The Perks of a Single-Story Home

If the kids have left the nest and you’re ready to find a more manageable forever home that fits your new needs, there are so many advantages to downsizing to a single-story home. Encompassing the best of low-maintenance and open-concept living, single-story homes are ideal for 55+ homebuyers in this exciting phase of life.

Safe and Accessible

No stairs! When you ditch the second level, you won’t have to worry about mobility issues with going up and down stairs. You’ll have a safer space to monitor young grandkids who come over to visit.

Ladera offers up to 16 single-story DFW floorplans designed with accessibility in mind. Our wide-open home designs allow you to comfortably host friends and family, fit larger furniture, and even accommodate an aging parent or in-law.

Open-Concept Design

Even if you choose a single-story home with less square footage than your current home, the open-concept design allows you to “live large” without any wasted space. Ladera floorplans include vaulted ceilings, extended covered patios for outdoor living, wide-open family rooms connected to the kitchen, and other desirable design features like the “living line,” which starts at the primary bedroom and ends at the utility room. Walk-in showers, separate vanities, and flex spaces are additional features our homebuyers love.

Easy to Maintain

A one-story, right-sized home means less rooms to clean and less exterior maintenance as well! In Ladera 55+ DFW communities, the HOA handles all yard maintenance so you can lock and leave at a moment’s notice.

Single-story homes are also more inexpensive to heat and cool, since your HVAC doesn’t have to work as hard to pump cold air throughout the house in the summer. Heating is also distributed evenly throughout one level as it cannot rise to a second floor.

In-Demand Homes

For all the reasons we listed and more, single-story homes are highly sought-after in the DFW Metroplex. Single-story homes in DFW tend to increase in value, especially in gated communities in prime locations like Ladera 55+ communities.

Ladera builds single-story homes in DFW’s best locations, including new homes in Fort Worth, Prosper, Mansfield, Rockwall, and coming soon to Little Elm. Let us help you find your ideal single-story home; contact us today to get started.