The other agents have explained the other factors.
Townhomes are, of course, clustered together, so you get to see (and sometimes hear) your neighbors more. That's great if it's a friendly community, not so great if folks aren't conscientious about keeping their environment clean and quiet. The common areas are usually maintained by an association and their may be fees associated with that maintenance. It's a good idea to join the board if you have the time and inclination.
Detached homes give you more privacy and a greater sense of ownership. But with that, comes more maintenance and upkeep requirements. Not a big deal if you enjoy that kind of thing anyway. There is often a lack of amenities such as pools and playgrounds (although some single-detached homes do have these features within the lot or nearby, their owners are commonly required to pay a homeowners fee as those in condos or townhomes). Landscaping and lawn upkeep costs are at the owner's expense.
Hope that helps!
I think it depends on what your goals are. Do you want a place that's comfortable for you and your family? Do you want a better investment? Do you mind doing maintainance? There are a lot of differences between the two. Please contact me if you have any questions. The very best of luck to you!
Michael D Delp
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
There are pluses and minuses to both, but decided what type of lifestyle you're looking for and go from there.
If you need any help or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
If money is your bottom line, usually singles are priced higher . Princeton is no different.