You will also find that you can get more, newer square footage for the same price. The townhouses which have been built in the last ten years offer many of the options you would look for in a new luxury home. For the same price you will be purchasing a much older single family home.
In a townhouse, you will pay a common charge for exterior maintenance, insurance, garbage pickup, sometimes water and sewer charges, and management of these services. If you own your own single family home, you can choose which jobs you do and which you hire out. In the end, the costs are not significantly different.
You have your own yard and the privacy it might provide in a single family home. In a townhouse you have less privacy, but you may have a pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and exercise facility available.
There are many personal preferences for you to consider. Contact me and I can show you some comparisons of proeprties that might help you as you make your decision.
Warren Schutt - RE/MAX Unlimited Real Estate 203-733-1323 email@example.com