Choosing a style of home in The Villages

When my husband and I decided to retire and purchase a home within The Villages in Florida, we considered several different styles. We wanted something a little larger, with plenty of living space but minimal outdoor upkeep. After touring a variety of homes for sale, we chose a Courtyard Valla. Our new home is right around 1,500 square feet but seems even larger due to the courtyard. We payed $250,000 for the property. The residence is laid out with an open feel and a private, enclosed courtyard. The courtyard is cement, which offers an outdoor relaxing and entertainment space without worrying about trimming the grass. We have a fenced-in backyard where the dog can go out without a leash and a fence for security and privacy alongside the sides of the property as well. There are more than thirteen different styles of courtyard villas available. Each one is accented in a unique way. We chose a “Bungalow Villa” that features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The exterior is concrete block with a stucco finish that gives it a very “Florida-like” curb appeal. We’ve added some gardens with decorative rock for a bit of color and personalized flair. We enjoy the functionality of a two-car garage and a golf car garage. A screened enclosure is a nice spot to drink our morning or evening coffee without worrying about the bugs. We love The Villages because there is an endless array of opportunities to meet people, join into clubs and embrace new adventures. Spending less time on the upkeep of the house gives us more time to do things we really enjoy.

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