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About Us

About Us

Citizens First Bank is a Bauer 5-star rated bank, founded in 1991 and headquartered in The Villages®, Florida.  In addition to serving The Villages community, we have expanded to serve the people and businesses in Leesburg, Fruitland Park, Ocala, and other surrounding communities of Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. We are committed to providing our customers and communities with extraordinary service, convenient locations, beneficial technology, and most importantly, lifelong relationships.


Our Mission

Citizens First Bank offers personalized banking services while maintaining operational excellence and investing in the communities that we serve.

Our Core Values

Hospitality * Stewardship * Innovation and Creativity * Hard Work

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2022 Bank Holidays

Our offices will be closed on the following days in observance of the federal holidays.

Saturday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

Monday, January 17 – Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 21 – Presidents’ Day

Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day

Monday, June 20 – Juneteenth Observed

Monday, July 4 – Independence Day

Monday, September 5 – Labor Day

Monday, October 10 – Columbus Day

Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day

Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day

Monday, December 26 – Christmas Day Observed

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Join our team and grow with us!

We’re looking for creative and dedicated individuals who help strengthen our presence and make a positive impact on the communities we serve. At Citizens First Bank, we recruit and hire a diverse workforce that works as a team with one common goal: providing extreme customer service!