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Should I Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Indianapolis?

You've made the call between buying and renting. Still, now you have the next daunting problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Indianapolis?

While you can discover a spacious two-bedroom or a 3-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis, don’t discount the privacy a townhouse can give. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to use separate front porches, a garage, and at least two stories. But those benefits many times come with higher rent.

Here are a few key considerations to debate so you can make the best decision.

Townhouses Normally Cost More To Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Indianapolis apartment.

While there’s not any hard and fast rules for rents, townhomes will usually be higher per month. With a townhome, you normally get a small yard in both the front and back along with a connected garage. Townhomes also are set up with a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, you can find many apartments side by side within a single building. Your unit may sport an outside patio or terrace, but there’s not a private entrance. Those townhome benefits of a yard, garage,, and distance from neighbors might come with a higher monthly rent. 

Get Multiple Stories With A Townhome 

Space considerations use the same standard when looking at an apartment or townhouse in Indianapolis. In regards to floor space, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in both options. And it's not uncommon to discover some apartments that have more floor space than the townhouse option. But, apartments will usually use a one-story plan. Townhouses give you a multi-story floor plan.

The discrete levels give you increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple levels, it can be easy to determine what is your playing level and what’s your quiet level. For example, you can watch TV downstairs after the early birds go to bed on the upper floor. And if you work from home, you can put together a home office downstairs while your top floor becomes a serene, work-free zone.

Both Get Full Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Indianapolis townhome.

Townhomes are going to come with washer and dryer hookups. Many apartments could also have a place for hookups like their townhome cousins. Other apartments have a washer and dryer already installed, or else you’ll have public laundry rooms instead. Your townhouse might also have bigger closets and has a better chance for details like a a breakfast nook.

Community amenities come included with whatever type you rent. You'll receive access to the pool, gym, and everything else the overall community has to offer. And rest assured, every living unit gets maintenance services and kitchen appliances, too.

Privacy Is the Deciding Factor On Townhouse Vs. Apartment in Indianapolis

Indianapolis townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared hallways are an ordinary part of apartment buildings. While this may be a easy way to see your neighbors, you may want to circumvent a common hallway. Townhouses are individual units comparable to a traditional house and may even have private outside spaces, allowing you to do meet and greets when you want to.

Both apartments and townhouses feature common walls, but a lot of apartments share a floor, ceiling, or both. You'll want to be more conscious about noise levels when you’re in an apartment. The lack of noise from ceilings and floors in a townhome could also be a better pet-friendly choice.

Want To Tour Your Next Home?

As you're looking for your new apartment or townhouse to live in Indianapolis, don’t forget to visit The Waverley Apartments. We have roomy units, wonderful staff, and exciting amenities. Call 317-800-7017 or hit the “schedule a tour button” to begin your visit.

The Waverley Apartments
140 Pope St. , Suite 1
IndianapolisIndiana 46202
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The Waverley Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at S East St. and E Georgia St. in Indianapolis. by the J.C. Hart Company, The Waverley is committed to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near downtown Indianapolis.
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