Many empty-nesters love the relaxed and quite lifestyle of living in one of the fantastic patio home communities in the Denver area. Some townhouses are often noisier and chaotic because of the higher density, but builders pair patio homes or villas with no more than two attached units. In many cases the patio homes are free-standing and you may be surprised by the luxury lifestyle and amenities these communities offer.
Either way, patio homes provide community and privacy without a lot of maintenance. According to an article by the Chicago Tribune, baby boomers in their 50s and 60s like the “patio life.” Small patches of grass and associations to handle the yard work appeal to empty-nesters who want to travel or spend more time with family. Experts point to trends for older buyers – patio homes, as evidence of future real estate trends. Also called “zero-lot homes,” the patio homes are creating a surge in building across the country.
Choosing a location
By working with a reputable Denver Realtor who understands the needs of luxury home buyers, you will find the right patio home for your tastes and needs. New patio home communities like Skyestone offer luxury living for those 55 and up while other communities are more traditional.I can show you new and older patio homes in communities such as Lakewood, Golden, Littleton, Evergreen and other areas.
Enjoying the consistency
A lot of empty-nesters spend decades living in subdivisions or communities where some people let their yards become unkempt or painting their homes a gaudy color. With patio living, the home owner association maintains architectural control so you enjoy consistency. The maintenance staff takes care of common areas so you don’t have to mow or water your yard.
Selecting a layout and style
As an empty-nester in the Denver area, you likely want to get out and hike, golf, dine out or visit with friends. You may also want to entertain at your patio home, which is why patios and decks are great. When looking at homes with your Realtor, search for a patio home with an open concept that flows. Most contemporary models have gourmet kitchens with upgrades. Many patio homes are ranch style, but you can choose to decorate in rustic, modern, traditional or transitional.
For more information on finding a patio home for foothills living in the Denver area, please contact me.