Advantages of Townhouse Living
When it comes to condo living, most people think of apartment style condos rising high across the cityscape. Fortunately, there is another great condo type for the urban dweller. Many developers build townhouse style condominiums that merge all the perks and benefits of condo living with the features of a single-family home.
This style of condo strikes the perfect balance between a low-maintenance lifestyle and the luxuries of private home ownership. Here’s our list of five great advantages townhouse living offers homeowners.
1) Minimal Maintenance
Aside from the above-mentioned features, townhouses still offer nearly maintenance-free living. In many townhouse communities, homeowner’s associations or condo corporations are responsible for all exterior maintenance work and seasonal yard care.
Condo fees contribute to hiring teams that take care of everything from snow shoveling to lawn care, to exterior painting and gutter cleaning, leaving homeowners responsible for the interior of their homes and nothing more.
2) Garage Space
Let’s be honest, those two and three car garages are often filled with more “stuff” than cars. Some townhouses have tandem garage space that protects your vehicle while giving you some extra storage space. The Brownstone at Pacific Landing comes with a 550 square foot two car garage and a 9’1” x 8’4” storage room. When it comes to downsizing, things like garage space are typically the first to go. If you’re thinking about condo living, townhouses offer the perfect compromise.
3) Multi-Level Living
Contrary to apartment style condo living, one of the benefits of townhouse living is the multi-level floor plans. Like single-family homes, townhouses provide plenty of space for everyone, with bedrooms upstairs, spacious living rooms and kitchens, and plenty of storage.
4) Pet Friendly
Townhouses are typically more pet-friendly than condos because you have your own exterior entrance. It can be difficult trying to find a condo community that allows your big beautiful Labrador to roam freely through the common areas to get to your suite. A townhouse has plenty of space inside your home for your furry family member without having to worry about affecting your neighbors. At Pacific Landing there is lots of green space on site and over 500 acres of walking trails just steps from your front door.
5) Close Community
Living side-by-side, you’re bound to bump into your neighbours now and again. Whether you’re the neighbourly type or not, there are benefits to living in a close-knit community. That extra cup of sugar is just steps away, and when you head out of town for a few days there’s always someone to keep an eye on your home while you’re away.
Consider Your Options
In considering the differences between apartment condos, townhouses and attached bungalows, you should be able to decide what’s best for you. In a fast-paced world where convenience is coveted, townhouse living offers a nice mix of detached home features with the flexibility of condo living.
Whether it’s your first home-buying experience, or you think it’s time to downsize, you may find a townhouse is your solution. If low-maintenance living is high on the priority list, but sacrificing too much space is a concern, a townhouse can be the perfect in-between.
Register with us today to view our last available Executive Brownstone scheduled for summer 2019 completion in the second phase of our waterfront development.