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Should I Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Carmel?

You've decided between buying and renting. Still, now you have the next tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Carmel?

While you can find a roomy two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Carmel, you opt to pay the extra cost for the increase in privacy a townhouse provides. After all, a townhouse is almost always guaranteed to feature separate entryways, a personal garage, and at least two stories. But those perks usually come with an increase in rent.

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

Townhomes Usually 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 in the front and back and a personal 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. You 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 private entrance may result in a bigger cost. 

Get More Levels With Your Townhome 

Square footage comparisons use the same standard when choosing between renting 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 find some apartments that are laid out with more floor space than a townhome. However, apartments will generally use a single floor layout. Townhomes utilize a multi-story layout.

The discrete stories allow for more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple stories, it can be easier to distinguish what is your playing space and what’s your sleeping space. For instance, you can watch TV on the first floor after others go to bed on the second level. And if you work from your kitchen table, you can set up a place to work downstairs while the upstairs 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. Many apartments may also have hookups like their townhouse cousins. Other apartments come with washer/dryers included, or else you’ll have community facilities instead. Your townhome could also have more closets and has a greater chance for features like a bay window.

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

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

Carmel townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared walkways are a part of apartment living. This can be a great way to greet your building mates, but you might want to circumvent a common entryway. Townhomes are solitary units akin to a traditional house , down to having private backyard areas, allowing you to do meet and greets when you want to.

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

Want To Find Your Next Home?

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

North Haven Apartments
4690 Haven Point Blvd.
CarmelIndiana 46280
Phone: 317-350-1875
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North Haven Apartments
North Haven Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at E 96th St. and Gray Rd. in Carmel. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near The Monon Center.
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