Townhouses, Townhomes, and Condominiums
A townhouse or town home is an architectural design, not a form of ownership. A townhouse can be a condominium or an apartment. Townhouses are built in rows. They are not stacked one upon another. Often, but not always, the first level includes a private garage and then one or two levels of living space are constructed above. Townhouses may also be built above a common parking garage, but again, the units are built in rows, and are not stacked one above the other. A condominium is a form of ownership and a type of common interest development. Condominiums can be stacked, townhouse style, or detached homes. Many people prefer townhouses because they have no neighbors above or below, only side to side.
Community Associations - Names
Coast Management of California