When looking to move into a new community, many people only think of single-family homes, yet there are many other housing options to consider. Apartment style condos are a popular choice where residents can enjoy high-rise views of the surrounding streetscape. However, apartment living isn’t for everyone.
Fortunately, another type of condo is available for those who want the perks of condo living while enjoying some benefits of a single-family home; townhomes. Typically, townhome style condominiums in our communities are built with multiple levels, include a backyard, a parking area and share at least one wall with another home.
Townhome style condos hit the perfect balance of a low-maintenance lifestyle with the luxuries of owning a home. Take a look below to find out why townhomes are growing in popularity.
If a single-family home is out of your budget, condominium living might be a great way to move into your dream community. Townhome style condos are generally less expensive than single-family homes that are located in the same neighbourhood. Due to their smaller square-footage and joined exteriors, townhome owners can enjoy less upkeep than a typical detached single-family home. Their shared walls also help to reduce heat loss which saves on utility bills.
One of the key benefits of owning a townhome style condo is having access to greenspace. You can customize a yard to fit your lifestyle whether you want a place for your kids or pets to play, to be used as a serene area to read or garden, or entertain guests with a backyard BBQ.
Townhome style condos are perfect for those who want to cut down on lawn care while still being able to enjoy the benefits of an outdoor space. Some townhomes also offer verandas or walk-out balconies which make great lounging areas.
As a condo owner, you may never need to worry about shoveling snow, going on the roof to clean gutters or painting the exterior. The specific upkeep of your townhome’s exterior maintenance and seasonal yard care is provided by its condo corporation. Some condo agreements may be more restrictive and provide extra services while others may be more flexible.
Having less maintenance can be attractive to those who want to travel or cannot be home all of the time. It’s certainly easier to be away from a condo over a long period of time than it is in a single-family home.
Many townhome style condos in our communities include a garage where you have a safe and covered place to park your vehicle. Some condo-style townhomes in our communities offer a detached garage while others offer attached. No more going out early to scrape ice off of the windshield in the winter or hoping the motor didn’t freeze overnight.
Owning a garage provides extra storage opportunities for large items such as bikes, holiday décor and other objects that may clutter your home. Not to mention, it can be used as a workspace to tinker as well.
Unlike apartment style condos, townhomes in our communities have multi-level floor plans. This offers living areas where private spaces such as bedrooms are separated by a different floor from the entertaining areas such as the kitchen and great room.
Many townhomes also include a basement which has the opportunity to become fully finished to create even more livable space. This can be a great option for those searching for a multi-generational household or with a growing family.
Townhome style condos provide gentle density in our communities and are integrated among other styles of homes to provide a wide variety of housing options throughout our neighbourhoods.
Typically, townhomes are situated near collector roads which connect to main roads for quick transportation or can be found at an end of a block to provide easy access to amenities. This is especially handy when you need to quickly pop by the grocery store to pick up a couple items or when you’re in the mood for an evening of local dining and entertainment.
Whether you’re looking to downsize, are a first-time home buyer, or like the lower maintenance appeal of condo living, consider choosing a townhome style condo.