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August 11, 2016

Ten reasons townhome living is better

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Townhome living allows you to have all the conveniences that come with a condo while also experiencing the benefits of home ownership.

Deciding where to live is one of life’s biggest decisions, and it’s important that you consider each and every factor when you set out to make that call. Every type of living option has its pros and cons, and depends greatly on your particular lifestyle. Everyone knows about houses and apartments, but what about the perfect balance between the two?

Townhomes are an often misunderstood, but incredibly valuable option if you’re looking for something more than an apartment, but don’t quite want to commit to all the responsibility that comes with owning a single family home. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best benefits of townhome living, especially at a great location like Park Place at Garden State Park:

1. A yard without the hassle

Have you ever wished that you could have a beautiful yard that you weren’t obligated to take care of? Well, that’s exactly what a townhome offers. While that space might not be huge, you generally aren’t responsible for its upkeep. Just imagine a summer free of grass cutting!

2. A community with everything you need

Have you ever wanted to get some exercise, but the gym was too far away? That’s not a problem in a townhome community. With access to things like a state-of-the-art fitness center, a tennis court and a resort-style swimming pool, you can maintain your ideal lifestyle without leaving your neighborhood.

3. A safe neighborhood

By their very nature, townhome communities are shared by many people, and they all want to keep it safe and secure just as much as you do. You can live comfortably without the fear of intrusion when you know that so many people are devoted to that same interest.

4. Quieter living

If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, townhomes are designed perfectly for you. They’re built in units that are next to, rather than on top of, each other. That means no one is living above or below you. You won’t have to deal with people stomping above you, and you’ll have way more privacy.

5. Common areas

Besides the pools and the parks, townhomes come with a whole host of other common areas that allow you to meet other people and hang out. Whether that means hosting a book club or playing a game of billiards, get out and meet your neighbors and build some lasting friendships.

6. Nearby a great town

The best townhomes are situated just far enough from town so that you can get some peace and quiet, but close enough that you have access to whatever it is that you need. Whether it’s a latte from Starbucks, a new pair of heels from DSW or a manicure at Le Chic Nails & Beauty Salon, you can find everything you want right there nearby. If you’re looking for a community where you can live, work and play, look no further than Park Place at Garden State Park.

7. Outdoor fun

If the townhome community you’ve chosen is designed with luxury in mind, chances are it features outdoor amenities like walkways and open space, as well as close proximity to nearby parks and recreation. Park Place at Garden State Park features 44 acres of preserved open space and is just minutes away from Cooper River Park.

8. All the maintenance is taken care of

That point about not having to take care of your lawn doesn’t end at your door. You’re often not responsible for any of the upkeep in the common areas or your own home’s exterior. Roof repairs? Not your problem. Snow shoveling? Let someone else deal with it.

9. Multi-levels

Unlike many apartments or condos, townhomes promise more than just one level to your living area. This is great not just to have more space -- it also opens up more decorating options and can also provide some added privacy for households with multiple people.

10. Less costly than a house, but a better investment than an apartment

For the most part, townhomes are less expensive than single-family homes, but you still maintain an interest in the property -- unlike an apartment. It’s hard to pass up on all these benefits when it’s also going to be less of a hit on your finances.

Townhome living allows you to have all the conveniences that come with a condo while also experiencing the benefits of home ownership. If that’s what you’re looking for, be sure to consider the luxury townhomes offered in the beautiful community of Park Place at Garden State Park.