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Our website has both condos and townhouses listed because both are easy-care communities in convenient urban areas. But for some buyers, a condo feels too confined. This is especially true for those who are downsizing from a single family home. Condos are popular but they don't suit everyone.  Enter the Townhouse, which may solve some of the problems nagging you when you look at those condo photos.  Here are some reasons to buy a townhouse rather than a condo.

Reason #1 - Back patios and small yards. Just a little more outdoor space on the ground floor give townhome owners some relaxing, back-to-nature outdoor time in their own private space. Orlando townhomes usually have a covered patios, screened in to ensure bug-free enjoyment, but some older townhomes like those in Cherokee Place have open patios to a yard.

Reason #2 - More space. A 2 bedroom condo often runs about 1200 square feet. Townhomes are often 1400 or more square feet, and are a good choice if you are looking for more than 2 bedrooms. The Carriage Homes at Stonebridge Commons in the MetroWest development are two-story units with private driveways. A two-bedroom, two bath unit is around 1,500 square feet, while the three bedroom homes are over 1800 square feet.

Reason #3 - A garage! When you downsize from a single family residence, extra storage space is nearly always desirable. Of course, a garage is a secure space for your car. There's less chance of vehicle damage or theft when your car is garaged. Some insurance companies offer lower premiums with a private garage. Garages are also a prime spots for workbenches and art projects.

Reason #4 - Amenities shared by less people.  Orlando townhouse communities often have less people that share the common outdoor areas and other amenities than those living in a high rise condo building or a more densely populated mid-rise condo development.  For example, the affordable townhomes at Victoria Pines have plenty of grass areas that are easily accessible through the front or back door.  There isn't an elevator, stairs or a hallway that keep you from having access to the outdoors, and the pool and clubhouse is centrally located.

Be sure to take a look at our Orlando Townhomes For Sale page for more choices! Then give us a call. We specialize in condos and townhouses. Let us help you find the best Orlando townhouse to suit your taste and your budget. We love Orlando and will work hard to earn your trust.


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Last Updated: 2024-05-18 03:06:56