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

You've made the call between renting and buying. Still, now you’ve got another tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Brownsburg?

While you can find a spacious 2-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Brownsburg, you should foot the extra cost for the increase in privacy a townhouse gives. A townhouse in Brownsburg is generally guaranteed to use individual front porches, a garage, and two to three floors. But those perks many times come with more rent.

Read on for a few key factors to debate so you can make a good decision.

Townhouses Generally Cost More To Lease Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Brownsburg apartment.

While you don’t have any definite rules regarding rent prices, townhomes will almost always cost more each month. When you rent a townhome, you normally get a small yard plot in the front and back and a connected garage. Townhomes also use a two- or three-story floor plan.

Then again, there are many apartments together in a larger building. Your apartment may feature a patio or balcony, but most likely won’t have a private unit entrance. Those townhome benefits of a yard, garage,, and private entrance could have a bigger monthly rent. 

Get More Levels With A Townhome 

Square footage comparisons are relatively straightforward when choosing between renting an apartment or townhouse in Brownsburg. In regards to floor space, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in either option. And it's not unusual to find some apartments that give you more square footage than a townhome. But, apartments will usually use a single floor plan. Townhomes utilize a multi-level layout.

The discrete stories give you increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With two levels, it can be easier to determine what is your entertaining space and what is your quiet level. For instance, you can watch TV on the main level after others go to turn in on the second level. And if your office is at your house, you can fix a place to work on the main floor while the top floor becomes a work-free paradise.

Both Can Use All The Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Brownsburg townhome.

Townhouses are going to come with washer and dryer hookups. Some apartments might also come equipped with hookups like their townhouse siblings. Other apartments feature a stackable washer/dryer or stand alone machines already installed, and some have community facilities instead. Your townhome may also have more closets and has a increased chance for details like a bay window.

Apartment complex amenities come included with whatever type you decide on. You'll gain entry to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else the complex has to offer. And every unit gets regular maintenance and kitchen appliances, also.

Privacy May Be the Deciding Factor On Apartment vs. Townhome in Brownsburg

Brownsburg townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared hallways are an everyday occurrence of apartment life. While this might be a fun way to see your neighbors, you may want to circumvent a shared entryway. Townhouses are solitary units reminiscent to a traditional house and may even have private patio areas, allowing you to do meet and greets when you want to.

Both townhouses and apartments feature common side walls, but your apartment may share a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll have to be more conscious about noise living in an apartment. The absence of sound from floors and ceilings in a townhouse may also prove to be the best pet-friendly choice.

Ready To Tour Your New Home?

As you're looking for your next apartment or townhome to rent in Brownsburg, make sure to look at Union Green. We have sizable floor plans, friendly staff, and accessible amenities. Contact us at (463) 888-7185 or hit the “schedule a tour button” to start your apartment hunt.

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5793 North Green Street
BrownsburgIndiana 46112
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Union Green is a luxury apartment community located at Main Street and S. Green St. in Brownsburg. Managed by the J.C. Hart Company, Union Green is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Arbuckle Acres Park.
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