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

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

While you can scope out a roomy two-bedroom or a 3-bedroom apartment in Sylvania, you could opt for the privacy of a townhouse. A townhouse in Sylvania is generally guaranteed to use separate doorways, a personal garage, and two or more stories. But those townhouse perks also come with more rent.

Read on for a few key considerations to debate so you can make a good decision.

Townhouses Normally Cost More To Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Sylvania apartment.

While there are no hard and fast rules regarding rent prices, a townhome will almost always be higher each month. When you rent a townhouse, you normally have a small yard plot in both the front and back and an attached garage. Townhomes also are set up with a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, you can find many apartment units within a single building. Your apartment may feature an outside patio or terrace, but you won’t find a private entrance. Those townhouse perks of a garage, yard, and private entrance might result in a bigger monthly rent. 

Get Multiple Levels With Your Townhome 

Space considerations are relatively straightforward when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Sylvania. In regards to floor space, 600 sq ft is 600 sq ft in both living options. And it's not uncommon to see some apartments that are laid out with more space than a townhome. But, apartments will generally utilize a single floor floor plan. In contrast, a townhome will give you either 2 or 3 floors.

The different floors allow for more privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With multiple floors, it can be easier to see what is your entertaining space and what is your private space. For instance, you can play a game downstairs after your roommates go to turn in upstairs. And if you’re working from your kitchen table, you can fix a place to work downstairs while your top level becomes a no work oasis.

Both Can Use All The Apartment Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Sylvania townhome.

Townhomes are going to come with laundry machine hookups. Different apartments could also come equipped with hookups like their townhome counterparts. Other apartment units have washer/dryers included, while others have community laundry rooms instead. Your townhome might also have bigger closets and has a increased chance for features like a bay window.

Community amenities come included no matter what you rent. You'll gain entry to the pool, gym, and everything else your community has available. And every unit gets maintenance calls and appliances, too.

Privacy Can Be the Deciding Factor On Apartment vs. Townhome in Sylvania

Sylvania townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared walkways are a part of apartment living. This might be a easy method to meet your building mates, but you may want to avoid a shared walkway. Townhomes are individual units reminiscent to a traditional house and may even have small backyard spaces, allowing you to do meet and greets on your own terms.

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

Ready To Start Looking For Your Next Home?

As your start touring for your new apartment or townhome to rent in Sylvania, make sure to look at SOMO Flats first. We have sizable units, helpful staff, and excellent amenities. Call (419) 843-0855 or hit the “schedule a tour button” to start your tour.

SOMO Flats
6455 Monroe St , Ste 100
SylvaniaOhio 43560
Phone: (419) 843-0855
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SOMO Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Main Street & Monroe Street in Sylvania. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, SOMO is committed to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Harroun Park.
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