In Milford, the cost of renting is a little lower than the national average. Further, apartment rental prices dropped a tad after the housing bubble burst during 2009. Nevertheless, since that time, rental prices have generally been on the rise within the Worcester County area as a whole.
What to Begin Looking
You should allow at least four weeks to locate a place in Milford, just to be on the safe side.
What You Need
As is common when renting in general, you will need proof of current employment and income, bank account details and possibly a list of references from any previous landlords. You'll also need finances to cover the first month's rent as well as a security deposit, which will normally be the equivalent of one month's rental.
Rolling Green: Rolling Green has an excellent selection of apartments for rent, from a studio apartment or one-bedroom apartment to three-bedroom apartments. If you enjoy dining out, then you have the choice between Wanokura Restaurant, Rosa's Villa and Pizza 85, all located within the vicinity of Rolling Green. Then, to stretch your legs after the meal, you can pop over to Milford Lake or Louisa Lake for a stroll.
Colonial Road: If you enjoy wooded country settings, then have a look at the The Groves on Colonial Road, where you'll find a selection of classy two- and three-bedroom apartment rentals to choose from.
Claudette Drive: Claudette Drive makes for a lovely, upmarket part of Milford that is a popular area for rental properties. There are shopping centers, a choice of restaurants as well as easy access to the local medical center, all within a few minutes walking distance.
Pheasant Circle: Oak Ridge Village on Pheasant Circle offers a range of choice one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Local amenities in the area include a grocery store and a number of restaurants.
Lincoln Street: Rental properties on Lincoln Street in Milford make for quick access to a grocery store and plenty of restaurants for those who have a penchant for the dining-out experience.
Within approximately 30 miles of Milford, there are three airports -- Worcester Regional Airport, Logan International Airport and Theodore Francis Green State Airport. There are also five Amtrak train stations in the vicinity. Interestingly, the number of individuals in Milford who use public transport is 73.3 percent less than the national average.
So how do residents of Milford keep themselves busy? The scenic area along a length of the Charles River, known as the Milford Upper Charles, presents an attractive venue for walkers, cyclists, runners and horseback riders, and also proves a good spot for fresh-water fishing. Be sure to get a fishing permit though, or you are at risk for being caught and charged for poaching. Oh, and if you own a dog, and as long as your dog is well-behaved, you may take the pooch for a walk along the paved trail. But sorry, no dogs are allowed on the grass verges.
Otherwise, for those who savor the experience of dining out, Milford offers a pretty decent variety of restaurants to pick from. Among them are Thai restaurants (Chim Thai Caf, Thai Pepper, Mango Thai Cuisine), a sushi restaurant (Wanokura) and a pizzeria (Pizza 85).