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Street-Legal Golf Carts - Top 5 Golf Cart Communities in the United States - 2024

In this latest Golf Cart Blog article, ‘Street Legal Golf Carts - Top 5 Golf Cart Communities in the United States - 2024’ – we update one of our most popular previous articles.

The use of Street-Legal Golf Carts among consumers as alternative options for transportation are continuing to grow in popularity throughout the United States and beyond.

In this latest Golf Cart Blog article, ‘Street Legal Golf Carts – Top 5 Golf Cart Communities in the United States – 2024’ – we revisit and update one of our most popular previous Blog articles from last year.

Some of the most populous geographical areas for rapidly growing Golf Cart ownership among residents are Golf Cart Communities and not just due to an increase in popularity of the game of Golf.

In fact, growth among Golf Cart owners is being seen in residential communities and gated communities where consumers are using Golf Carts as daily transportation to the Grocery Store, Transporting Kids to and from School and Sports practice and games, trips to the park, lake or beach and beyond.

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Top 5 Golf Cart Communities in the United States – Updated for 2024

In recent years, Golf Cart communities have been gaining popularity in the United States, offering a unique, eco-friendly, and convenient way to navigate around town. These communities are not only known for their serene landscapes and tight-knit social fabric but also for their reliance on Golf Carts as a primary mode of transportation.

Whether you’re a Golf enthusiast, a retiree looking for a peaceful community, or someone who wants to contribute to a greener environment, these communities might just be what you’re looking for. Here, we present the ‘Top 5 Golf Cart communities in the U.S.’ taking a closer look at their lifestyle, the number of registered Golf Carts, and some interesting facts about each.

  1. The Villages, Florida

Location: Central Florida

Number of Golf Carts: Over 60,000

Interesting Facts: The Villages is often referred to as the “Disney World for Adults.” This sprawling community offers an extensive network of golf-cart paths stretching over 100 miles, connecting residents to recreational centers, shopping areas, and of course, Golf Courses. It has a dedicated radio station, TV channel, and newspaper.

  1. Peachtree City, Georgia

Location: 30 miles south of Atlanta

Number of Golf Carts: Approximately 10,000

Interesting Facts: Peachtree City boasts over 90 miles of multi-use paths for Golf Carts, pedestrians, and cyclists, enabling residents to live a car-free lifestyle. It’s not just for retirees; families and professionals are drawn to its unique blend of convenience, security, and community spirit.

  1. Sun City West, Arizona

Location: Northwest of Phoenix

Number of Golf Carts: Around 14,000

Interesting Facts: Sun City West is a haven for retirees who enjoy an active lifestyle. With seven Golf Courses and a plethora of clubs and activities, it’s never a dull moment here. The community has special Golf Cart parking lots and even a Golf Cart parade during holiday seasons.

  1. Sun City Hilton Head, South Carolina

Location: Near Hilton Head Island

Number of Golf Carts: Over 5,000

Interesting Facts: This community offers a blend of luxury and leisure, with resort-style amenities and over 54 holes of Golf. It’s not uncommon to see Golf Carts decked out with custom designs, showcasing the unique personalities of their owners.

  1. Laguna Woods Village, California

Location: Southern California

Number of Golf Carts: Around 2,000

Interesting Facts: Known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, Laguna Woods Village encourages an active lifestyle with over 250 clubs and organizations. It’s a community where sustainability meets luxury, with eco-friendly initiatives and upscale amenities.

FAQs on Street-Legal Golf Cart Ownership 

Q: What makes a Golf Cart street-legal?

A: Street-Legal Golf Carts, often referred to as Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs), typically need to have a VIN, headlights, turn signals, seatbelts, and a maximum speed capability of 25 mph. Regulations can vary by state and locality, so it’s important to check local laws.

Q: Do I need a license to drive a Golf Cart in these communities?

A: In most Golf Cart communities, the same rules that apply to driving cars apply to Golf Carts. This generally means you’ll need a valid driver’s license to operate a Golf Cart on public roads.

Q: Can Golf Carts be used all year round in these communities?

A: Yes, in most of these communities, Golf Carts are used throughout the year. However, during extreme weather conditions, it’s advisable to use them with caution or opt for other means of transportation.

Q: What are the benefits of living in a Golf Cart community?

A: Residents often cite a slower-paced, more relaxed lifestyle, a tight-knit community, reduced carbon footprint, and convenience for short-distance travel as significant benefits.

Golf Cart communities offer a unique blend of leisure, convenience, and community. Whether you’re an avid golfer or someone looking for a relaxed way of life, these communities provide an interesting alternative to the conventional urban or suburban lifestyle. With their commitment to an eco-friendly, community-oriented way of living, Golf Cart communities are paving the way for innovative approaches to daily life and transportation.

We hope you find value in our latest ‘Golf Cart Blog article, ‘Street Legal Golf Carts – Top 5 Golf Cart Communities in the United States – 2024.’  We invite you to visit our Bright Electric Vehicle Golf Cart Blog for more tips & recommendations for all there is to experience when owning a Golf Cart.

You may be interested in our Golf Cart Blog article; ‘Why Street-Legal Golf Carts are taking over.’

For the latest pricing on Top of the Line, Street-Legal Golf Carts, see our ‘Manager’s Price Sheet.’

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LSV Requirements

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) issued a mandate that requires hybrids and electric vehicles travelling at less than 18.6 mph (30 km/h) to emit warning sounds that pedestrians must be able to hear over background noises- The regulation requires full compliance in all electric vehicles, including LSVs. Because of the quietness of electric vehicles and the possibility of collision with visually or audibly impaired pedestrians, the overall objective is to facilitate proximity awareness and minimize the chance of personal injury. In summary, an LSV (legally licensed to drive on streets up to 25 mph> must emit a sound when the forward or reverse switch is in the:

Forward position:

  • From 0 MPH to 18.6 mph.The sound is allowed to stop once the vehicle exceeds 18.6 mph.

Reverse position:
In order to comply with NHTSA rules, all LSV vehicles have a Pedestrian Alert sound generator installed.

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