Are you considering a move into a townhome? Well, you aren’t alone. In fact, these days, first-time homebuyers and empty nesters alike are finding townhome living to be a fitting alternative to owning a single-family home—thanks in part to their varied architectural styles and low maintenance needs. But the reasons don’t stop there. Here are five benefits to living in a townhome.
Townhome Benefit #1: A nice yard without the work
Townhomes aren’t notorious for having sprawling yards. But for many, that’s part of their appeal. After all, keeping up with the lawn, weeding the flowerbeds, or fixing the sprinklers isn’t everyone’s favorite pastime. For those looking for a break from such chores, this is where a townhome shines.
Many townhome communities often include a homeowner’s association where a portion of the monthly dues go toward tending the yard, no matter how big or small it may be. But the hands-off care doesn’t stop there. Those same fees may go toward a variety of home maintenance tasks, such as repainting the exteriors, re-shingling the roof, trimming trees, blowing leaves, even clearing snow—should the need arise.
Ultimately, every HOA may have a different list of things it’ll take care of. So, be sure to make sure you know who’s responsible for what. The important takeaway is your yard will look great, and you’ll save your back in the process.
Townhome Benefit #2: The townhome community
When you opt for townhome living, you’re getting much more than just a townhome, you’re getting an entire community. And townhome communities often come equipped with amenities, such as pools, tennis and pickleball courts, golf courses, green spaces, recreation areas and more. Oftentimes these amenities are thought of as nice little additions, but not necessarily as necessities—an argument that carries some logical weight. However, there’s also a counterargument to consider for why they’re absolutely important.
For starters, recent health movements have stressed the importance of staying physically active. And what better, easier way to stay active than by choosing a townhome community that offers convenient fitness-focused features right at your doorstep. Pair that with the social aspects of having countless opportunities to come together as neighbors, and you effectively have a community that can help you care for your well-being in more ways than one.
Having available amenities inside a townhome community also helps increase the value of the properties. Even if you don’t plan to use what’s offered with any regularity, it’s always good to know that having them can offer an indirect boost to your home investment.
Townhome Benefit #3: The affordability factor
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, downsizing or somewhere in between, townhomes offer an affordable option. For starters, they typically share a wall or two with other townhomes or are multileveled. So, cost-conscious buyers are able to save money through a combination of shared renovation, maintenance and utility costs that wouldn’t be possible with a detached, single-family residence.
Home and yard size also play a considerable factor, often contributing to average townhome costs being significantly less than single-family dwellings. And in many cases, townhomes are also newer and, therefore, generally more up to date with upgrades like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and more.
The takeaway is, you can get a lot of the same stuff in a townhome that you’ll find in a single-family home, but you’ll likely pay less for it.
Townhome Benefit #4: Security for them
Living in a townhome community where units are close and amenities are shared often means you’re more likely to know your neighbors—and they’re more likely to know you. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
While everyone wants to maintain their own space and keep their private lives private, there’s an undeniable benefit to having a shared closeness and familiarity with those around you—especially when it comes to security. After all, if you know your neighbors are out, you’ll be more suspicious if you hear noises coming from their home. Likewise, if you are away for a day or for an extended time, there’s a certain peace of mind in having neighbors close to keep an eye on things.
Townhome Benefit #5: Security for you
Much like the points made above, the security and added peace of mind of close-knit neighborhood benefits you, too. After all, whether you’re in need of someone to keep an eye on the place while you’re away or you simply need a cup of sugar, there can be a real advantage to knowing who your neighbors are and having them close by.
For more information on Magnolia Green Townhomes and everything our master-planned community has to offer, call 804-435-5561 or feel free to visit us at our Welcome Center anytime. 17301 Memorial Tournament Dr., Moseley, VA 23120.