RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
1428 West 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC
Life in a Vancouver Townhouse
What is a Townhouse?
Townhouses are defined as attached homes with one or more levels of living space. Others distinguish them as part of a row of homes joined by side walls or any kind of attached living that is not a condominium.
VancouverTownhouse.ca defines townhouses as follows:
Any strata-titled detached or attached housing property that share some common ground. A townhouse has its own private entrance accessed directly from a street or a courtyard and may offer one or more levels of living space.
Examples of homes considered townhouses by this definition include:
- Any unit that makes up a triplex, fourplex, or multiplex
- A coach house situated on the same lot as another home
- Any unit with its own entrance attached to the ground level of a highrise or condominium
- Any unit that is part of a townhouse or rowhouse complex
Townhouse living in Vancouver is a popular alternative to single family homes. From our experience, the most common reasons to live in a townhouse include:
- Accessibilty & Convenience
- Low Maintenance
- Peace and Privacy
Accessibility & Convenience
Townhouses have their own private street entrance. Many offer two parking spots and unrestricted access in front. Other benefits owners enjoy include:
- The feel of a single family home
- Greater access to the street
- Zero elevator wait time
- Individual addresses
- Convenience for visitors and deliveries
Townhouses are more affordable than single family homes and are often available at better price per square foot than condos of a similar age and construction. in other words, owners get more bang for the buck.
Townhouses offer more space and indivduality than condos. Many have features like split levels, vaulted ceilings, and skylights. The layouts are often one-of-a-kind and great for those tired of cookie-cutter homes.
Townhouses are strata properties with shared ownership of common areas. Maintenance and repair for the grounds and building are typically delegated to a property management company, leaving owners responsible for the inside of their homes.
Peace & Privacy
Townhouses offer lower density living than condos, which means fewer neighbours, less pedestrian traffic, and minimal noise.