The location puts it near other towns, yet on the edge of open wilderness -- that makes it a popular place for people moving to the area. When looking to rent an apartment in Hayden, start with a plan that includes being informed about the region. It was booming before the real estate crash that began in 2008 and has found its way back to become a growing market over the intervening years.
There should be enough vacant units that you can find something, but like with anything else, good preparation yields better results. Make yourself a list of your favorite properties that offer what you are looking for -- three-bedroom apartments with a long list of amenities or duplexes for rent are easier to find when you go in knowing what you are looking for. Be prepared to undergo a credit check, and have enough funds on hand to pay first and last months' rent and deposit, should they be required.
Hayden has four main neighborhoods within the town structure. Each neighborhood has its own areas of interest, so check them all out and decide which one is right for you.
Hayden Lake: Yes, it's right next to Lake Hayden! This part of town is where you'll find the Hayden Lake Marina on Cooper's Bay. The lakeside is lined with private boat docks, and the streets winding through the nearby hills are lined with large homes. Hit the links at the Hayden Lake Country Club for some golf fun.
Dalton Gardens: Just west of the lakeside neighborhoods is Dalton Gardens, which is centered around the park of the same name. U.S. Highway 95 marks the west boundary, and it's where you will find Silver Lake Mall.
Finucane: The neighborhood around Finucane Park along East and then West Prairie Avenue is a mix of residential and retail zones with a few apartment rentals in small complexes. Big-box stores anchor two shopping areas, and eateries such as Pita Pit and Papa Murphy's await your hungry hands.
West Hayden: This part of the community is on the west side of U.S. 95 and extends out toward Pappy Boyington Field. It's a good place to look for a studio apartment for rent or to find a property available in one of the complexes built in recent years. Most of the population growth has taken place here as the town expands toward the Spokane Valley.
Hayden is known as a great place to live with a lot for people to do and enjoy. The rugged wilderness to the east and north has great trails, fishing, hunting, and winter sports. In addition to Hayden Lake, nearby Lake Coeur d'Alene to the south and Lake Pend Oreille to the north have every manner of fun water sport waiting! Triple Play Family Fun Park has games and fun for any age, and great eateries like Porch Public House or The Boathouse Restaurant await your appetite. The winters are cold, but the snow offers fun on the hills and mountains. The summers are warm and sunny, and fall brings crisp days and bright colors.