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Old 03-06-2019, 01:40 PM
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I am planning my first visit to TV in June to spend a few weeks. I have looked at all the available types of homes available and the patio homes fit my liking. Unlike my current home, there is not a fenced backed yard for my dog to roam freely during the daytime. He loves to take his daily naps in the Texas sunshine. For the pet owners - did any of you choose the courtyard villas specifically because there is a fenced area? Is it worth the extra money? If you don't have a fence - how did your daily routine change regarding walks, potty breaks, dog park visits, etc? Right now this is not my routine. I know it will be an adjustment having to him always on a leash - just would like your feedback.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:45 PM
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I am planning my first visit to TV in June to spend a few weeks. I have looked at all the available types of homes available and the patio homes fit my liking. Unlike my current home, there is not a fenced backed yard for my dog to roam freely during the daytime. He loves to take his daily naps in the Texas sunshine. For the pet owners - did any of you choose the courtyard villas specifically because there is a fenced area? Is it worth the extra money? If you don't have a fence - how did your daily routine change regarding walks, potty breaks, dog park visits, etc? Right now this is not my routine. I know it will be an adjustment having to him always on a leash - just would like your feedback.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:48 PM
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We moved here from NJ living on 2 acres with a half acre fenced for the dogs. We thought a court yard was the way to go. Rented the largest courtyard on a corner lot for 3 months. Very happy we rented. Found out I was totally claustrophobic in the villa. Every time I sat outside or looked out a window I saw a wall. We went with a designer on a large lot. Put in a pool and a large bird cage. They are out in the bird cage and safe from birds of prey. They are only out there when one of us is outside. They are walked at least 3 times a day and our young one goes to the dog park every day. We have a 5 month Havanese puppy that needs to run every day.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:00 PM
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We chose a CYV specifically for our dog...spoiled! Also, the CYV gives us a great deal of privacy and cuts down on neighborhood noise.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:29 PM
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I’d recommend you also take a look at the veranda series designer homes. They are surrounded by a wall on three sides and would also work well for letting your dog roam the yard. We have one in De Soto and we love it.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:32 PM
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CYV was our choice because of our 2 golden retrievers. No regrets at all. There is another choice now, veranda homes, a designer home with a fenced yard. Just a choice on what you want in a house, our courtyard villa is 1800+ sqft so size isn’t an issue. Veranda homes are only available in new area (Fenney McClure etc.) Courtyard villas are available for resale everywhere in The Villages.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:52 PM
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OP, do some additional research as you not only need to keep your dog in but the other local wild animals OUT. In any case you do not want to leave your pet outside unattended, there are too many local predators. We have cats, and are very careful that they are only allowed in the screened lanai and birdcage, ans only when we are home.
There are many dog owners here in TV and I am sure you will get lots of information for you to think about.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:24 PM
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The patio villa’s that I seen have little front yard and usually no back yard, plus majority close together. IMO that would be bad choice for dogs. Unless you found one at the end of street which usually have bigger side and back yard
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:37 PM
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Thanks for everyone's response. Right now I am looking at pre-owned 2-br models hopefully allowing me to not have to do too many upgrades as would need to be done on a new model. What I'm noticing on the home for sale websites, though, are a lot of the CYV's have the full area done with hardscape and not much green space. But as I have read - keep an open mind to all that is available. Did not think about the issues of wild animals to deal with. I have been watching some of the you tube videos of the golf rides thru TV and noticed some of the golf trails ride along the backside wall of the CYV's - is this a noise issue to think about?
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:40 PM
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We have two large Setters. We wanted a house but coming from a large property outside of Seattle that was all fenced, and being that the dogs go off leash to the park every morning to run and then we do not walk them on a leash at all, when we bought late 2011 there were only CY Villas as an option. We chose one that has a huge view in Haciendas of Mission Hills and no neighbor to one side of us. We put a dog door in the house to the birdcage and from the birdcage to a large grassy yard. The dogs are very happy and come in and out as they want. The Veranda's are a perfect solution for a house if you do not want a view and do not mind the walls. Its whatever you prefer. I would say a large percentage of our neighborhood bought in Mission Hills because they have dogs and wanted a villa for the safe yard. However if we did not have a view, I like my friend Jeanne above with the Havanese, could not have dealt with feeling closed in. Different choices available depending on your likes, needs and budget
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