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Should I Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Broad Ripple?

You've decided between buying and renting. Still, now you're faced with the next tough problem: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Broad Ripple?

While you can scope out a luxurious two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment in Broad Ripple, you could lean towards the privacy of a townhouse. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to feature individual doorways, a personal garage, and at least two stories. But those townhouse perks also come with higher rent.

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

Townhomes Generally Cost More To Lease Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Broad Ripple apartment.

While there are no definite rules for rent prices, townhouses will generally be higher each month. Living in a townhome, you normally have a small yard in both the front and back along with a personal garage. Townhouses also come with a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, you can find many apartment units side by side within a larger building. Your unit may have an outside patio or terrace, but most likely won’t have a private entrance. Those townhouse advantages of a garage, yard, and distance from neighbors may result in a bigger rent. 

Get More Levels With Your Townhouse 

Space considerations use the same standard when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Broad Ripple. For example, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in either option. And it's not unusual to see some apartments that are laid out with more space than a townhouse. However, apartments will usually utilize a one-story layout. Townhouses give you a multi-floor layout.

The discrete floors give you more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With separate stories, it can be easier to see what is your playing level and what’s your quiet level. For example, you can play a game on the first floor after the early birds go to sleep on the second level. And if you work from your house, you can fix an office space on the lower level while the top floor becomes a no work zone.

Both Can Use All The Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Broad Ripple townhome.

Townhouses are guaranteed to come provided with washer/dryer hookups. Different apartments may 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 closets and has a better chance for details like a a breakfast nook.

Apartment complex amenities come standard with whatever type you get. You'll gain entry to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else the overall community has to offer. And rest assured, every living unit gets maintenance calls and kitchen appliances, also.

Privacy Is the Deciding Factor On Apartment vs. Townhome in Broad Ripple

Broad Ripple townhomes with separate entrances.

Common walkways are an everyday occurrence of apartment buildings. While this might be a fun way to meet your building mates, you might want to avoid a common hallway. Townhouses are individual units akin to a house and occasionally have private patio areas, allowing you to do meet and greets on your own terms.

Both townhouses and apartments use common side walls, but an apartment shares a floor, ceiling, 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 a more pet-friendly living arrangement.

Want To Find Your New Home?

As your start touring for your new place to rent in Broad Ripple, you should definitely visit Park 66 Flats first. We have sizable floor plans, helpful staff, and accessible amenities. Contact us at 317-820-2209 or click the “schedule a tour button” to start your tour.

Park 66 Flats
888 E. 66th St.
IndianapolisIndiana 46220
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Park 66 Flats
Park 66 Flats is a luxury apartment community located at 66th St. and Ferguson St. in Broad Ripple. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, Park 66 Flats is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near The Monon Trail.
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