Townhomes vs Apartments: Our Lifestyle-based Recommendations

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When it comes to finding a new place to call home, there are many factors to consider. One of the decisions you may have to make is whether to rent a townhome or an apartment. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and your choice will depend on your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. If you have been searching for townhomes or apartments for rent in West Michigan, here are our lifestyle-based recommendations:

Townhomes vs Apartments for Different Lifestyles

It can be helpful to consider your lifestyle when choosing between a townhome and an apartment. Here are some different lifestyles and living situations and whether we recommend a townhome or apartment:

Families With Children

If you’re a family with children, a townhome may be a better option than an apartment. Townhomes typically offer more space, both indoor and outdoor. With multiple floors and separate living areas, townhomes can provide children with space to play, study, and grow. You may also enjoy a townhome because it can offer more privacy than an apartment. You may have neighbors on either side of you but won’t have neighbors above or below you. The neighbors on either side of you may also lead to an increased sense of safety and security.

Townhomes can also come with extra amenities. You may get a garage, a driveway, or a yard. This can be beneficial for families with multiple cars or for families who want an outdoor space. If you like to entertain guests or host family gatherings, you might enjoy the extra privacy and space a townhome provides. 

Young Professionals

Young professionals starting out in their careers may prefer an apartment because it is generally less expensive. They also offer more flexibility in size. If you are a young professional who doesn’t need much space, you can select a one-bedroom apartment. Larger apartments with two or three bedrooms are also available if you require extra space. No matter the size of your chosen apartment, you will have access to the amenities offered in your community. This means you can choose a small apartment but still live in a luxury community with high-end amenities, like our Village East of Ada community.

Apartments that are located in more urban areas can make it easier to access public transportation, entertainment, and restaurants. Apartments with amenities such as gyms or pools may also be helpful if you do not have time to go to a gym or pool off-site. If you appreciate apartments that have amenities like this, check out our Pure Real Estate Management apartments. We have a wide selection of West Michigan apartments with convenient locations and amenities.

Retirees and Empty Nesters

Townhomes may be an ideal option if you are retired or are an empty nester. After your children have left the house, you may feel the need to downsize from your home. Townhomes can bring you a sense of community and safety and are often larger than apartments. Townhomes can come with multiple floors, multiple bedrooms, full bathrooms, garages, and basements. Many townhomes have enough space for hobbies and interests such as gardening or woodworking. 

Retirees and empty nesters may also appreciate the active lifestyle and low-maintenance living that townhomes can provide. Many of our townhomes offer walking and bike trails, fitness centers, and group fitness classes and activities. Taking advantage of these amenities can help keep you active and allow you to make friends with other community members. Townhomes are also low maintenance because the management often handles tasks like landscaping and shoveling. Check out our different townhomes to find a maintenance-free community.

Pet Owners

Many Pure Real Estate Management townhomes and apartments for rent are pet friendly. When deciding between a townhome and an apartment when you have a pet, you have to consider a few different things. The type and size of your pet are something that you should take into consideration. If you have a large dog, then you may want more size than an apartment can offer you. Townhomes also generally offer more outdoor space, which can be beneficial for pets who need room to run and play. Townhomes typically have their own private entrances as well, which can make it easier to take pets outside without having to go through a lobby or elevator. 

For these reasons, we usually recommend getting a townhome when you have a dog, especially if you have a large dog. If you have a cat or other small pet that does not need to go outside as often, you can take your pick between pet-friendly apartments and townhomes.

Check Out Pure Real Estate Management for Townhomes and Apartments for Rent

Whether you are looking for townhomes or apartments for rent, Pure Real Estate Management has options in beautiful West Michigan for both. We strive to create value for our clients and want our tenants to have inspiring experiences in our communities. We have options for a wide range of budgets with different amenities in various locations. Contact us today with any of your questions or comments.