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Should I Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Carmel?

You made the call where you should rent your next home. However, now you're faced with the next tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Carmel?

While you can find a roomy two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Carmel, you should pay the extra rent for the additional privacy a townhouse brings. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to feature individual doorways, a garage, and two to three floors. But those townhouse perks also come with an increase in rent.

Read on for a few key factors to think about to help you make the best decision.

Townhomes Normally Cost More In Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Carmel apartment.

While there’s not any definite rules regarding rent prices, townhomes will usually be higher per month. With a townhome, you will probably get a small yard in both the front and back and a connected garage. Townhomes also use a two- or three-story floor plan.

That being said, there are many apartments side by side within a single structure. Your unit may have an outside patio or balcony, but most likely won’t have a private unit entrance. Those townhome benefits of an attached garage, private yard, and distance from neighbors could come with a bigger monthly rent. 

Get More Floors With Your Townhouse 

Space considerations use the same standard when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Carmel. For example, 800 square feet is 800 square feet in both living options. And it's not uncommon to discover some apartments that are laid out with more space than a townhouse. But, apartments will normally have a one-floor layout. Townhouses have a multi-story floor plan.

The discrete stories allow for increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple floors, it can be easier to distinguish what is your entertaining space and what is your quiet level. For instance, you can watch TV on the first floor after the early birds go to bed upstairs. And if you’re working from home, you can put together a home office on the lower level while your top floor becomes a work-free oasis.

Both Get Full Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Carmel townhome.

Townhouses are guaranteed to come with washer and dryer hookups. Many apartments might also come equipped with hookups like their townhome counterparts. Other apartment units have a stackable washer/dryer or stand alone machines included, while others have building facilities instead. Your townhome might also have more closet space and has a increased chance for features like a bay window.

The general community amenities come standard no matter what you decide on. You'll get entry to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else the complex has to offer. And rest assured, every living unit gets maintenance calls and regular appliances, also.

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

Carmel townhomes with separate entrances.

Common walkways are an everyday occurrence of apartment buildings. While you can greet your building mates good morning each day, you might want to circumvent the trouble of a common entryway. Townhouses are solitary units reminiscent to a traditional house and may even have private outside spaces, allowing you to do meet and greets on your own terms.

Both types of units have shared walls, but your apartment may share a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll want to be more aware about noise levels living in an apartment. The absence of noise from floors and ceilings in a townhouse could also be the best pet-friendly living arrangement.

Ready To Find Your Next Home?

As you're looking for your next apartment or townhouse to rent in Carmel, don’t forget to visit The Legacy Towns and Flats. We have sizable units, friendly staff, and exciting amenities. Call 317-674-1318 or hit the “schedule a tour button” to begin your apartment hunt.

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