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

You made the decision where to rent your next place. However, 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 should foot the extra rent for the increase in privacy a townhouse brings. After all, a townhouse is almost always guaranteed to have individual entryways, a personal parking spot, and at least two stories. But those benefits also come with an increase in rent.

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

Townhouses Usually Cost More To Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Carmel apartment.

While you don’t have any definite rules for rent prices, townhouses will usually cost more per month. When you rent 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, you can find many apartments within one building. Your unit may sport a patio or balcony, but you won’t find 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 usually utilize a one-story floor plan. Contrast that to a townhouse that gives you either 2 or 3 floors.

The separate levels allow for increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With two floors, it can be easier to distinguish what is your living space and what is your quiet level. For instance, you can watch TV on the main level after others go to bed on the second level. And if you’re working from your house, you can set up a place to work on the main floor while your top level becomes a serene, work-free paradise.

Both Can Use All The Community Amenities

Laundry room in a Carmel townhome.

Townhouses are guaranteed to come with laundry machine hookups. Some apartments could also have a place for hookups like their townhouse cousins. 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.

Apartment complex amenities come standard no matter what you decide on. You'll get entry to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else the overall community has to offer. And every unit gets maintenance services and regular 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 circumvent a shared hallway. Townhouses are individual units akin to a traditional house and occasionally have private backyard areas, letting you socialize when you want to.

Both types of units have shared walls, but an apartment shares a floor, ceiling, or both. You'll have to be more understanding 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, make sure 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 apartment hunt.

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