That depends entirely on your lifestyle. With a single family home you will have to do chores such as lawn care and you will also be responsible for maintenance of both the inside AND the outside of the home. With a Condo the association generally takes care of these two items.
I am a single woman myself. When I sold my single family home, everyone told me I should go into a townhouse but I resisted, I wanted my own backyard and was willing to do the extra work in order to gain that benefit. Now, however, my children are grown and gone and the entire responsibility for all home maintenance falls solely on me. I am still happy with my choice, but find myself looking into hiring people to help around the house because I am so busy with other things. I often wonder if I made the right choice.... more