Why townhouses? A big reason to choose a townhouse is living space. Many townhouses feature high ceilings or vaulted ceilings, more bedrooms and bathrooms, a bigger living room and dining room plus a single garage or double garage, balcony and fenced yard. Home owners enjoy BBQ in their balcony and building a garden in their backyard.
Multi level floor plan
With multi-level floor plan designs, the layouts of townhouses differ from apartment buildings. The main level of a townhouse offers a large living room, dining room, kitchen and powder room. Upper level features a master bedroom with ensuite and 2 to 3 good sized bedrooms and bathroom. The basement contains a garage and is attached by a yard. Family can perform daily activities in different zones.
There are more closets and kitchen cabinets. Homeowners find it easier to organize things in townhouse and build storage shelves in the garage.
Townhouses offer varied parking options: single garage, side by side garage, tandem garage (2 cars parked end-to-end), 3-cars garage, carport and open parking. The newer townhouses have tandem garage or side by side garage. Selected townhouses offer 3-cars garage.
Fewer residents in a townhouse community than in a condo/apartment building. There’ll be less traffic and noises.
The yard or patio attached to the townhouse allows homeowners to enjoy activities such as barbecue, swings, sandboxes, inflatable pool, summer reading nook and gardening.
Some townhouse communities feature a club house with party room, fitness room, swimming pool, sauna and whirl pool. These amenities are attractive to families who enjoy active lifestyle.
Proximity to transit and schools
Most townhouse communities are near public transit. Residents can walk to the parks, schools, groceries and recreation centre.
Townhouse communities hire management company to look after common area repair, maintenance, gardening and snow removal. It gives owners a perfect solution to spend long weekends and vacations.