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Is It Better To Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Carmel?

You've made the call between renting and buying. Still, now you’ve got the next tough decision: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Carmel?

While you can scope out a luxurious two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Carmel, you could lean towards the privacy of a townhouse. A townhouse in Carmel is generally guaranteed to use individual front porches, a garage, and at least two floors. But those benefits usually come with more rent.

Read on for a few key considerations to think about to help you make a good decision.

Townhouses Usually Cost More To Lease Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Carmel apartment.

While you don’t have any definite rules for rent prices, a townhome will almost always cost more per month. Living in a townhouse, you will probably get a small usable yard in both the front and back along with a connected garage. Townhouses also are set up with a two- or three-story floor plan.

Then again, you can find many apartments together in a single structure. You may have an outside patio or terrace, but you won’t find a private entrance. Those townhouse benefits of a garage, yard, and private entrance could result in a bigger monthly rent. 

Get Multiple Floors With Your Townhome 

Square footage comparisons use the same standard when looking at an apartment or townhouse in Carmel. In regards to floor space, 800 square feet is 800 square feet in both living options. And it's not uncommon to see some apartments that give you more space than a townhome. But, apartments will usually use a single floor floor plan. Townhouses give you a multi-floor layout.

The discrete levels allow for increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With separate floors, it can be simple to see what is your playing space and what is your private space. For example, you can watch TV downstairs after others go to turn in on the upper floor. And if you work from your house, you can fix a place to work on the main floor while your upstairs becomes a work-free paradise.

Both Can Use All The Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Carmel townhome.

Townhouses are guaranteed to come with laundry machine hookups. Many apartments might also have hookups like their townhome cousins. Other apartment units have a stackable washer/dryer or stand alone machines already installed, or else you’ll have building laundry rooms instead. A townhouse could also have bigger closets and has a better chance for features like a bay window.

Community amenities come standard for any type of unit you decide on. You'll get entry to the pool, gym, and everything else your community has available. Each apartment gets regular maintenance and appliances, as well.

Privacy Is the X Factor On Townhome Vs. Apartment in Carmel

Carmel townhomes with separate entrances.

Common walkways are an everyday occurrence of apartment buildings. While you can greet your building mates good morning each day, you might want to circumvent a shared walkway. Townhouses are solitary units akin to a house and may even have small backyard spaces, letting you socialize when you want to.

Both types of units use common side walls, but your apartment may share a floor, ceiling, or both. You'll have to be more understanding about noise when you’re in an apartment. The absence of sound from ceilings and floors in a townhome could also be a better pet-friendly living arrangement.

Ready To Find Your New Home?

As you start the search for your new apartment or townhouse to live in Carmel, don’t forget to visit Midtown Flats first. We have spacious layouts, helpful staff, and excellent amenities. Call (317) 597-4596 or click the “schedule a tour button” to begin your visit.

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