Barbara Lightbody has been with Properties of The Villages since early 2013. Her career as a licensed real estate professional began in 2005 serving Ocala and the surrounding areas.Although Barbara does not technically call herself a ‘native Floridian’ she feels like one. Her family moved to Mount Dora when she was eight years old, and she has spent most of her life in Central Florida. The majority of her professional life has been spent in marketing and advertising. Barbara spent over 15 years in the television advertising field selling custom-tailored marketing plans and creating commercial scripts and campaigns. She retired in 2004 to stay home with her young son but soon realized that she missed working.Barbara has been married to Steve, also a licensed real estate professional for Properties of The Villages, for over 20 years. Together they have one great son who currently attends Florida State University where he intends to study Economics and is continuing his love for music as a member of their marching band, The Marching Chiefs. They also have three grown daughters, three sons in law, and 5 grandchildren whom all live in Florida. They also stay busy with one very energetic Goldendoodle, Tanner.Their family loves to spend free time on the water boating and fishing. They also enjoy dining out together, playing games, and going to the movies.Barbara has had the pleasure of working with many wonderful customers and has received letters from many of them thanking her for her hard work, diligence and kindness. She cannot guarantee the perfect transaction, but she knows if she gets up every day with the mindset of serving her customers with a spirit of excellence, things usually end up with a positive outcome.“My favorite thing about being part of Properties of The Villages is the family-like atmosphere and core values. I love helping people transition to living their retirement dreams. There really is no better place to be than The Villages.”





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Cost of Living

The Lofts at Brownwood brings all new apartment-style living to The Villages — featuring one, two and three-bedroom open floorplans, with on-site recreation, golf car accessibility to Brownwood Paddock Square, entertainment, dining, shopping and fun! Through your monthly amenity fee, you’ll also have access to all of The Villages’ recreation, amenities and lifestyle our 55+ community offers.

Enjoy all The Villages lifestyle has to offer. Our surprisingly affordable monthly amenity fee of just $189.00 includes:

  • Free golf on all of our executive courses*
  • Swimming, tennis, pickleball, bocce and many more facilities are all conveniently located throughout the community
  • Over 3,000 organized activities every week through our Recreation Department
  • Fishing lakes, waterfront parks and fitness trails
  • 24 hour community watch service

*A trail fee applies if you wish to use your golf car on the trails of the executive courses. 

Amenity Fee




Water & Sewer


Trash Collection


Spectrum TV & Internet


Total Per Month**


**Total cost does not include monthly rent. Please understand that all prices reflected or estimated in printed material are subject to change without notice of obligation. Some items listed above will be charged based on usage.