Southwest Florida golf community condos come in a number of different configurations. The following types of homes are all considered a form of “condominium”, and they offer a wide array of layouts, sizes, prices, and annual costs. In almost all cases, homeowner’s insurance, building exterior maintenance, lawn & landscaping maintenance, and basic cable fees are covered by the quarterly/annual condo fees…but always verify this with your real estate agent.
Review the following list to determine which type of home best fits your needs, wants, and budget.
- Condominiums—Most consist of 12-30 units on 2-4 floors, and have carports. They are the most economical type of home within a golf community, in terms of both purchase price and annual costs. Elevators are standard with 3-or-more floors. Most condominiums have carports, instead of garages.
- Veranda Homes—Two story buildings, with 4-8 units on each floor. These homes include front-and-back lanais, 1-car detached garages, and no elevators.
- Carriage Homes—Two story buildings, with 4-8 units on each floor. They include 1-car attached garages and no elevators.
- Coach Homes—Two story buildings with 2-units up and 2-down. Every unit is an end unit, and upstairs units often feature an extra bedroom over the garage. They have 2-car attached garages, and some have personal elevators. These are typically the most expensive type of multi-family “condominium” in a golf community. (Note: Some communities/developers reverse the above coach home and carriage home definitions.)