Another term for "Patio Homes" these days is "Cottage Homes". Typically the HOA Fees cover the front yard maintenance, with the back yards being quite small.
If you would consider Loveland, I have a very nice 2010 Cottage Home coming up in a little over a week for $213,900. Call me if you have an interest, or if I can help you find your low maintenance home.
Best of Luck,
ERA Herman Group