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Posted by Stephanie Payne on Aug 21, 2020 4:16:46 PM
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Explore Why Villas in The Villages, Florida are Perfect for 55+ Living

The Villages, Florida, offers a sought-after 55 Plus lifestyle of convenience and variety and is known for having something for everyone to enjoy! From activities and entertainment to amenities and communities, your opportunities are truly limitless, so it's no surprise that the area's home options follow the same suit.

There are several home options to fit your preferences, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your perfect Active Adult lifestyle. One of the most popular options is villas, which come in 2 distinctive types - Courtyard and Patio Villas.

Here's a closer look at these two villas and what make these model homes some of the top Real Estate choices in The Villages, Florida:

The Villa Models Overview

The villa models offer some of the most popular and ideal homes for sale within The Villages, Florida. Ranging in layout, size, and even features, many 'Villagers' have fallen in love with just how well they fit in with their desired lifestyles. 

Overall, they center on providing low maintenance living, serene outdoor spaces, and additional stylish comforts. Whether you're looking to join or enhance your golf cart lifestyle, engage more with your favorite clubs & hobbies, or simply have your own relaxing outdoor sanctuary, these models might be the right home type for you.

Patio Villas

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Named after one of its main features, the Patio Villas are a popular item for enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Most models will have the patio laid out on the side and the front of the home. Additional features can include a lanai, porte-cochere, 1 or 2 car garage, and a golf cart garage.

The home features are mixed and match throughout the 15+ patio villas types depending on what matters the most to you. The model types offer a selection of design features and accents. Two of the original patio villas models include the Colony and Cabot Cobe, but options over the years have grown and expanded.

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Today, models traditionally encompass one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. Choices also range from one or two-car garages and a variety of combinations for lanais, porte-cochere, and golf-cart garages. The curb appeal is charming but stylish as several have touches of rock decor throughout the landscaping.

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While many of the models are two beds and two baths, some newer models have emerged and now incorporate a third bedroom. As options and selections vary with each model, so does the square footage and pricing. The living square footage ranges from 849 to 1,350, and prices can start within the $160s.

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The design and concept for the Patio Villas focus on achieving a comfortable living, but requires very little maintenance. All your favorite features can still be present, including serene outdoor living space, kitchen islands, walk-ins showers, volume ceilings, and more.

Courtyard Villas

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Another popular model is the Courtyard Villas. These Villas tend to be larger and more expansive than the Patio Villas. The living square footage can range from 1,161 to 1,804 compared to the 849 to 1,350 range offered by the Patio Villas. The total square footage can sit between 1,739 and 2,668, mainly due to the main courtyard features. Pricing for this villa type can begin around $190s.

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Designed with an open feel and private enclosed courtyards, these Villas speak to the carefree living lifestyle as well. Most of the Courtyard Villas have a large cement slab within their courtyard and serve as a desirable accent for those looking for less yard work, more cost savings, or lounging in your own private oasis. Homes not only have a fenced-in backyard, but several enclosed fences run alongside the side of the house as well.

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There over 13 different Courtyard Villa model types, and each is uniquely accented. Many of the models are two beds and two bath homes, but newer models called 'Bungalows' and 'Cabanas' are three beds and two bath homes. The new emerging Bungalow Villas feature a concrete block with stucco finish while the Cabanas Villas are complete with quality frame construction.

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Design features include an open floor plan and even a potential option for its own added flair to the landscaping. In many villas, the grass has been almost completely replaced with decorative rock—a great and beautiful choice for those looking to spend less time on yard work. Additional features can include one or two-car garages, a golf cart garage, a lanai, a screened enclosure, covered front porch, and more.

Why You'll Love Your Villa Home

When you call The Villages, Florida home, it means something different from a lot of other communities. You don't just have a place to live; you have a place where you can live life to the fullest. The endless adventures and new experiences provided by this famous 55+ community is what it's all about, and your home should help enhance that lifestyle.

Spending less time taking care of the home and more time living is the idea with these charming models and why so many have come to love their villa model. Coupled with some of the top home features and accents, outdoor spaces, one of these Villas may be just what you've been searching for!

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