As of this week, you can book a stay at the 151-room Brownwood Hotel & Spa, currently under construction adjacent to Brownwood Paddock Square here in The Villages. The hotel will feature: A Wolfgang Puck Kitchen + Bar10,000 square feet of banquet/conference spaceA 7,000-square-foot dry spa ... Continue Reading » about Brownwood Hotel & Spa Taking Reservations for 2020
The Villages Town Squares
The majority of dining, shopping, and entertainment available to Villagers takes place in The Villages three main town squares.
The three town squares have followed the development of The Villages from the North (Spanish Springs) to the middle (Lake Sumter Landing) and Brownwood Paddock Square in the southern part of The Villages.
While not technically a "town square", Sawgrass Grove opened in 2022 and is a multi-use area that combines recreation, golf, entertainment, a marketplace, and food in one location.
Next up will be Eastport, which will combine the town square concept with a regional recreation complex, golf, entertainment, shopping, and dining all into one location.
Below you will find articles I've written about these places in the past, and you can find the most current information in my book.
Spanish Springs Town Square
A distinct feature of The Villages is the Spanish Springs Town Square. One of the three town squares in The Villages, Spanish Springs opened in 1994 and has a south-west flavor. With adobe-colored shops surrounding a central meeting space, complete with viga-studded walls and a gazebo, ... Continue Reading » about Spanish Springs Town Square
Fourth Town Square Just Announced
And then there were four. According to Villages-News, a fourth town square is coming to The Villages. They are likely years away from being able to see and enjoy it, but all those residents buying homes in Fenney and the Village of Southern Oaks can rest easy knowing that one day, they'll have a ... Continue Reading » about Fourth Town Square Just Announced
Brownwood and Spanish Springs Farmer’s Markets
One of the most popular weekly events in The Villages has to be the Farmer's Market hosted at Brownwood Paddock Square every Saturday from 9am-2pm. And now the popularity of this weekly market has spawned a seasonal farmer's market in Spanish Springs that is open each Thursday from 9am-2pm during ... Continue Reading » about Brownwood and Spanish Springs Farmer’s Markets
Brownwood Paddock Square
Brownwood Paddock Square, which opened on October 12, 2012, is the third town square to be built in The Villages. The theme of Brownwood is “Old World Florida” and takes residents back to a time in the 1800s when Florida’s cattle hunters and cowboys roamed the state. Brownwood, which opened in ... Continue Reading » about Brownwood Paddock Square
The Opening of Brownwood Paddock Square
After years of anticipation, thousands of hours of planning, development and construction, and no fewer than 10 "building of" videos, Brownwood opened on Friday October 12, 2012 for everyone to see. Now, this was not really a "Grand Opening", it was more of a "soft opening", and most of the ... Continue Reading » about The Opening of Brownwood Paddock Square