325 Apartments for rent in Grayson Valley, AL with Hardwood Floors
"Home's in Alabama,/ No matter where I lay my head/ My home's in Alabama,/ Southern born and Southern bred." - "My Home's in Alabama" by Alabama
Grayson Valley, Alabama isn't really a town. Its more of a unincorporated neighborhood in Birmingham and it stands out because of the unique look of its homes. Virtually all of the homes in Grayson Valley were built between the years of 1977 to 1999, and during that era of building, many homes took on very similar appearances and that makes the houses flow together in design. You might find yourself starting to sing the theme song to the Brady Bunch or bop your head to the imagined music of That 70's Show because the neighborhood has a distinct retro feel. The neighborhood is home to 5,732 residents. A small community, you can easily walk around Grayson Valley without a vehicle, but chances are you will not be within walking distance of your place of employment. In order to get to work, you will more than likely have to drive. Unlike other areas of Birmingham, residents of Grayson Valley often have the longest commute times each day. The average commute time one way is usually 30 to 45 minutes for residents to make it to work. Such an extended commute time is a bit higher than other neighborhood residents in and around Birmingham often experience. Despite the longer commute time, if you are looking for a peaceful area to call home that is filled with what many consider vintage homes, look no further than Grayson Valley. See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Grayson Valley renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep, particularly if you have pets.
However, there are some downsides. Hardwood floors carry sounds. They can also make your apartment noisy for your roommates and downstairs neighbors.
Ask the landlord or property manager about the hardwood floors before signing a lease. Are they actually hardwood or a popular composite alternative? The latter is probably easier to clean and care for than the real thing.
It’s also important to ask about who’s responsible for any damage to the floors and what that entails. Your security deposit could take a hit from scratches, dents, and other damage.
Consider the type of climate you live in. Hardwood floors typically don’t fare well in damp climates full of moisture. Stains and buckling are common in hardwood floors after rain flooding or excessive moisture.
However, hardwood floors can be ideal for dry climates or sunny areas for renters who love the way they look.