Townhomes: The Best of Both WorldsOctober 24, 2017
Dwelling in a townhome is a great solution for many people who want a convenient, maintained, secure place to live, along with a feeling of community.
Townhomes are just like other houses, but unlike single-family homes, townhomes are all connected to each other. For many, townhomes bring together the best aspects of condominiums and single-family homes, making for a better living experience. Here are a few reasons why.
Peace and Quiet
Although townhome units are connected, each home has its own private entry. Compared to living in an apartment, the reduced amount of noise is a benefit much appreciated by most people living in townhomes. Plus, even if you have neighbors on either side of you, there is no one to make a racket above or below you.
Low Maintenance Housing
Living in townhomes, you don’t have to worry much about the cost and effort required to maintain the yard and property. Because most townhomes have small yards, the amount of yardwork required is minimal. Depending on the home’s landscaping, you may not even need to own a lawnmower! Your homeowner association will cover the cost and logistics of maintaining neat, presentable front areas.
To understand what your responsibilities would be and what you can expect, check the homeowner association bylaws and your landlord’s policies before signing the lease for your townhome. This way, there won’t be any surprises.
Imagine having a pool, tennis court, gym and playground on a single-family property. You would have to be pretty wealthy! Those who rent townhomes benefit from access to highly desirable features that they wouldn’t be able to afford on their own. This is particularly helpful if you have children, as the playgrounds and bike paths are often maintained by the homeowner association. For a luxurious experience, some high-end townhomes pull out all the stops, with entertainment facilities, golf courses, meeting rooms, valet parking and doorkeepers, to name a few.
When there are neighbors all around you, it’s a lot harder for a thief or trespasser to break into your home. Most townhomes are well-lit, and unusual noises and activities will be easily noticed by your neighbors. They usually foster a sense of community, and residents feel a need to help and protect each other from harm.
On that note, living in a townhome community is a great way to meet new people and form new friendships. The sheer proximity of your fellow residents makes it likely for you to meet and talk. Even more important, however, are the amenities of the community. It’s easy and fun to meet people at the pool or in the activity room. Townhomes can really open up the door to greater wellbeing in all aspects of your life.