What’s the difference between villas and townhomes?

Villas and townhomes are both popular options for vacation homes or downsizing without compromising. Though both are great options for empty nesters, there are differences between them. Knowing these can help you decide which option fits your lifestyle best.

Townhomes are typically smaller than villas, but usually still have added amenities. Built side-by-side, they share a wall or two. Townhomes have been more common than villas to lease in the past, although that is quickly changing. On the other hand, “villas” can mean a variety of things to different people. Most often the term describes elegant homes with luxury finishes and amenities. Often they are located on a private estate that is well manicured. Villas are typically meant for single-family dwelling, are a smaller luxury home, and have only one or two floors. At The Fairways, our twin villas are perfect for anyone wanting more luxury finishes, maintenance-free living, and a good use of space.

The Best of Both Worlds: Urban Living with Nature Views

Our villas homes for rent in Lenexa, Kansas give you the opportunity to lease your very own home and still have all the convenience of urban living. This includes 24/7 maintenance, garden views, lawn care, and customized luxury furnishings. Townhomes are often found in an exciting cityscape, and villas are often located in secluded, lush green spaces. The Fairway Villas, however, offers both options without the hassle of home ownership.  

The First of its Kind

“Though our villas are rentals available in Lenexa, KS, this is really the first of its kind within the entire market of Kansas City and Overland Park rentals,” says Melanie Mann, a developer of the Fairway Villas. “Residents are truly getting a luxury villa home experience with golf-course views and privacy, but still close to the Lenexa City Center pulse.” Within the nearby Lenexa City Center, restaurants and shopping are readily available to explore.

Smart Design

Baby Boomers and empty nesters are looking for “smart design” that eliminates rarely used space. Our floor plans are engineered for everyday living on the first floor, with the second level for guests and entertaining. Our residents enjoy maximum convenience with easy access to an attached garage and 24/7 maintenance and lawncare.

“We created the Fairway Villas with convenience and flexibility in mind,” Developer Jeff Alpert said. “Leasing a luxury villa is like home ownership, but without the substantial upfront investment and the time and money spent on maintenance and upkeep.”