Townhouse Vs. Apartment – Which Is Right for You?

At Bradford, a large number of different housing options mean you can have your choice of either a townhouse or an apartment. Sometimes, making this choice is not easy, as you must weigh the pros and cons of both decisions. Here’s a closer look at what you should consider when choosing the right housing option for your needs.

1. Cost
Though apartments vary in cost tremendously based on amenities and floor plans, typically speaking an apartment will cost less than a townhouse. The smaller floor plan of an apartment, and the fact that the same amount of property can house several units when compared to a townhouse, is the reason for this. If your budget is tight, an apartment will work better.

2. Space
In most cases, townhouses have more space. If you have several people who will be sharing the space with you, or have some pets you’re moving with, you may enjoy this additional space. That said, it will take more effort to clean your space and you will need more furnishings in a townhouse. If you’re just starting out and won’t be moving with a large number of people, an apartment may be a better fit.

3. Amenities
In a mixed-use development like Bradford, the amenities are available to both apartment and townhouse residents. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, townhouse communities have fewer amenities than apartment communities. In addition, if they do have amenities, you may have to walk farther to access them. In an apartment community, the amenities are often within the same building as the apartment.

4. Privacy
Though luxury apartment communities take measures to soundproof their apartment units to improve privacy, the reality is that there is a measure of privacy lost in an apartment that is regained in a townhome. When you have neighbors next to, above, and below you, you’re going to hear some of their noises from time to time. If privacy is extremely important to you, a townhome may be a better fit.

5. Stairs
If stairs are difficult for you to navigate, you’ll want to go with an apartment. Townhomes almost always have multiple stories, which means navigating stairs on a regular basis. In an apartment, you’ll have an elevator to shuttle you from the main floor to your apartment floor.

6. Yard
Sometimes, having a yard is a benefit, and sometimes it is not needed. Most apartments have patios or balconies to allow some outdoor living, and most luxury apartment communities have green space for residents to enjoy, but if you need an actual yard, a townhouse will work better.

So, which is better for you? The answer depends on your lifestyle, budget, and other needs. Thankfully, at Bradford, you have both options in one luxurious, convenient community.