Life in Rosemont California is just how it sounds- rosey and warm.
A small community of 23,000 people, the town is surrounded by the Sacramento metropolitan area. It's a popular place for people who work in Sacramento, as the cost of living is a little cheaper than the U.S. average, and a lot cheaper than the average city in California. Full of up-and-coming young people who tend to be well-educated and commute to their company jobs in the surrounding cities, the town has lots of activities ranging from fancy restaurants and nightclubs, to parks and recreational groups. The Gold Line light rail system and several buses will take you around the community and into Sacramento, which will save you quite a bit of money on parking and driving costs.
Getting a 1-, 2- or 3-Bedroom apartment
With its ideal location, vacant apartments don't usually last long in town. So you cannot be too picky when you start looking for an apartment to rent in Rosemont. You should also go in with the mentality of searching slowly, buying quickly.
Doing Your Homework
You'll want to give yourself about 4 or 5 weeks for an apartment search. You'll need that time to personally check the neighborhoods and scope out which apartment is in an area you'd like to live in. Strike up conversations with the staff of restaurants and stores near potential apartments and see what they have to say about the area. Taking a drive around at night will also help you decide if the place is right for you. Just be sure to keep your doors locked; car theft is a problem in the town.
Hiring a Broker?
Because of the competitive rental market, you may want to give yourself an edge by hiring a broker after you've checked out the neighborhoods and narrowed down your search. A broker can quickly set up appointments, has inside knowledge of non-advertised rentals and a good one will help you get the best price. So if you can afford their fees, seriously consider calling one.
Going Over Your Budget
You won't find an all bills paid apartment, or even an all utilities paid one, very easily in Rosemont, but with bargaining, and some luck, they are available. You'll pay extra for this, which could be a problem if you're on a tight budget, but it's well worth the hassle in most cases. Remember utilities do add up, so going over your budget to get this option is almost always worth the cost.
Due to its size, the entire community is pretty similar. There are many small houses, 1-bedroom apartments and low-rise apartment buildings, parks, restaurants and stores laid out fairly nicely throughout.
Manlove: One of the most family friendly neighborhoods, it has a good mix of houses and apartments available. $$$$
Arden Park: A little on the expensive side, this area has a lot of newly-married people and singles recently out of college and university. $$$$$
College – Glen: With three large parks, this is a popular place for bikers, dog walkers and people who like to spend a day outdoors. $$$
Granite Regional Park: Dominated by a large park where people can play soccer, baseball, jog and walk their dogs, it's very popular with families. $$$$
South Rosemont: A community of 1- to 2-bedroom homes and apartments. $$
Wilhaggin: A small place with a funny name, it has a large number of low rise apartments and is good if you're on a budget. $
Having Fun in Rosemont
When you live in Rosemont you'll be spending a lot of time outside enjoying the sun at one of the many parks. Sacramento, which is a short drive away, offers the chance to enjoy fancier restaurants, shopping and an enjoyable nightlife. So there is always something for everyone.