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Should I Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Westfield?

After a lengthy decision, you figured out that you want to rent your next home in Westfield. Now you're faced with another tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Westfield?

While you can find a roomy two-bedroom or a 3-bedroom apartment in Westfield, don’t discount the privacy a townhouse can give. After all, a townhouse is almost always guaranteed to use separate front porches, a personal parking spot, and two to three levels. But those benefits also come with higher rent.

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

Townhomes Usually Cost More To Lease Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Westfield apartment.

While there are no concrete rules for costs, townhouses will usually be higher each month. With a townhouse, you will probably have a small usable yard in both the front and back along with a connected garage. Townhouses also come with a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, you can find many apartments within one building. Your apartment may sport an outside patio or terrace, but most likely won’t have a private entrance. Those townhouse benefits of an attached garage, private yard, and space from the neighbors could come with a bigger monthly rent. 

Get Multiple Floors With A Townhome 

Square footage comparisons use the same standard when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Westfield. In every floor plan, 800 square feet is 800 square feet in both living options. And it's not unusual to find some apartments that are laid out with more space than a townhome. But, apartments will usually utilize a single floor layout. Contrast that to a townhouse that is built with 2 or 3 stories.

The separate floors allow for an increase in privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With two floors, it can be easier to distinguish what is your living level and what’s your private space. For example, you can watch TV on the first floor after your roommates go to turn in on the second level. And if you work from your kitchen table, you can set up an office space downstairs while the top level becomes a serene, work-free paradise.

Both Get Full Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Westfield townhome.

Townhomes are guaranteed to come provided with laundry machine hookups. Different apartments may also have a place for hookups like their townhouse siblings. Other apartments come with a washer and dryer already installed, while others have community laundry rooms instead. Your townhome may also have more closets and has a better chance for details like a a breakfast nook.

Community amenities come standard no matter what you get. You'll get entry to the pool, gym, and everything else your community has to offer. And every unit gets maintenance calls and kitchen appliances, also.

Privacy May Be the X Factor On Townhome Vs. Apartment in Westfield

Westfield townhomes with separate entrances.

Common walkways are an everyday occurrence of apartment buildings. While this might be a great method to see your building mates, you might want to steer clear from the bustle of a shared walkway. Townhomes are individual units comparable to a traditional house and occasionally have private outside areas, allowing you to do meet and greets on your own terms.

Both apartments and townhouses have shared walls, but your apartment may share a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll have to be more conscious about noise levels when you’re in an apartment. The lack of noise from floors and ceilings in a townhouse may also be the best pet-friendly living arrangement.

Ready To Start Looking For Your Next Home?

As you start the search for your new apartment or townhouse to live in Westfield, don’t forget to check out Harmony Apartment Homes. We have roomy floor plans, friendly staff, and exciting amenities. Contact us at (317) 795-0224 or click the “schedule a tour button” to begin your tour.

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