You can find some great rental properties by the golf course, the lake, the river, the historic Main Street area, the college center, and everywhere in between.
Off of Cherry Lane, building is underway for the future site of Laurel Square, an open-air multi-use shopping center with plans for a movie theater, health club, and restaurants (expected to be finished in March, 2013). Here, you can already find luxury hotel-style living at the Emerson at Cherry Lane. Ridiculously lavish amenities in this high-rise building include a resort-style swimming pool, spa, health club, business center, game room, movie theater, Zen garden, yoga room, rose garden, maid service, pet service, trash valet, laundry service... and the list goes on. Steward Manor is another luxury apartment building, with its own resort-style amenities right by Laurel Lake.
If luxury isn't your priority, then keep an eye out for cheap apartments, townhouses, and rental homes in the $800 - $1,100 range. There are lots of delightful little brick apartment buildings and townhouses with historic character in this price range, as well as some newer properties for those who prefer modern style and modern energy efficiency.
Outside the swimming pools and spa's of luxury apartments, you can still find plenty of convenient and more practical amenities. Things like laundry facilities, BBQ pits, picnic areas, playgrounds, and parking are common. Also, most apartment communities feature units with a fireplace and sometimes even a washer & dryer.
Need a pet friendly property rental in Laurel? No problem. Laurel has a good selection of pet friendly apartments and houses for rent. From luxury apartments to cheap apartments, rental homes to townhouses, there are plenty of places that proudly advertise "pet-friendly". Some rentals accept only cats, however, the majority are dog friendly as well. Expect to pay both a non-refundable pet fee and pet rent for each of your furry family members. Depending on how fancy-pants your property rental is, pet fees can cost up to $500 and pet rent can cost up to $50 a month.
That's the swing of things in Laurel these days. Have fun on the apartment hunt and best of luck!
-By Kera Zacuto