Have you ever pictured yourself living in a townhouse? If you did not grow up in one, this may not be the real estate vision you had for yourself. But in fact, there are a lot of advantages of living in a townhome, and it might be perfect for you, after all. Here are a few of those advantages.
1. You have a yard, but you don't have to care for it.
When you live in an apartment building, you typically do not have a yard. In a townhouse, however, there tends to be green space in front of and behind each building. You might have to share this space with the owner of the other half of your townhouse building — but sometimes there is a spot designated just for you. Here's the best part, though: you don't have to care for it. In a townhouse setup, the community typically takes care of mowing the lawn, tending the flower gardens, and so forth. This saves you time on the weekends, and it keeps you from having to buy landscaping equipment.
2. Neighborhoods are generally safe.
When you live in a townhouse community, there is usually an organization dedicated to overseeing neighborhood safety. Various residents may volunteer to watch out for crime during specific hours. There might be a board that makes sure amenities like the playground and pool are kept up to safety codes. As such, you can feel safe and secure in your townhouse community — more so than when you live on a street where the neighbors barely know each other.
3. There are community activities.
If you are moving to a new town, moving into a townhome community is a great way to make friends. In addition to having plenty of neighbors close by, these communities often organize activities that you can attend. If the community has a pool, there might be swimming classes or water aerobics classes. There might even be board game nights or movie nights in a community building. If you have kids, a townhouse community can be a good place for them to grow up, since they will have friends nearby and activities to do with them.
Is townhouse living for you? If you think it might be, let your real estate agent know. They can keep an eye out for townhomes available in your area so you can go take a look.