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

After a lengthy deliberation, you know you want to rent your next place in Fishers. Now you’ve got the next tough choice: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Fishers?

While you can discover a roomy 2-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Fishers, you opt to foot the extra cost for the additional privacy a townhouse gives. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to feature separate entryways, a garage, and two to three floors. But those perks also come with more rent.

Read on for a few key considerations to think about to help you make the best decision.

Townhomes Usually Cost More To Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Fishers apartment.

While you don’t have any hard and fast rules regarding costs, a townhome will almost always be higher per month. When you rent a townhouse, you will probably have a small yard in the front and back and a personal garage. Townhouses also use a two- or three-story floor plan.

That being said, there are many apartment units side by side within a single structure. You may feature an outside patio or terrace, but you won’t find a private unit entrance. Those townhouse advantages of a yard, garage,, and distance from neighbors may have a higher cost. 

Get More Stories With A Townhouse 

Square footage comparisons are relatively straightforward when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Fishers. In every floor plan, 800 square feet is 800 square feet in both living options. And it's not uncommon to see some apartments that are laid out with more floor space than a townhouse. However, apartments will normally use a single floor floor plan. In contrast, a townhome will use either 2 or 3 stories.

The different levels allow for more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With two stories, it can be easier to see what is your living space and what is your private space. For example, you can play a game downstairs after your roommates go to sleep upstairs. And if you’re working from your kitchen table, you can set up a home office on the lower level while your top floor becomes a serene, work-free paradise.

Both Get All The Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Fishers townhome.

Townhouses are going to come with washer/dryer hookups. Many apartments could also have a place for hookups like their townhouse siblings. Other units feature a stackable washer/dryer or stand alone machines already installed, while others have public facilities instead. Your townhouse could also have more closet space and has a increased chance for features like a bay window.

Community amenities come included for any type of unit you decide on. You'll get access to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else your community has available. Each apartment gets maintenance services and regular appliances, too.

Privacy Is the Deciding Factor On Apartment vs. Townhome in Fishers

Fishers townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared entryways are a part of apartment living. While you can greet your building mates hello every day, you might want to steer clear from the bustle of a shared hallway. Townhomes are individual units akin to a house , down to having small outside areas, allowing you to do meet and greets when you want to.

Both types of units use common walls, but a lot of apartments share a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll have to be more aware about noise living in an apartment. The absence of noise from ceilings and floors in a townhouse may also be a better pet-friendly choice.

Ready To Tour Your Next Home?

As your start touring for your new apartment or townhouse to rent in Fishers, don’t forget to look at The Flats at Switch first. We have spacious layouts, wonderful staff, and exciting amenities. Contact us at 317-597-5275 or hit the “schedule a tour button” to start your visit.

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