When people think about townhomes, they typically think of them as a graduating step between living in an apartment and living in a single-family home. While yes, a townhome may look like a combination of the two and share qualities derived from the other two housing styles,  townhomes are not a stepping stone towards a detached home. In fact, people at very different points in their lives are starting to see the benefits of living in a townhome now more than ever.

So whether you are a family of four or a single bachelor or bachelorette, today’s blog post on the benefits of living in a townhome is for you.

A Sense Of Community

When you live in an apartment your relationship with your neighbors usually involves a bit of spite — after all, you can hear them walking and watching television at 3 a.m. every morning. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you were to live in a detached home your relationship with your neighbors might be limited to a simple wave when you are grabbing the newspaper on a Sunday morning.

Townhomes, however, are the perfect medium for building quality relationships with those who live around you. Townhomes share fewer walls with neighbors while also providing you with the ample space of a detached home, meaning that you won’t hate your neighbors for being loud even though you live in close proximity to them. Now, we aren’t saying that you have to become best friends with your neighbors, but hey — it could happen.

Less Responsibility

When you live in an apartment you don’t have that much responsibility when it comes to basic maintenance — in fact, if you do, you should probably look for a new apartment to rent. That being said, when you live in an apartment you also don’t get the luxury of having a yard. If you live in a detached home, you get the opportunity to have a yard, but you have to take care of it — a task that often eats up entire Sundays.

Luckily, there is a happy medium — living in a townhome. Townhomes are great because you get to have a yard, but you don’t have to take care of it (in most cases)! In fact, most townhome communities only hold the tenant responsible for what is inside of the home!

Amenities, Amenities, Amenities!

While we can’t speak to the quality of all townhome community amenities, we can attest to ours, here at The Lakes at West Chester Village. It is not uncommon for townhome communities to have community amenities that rival the amenities at apartment complexes.

If you were to live in a detached home, you likely would not be able to afford the installation costs and general upkeep of a pool, game room, grilling patio, and home gym — but luckily you don’t have to when you choose to live in a townhome.


When people think of townhomes in West Chester, seldom is safety one of the first things that they think of — but our townhomes are safe for two reasons. The first reason people don’t think about safety is that West Chester, Ohio is one of the safest cities in the area, and second, crimes are much less likely to happen in a closed community like a townhome community.

In a townhome community like ours, where living spaces are conjoined or close together, there are many more people keeping their eyes open for suspicious activity. For example, if Cheryl from across the street sees someone other than you trying to get into your home, she will contact you or the police.


The last benefit of townhome life that we will discuss today is location! Like apartments, townhome communities are usually located closer to commercial areas — giving you better access to sought after stores and services. Additionally, because apartment and townhome communities house a greater number of people than neighborhoods with detached homes, they are also usually closer to public transportation, parks, and public lands.

Come Visit Our West Chester, Ohio Townhome Community

If any of the above benefits of townhome life are appealing to you, we urge you to come to visit us at our West Chester townhome community today. At The Lakes at West Chester Village, we provide our tenants with state-of-the-art living spacesworld-class amenities, and a fun and safe community.

So what are you waiting for? Come and visit us today to see if townhome life is right for you! Contact us if you have any questions.