When to move
Really, anytime you want to pack up your boxes and head on over is fine, but it might be slightly less of a hassle if you move during the cooler months. The climate for Kemp Mill, Maryland is hot and humid during the summer, with average temperatures around 100 degrees in August and average humidity at 75 percent. Months in the fall would be the best time, because it can snow quite frequently in the winter season that far up north.
Money, Money, Money
There's really no way to get around paying the rental rates, but finding all-bills-paid apartments can help you save a little bit. Also, finding rental options located across town from the Sligo Golf Course may help lower rental prices, but it's unlikely, because there are 11 parks total in Kemp Mill, so anywhere you move will have a spectacular view. Furnished apartments can also add on a little to your overall bottom line, but can be worth it if you're moving in without a lot of stuff.
While employment rates are 15% higher in Kemp Mill than in all of Maryland, the average commute for workers is 38 minutes. If you think that will be a problem or too much of a hassle, look for rental properties by main roads for an easier commute, and search for options closest to your place of work.
Where to Rent
When it comes to finding rental opportunities, there are some great places to check out, but only a few of them. Most residents are homeowners so apartment complexes and condos will be your best bet for finding rental spaces.
What to Bring with You
Since rental options are fairly limited, it's a good idea to always have your paperwork on hand so that you can close a deal on the spot. Make sure to have your credit report, proof of employment, references, and, of course, your checkbook. Landlords love it when you pay up front, and most places require first and last month's rent, and a security deposit if you have pets.
Whenever you move to a new place, you should always be familiar with its culture and background. Gaining insight into what a neighborhood is all about helps to build up the area's character. With no real neighborhoods to speak of, this makes getting around Kemp Mill super easy for those who may be directionally challenged.
Up north you'll find that Wheaton Regional Park covers most of the area, in addition to the Northwest Branch Anacostia River that meanders through the eastern and northern areas of Kemp Mill. Most of the restaurants and shopping centers are found in the west and scattered throughout the center of town. The Sligo Golf Course is also in the west, and major highways run all through the city, making travel easier and faster.
Constructed in 1927, and open year round to guests, the Sligo Golf Course has been the focal point for most visitors and residents in Kemp Mill, Maryland. Complete with a driving range, rental golf carts, rental clubs, and tee times, this 9 hole wonder is made to bring fun to all of Kemp Mill's golfers. It also makes for amazing scenic views for those who live nearby as well as those who are just passing through.
Of course you can always play golf at Sligo, but if golfing isn't your favorite thing to do, there are plenty of things to keep you can try instead. You can spend your weekends exploring the town and visiting the 20 shopping areas or dining in one of the 20 restaurants. Get your shopping done at Kemp Mill Shopping Center then eat at one of the many restaurants in the center; there's Ben Yehuda Cafe & Pizzeria, Kemp Mill Beer Wine & Deli, Kosher Pastry Oven and Nova Europa Restaurant. Other restaurants in the city include California Tortilla, Ruan Thai and Kenny's Peruvian Chicken. Stroll through one of the 11 public parks (Breewood Park is in the city while Wheaton Forest Local Park and Glen haven Neighborhood Park are just a short drive away), or enjoy some of the entertainment and art at places like the Gallerie St. Charles. You can also stay in shape with the fitness centers (Planet Fitness, Curves and Spunk Fitness are among your choices) or take one of the 20 public transits to neighboring cities for more adventures.