Steve Lightbody has been working with Properties of The Villages for over eight years but has been visiting and enjoying this area for the past 20. Steve was born in Pennsylvania but spent his school years in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Social Work where he spent the next few years as a substance abuse counselor in Ocala, Florida. A growing family soon prompted Steve towards the automobile business where he learned to love sales and customer service. Finding success with both import and domestic brands, Steve soon discovered the value of loyalty to a brand and employer. Eventually he operated a new car dealership for an absentee owner for close to 30 years!Steve and his lovely wife of over 20 years, Barbara, work at Properties of The Villages together and enjoy working as a team. Together they have a son, Steve, who just recently graduated from The Villages Charter School. He is following the family tradition and attending Florida State University where he intends to study Economics and continue his love of music as a Marching Chief! They also have three grown daughters in Florida and 5 amazing grandchildren. Their eldest daughter, Dr. Jodie Armstrong, is a partner with Ocala Eye and practices in The Villages.In his spare time, Steve enjoys being on the water. Fishing and scalloping in the gulf, skiing, pulling the tube on the lake, or just riding and enjoying the day is number one when spent with family and friends. When time allows, he also loves to golf, play guitar, go for a bike ride, play pickle ball, and stay active with the family. Steve also loves to travel and fellowship with friends.“True success in The Villages is achieved each time someone transitions to becoming a resident. Their expressions and excitement for joining the lifestyle are priceless. I could do this for another 50 years!“


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A Tribute to Tina Turner




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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.