Tired of apartment living but can't afford the big home on the golf course just yet? Maybe a townhouse is the right fit. A townhouse is typically a two storey home attached to another on one or both sides. In Calgary townhouses are mostly in condominiums. The others are generally called duplexes. In other cities and countries they are often known as row houses.
A condo townhouse has three main advantages over apartment condos.
- The first advantage of town homes in most cases is size. Townhouses in Calgary range in size from 800 square feet to more than 2,000 square feet. With the typical or average being 1,100-1,200 square feet, and most have basements which gives you even more living space.
- The second townhouse advantage, and the one that is often the decisive factor, is privacy. With an attached garage or a parking stall steps from your door you won't have to navigate lobbies, elevators, and hallways to get home. In most townhouses you won't have anyone above or below you either.
- Third. Unlike condos, most townhouses have a private yard. These yards are not owned, but you have exclusive use of the space. The yards aren't as large as single family homes, but townhouses are less expensive.
So, when you consider the space, the privacy, and the price, Calgary Townhouses are a good compromise between an apartment condo and a single family home.