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

You've made the decision between buying and renting. Still, now you’ve got another daunting problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Greenwood?

While you can find a luxurious two-bedroom or a 3-bedroom apartment in Greenwood, don’t ignore the privacy a townhouse gives you. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to feature individual entryways, a garage, and two or more stories. But those benefits also come with more rent.

Read on for a few key factors to think about so you can make a good decision.

Townhouses Normally Cost More To Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Greenwood apartment.

While there are no definite rules for rents, townhomes will generally be higher each month. Living in a townhome, you will probably get a small yard plot in both the front and back along with a connected garage. Townhomes also come with a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, you can find many apartment units together in a larger building. You may feature an outside patio or terrace, but most likely won’t have a private unit entrance. Those townhome perks of an attached garage, private yard, and space from the neighbors might have a higher rent. 

Get Multiple Floors With A Townhouse 

Square footage comparisons are relatively straightforward when looking at an apartment or townhouse in Greenwood. In regards to floor space, 800 square feet is 800 square feet in either option. And it's not uncommon to see some apartments that have more square footage than the townhouse option. However, apartments will normally utilize a single floor layout. Townhouses have a multi-floor layout.

The discrete stories allow for more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With two levels, it can be easier to determine what is your entertaining space and what’s your private level. For example, you can hang out on the first floor after others go to sleep on the upper floor. And if your office is at home, you can put together a home office downstairs while your top level becomes a serene, work-free zone.

Both Get All The Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Greenwood townhome.

Townhomes are going to come provided with washer/dryer hookups. Many apartments may also have hookups like their townhouse cousins. Other apartments come with a stackable washer/dryer or stand alone machines included, or else you’ll have building facilities instead. A townhome could also have more closets and has a increased chance for architectural details like a a breakfast nook.

Apartment complex amenities come included with whatever type you rent. You'll gain access to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else the complex has to offer. And rest assured, every living unit gets maintenance services and appliances, also.

Privacy May Be the X Factor On Apartment vs. Townhome in Greenwood

Greenwood townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared hallways are an ordinary part of apartment living. While this may be a fun way to see your building mates, you might want to avoid the bustle of a common entryway. Townhouses are solitary units akin to a house and occasionally have private patio areas, letting you socialize when you want to.

Both apartments and townhouses feature common side walls, but a lot of apartments share a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll have to be more aware about noise when you’re in an apartment. The lack of sound from ceilings and floors in a townhouse could also prove to be a better pet-friendly option.

Want To Find Your New Home?

As your start touring for your new apartment or townhouse to live in Greenwood, you should definitely visit BayShore Apartments. We have sizable units, helpful staff, and accessible amenities. Call 317-886-1849 or tap the “schedule a tour button” to start your apartment hunt.

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