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5 Reasons the SoCal Townhome Lifestyle is Better for You

September 07, 2021
Canvas Park Stay and Play with Fire Pit in Ontario Ranch

Taking the plunge into homeownership is never a decision that is made lightly. There are many factors to consider – How many bedrooms do I need? What size home works for my family? Does the location I’m considering make sense for both work and play? Am I ready for the responsibilities that come with owning a home? Townhomes are a great way to have the benefits of single-family living without all of the responsibility of having a detached property – typically at a more attainable price.

Let’s explore the five reasons the townhome lifestyle in Southern California could be better for you:

Outdoor spaces at New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA

1. Outdoor space without the hassle

Whether it’s a patio or covered deck, your Brookfield Residential townhome has an outdoor space for you to enjoy without any of the yard upkeep. That means no mowing the lawn, no pulling weeds, no weekends spent on yard work, and plenty of free time to enjoy the things you love. Even beyond your home, the community landscaping is included so you have the benefit of a beautiful, green neighborhood without having to do the work yourself.

Exterior of the townhomes at Indigo at New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA

2. Maintenance is taken care of for you

Outside your own home, you have a low-maintenance lifestyle. Future roof repairs? Not your task to solve. Time for some exterior paint? The HOA has it under control. Take advantage of the pool year-round because you’re not the one having to make sure it doesn’t turn green. The HOA management company also ensures the amenities are maintained and that you have someone who can help you if you have any questions or concerns. The result is a great place to live and play without extra work required from you.

Pool and community center at Rancho Tesoro in San Marcos, CA

3. A community with great amenities

Your Brookfield Residential townhome comes with all the best amenities. Take a quiet moment for yourself, hit the local trails, and enjoy all of the natural surroundings. Beat the heat by diving into a beautiful resort-style pool. Set up a playdate and let the kids run free at a community playground or park. Gather friends and family for some chillin’ and grillin’ at a barbecue pavilion. Whether it’s at a clubhouse, a fire pit, a picnic area, or a dog park, there’s a wide variety of spaces designed to bring people together and connect. Some of these townhomes are located in our best master-planned communities which come with their own advantages including Lifestyle Directors. The Lifestyle Directors take community living to the next level by planning fun events designed to connect neighbors, creating specialty clubs for shared interests, and fostering community programs. Living in a townhome means you can have your ideal lifestyle without ever having to leave your neighborhood.

Two beach cruisers parked on the grass

4. Built in sense of community

By design, townhomes connect you to your neighbors which naturally creates opportunities for you to get to know one another. We love when good neighbors turn into great friends, and townhome living allows that to happen easily. Even better, this closeness fosters safety and security because it’s easier to recognize when things are out of the ordinary. Noticing something suspicious is more likely because both you and your neighbors are keeping an eye on the community. This means when you need to leave your home for longer periods of time, it’s easier to go without worry because you know you have others looking out for you and your home.

5. Great location

The number one rule in real estate has always been location, location, location. Our townhomes are located near great retail and entertainment, so there is the peace and quiet of home, but you’re close enough that you have easy access to whatever it is you need. This means you get that urban feel without having to live right in the heart of a city. Whether it’s shopping for daily essentials or enjoying the best dining, shopping, and entertainment, it’s all close (maybe even a short walk!) to home.

Barbecue and seating area with fireplace at New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA

It's time to find the townhome that is right for you. Check out our townhome collections throughout Southern California. We’ll be expecting you!

Bayberry at The Groves in Whittier

  • 1 – 3 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 – 2.5 Baths
  • 822 – 1,750 Sq. Ft.
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Citrus at Canvas Park at New Haven in Ontario Ranch

  • 1 – 3 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 – 2.5 Baths
  • 972 – 1,799 Sq. Ft.
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Indigo at Canvas Park at New Haven in Ontario Ranch

  • 2 – 4 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,359 – 1,517 Sq. Ft.
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Latitude at Rancho Tesoro in San Marcos

  • Final opportunity
  • 2 – 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 – 2.5 Baths
  • 1,243 – 1,933 Sq. Ft.
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