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.