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

November 05, 2020

Exterior apartment building in Carmel

You finally made the call where you should rent your next home. Still, now you’ve got the next daunting choice: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Carmel?

While you can find a spacious two-bedroom or a 3-bedroom apartment in Carmel, you could lean towards the privacy of a townhouse. After all, a townhouse is generally guaranteed to have individual front porches, a personal garage, and two or more stories. But those perks also come with more rent.

Read on for a few key considerations to debate so you can make the best decision.

Townhomes Generally Cost More In Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Carmel apartment.

While there’s not any concrete rules regarding rent prices, townhouses will usually cost more per month. Living in a townhouse, you will probably get a small yard plot in the front and back along with an attached garage. Townhomes also are set up with a two- or three-story floor plan.

That being said, there are many apartments within one building. You may have a patio or terrace, but there’s not a private entrance. Those townhouse perks of a garage, yard, and space from the neighbors could come with a larger rent. 

Get More Stories With Your Townhouse 

Space considerations are relatively straightforward when choosing between renting an apartment or townhouse in Carmel. For example, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in both options. And it's not unusual to find some apartments that have more space than a townhouse. However, apartments will usually use a single floor floor plan. Townhouses give you a multi-story floor plan.

The different floors give you more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple levels, it can be easy to distinguish what is your playing space and what’s your quiet level. For instance, you can watch TV on the first floor after your roommates go to sleep on the upper floor. And if you’re working from home, you can fix a place to work on the main floor while the top floor becomes a work-free paradise.

Both Can Use All The Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Carmel townhome.

Townhouses are guaranteed to come with washer/dryer hookups. Many apartments could also have a place for hookups like their townhouse cousins. Other apartment units come with a stackable washer/dryer or stand alone machines included, while others have building laundry rooms instead. A townhome could also have more closets and has a greater chance for details like a a breakfast nook.

Apartment complex amenities come standard with whatever type you get. You'll get entry to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else your community has for its Residents. And every unit gets regular maintenance and regular appliances, also.

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

Carmel townhomes with separate entrances.

Common entryways are an ordinary part of apartment living. While this might be a great method to greet your neighbors, you might want to circumvent a common entryway. Townhomes are individual units comparable to a traditional house , down to having private backyard areas, allowing for more socialization on your own schedule.

Both types of units use shared walls, but an apartment shares a floor, ceiling, or both. You'll have to be more conscious about sound when you’re in an apartment. The lack of noise from floors and ceilings in a townhouse may also seem like a more pet-friendly choice.

Ready To Tour Your Next Home?

As you're looking for your new place to rent in Carmel, don’t forget to look at Lakeside Apartments first. We have spacious floor plans, friendly staff, and excellent amenities. Call 317-344-8491 or click the “schedule a tour button” to start your visit.