What is a garden home?

While the product name may vary among builders, the idea is the same: a single-family detached or duplex home on a small lot with amenities similar to a townhome or condominium, such as yard maintenance provided by the homeowner's association or a community pool. Some include tennis courts, fitness/workout areas and walking trails.

Garden Homes in Edmond

There are many Garden Home Communities in the Oklahoma City/Edmond area. They have different amenities such as pools, greenbelts, walking trails, workout facilities, lakes, tennis courts, gates, along with club houses that are for the communities use. Several of these communities are built on Golf Courses also.

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Pro’s and Cons of Garden Homes

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Garden Homes – Pros

  • A garden home can be less expensive than a single family home
  • Not as crowded (dense) as townhomes or condominiums
  • No neighbors above or below
  • Often only one shared wall
  • A garden home affords an easy lifestyle – HOA often covers roof replacement, exterior maintenance, landscape maintenance, common area maintenance, and other expenses
  • Ideal for “lock and leave” vacation homes
  • Mostly no stairs and low maintenance make garden homes popular with seniors
  • Commonly includes amenities such as a community pool, greenbeltsl and gated neighborhoods for safety.

Garden Homes – Cons

  • Noise from neighbors through the shared wall or walls
  • Homeowners’ association fees and politics, and CC&R restrictions
  • Less common than townhouses or condominiums, so the selection of garden homes may be small
  • Not much yard, just a patio overlooking a common area.
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