Friday September 2, 2016
The Benefits of a Villa Lifestyle
Homeownership is an incredibly rewarding experience, but one that can be difficult to navigate. The options are seemingly endless — between the type of home you want, how much square footage you need and the location you want to be in, it can feel like your work is never done.
But considering a villa as your next home can make the whole process easier, particularly if you’re looking for an affordable, perfectly sized property for you and your family.
A Savvy Value for Homebuyers
The two biggest draws to purchasing a villa are the price point and size. At a more affordable price than many single-family homes, villas are a great value for homeowners who may not want, or need, the space that comes with a larger, more expensive property.
Purchasing a villa offers you all the joys of homeownership without worrying what you’ll do with a fourth bedroom you don’t need. The smaller square footage of villas (vs. single-family homes) is a big bonus for many families. For example, our two bedroom/two bathroom villa plans are perfect for one-child families or parents whose children have moved away from home.
However, many Neal communities feature villas and single-family homes — meaning a move to a larger home in the future doesn’t have to be a move away from the amenities, school district and neighbors you’ve come to love.
More Time for Family and Fun
In addition to the affordability and size, maintenance-included villas offer residents the opportunity to skip the yard work entirely. Very few people enjoy lugging the mower out of the garage or trimming the weeds away from the driveway — especially during the warmer months!
When you live in a neighborhood that’s rich with family-friendly amenities (like our very own Grand Palm), the idea of doing any type of upkeep on your home will always be less appealing than relaxing by the pool or going for a bike ride. And having more opportunities to enjoy the little things in life is a big reason many homeowners are drawn to the villa lifestyle.
No necessary yard work, combined with an indoor and outdoor square footage that’s a perfect fit for your family, means you’ll spend less time cleaning, organizing and landscaping and more time enjoying your home.
Find a Villa with Neal Communities
You can discover villa living for yourself at many of our Florida communities. We have eight neighborhoods that feature our two beautiful villa floor plans: Crystal Sand and Tidewater.
Our villa-only community, Villa Amalfi, is a Tuscan-themed, gated community in beautiful Sarasota. This neighborhood has a pool, spa and cabana (so you can capitalize on that free time) and many homesites that offer preserve or water views.
We also have a number of villas available in our luxurious Grand Palm community. Here you’ll find resort-style and fitness pools, miles of walking and biking trails, and courts for everything from tennis to bocce ball — all only 10 minutes from the beach.