The Advantages of Living in a Townhouse

Townhouse living has a lot of perks. It’s an ideal choice for a family who wants the feel of a single-family home without all of the many maintenance responsibilities that go along with it. Also advantageous is the fact that many townhomes are typically built in a neighbourhood development (so you get that great community feel) with a multi-floor plan, designated parking spots and/or garages.

With many Toronto home prices soaring over the past several years, many people can’t afford the deposit on a new home, while the idea of moving into a condo or an older, reno home is equally as unattractive.

I’ve been working with Dunpar Homes on a fabulous new townhouse development called The Ossington, and what makes it incredibly unique to the Toronto market is that they’re not only absolutely stunning, they’re rentals. Yes, you heard it here first. Luxe, beautiful townhomes for rent on Ossington Avenue between Dupont and Davenport.

These are seriously next level. Each Georgian-style home has incredible features: nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, a gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinetry (plus soaker tubs and double-sinks!), but one of my personal favourite features is the ground gardens and rooftop patios. Having that extra space is crucial for our short-lived, but loved, summers in the city.

If you’re thinking of buying a townhouse (or renting at The Ossington!) here are a few of my main reasons you may want to strongly consider it:

A Classic That Never Goes Out of Style

There’s a certain historic and timeless quality of a townhouse. They’re found in virtually all great cities of the world – Paris, London, Boston, New York, and now Toronto. They stand the test of time; they’re never victim to the trends of home builds and because of that, they just grow in value as time goes by. It’s a great investment.

All That Greenspace

A townhouse and the land it sits on is owned entirely by the homeowner and so there is a certain joy in knowing this small plot of land is yours to do what you please. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or creating your own little garden, your outdoor space is your small oasis. Plus, some townhome associations include lawn maintenance and landscaping for a monthly fee – an amazing convenience for those who would prefer someone else do their yard work!

Lower Maintenance

The maintenance of a townhouse is far less than a single-family home. Typically, in a townhouse community, the homeowners’ association handles all the external maintenance to ensure a uniform appearance across all townhomes in the community and the owner is responsible for basic maintenance of the interior.

Part of the Community

Because townhouse residents tend to live in close proximity of each other, you have the opportunity to really get to know your neighbours and build that tight-knit community amongst yourselves. This can also give you peace of mind knowing you’re all looking out for each other.

Multi-level is a Major Plus

Unlike condo-style living, one of the nice benefits of living in a townhouse is the multi-level floor plans. You will have plenty of space (and privacy) for you and your family with bedrooms upstairs, spacious kitchens and even the option of fully finished basements.

Urban Living

Townhomes – like The Ossington – are designed for a convenient lifestyle. They’re located in urban centres with lots of amenities, shopping, restaurants, attractions and entertainment right at your fingertips. Good builders, like Dunpar Homes, will often build in areas that provide public transit and easy access to the city, so homeowners are close to the necessities of everyday living.

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