At The Orchards, we understand that a home is more than just bricks and mortar. Finding a home that suits your unique lifestyle and preferences is essential.

The Orchards community has several home styles, each catering to different ways of living.


Duplexes consist of two separate living units within the same structure. Each unit typically functions as an independent and self-contained home, complete with its own entrance, living spaces, bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms.

Ideal buyers of duplexes include:

  • Young professionals: duplexes can be an attractive option for young professionals who are looking to become homeowners. They often offer a more affordable entry into the real estate market compared to detached homes.
  • Small families: duplexes provide ample living space for small families without the higher costs associated with larger single-family homes. They can offer the privacy and independence that families need while still being budget-friendly.
  • First-time homebuyers: buying a duplex can be an excellent option for first-time homebuyers who may find it challenging to afford a detached home.
  • Empty nesters: empty nesters might find that a duplex offers the right amount of space without the extra rooms they no longer need.

Reasons why a duplex might be right for you:

  1. Affordability: as mentioned earlier, duplexes are often more affordable than detached homes, making them accessible to a broader range of buyers, especially in competitive real estate markets.
  2. Rental income potential: for investors and homeowners alike, the ability to generate rental income from one unit while living in the other can significantly offset expenses, making it financially advantageous to own a duplex.
  3. Lower maintenance costs: duplexes typically have smaller yards and living spaces, which can lead to reduced maintenance costs and less time spent on upkeep.

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Townhomes, also known as townhouses, are a style of residential housing that combines elements of single-family homes and condominiums. They are typically multi-story dwellings, usually two to three storeys tall, that are attached to neighbouring units on one or both sides.

Ideal buyers of townhomes include:

  1. Young professionals: townhomes are often appealing to young professionals who are looking for a more spacious and private living option than apartments or condos. They offer a balance between homeownership and low-maintenance living, making them ideal for those with busy lifestyles.
  2. Downsizers: individuals or couples downsizing from larger homes may find that townhomes offer a comfortable and manageable living space without the excess square footage they no longer need.
  3. Urban dwellers: townhomes located in urban areas provide an opportunity to own a property close to city centres, offering easy access to work, entertainment and public transit.

Reasons why a townhome might suit your lifestyle:

  1. Amenities and community: townhome communities often provide shared amenities like fitness centres and green spaces. This fosters a sense of community and offers recreational opportunities without the need for extensive maintenance.
  2. Affordability: buying a townhome is often more budget-friendly than buying a detached home, making homeownership achievable for those on smaller budgets.
  3. Reduced maintenance: Townhomes require less maintenance than detached homes. This lets homeowners maximize their leisure time and means fewer hassles if you ever decide to rent out the townhouse.


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Detached homes

Detached, or single-family homes, are a traditional and popular style of residential housing. These homes offer a level of privacy, independence and space that distinguishes them from townhomes, condos or duplexes.

Ideal buyers of detached homes include:

  1. Families with children: detached homes provide ample space for families with children to grow and thrive. The large yards offer outdoor play areas. The additional rooms allow for bedrooms, playrooms or home offices.
  2. Pet owners: detached homes with spacious yards provide plenty of room for furry companions to play and roam freely.
  3. Home business owners or working from home: individuals who work from home or run a home-based business benefit from the extra space in detached homes. They can designate rooms for offices, studios or workshops without disturbing other residents.
  4. Gardeners: detached homes with larger yards offer gardeners the opportunity to create beautiful landscapes, vegetable gardens or flower beds.
  5. Privacy-conscious professionals: professionals who work from home or have busy schedules appreciate the peace and quiet that detached homes offer.

Reasons why a detached home might suit your lifestyle:

  1. Personalization and customization: owning a detached home gives you the freedom to personalize your home.
  2. Outdoor living: the larger yards and gardens associated with detached homes create opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation.
  3. More room: Detached homes offer more room for families, those who work from home and anyone looking to maximize indoor living.

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We know that finding the right home can be a challenge, but you don't have to do it alone. Our team at The Orchards is able to guide you every step of the way to find a home style that suits your needs.

Come see our showhomes, and let's work together to make your dream home a reality.