Townhome Living On Daniel Island

March 29, 2014

“The ultimate Daniel Island home” means different things to different people. For some, it’s a single-family home with a garden and landscaped yard; for others it’s a lower-maintenance apartment or condominium in a more urban setting. But many island residents have discovered that a townhome can offer the best of both worlds. How do you determine if a townhome is right for you? Consider the following benefits of townhome living:

Townhomes require less maintenance than single-family homes.
With a townhome, you usually enjoy some level of private outdoor living space, but it’s often in the form of a patio, screened porch or very small yard that may not even require a lawnmower. Front yard maintenance and landscaping are often covered by the homeowners association, as is much of the exterior maintenance. You pay less because the cost is shared between homeowners, and even better, you don’t have to spend your weekends worrying about keeping up with yard work and home maintenance tasks.

Townhomes live larger than condominiums.
One of the things that makes a townhome live like a single-family home is the interior layout. The floor plan usually encompasses two or more floors, offering a mix of open living space separated from quieter areas where the bedrooms and bathrooms are located. Compared to the single-story layout of a condominium, there’s more privacy and more space to spread out in a townhome.

Your neighbors provide community and security in a townhome.
It’s easy to get to know your neighbors when you live in a townhome. The close proximity opens the doors for making new friends – and also for creating a secure environment. Neighbors tend to look out for one another, lending a hand in times of need and keeping an eye on your home when you’re away. Break-ins and burglaries become more difficult – and less common – when neighbors are so close by.

Townhomes are typically located in convenient locations.
Townhome developments are often located near the heart of town, rather than on the outskirts of the neighborhood. This can mean close proximity to shops, restaurants and conveniences. On Daniel Island, most townhomes are located directly across from parks and within walking distance to neighborhood amenities like swimming pools, churches and schools.

Townhomes offer financial benefits.
In general, you’ll pay less per square foot for a townhome because townhomes are typically located on smaller lots, and with new townhomes some costs of construction are shared between units. Because a townhome is attached to another dwelling on one or more sides, you’ll find utility bills to be lower than in a single-family home – those shared walls offer increased insulation and better energy efficiency.

On Daniel Island, you’ll find townhomes located in the Smythe Park, Center Park, Barfield Park and Daniel Island Park neighborhoods. Offering 2-5 bedrooms, they range in size from approximately 1,600 to 3,000 sq. ft. and are priced from the $200,000s to the $800,000s. Click here for a list of townhomes currently available for sale, and contact a Daniel Island Real Estate Sales Associate for additional information.