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

November 05, 2020

Exterior apartment building in Fishers

After a long deliberation, you figured out that you want to rent your next home in Fishers. Still, now you have another tough choice: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Fishers?

While you can scope out a spacious two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Fishers, you opt to foot the extra rent for the increase in privacy a townhouse brings. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to feature separate entryways, a personal garage, and two or more floors. But those benefits also come with higher rent.

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

Townhomes Usually Cost More In Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Fishers apartment.

While there are no hard and fast rules for rent prices, a townhome will almost always cost more per month. With a townhome, you will probably get a small yard in the front and back and an attached garage. Townhouses also use a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, you can find many apartments together in a larger building. Your apartment may have an outside patio or balcony, but most likely won’t have a private unit entrance. Those townhouse perks of an attached garage, private yard, and distance from neighbors could have a higher monthly rent. 

Get More Stories With Your Townhome 

Square footage comparisons use the same standard when looking at an apartment or townhouse in Fishers. For example, a 10’ x 10’ bedroom can be found in both living options. And it's not uncommon to see some apartments that are laid out with more square footage than the townhouse option. However, apartments will normally have a one-story layout. Contrast that to a townhouse that utilizes 2 or 3 levels.

The discrete levels allow for more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With two floors, it can be easy to determine what is your entertaining level and what is your private space. For instance, you can hang out downstairs after your roommates go to sleep on the second level. And if your office is at home, you can set up an office space on the main floor while your top level becomes a no work zone.

Both Get All The Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Fishers townhome.

Townhomes are going to come provided with washer and dryer hookups. Different apartments may also have hookups like their townhouse siblings. Other apartment units come with washer/dryers included, or else you’ll have community laundry rooms instead. Your townhome might also have more closet space and has a better chance for features like a bay window.

The general community amenities come standard with whatever type you decide on. You'll receive entry to the pool, gym, and everything else the complex has to offer. Each apartment gets maintenance calls and appliances, too.

Privacy Is the X Factor On Apartment Vs. Townhouse in Fishers

Fishers townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared entryways are an ordinary part of apartment buildings. While you can wish your neighbors good morning every day, you might want to avoid a common walkway. Townhouses are solitary units reminiscent to a house and occasionally have small patio areas, allowing you to do meet and greets on your own schedule.

Both apartments and townhouses have common side walls, but a lot of apartments share a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll want to be more aware about sound when you’re in an apartment. The lack of noise from floors and ceilings in a townhome could also prove to be a better pet-friendly living arrangement.

Ready To Tour Your New Home?

As your start touring for your new apartment or townhome to rent in Fishers, don’t forget to visit Pullman Pointe Apartments. We have spacious layouts, helpful staff, and exciting amenities. Call (765) 534-2129 or tap the “schedule a tour button” to start your apartment hunt.