As awesome as living in a high-rise condo in Bangkok is, it’s not for everyone. In fact, there are many expats who are now favouring life in a townhouse. But, why is that? What’s the attraction? In this article, we’ll explain all.
Being closer to the ground level
In truth, the thought of being suspended hundreds of feet in the air isn’t appealing to everyone. In fact, to many expats who aren’t used to the heights, it can actually be quite terrifying. But, it’s not just a fear of heights that make living closer to the ground beneficial; there are other factors to consider as well, such as:
- Not having to spend ages in an elevator: at peak hours in a busy condominium, taking the elevator to your floor can be a long and tiresome process.
- No hassle in the event of an emergency: whilst living in a modern condo is largely very safe, the thought of having to exit a condominium from the 40th floor can be an unnerving prospect to some people.
Having a garden
While enjoying a balcony with rolling views of the cityscape has its benefits, there’s something to be said about having your very own garden. As green living and sustainability is becoming more and more of a hot topic today, many expats are excited by the prospect of gardening!
Condo life has many benefits, but for the less social amongst us, the lack of privacy can be unsettling. Yes, once you are in the comfort of your condo you can enjoy relative peace, but when you live in a townhouse, you can very much keep to yourself entirely.
They’re perfect for families
For expats looking to start a family and have children, living in a townhouse can provide them with the ideal foundation upon which to build. The thought of being able to relax while your children play in the street of a safe and secure gated community is a very attractive prospect indeed.
That, and being able to freely renovate and improve your townhouse as you see fit is another consideration to remember.
Off-street parking and prime location
Many new townhouse developments are being built in some of the most desirable and strategic locations. Not only that, but having your own, private off-street parking is a huge benefit that many people with cars will enjoy. Unfortunately, not all condominiums in Bangkok can accommodate those with cars, limiting your choices.
While some expats may be moving from big cities and are otherwise used to living in high-rise environments, most people will have been used to living in a house or bungalow. Townhouses can provide a nostalgic familiarity that can feel homelier. While there are certainly some wonderful and lavish condos in Bangkok, sometimes a slice of ‘home from home’ is what people are looking for.
If you like the thought of living in a townhouse and want to see what your options are, check out the Grand Bangkok Boulevard Vibhavadi for some inspiration!