Arvada, Colorado Patio Homes: Trends for Older Buyers

Homes for Sale in Arvada give you easy access to Olde Town.
Homes for Sale in Arvada give you easy access to Olde Town.

When kids leave home or retirement is beckoning, downsizing becomes an attractive option, and the trend for older buyers is to consider purchasing a patio home. If you currently live in the Denver area and want to stay close to the big city amenities, such as sports and the theater, but long for a more rural, small town experience, Arvada, in northwest Metro Denver, may be just the ticket.

3 Reasons Older Buyers Prefer Metro Denver Patio Homes

Lower housing costs. In a survey conducted by Merrill Lynch of nearly 6,000 respondents age 65 and older, most had approximately $200,000 equity in their current homes. Their desire is to own a smaller home with fewer expenses in a nice neighborhood in order to afford travel or meet medical expenses they may incur.

Convenience. Many mature homeowners love their existing home for its character and the history played out within. But, as a new stage of life emerges, they would rather spend their extra time and money traveling, playing golf or shopping.

More serene surroundings. Many empty nesters and retirees prefer to live away from the hubbub of a busy metro area, yet continue to have easy access to the highway, grocery, barber, farmers’ market, nice restaurants and quality shopping.

A Patio Home by Any Other Name

In Arvada, you’ll find patio homes with all the luxuries to which you are accustomed, but free from the responsibilities owning a home entails: shoveling walks, raking leaves and cleaning gutters. Patio home communities in Arvada, such as Leyden Rock Patio Villas, Trail Village and Whisper Creek, feature majestic Rocky Mountain vistas, open spaces with plenty of trails for walking, hiking or biking, along with wildlife and access to three golf courses.

Over the River and Through the Woods

When you need to get around Metro Denver from Arvada, you’ll find easy access to the light rail in Olde Towne Arvada or by car with commuter times, such as:

  • 30 minutes to downtown Denver
  • 36 minutes to Denver West
  • 28 minutes to Denver Federal Center
  • 42 minutes to Denver Tech Center
  • 45 minutes to DIA
  • 30 minutes to Boulder
  • 50 minutes to skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort

If you want fewer homeowner responsibilities, surrounded by nature, open spaces and carefree living, contact us and let us help you find the perfect patio home in Arvada to meet your needs.