There’s something extremely charming about life in an independent house where you have the space and privacy which apartments are often lacking in. Although villas have been more popular for those looking at renting an independent unit in the city, townhouses are slowly gaining in popularity. More developers are also making such units available now, which increases the options for those looking at something other than a villa in Dubai. If you are looking for something other than a villa or apartments to live in, here’s a roundup of the best areas to rent townhouses in Dubai.
If you are unsure of what the difference is between a townhouse and villa in Dubai, the easiest explanation is that villas are usually standalone or detached units, while in most cases a townhouse is attached to another house and are hence semi-detached units.
Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) in-demand for renting townhouses in Dubai
The suburban mixed purpose development of JVC is one of the best areas to rent townhouses in Dubai according to the data from the first six months of 2018. Unlike the villas in the city which mostly start from three bedroom units, there are quite a few 2-bedroom townhouses for rent in Dubai. The average price to rent 2-bedroom townhouses in JVC is AED 120k and they come with many of the amenities the larger villas in Dubai are known to have, including a garden, separate maid’s room, community fitness centres and gyms.
Those looking at a slightly larger unit will be happy to note that 3-bedroom townhouses in JVC average at a modest AED 125k while 4-bedroom houses are slightly higher at an average of AED 140k. What makes living in JVC so appealing, apart from the modest prices is the fact that it offers a retreat from the busy, urban vibe of the city, while still being easily accessible to major hotspots in the city, including Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. With the launch of Nakheel’s ambitious Circle Mall in JVC, residents will also have access to a thriving entertainment centre within the suburb.
Town Square is fast becoming one of the best areas to rent townhouses in Dubai
The up and coming development by Nshama located on Al Qudra Road, which is fittingly named Town Square is known for its large portfolio of townhouses. The master-planned community has a number of facilities, including landscaped gardens, play areas, gyms, pools and much more making it a perfect location for family-friendly living in Dubai. The icing on the proverbial cake here is that it’s also one of the pet-friendly communities in Dubai, so you can bring your furry friends along.
Those looking at Dubai townhouse rentals should note that the units in Town Square start off with larger 3-bedroom properties. There are only a few 2-bedroom houses in this community. The average rent for 3-bedroom townhouses in Town Square is an extremely modest AED 110k, while 4-bedroom homes average at AED 130k. These reasonable prices, combined with the premium amenities and easy access to a number of schools, hospitals and supermarkets, make Town Square a sought after location for renting in Dubai.
Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) takes the third spot for townhouse rentals in Dubai
The neighbour of the first name on our list of best areas to rent townhouses in Dubai, JVT too is a popular location for those looking to rent this type of property. Boasting similar amenities to JVC, JVT too is home to apartments, villas and townhouses. The townhouses in JVT are however slightly bigger than those in JVC and come with the luxury of parks, manicured gardens and communal play areas for children.
The average rent for a 2-bedroom townhouse in JVT is AED 129k, 3-bedroom units go for AED 137k and 4-bedroom properties command an average of AED 180k, making them significantly higher than a similar unit in JVC.
Arabian Ranches and Palm Jumeirah also feature townhouses for rent in Dubai
It’s a well-known fact that Arabian Ranches is one of the most sought-after villa communities in Dubai, but what not many people know is that the area also has a fair few townhouses. Some of the sub-communities such as Palmera, Al Reem and Alma features townhouses that make for ideal homes for those looking at enjoying the benefits of living in Arabian Ranches. If you are interested in renting townhouses in Arabian Ranches, the average price for 2-bedroom units are at AED 130k, 3-bedrooms go for AED 150k and 4-bedroom homes are at AED 169k.
The last district on our list of top areas for townhouse rentals in Dubai is the waterfront community of Palm Jumeirah. Yet another Nakheel development, the Palm is known primarily for its palatial beachfront villas and upscale villas. There are also a few luxury townhouses for rent in Palm Jumeirah, particularly in Marina Residences. The prices are predictably on the higher end of the spectrum, with 2-bedroom units averaging at AED 235k and 3-bedroom properties at AED 240k. While 4-bedroom townhouses are scarce in the Palm, 5-bedroom units are available at an average of AED 374k per year.
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