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

November 05, 2020

Exterior apartment building in Westfield

After a tough debate, you figured out that you should rent your next home in Westfield. However, now you're faced with the next daunting decision: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Westfield?

While you can scope out a luxurious two-bedroom or a 3-bedroom apartment in Westfield, you could go for the privacy of a townhouse. A townhouse in Westfield is usually guaranteed to have separate entryways, a personal garage, and two or more stories. But those perks many times come with an increase in rent.

Here are a few key factors to think about so you can make the best decision.

Townhomes Normally Cost More To Lease Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Westfield apartment.

While you don’t have any concrete rules for rent prices, townhomes will generally cost more per month. When you rent a townhouse, you will probably have a small yard plot in both the front and back along with an attached garage. Townhomes also come with a two- or three-story floor plan.

That being said, there are many apartments side by side within a larger structure. Your apartment may feature a patio or balcony, but you won’t find a private entrance. Those townhouse benefits of a yard, garage,, and distance from neighbors might come with a bigger rent. 

Get More Floors With A Townhouse 

Square footage comparisons are relatively straightforward when looking at an apartment or townhouse in Westfield. In every floor plan, a 10’ x 10’ bedroom can be found in either option. And it's not unusual to find some apartments that give you more square footage than a townhouse. But, apartments will normally utilize a one-story layout. Townhouses have a multi-story floor plan.

The different stories allow for increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple stories, it can be simple to distinguish what is your playing level and what is your sleeping level. For instance, you can hang out on the first floor after others go to sleep on the second level. And if your office is at your house, you can put together a place to work downstairs while the top floor becomes a no work oasis.

Both Can Use All The Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Westfield townhome.

Townhomes are guaranteed to come equipped with laundry machine hookups. Some apartments might also come equipped with hookups like their townhouse counterparts. Other apartment units have a washer and dryer already installed, or else you’ll have community laundry rooms instead. A townhome could also have bigger closets and has a increased chance for features like a bay window.

Community amenities come standard no matter what you get. You'll gain entry to the pool, gym, and everything else the complex has to offer. Each apartment gets regular maintenance and regular appliances, as well.

Privacy Can Be the X Factor On Townhouse Vs. Apartment in Westfield

Westfield townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared hallways are an everyday occurrence of apartment life. While you can wish your neighbors hello every day, you might want to avoid the bustle of a common hallway. Townhouses are individual units comparable to a traditional house and may even have small outside areas, letting you socialize on your own schedule.

Both apartments and townhouses have common walls, but an apartment shares a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll have to be more conscious about noise when you’re in an apartment. The lack of noise from ceilings and floors in a townhome could also seem like a better pet-friendly choice.

Ready To Tour Your New Home?

As your start touring for your next apartment or townhome to live in Westfield, make sure to look at Harmony Apartment Homes first. We have spacious floor plans, helpful staff, and exciting amenities. Call (317) 795-0224 or click the “schedule a tour button” to start your visit.