We are in a townhouse right now. It works for us, we only have 1 daughter and a small dog. Our walls are very thick, as the townhouse was built in the 60's and is very durable. The entire thing was re-done by the previous owner who was an interior designer, so it is very nice and there is no yard to care for. The HOA covers air conditioning, the property, water, and trash. In the neighborhood we're in, we could not afford to buy a house, so this is the next best option. We cannot hear our neighbors at all and we have been there for almost 2 years. Not all townhouses are noisy!
at 3:30 PM on Nov. 13, 2009