When to Move
Since the weather is famous for bright and sunny, it might be easier to move during the cooler months. The average summer temperature is 84 degrees, but that can seem a lot hotter once you feel the humidity. The average temperature for the winter is 41 degrees, and it too also feels warmer due to the thick air.
Of course you'll need money to move to a new city, but you're in luck with this one. The average rental rate in Gonzalez is lower than it is elsewhere in the state. Also, the cost of living slightly lower, so you get all of the perks living in a vacation state without paying tourist prices -- it's like a permanent staycation!
Things You'll Need
Once you start visiting promising apartments or townhomes, make sure you have everything you need with you to close a deal on the spot. Have your credit report, proof of employment, references, and rental application handy at all times, and be prepared to write a check up front.
Since Gonzalez is mainly a residential area, you may need to commute to work (depending on where you live and where you work, of course). Most residents rely on cars to get around, though more industrious citizens bike to and fro.
Gonzalez offers a variety of neighborhoods that meet most potential residents' budget constraints. Compared to some of the neighboring cities, Gonzalez is quite affordable; those residents willing to spend more can also find properties to suit them.
Each neighborhood in Gonzalez has a different vibe -- here, review the basics of some of the more popular areas.
Ashland Park: While there are almost no apartments to rent in Ashland Park, there are plenty of houses for sale, most of which were foreclosed and are now available for quite a bargain.
Betmark Place: Only 20 people live in Betmark Place. If you're looking for literal peace and quiet, look no further than Betmark Place!
Brighton Place: This is also a smaller neighborhood, but the population is growing steadily.
Brookhollow Acres: Brookhollow Acres is a bit costlier than other areas in Gonzalez, but it's also one of the more scenic neighborhoods.
Brookhollow: Right next door to Brookhollow Acres, this neighborhood features many of the perks you'll find in its sister location.
Broome: Off the main road sits this quiet little neighborhood. If it's privacy you're looking for, you'll find it here.
Cabela Estates: Surrounded by main roads, life in Cabela Estates means you'll have an easier commute than you would from most other locations.
Cantonment Heights: Rent prices are higher here, but most places are pet friendly -- a bonus if you've got a furry friend!
Cantonment Park: Like Cantonment Heights, Cantonment Park offers great pet-friendly locations.
Cardinal Creek: If the Cantonment areas were too pricey, you'll find the same pet amenities, if not more, for more moderate rents.
Cedar Groves: Known for its budget-friendly rents, Cedar Groves isn't ideal for the pet lover. In addition, this neighborhood has fewer vacancies than others. If you want to live here, definitely start your search early.
Churchill: This is a more populated area that's fairly priced. If you're looking for nice neighbors you've found the right place.
Country Place North: A bit on the pricey side, this smaller neighborhood is growing every day, so find a place fast if this is where you want to be.
Countryside: With only 12 residents, this neighborhood is by far one of the quietest. It is also secluded from the main road, offering residents a high degree of privacy.
Davison Homes: The average rent price is more than affordable here -- it's a downright steal. It's also quite populous already, so finding the perfect home will take a bit of time and effort.
As you'd guess, life in Gonzalez is blissfully low-key. Residents value the privacy, quiet, and beautiful natural vistas abundant in the area. For nightlife and major outings, most folks head to nearby Pensacola. That said, Gonzalez has its own hidden gems.
One such gem is Auntee's, an old-school cafe and soul food restaurant that's a delicious blast from the past! Dishing up favorites like ribs, biscuits and gravy, and mac and cheese, Auntee's isn't waistline-friendly, but it is big on flavor.
Ready for sun and solitude? Then get ready to move to Gonzalez!