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

November 05, 2020

Exterior apartment building in Carmel

After a long debate, you know you want to rent your next place in Carmel. Still, now you’ve got the next tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Carmel?

While you can find a luxurious two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Carmel, you could lean towards the privacy of a townhouse. After all, a townhouse is generally guaranteed to use individual front porches, a personal garage, and two to three stories. 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 Generally 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 usually 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, there are many apartments together in a single structure. Your apartment may sport an outside patio or terrace, but most likely won’t have a private entrance. Those townhouse benefits of a yard, garage,, and distance from neighbors could come with a bigger monthly rent. 

Get Multiple Stories With Your Townhome 

Square footage comparisons use the same standard when looking at an apartment or townhouse in Carmel. For example, 800 square feet is 800 square feet in both living options. And it's not uncommon to find some apartments that have more square footage than a townhome. But, apartments will generally use a one-floor floor plan. Townhouses utilize a multi-floor layout.

The discrete floors allow for increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With separate stories, it can be simple to see what is your living space and what is your private space. For example, you can watch TV downstairs after your roommates 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 top floor becomes a serene, work-free oasis.

Both Can Use All The Community Amenities

Laundry room in a Carmel townhome.

Townhouses are guaranteed to come with laundry machine hookups. Some apartments might also have hookups like their townhome cousins. Other 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.

Apartment complex amenities come standard for any type of unit you rent. You'll receive entry to the pool, gym, and everything else your community has available. Each apartment gets maintenance calls and appliances, also.

Privacy Can Be the X Factor On Apartment vs. Townhome in Carmel

Carmel townhomes with separate entrances.

Common walkways are a part of apartment buildings. While you can wish your building mates good morning each day, you might want to steer clear from the trouble of 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 have common side walls, but your apartment may share a floor, ceiling, or both. You'll have to be more understanding about sound 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 Start Looking For 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 roomy floor plans, friendly staff, and exciting amenities. Call 317-597-4596 or tap the “schedule a tour button” to begin your visit.