My lease is up at the end of this month, and I'm torn between 2 places. Both are the same price and include heat and water. Here is how they compare: -The townhouse has its own entrance with assigned parking right in front. I would have both an upstairs and a downstairs, so that's a plus. However, there isn't any outside space (patio or balcony), and it's located in an area with a lot of apartments. My view all around is apartments. The apartment is in a larger building with more tenants, but I would have a garage and a patio (note that I live in a very snowy state, so garages are a big plus!). It is located in a quiet neighborhood with nice, newer homes. -The townhouse is 13 minutes from work, and the apartment is 20. However, the apartment has the garage, so in the winter it will probably take me the same amount of time. -The townhouse is 8 minutes from my boyfriend. The apartment is 2 (just down the street). -The townhouse is recently updated, with new carpet and tile, and a new oven and microwave. The apartment is a newer building, but it hasn't been updated. -The townhouse is larger. -The townhouse is located just blocks from tons of restaurants, Target, a mall, and any other store you would need. The apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood out of town. It is about 5-10 minutes away from stores and restaurants. -The townhouse has laundry in the building across the parking lot. There is also a very nice Laundromat a few blocks away. The apartment has laundry in the hallway right outside my door. -The management at the townhouse seems better. The lady is very quick to answer my calls, process my application, and show me the place. She is willing to let me move in 3 days early for free. I called the lady for the apartment 3 times and left messages. She never got back to me. I eventually got in touch with her. There isn't an apartment for rent until November, so I would be homeless for a few days (I could just stay with my boyfriend). Which one would you choose? I'm really torn! The biggest negative about the townhouse is that it doesn't have the convenience of a garage and on-site laundry. I'm worried it's the little things that will make a big difference. I also like having some sort of outdoor space, so the patio idea is appealing. However, because my assigned parking spaces are right outside the door at the townhouse, I can use that area to cook out and stuff. The lady at the townhouse thinks I'm moving in (I didn't sign anything yet), but I think the apartment might be better for me.