Eufaula is not a very expensive place to live. It's completely possible to own a home in the area without breaking the bank. Although the median home value in Eufaula is 15% higher than that of Alabama overall, the town still provides large, comfortable homes for rent at an easily affordable price. Around 60% of the residents are homeowners, while the rest of the people either rent or only stay temporarily.
Eufaula tends to get an influx of visitors during the warmer months. Travelers come from Alabama and the surrounding states to stay on the shores of Lake Eufaula and fish the day away. During this time, property values tend to go up just a bit, as people sometimes stay in rental housing for months at a time. Because of this, you might want to start your apartment search during the off season, winter. However, the number of people looking to move to Eufaula permanently isn't very high, so you can take your time about making a decision on a rental apartment.
It's a good idea to have your credit history, proof of income, and other documentation available if you want a condo for rent, or another housing option. If you've rented in the past, make sure you've got your rental history lined up. Most real estate companies and apartments in the area will want to see that before they rent to you.
Eufaula isn't really divided into neighborhoods so much as it is directions. The entire right side of the town is bordered by the Chattahoochee River; as a result, property values tend to be a bit higher because of the waterfront view. In the middle of the city is the Eufaula Country Club, another area that demands a bit higher property values than the outskirts. Lakepoint Resort State Park is on Lake Eufaula, just a few miles north of the airport at Weedon Field. The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is up there, and there aren't many people who live in that area.
Most folks in Eufaula drive. There's not so much in the way of public transportation. During the winter, it can get pretty nippy. The lowest average temperature Eufaula sees is right around 36 degrees, with a high of 93 degrees in the middle of July. Summers can be hot and muggy, which is why swimming in the lake is such a popular activity.
As for things to do in the area, there isn't much. Eufaula is a quiet town, home to quite a few pieces of historic architecture, but it has almost no nightlife to speak of. A few locally owned restaurants dot the landscape, but for a big-city experience, most people head to nearby Montgomery or Columbus. For entertainment, most folks go fishing in Lake Eufaula. It's known as the "Big Bass Capital of the World" for a reason, after all.