Are you looking for a home style that offers all the perks of a single-family dwelling with none of the maintenance? A townhome or semi-detached duplex may be exactly what you’ve been searching for. Here are just a few of the many advantages that come with owning one of these highly popular home styles.
Little to No Maintenance
Townhomes are a desirable choice among Edmonton home buyers looking for low-maintenance living. As many townhome/ semi-detached duplex communities are accompanied by a homeowner’s association (HOA) or condo board, outside chores such as snow removal, landscaping and mowing the lawn are taken care of for you.
*Note: Some Edmonton townhome and semi-detached developments are condo-fee free but will require some homeowner maintenance.
Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, grow your family or downsize to something a little more manageable, townhomes are an affordable choice for any lifestyle. Even better, they are typically less expensive than a detached single-family home yet offer all the same great benefits. These may include multiple bedrooms and/or bathrooms, ample square footage, open living spaces, finished basements, backyards and attached garages.
The Best Amenities
From schools and services to transit and entertainment venues, where there’s an Edmonton townhome community, there’s a wealth of great amenities. In addition to what can easily be found within minutes of your neighbourhood (shopping centres, restaurants, parks, commuter roads, etc.), developers often include internal community amenities as well – such as playgrounds, fitness centres, swimming pools and outdoor recreation facilities.
Townhome and semi-detached duplex developments are known for their tight-knit community atmosphere. With several friendly neighbours just a short distance away, homeowners can enjoy a heightened sense of security and belonging. Some neighbourhoods may even include additional security features such as locked gates or personnel, enhanced lighting and more.
Peace and Quiet
Despite what you may have heard, townhome and semi-detached duplex owners enjoy an ultra-quiet lifestyle. In newer communities, especially, developers have placed extra emphasis on superior soundproofing and insulation – meaning you’ll never have to worry about overhearing your neighbour’s TV or listening to their dog bark during the day. And, unlike apartment-style condos, you won’t have to contend with neighbours above and below your unit.
As we already mentioned, townhome and semi-detached living offers many of the same perks as life in a single-family home. These include private yards, patios, balconies and/or deck spaces. Homeowners can sit outside and enjoy the solitude of their backyard just as they would in a detached home, without feeling like they’re on display. Furthermore, many units feature private entries – mainly through either a single or double-detached garage.
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