Townhouse Vs Condo

Living space

Why townhouse? A big reason to choose a townhouse is the living space and open space. Many townhouses feature high or vaulted ceilings, more bedrooms and bathrooms, a bigger living room and dining room plus a garage, balcony and fenced yard. Home owners enjoy open space in their balcony and yard and they have easy access to street level. 

Multi level floor plan

With the multi-level designs, the layouts of townhouses differ from condos. The main level of a townhouse offers a living room, dining room, kitchen and powder room; the upper level features 2 to 3 good sized bedrooms and bathrooms;  the basement contains a garage and attached by a yard. Family can perform daily activities in different zones.  

Storage

There are more closets and cabinets for storage.  Homeowners find it easier to organize and store their things.

Parking facilities

Townhouse communities offer varied parking options: single garage, side by side garage, tandem garage (2 cars parked end-to-end), 3-cars garage, carport or open parking. The newer townhouses have tandem garage or side by side garage.  Selected townhouses offer 3-cars garage.

Fewer neighbors

Fewer residents in a townhouse community than in a condo building.  There’ll be less traffic and noises.

Yard activities

The yard attached to the townhouse allows homeowners to enjoy more open space for activities like barbecue, swings, sandboxes, playing and gardening. 

Price

Townhouses are generally priced less than condos by square foot when compared with the same type of construction, age and living area.