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Should I Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Carmel?

November 05, 2020

Exterior apartment building in Carmel

You made the call where you should rent your next home. Still, now you have the next tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Carmel?

While you can find a spacious two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Carmel, you could go for the privacy of a townhouse. After all, a townhouse is usually guaranteed to have separate entryways, a personal garage, and two to three floors. But those townhouse perks also come with an increase in rent.

Here are a few key considerations to debate to help you make a good decision.

Townhomes Generally Cost More In Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Carmel apartment.

While there are no definite rules for costs, townhomes will almost always be higher each month. With a townhome, you normally have a small yard plot in the front and back and an attached garage. Townhomes also are set up with a two- or three-story floor plan.

Then again, there are many apartment units side by side within a single structure. Your apartment may feature an outside patio or balcony, but most likely won’t have a private entrance. Those townhouse perks of an attached garage, private yard, and distance from neighbors could result in a bigger cost. 

Get More Levels With Your Townhome 

Square footage comparisons use the same standard when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Carmel. For example, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in both living options. And it's not uncommon to find some apartments that are laid out with more floor space than a townhome. However, apartments will usually use a one-floor floor plan. Townhomes give you a multi-story layout.

The discrete stories allow for increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple floors, it can be easier to distinguish what is your living space and what’s your sleeping space. For instance, you can hang out on the first floor after your roommates go to bed upstairs. And if you’re working from home, you can fix a place to work on the main floor while the top floor becomes a no work zone.

Both Get Full Community Amenities

Laundry room in a Carmel townhome.

Townhomes are going to come provided with washer and dryer hookups. Some apartments may also have hookups like their townhouse cousins. Other apartments have washer/dryers included, or else you’ll have public facilities instead. Your townhome could also have more closets and has a better chance for features like a bay window.

The general community amenities come included for any type of unit you rent. You'll get entry to the gym, workcenter, and anything else your community has to offer. And rest assured, every living unit gets regular maintenance and appliances, also.

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

Carmel townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared walkways are an everyday occurrence of apartment buildings. While you can greet your neighbors hi every day, you might want to circumvent a common hallway. Townhomes are solitary units reminiscent to a traditional house , down to having private backyard areas, allowing you to do meet and greets on your own terms.

Both townhouses and apartments have common walls, but your apartment may share a floor, ceiling, or both. You'll want to be more conscious about sound living in an apartment. The absence of noise from ceilings and floors in a townhome could also be the best pet-friendly choice.

Want To Start Looking For Your Next Home?

As your start touring for your next place to live in Carmel, you should definitely check out North Haven Apartments. We have roomy layouts, wonderful staff, and excellent amenities. Contact us at 317-350-1875 or hit the “schedule a tour button” to start your tour.