Greetings, Bayou State apartment hunters! A little birdie told us (actually, it was Roomie the Lion, the Southeastern Louisiana University mascot) that you were in the market for a super sweet apartment rental in Hammond, Louisiana. Good news, smart guy (and gal): You’ve come to the right place, because we’ve got a pretty good feeling this snazzy little apartment guide we’ve mapped out beholds the perfect Hammond rental for you! But, before you hit the not-so-mean streets of Hammond in search of your dream apartment, there are a few things we thought you might like to know to get you started on the right foot. Read Guide >
Most apartment complexes in Hammond have at least a few vacancies year-round, although most see major spikes in occupancy in the late summer months just before the SLU fall semester. Students should probably begin scouring the listings for their future homesteads in Hammond no later than mid-spring to make sure they have the pick of the apartment litter. Also, be prepared to show two forms of I.D., proof of income, banking info, and a list of previous residences when you’re ready to submit a leasing app. If you have no job, income, credit/renting history, or even your own driver’s license (wow, aren’t you just a massive pile of F-U-N?), you’ll need a respectable cosigner to help seal the deal.
Hammond is an incredibly diverse little city, boasting 15,000-plus students and staff representing more than 60 nations. It’s also a city steeped in cultural attractions, including an arts-oriented downtown area, several historic sites and museums, and the walker-friendly Hammond Historic District. Factor in a variety of pubs, clubs, eateries, parks, and shops, and it’s safe to say you’ll never run out of things to do – or interesting people to meet – while residing in the “Strawberry Capital of America.”
Unlike apartments in some college towns, which are clustered within walking distance of campus, most rentals in Hammond are situated at least a couple miles away. Having your own set of wheels is therefore an absolute necessity in Hammond, especially since you’ll probably want to take the occasional day trip to nearby New Orleans or Baton Rouge.
There’s no such thing as a red-flag, off-limits danger zone in Hammond, and it’s safe to say most people feel completely safe strolling the streets day and night. Still, use common sense, lock your doors, eat your spinach, and above all, be sure to spend plenty of time in a neighborhood before signing a lease.
And, now for the part we all like best: getting down to brass tacks and finding you a super sweet apartment rental in Hammond, Louisiana. Congrats in advance and happy hunting!
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