Julie Raketich is a Florida native who grew up just 30 minutes from The Villages in nearby Mount Dora, Florida. Julie’s small-town upbringing taught her the value of community and hospitality, which has given her a deep appreciation for the welcoming, hometown feel of The Villages.

Julie attended the University of Florida where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and met her husband, Gary. After graduation, Julie and Gary moved to Orlando, FL where Julie began her career as an elementary school teacher and a cast member at Walt Disney World, two roles that offered Julie the opportunity to do what she loves: meeting new people, serving her community, and positively impacting the lives of others. 

While Julie took great pride in her previous career, being given the opportunity to spend every day helping people’s retirement dreams come true in The Villages was one she knew she couldn’t pass up.

Julie is humbled and honored to be a Sales Representative for The Villages. She feels blessed to meet and learn from her guests each day and works tirelessly to ensure that their retirement goals are fulfilled. Earning the trust and friendship of a guest is an honor and a privilege that Julie will never take for granted.

Julie and Gary live in Wildwood with their two children and Labrador Retriever. Joette and Hudson attend The Villages Charter School. The entire family loves the friendly, hometown community that The Villages provides to all who live and work here. Julie can help you sell your home, buy a new or pre-owned home, or purchase a homesite and personalize your dream home. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you in your next journey!





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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.