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Is It Better To Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Indianapolis?

After a long decision, you know you want to rent your next home in Indianapolis. Now you're faced with another daunting decision: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Indianapolis?

While you can discover a spacious 2-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Indianapolis, you may want to pay the extra cost for the increase in privacy a townhouse gives. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to use individual doorways, a garage, and two to three stories. But those townhouse perks many times come with an increase in rent.

Read on for a few key considerations to debate to help you make a good decision.

Townhouses Normally Cost More To Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Indianapolis apartment.

While there’s not any concrete rules regarding rent prices, townhouses will almost always cost more per month. With a townhouse, you will probably get a small yard plot in both the front and back and a connected garage. Townhouses also use a two- or three-story floor plan.

Then again, there are many apartment units together in one structure. Your unit may sport an outside patio or terrace, but most likely won’t have a private unit entrance. Those townhouse advantages of a yard, garage,, and distance from neighbors could have a higher rent. 

Get More Floors With A Townhouse 

Space considerations are relatively straightforward when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Indianapolis. In every floor plan, a 10’ x 10’ bedroom can be found in both options. And it's not uncommon to find some apartments that have more space than the townhouse option. However, apartments will normally utilize a single floor layout. In contrast, a townhome will use either 2 or 3 floors.

The different levels give you an increase in privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple levels, it can be simple to determine what is your entertaining space and what’s your sleeping space. For instance, you can hang out on the main level after the early birds go to bed on the upper floor. And if you’re working from your house, you can fix an office space on the main floor while your top floor becomes a no work paradise.

Both Can Use All The Community Amenities

Laundry room in a Indianapolis townhome.

Townhomes are going to come provided with laundry machine hookups. Different apartments may also come equipped with hookups like their townhome counterparts. Other units feature a stackable washer/dryer or stand alone machines already installed, while others have public facilities instead. A townhome may also have bigger closets and has a increased chance for architectural details like a a breakfast nook.

Apartment complex amenities come standard with whatever type you rent. You'll gain entry to the clubhouse, workcenter, and everything else your community has available. Each apartment gets regular maintenance and regular appliances, also.

Privacy May Be the Deciding Factor On Townhome Vs. Apartment in Indianapolis

Indianapolis townhomes with separate entrances.

Common entryways are an ordinary part of apartment living. While this might be a fun way to see your building mates, you might want to avoid the bustle of a common entryway. Townhomes are individual units reminiscent to a traditional house , down to having small outside areas, allowing for more socialization on your own schedule.

Both townhouses and apartments use common walls, but an apartment shares a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll have to be more understanding about your own noise level when you’re in an apartment. The lack of noise from ceilings and floors in a townhouse may also be the best pet-friendly choice.

Ready To Find Your Next Home?

As your start touring for your next apartment or townhome to rent in Indianapolis, make sure to check out The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon first. We have spacious layouts, friendly staff, and accessible amenities. Call (317) 659-6620 or hit the “schedule a tour button” to begin your apartment hunt.

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