See our COVID-19 updates for Residents, Guests, and Associates. Learn More.

Should I Rent An Apartment Or A Townhouse in Bloomington?

You've decided between renting and buying. Still, now you have another daunting decision: should you rent an apartment or townhouse in Bloomington?

While you can scope out a luxurious 2-bedroom or a 3-bedroom apartment in Bloomington, don’t overlook the increase in privacy a townhouse brings. A townhouse is usually guaranteed to feature individual doorways, a personal parking spot, and two to three levels. But those perks also come with higher rent.

Consider these few key considerations to debate so you can make a good decision.

Townhomes Generally Cost More To Rent Than Apartments

Exterior view of a Bloomington apartment.

While there are no hard and fast rules regarding rents, townhomes will almost always be higher per month. When you rent a townhome, you normally have a small usable yard in the front and back and a personal garage. Townhouses also are set up with a two- or three-story floor plan.

On the other hand, you can find many apartment units together in a single building. Your unit may feature a patio or balcony, but there’s not a private unit entrance. Those townhouse benefits of a yard, garage,, and distance from neighbors could have a higher cost. 

Get Multiple Stories With Your Townhome 

Square footage comparisons use the same standard when comparing an apartment or townhouse in Bloomington. For example, 800 square feet is 800 square feet in either option. And it's not unusual to see some apartments that are laid out with more space than the townhouse option. However, apartments will generally utilize a one-story floor plan. Compare that to a townhome that utilizes 2 or 3 stories.

The separate stories give you increased privacy and no upstairs neighbors. With separate floors, it can be easier to determine what is your entertaining space and what’s your sleeping level. For instance, you can hang out on the first floor after your roommates go to turn in on the second level. And if you work from home, you can set up an office space downstairs while the top floor becomes a serene, work-free zone.

Both Can Use All The Complex Amenities

Laundry room in a Bloomington townhome.

Townhomes are guaranteed to come with washer and dryer hookups. Different apartments could also have hookups like their townhouse siblings. Other apartment units feature a washer and dryer already installed, or else you’ll have public facilities instead. A townhouse may also have more closets and has a increased chance for architectural details like a bay window.

Apartment complex amenities come standard with whatever type you get. You'll gain access to the clubhouse, workcenter, and anything else your community has for its Residents. And every unit gets maintenance calls and appliances, as well.

Privacy Can Be the X Factor On Townhome Vs. Apartment in Bloomington

Bloomington townhomes with separate entrances.

Shared entryways are a part of apartment living. While this might be a easy way to meet your building mates, you might want to avoid the trouble of a shared walkway. Townhouses are solitary units comparable to a traditional house , down to having small backyard spaces, letting you socialize when you want to.

Both types of units feature common side walls, but a lot of apartments share a ceiling, floor, or both. You'll want to be more aware about noise levels living in an apartment. The lack of noise from floors and ceilings in a townhouse may also prove to be a more pet-friendly option.

Ready To Tour Your Next Home?

As your start touring for your next apartment or townhouse to live in Bloomington, make sure to visit Echo Park Bloomington Apartments. We have roomy floor plans, wonderful staff, and excellent amenities. Call 812-578-7394 or tap the “schedule a tour button” to start your visit.

Echo Park Bloomington
2780 S Walnut Street Pike
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
Phone: 812-578-7394
Get Directions
Office Hours
  • Monday  9:00 - 6:00
  • Tuesday  9:00 - 6:00
  • Wednesday  9:00 - 6:00
  • Thursday  9:00 - 6:00
  • Friday  9:00 - 6:00
  • Saturday  10:00 - 5:00
  • Sunday  CLOSED
Apartments Close to Bloomington, IN
J.C. Hart is an equal housing opportunity provider.
Echo Park Bloomington
Echo Park Bloomington Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at E Winslow Rd and Walnut Pike in Bloomington. Operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near downtown Bloomington.
View Floor PlansSchedule a Tour