Striking a sweet spot between high-rise and detached home living, townhomes are a popular option for first-time homebuyers and couples and families who want a more affordable home in a convenient location with less maintenance. With the demand for townhomes on the rise, Empire’s new townhome designs have been created with the modern homebuyer in mind, with smart floor plans and contemporary finishes.
Read on to discover our top five reasons to call a townhouse home, and get a first look at our new townhome designs coming to select Empire communities across Southwestern Ontario.
They’re Set in Desirable Locations
Location is king when it comes to real estate, and one of the biggest advantages to owning an Empire townhome is that they’re situated in vibrant communities across South Western Ontario, close to towns and cities. Our townhome options in communities like Wyndfield mean that you’re just minutes from top entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities, as well as parks and schools.
You Get Yard Space with Less Hassle
One of the most appealing advantages of townhome living is that it provides the best of both worlds when it comes to green space. Just like living in a detached home, you have the benefit of having your own backyard space, but you also have the convenience of less maintenance to worry about, given that townhomes are set on smaller lots.
Towns are Good Value for the Money
For first-time homeowners, downsizers or right-sized home hunters, townhomes are a desirable option because they’re more affordable but don’t compromise on location. Given that townhomes are often part of detached home communities, townhome owners have the benefit of location with the added perk of a more cost-conscious home. In addition to the lower sale price, townhome residents also pay less on property taxes due to smaller lot sizes.
There’s a Stronger Sense of Community
Given that townhome residents live so close to one another, there’s a greater sense of friendship and communities that’s formed between neighbors versus those who live in a detached home. For older couples or those who live alone, there’s also a greater sense of safety knowing that help is never far should it be needed.
They Have Flexible Floor Plans
Empire’s new townhomes aren’t short in appeal, with interior finishes that include an island or breakfast bar, oak stairs and engineered hardwood throughout the main floor. Its three storeys have generously sized rooms, providing you with additional space to design your home to your taste. With various floor plans to choose from, you can decide which features are right for you — a larger great room for entertaining and play, an office for those that work from home, or a spacious walk-in closet for your storage needs, providing flexibility to homeowners in every way.
Get a First Look at Empire’s New Townhome Designs
Our new three-storey townhome designs range from 1,551 sq.ft. to 1,643 sq.ft. and feature 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom floor plans. Get a first look at our new designs below. “These designs are built for the modern family,” says Jason Shapardanis, Director of Product Architecture at Empire. “The kitchen islands with flush breakfast bars are great for entertaining and provide ample storage space and room for preparation. Most floor plans include a home office, which answers a need for the ongoing work from home scenario, and rear yard access from the garage is a great benefit when lawn maintenance is required.”