Alexander City could easily be viewed as the tale of two separate cities. Those investigating the area for their apartment search will likely realize that certain areas are obviously filled with luxury apartments and even feature beautiful views of the lake. Exactly where you end up, though, will be largely based on how well you can follow these directions. So pay attention!
When to start looking
Considering how many homes and apartments are available in the area, you could probably start looking for a place to stay a week before your move and end up with shelter. This, of course, is not advisable. Your preparation will directly affect the quality of your new life in Alexander City. You should definitely start checking out areas and their housing availability at least two months in advance. In the end, this little bit of proactive nature and research can help you land a beautiful home close to the lake.
When to make the move
Temperatures in the city climb into the lower 90s on average during the summer, but it's really the humidity that's going to play a huge part in making your move difficult. If you've never done physical labor in the southern heat during a long summer day, feel lucky that you don't know what you're missing. Aim for cooler months, and in the end, this may even help you avoid tourist traffic for those moving to the lake.
What to bring along
Did we mention that your preparation is going to seriously affect the quality of the home you live in? Because if we didn't, consider yourself notified. If you want one of the nicer homes in the area, you need to come prepared with former landlord references, proof of income, and even a credit check if it's not too shabby. If you're looking for a good neighborhood, but not one on the lake, you may even do well to bring a criminal background check.
There's no shortage of variation when it comes to neighborhoods in Alexander City, but regardless of how different they may be, they all have a few great features that make them stand out. Now, this is the research part that's going to help your search pay off in the end, so you're welcome.
Lake Martin: The crown jewel! If you want home rentals in Alexander City that are fit for a king, the southeastern area of the city, adjacent to Lake Martin, is the place to be. You'll have plenty of space along with the Midway Golf Club and Wind Creek State Park.
Central Alexander City: Everything you possibly need. Seriously. Need groceries? There's a Piggly Wiggly. Got to shop for more than groceries? You've got the Alexander City Shopping Center. Enjoy ease of access once your quest to find apartments is done.
Westside: The western area of the city is mostly wooded areas, but it's got some great things going on as well. There's a Walmart Supercenter for crying out loud, and if that's not enough, Highway 280 will help you get just about anywhere.
So there's not too much going on in the neighborhoods, but this isn't true for the whole city. After all, most people want a bit of peace and quiet where they live. When it comes to Alexander City as a whole, though, there's really no shortage of awesomeness that comes along with living here.
Nights on the town
There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy, but to top off the night, you've got to catch a flick. Whether you've got a long-term lease or are going month to month, you can afford a ticket to Playhouse Cinemas.
The man's man museum
Living in the south, you're going to need to learn to love wrestling (pronounced 'wrastlin'), monster trucks, or cars. If you opt for the latter, head over to the Wellborn MuscleCar Museum.
Museums are one thing, discovering history is another. Head over to the Longleaf Antique and Flea Mall to do a little searching that would make American Pickers proud.
Come on... There's a Lake: Seriously, if you can't think of something to do with Lake Martin, the Tallapoosa River, and Russell Pond nearby, then we've got nothing.