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

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

While you can scope out a roomy 2-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Bloomington, you should foot the extra cost for the increase in privacy a townhouse brings. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to use separate entryways, a garage, and two to three levels. But those townhouse perks many times come with more rent.

Consider these few key considerations to think about to help you make a good decision.

Townhomes Normally Cost More In Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Bloomington apartment.

While there are no definite rules regarding rent prices, townhouses will generally cost more per month. When you rent a townhouse, you normally have a small usable yard in the front and back along with a connected garage. Townhomes also are set up with a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, there are many apartment units together in a larger structure. Your unit may feature an outside patio or terrace, but most likely won’t have a private entrance. Those townhome benefits of a garage, yard, and distance from neighbors may come with a bigger monthly rent. 

Get More Floors With A Townhome 

Space considerations are relatively straightforward when choosing between renting an apartment or townhouse in Bloomington. In regards to floor space, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in either option. And it's not unusual to see some apartments that give you more floor space than a townhouse. However, apartments will usually have a single floor plan. Contrast that to a townhouse that is built with 2 or 3 levels.

The separate stories allow for more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With separate stories, it can be simple to determine what is your playing level and what’s your quiet space. For instance, you can watch TV on the first floor after the early birds go to turn in on the upper floor. And if you work from your house, you can set up an office space on the main floor while your top floor becomes a work-free paradise.

Both Can Use All The Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Bloomington townhome.

Townhomes are going to come provided with washer and dryer hookups. Different apartments may also have a place for hookups like their townhome siblings. Other apartments feature washer/dryers included, and some have community facilities instead. A townhome might also have more closets and has a increased chance for architectural details like a a breakfast nook.

Apartment complex amenities come included no matter what you rent. You'll receive access to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else the complex has available. And rest assured, every living unit gets regular maintenance and appliances, also.

Privacy May Be the X Factor On Townhome Vs. Apartment in Bloomington

Bloomington townhomes with separate entrances.

Common entryways are an ordinary part of apartment buildings. This could be a easy method to meet your neighbors, but you may want to circumvent a common walkway. Townhomes are individual units akin to a traditional house , down to having small backyard areas, allowing for more socialization when you want to.

Both townhouses and apartments use shared side walls, but an apartment shares a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll have to be more conscious about noise when you’re in an apartment. The absence of noise from ceilings and floors in a townhome may also prove to be the best pet-friendly living arrangement.

Want To Start Looking For Your Next Home?

As your start touring for your next apartment or townhome to rent in Bloomington, don’t forget to visit City Flats at Renwick. We have roomy floor plans, wonderful staff, and excellent amenities. Call 812-578-7432 or click the “schedule a tour button” to begin your apartment hunt.

City Flats at Renwick
2652 East Cathcart St. , Ste. 100
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
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City Flats at Renwick
City Flats at Renwick is a luxury apartment community located at E Moores Pike and S Sare Rd. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, City Flats at Renwick is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near College Mall.
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