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

November 05, 2020

Exterior apartment building in Carmel

After a lengthy decision, you know you should rent your next home in Carmel. Still, now you’ve got the next tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Carmel?

While you can find a luxurious two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Carmel, you could opt for the privacy of a townhouse. After all, a townhouse is almost always guaranteed to have individual entryways, a personal parking spot, and at least two stories. But those benefits usually come with higher rent.

Consider these few key factors to debate to help you make the best decision.

Townhouses Usually Cost More In Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Carmel apartment.

While there are no hard and fast rules for rents, a townhome will almost always cost more per month. Living in a townhome, you will probably have a small usable yard in both the front and back and a connected garage. Townhouses also use a two- or three-story floor plan.

Then again, there are many apartments together in one building. Your unit may have a patio or balcony, but most likely won’t have a private entrance. Those townhome benefits of an attached garage, private yard, and space from the neighbors may result in a bigger monthly rent. 

Get More Floors With Your Townhouse 

Space considerations are relatively straightforward when choosing between renting an apartment or townhouse in Carmel. In every floor plan, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in both living options. And it's not uncommon to discover some apartments that are laid out with more floor space than a townhome. However, apartments will generally utilize a one-story floor plan. Townhouses have a multi-story floor plan.

The different levels allow for increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With two floors, it can be easy to distinguish what is your living space and what is your quiet level. For instance, you can hang out on the main level after your roommates go to sleep upstairs. And if you’re working from your house, you can set up a place to work downstairs while your top level becomes a work-free paradise.

Both Get Full Community Amenities

Laundry room in a Carmel townhome.

Townhouses are guaranteed to come with laundry machine hookups. Many apartments could also have a place for hookups like their townhouse siblings. Other units have washer/dryers included, or else you’ll have community facilities instead. A townhouse could also have more closet space and has a increased chance for features like a a breakfast nook.

Community amenities come standard with whatever type you rent. You'll get entry to the pool, gym, and anything else the overall community has to offer. Each apartment gets maintenance services and appliances, too.

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

Carmel townhomes with separate entrances.

Common walkways are an everyday occurrence of apartment life. While you can tell your neighbors hello every day, you may want to avoid a shared entryway. Townhouses are individual units reminiscent to a traditional house and may even have private outside areas, letting you socialize when you want to.

Both types of units use shared walls, but an apartment shares a floor, ceiling, 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 townhome may also be the best pet-friendly living arrangement.

Ready To Find Your New Home?

As you start the search for your next apartment or townhouse to rent in Carmel, don’t forget to check out Highpointe on Meridian Apartments first. We have roomy units, wonderful staff, and accessible amenities. Contact us at (317) 342-0670 or tap the “schedule a tour button” to start your tour.