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245 Apartments for rent in Kettering, MD

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113 JOYCETON WAY
113 Joyceton Way
Kettering, MD
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
1280 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
BACK ON MARKET!!! Freshly painted, professionally cleaned, new floors in basement. Very nice three level town home in quiet community of Largo. 3 Bedrooms, with a possible 4th in basement. Vacant and fully available.
1 Unit Available
308 PEMBERTON STREET
308 Pemberton Street
Kettering, MD
5 Bedrooms
$3,800
2225 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Located steps away from the Historic Watkins Park! A rare beautiful split level 5 bedroom 3 bath single family home located in the sought after community of Kettering in Upper Marlboro, MD.
1 Unit Available
12320 OPEN VIEW LANE
12320 Open View Lane
Kettering, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1570 sqft
Last updated March 20 at 05:30 AM
Luxury rental. Very modern. Great community. Garage, fresh paint, 2 level new hardwood floor. granite counter tops. fireplace, washer-dryer, balcony off each bedroom. Cathedral ceilings in foyer and living room.
Results within 1 mile of Kettering
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5 Units Available
Camden Largo Town Center
9701 Summit Cir
Lake Arbor, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,640
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,791
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 01:34 AM
1-3 bedroom apartments located close to some of D.C.'s biggest attractions. All units come with water, cable and internet. In-unit laundry, fireplace, dishwasher and giant walk-in closets.
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19 Units Available
Tapestry Largo Station
9300 Lottsford Rd
Largo, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,755
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,353
1235 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Luxurious, pet-friendly units with in-unit laundry and patio/balcony offer proximity to the Metro. Enjoy the yoga studio, fitness center, lush courtyards, and community hub. Minutes from Redskin Stadium. Plenty of shopping nearby.
1 Unit Available
528 BOLIN TERRACE
528 Bolin Terrace
Brock Hall, MD
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1860 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Open house today 11-3. LOVELY BRICK 3 BEDROOM , 2 FULL BATH, AND 2 HALF BATH TOWNHOUSE LOCATED IN THE GATED COMMUNITY OF OAK CREEK.
1 Unit Available
10102 CAMPUS WAY S
10102 Campus Way South
Largo, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,600
787 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED in the this freshly renovated 1 bedroom with a patio. The modern kitchen includes stainless steel appliances with the focal point being a new contemporary exhaust hood. The kitchen also features a well lit breakfast bar.
1 Unit Available
551 MOUNT LUBENTIA COURT W
551 Mount Lubentia Court West
Largo, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1352 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
This spacious 2 bdr, 2.
1 Unit Available
8931 TOWN CENTER CIRCLE
8931 Town Center Circle
Lake Arbor, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
955 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 8931 TOWN CENTER CIRCLE in Lake Arbor. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
823 FARAWAY COURT
823 Faraway Court
Lake Arbor, MD
1 Bedroom
$950
1332 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
NICE ONE BEDROOM WITH ONE FULL BATH BASEMENT ONLY FOR RENT IN BOWIE MARYLAND, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED.
1 Unit Available
9709 LAKE POINTE COURT
9709 Lake Pointe Court
Lake Arbor, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1067 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
This modern and completely renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment on the second floor will put you within five-minute walking distance to Largo Town Center metro, easy access to I-495, outdoor Boulevard at the Capital Centre with a movie theater,
1 Unit Available
9720 LAKE POINTE COURT
9720 Lake Pointe Court
Lake Arbor, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1065 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Welcome Home to Lake Pointe at Town Center. This spacious first floor home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an open floor plan concept. Step out onto your private patio and take in lakefront views.
1 Unit Available
10216 PRINCE PLACE
10216 Prince Place
Largo, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,450
840 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
10216 Prince Place is a well maintained garden style condo located in the Landover community of Upper Marlboro. Property is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath which offers spacious living areas, a large bedroom closet and balcony.
1 Unit Available
612 Lisle Dr
612 Lisle Drive
Lake Arbor, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,500
400 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:06 AM
Amazing 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Lake Arbor. Amenities included: central air, central heat, deck, dishwasher, and washer dryer. Utilities included: cable, electricity, heat, gas, internet, air conditioning and water. Is not pet friendly.
Results within 5 miles of Kettering
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7 Units Available
Hunters Glen
14210 Slidell Ct
Marlboro Village, MD | Greater Upper Marlboro
1 Bedroom
$1,534
871 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,891
971 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 01:35 AM
Located in the elegant Upper Marlboro neighborhood. Recently renovated units equipped with fireplaces, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Tenants have access to courtyard, pool, playground, fire pit and more.
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11 Units Available
The Ivy Club
1127 Ivy Club Ln
Landover, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,869
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,894
871 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:34 AM
Ivy Club recently renovated to offer exclusive look and feel, including stainless steel appliances and huge walk-in closets. Complimentary gym membership at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex included.
Verified
8 Units Available
Hilltop Apartments
5306 85th Ave
New Carrollton, MD
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,309
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,503
934 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:31 AM
Sleek, modern interiors. In-unit laundry and walk-in closets, plus e-payments for convenience. Pet-friendly amenities, a playground and a pool. A nearby metro station gets residents to downtown DC in minutes.
Verified
12 Units Available
The Bowen
14909 Health Center Dr
Bowie, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,779
851 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,239
1183 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:29 AM
Spacious apartments with bamboo-style flooring, vaulted 9-foot ceilings, and spa-inspired bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. Units equipped with intrusion alarm systems and smart systems to control lights and thermostat remotely.
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2 Units Available
Alvista Bowie
3631 Elder Oaks Blvd
Bowie, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,714
838 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,168
1255 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:12 AM
Open concept floor plans with hardwood flooring, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and fireplaces in some units. Designer lighting, breakfast bar and granite countertops in top-of-the-line kitchens.
Verified
15 Units Available
Walker Mill Apartments
1296 Rochell Ave
District Heights, MD
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,215
796 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
1008 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:46 AM
Newly renovated, the apartments have received a thorough upgrade, including spacious kitchens, wall-to-wall carpeting and gas ranges. The pet-friendly community has a pool, on-site laundry and a playground for residents.
Verified
55 Units Available
The Villages at Morgan Metro
8251 Ridgefield Blvd
Landover, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,880
990 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,075
1276 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$2,435
1416 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Home can be as relaxing as a walk in the park at The Villages at Morgan Metro. Spectacular and spacious garden and townhomes sit nestled in the lush beauty of more than 180 acres of greenery, trails, and outdoor living.
Verified
9 Units Available
Governors Green
16501 Governor Bridge Rd
Bowie, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,495
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
988 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,932
1216 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Modern kitchens, ample storage, and private balconies and patios with each apartment. On-site community amenities include pool, playground and grilling area. Pet and family friendly.
Verified
7 Units Available
Woods at Addison
6500 Ronald Rd
Walker Mill, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,325
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,430
937 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Spacious floorplans with private patios, walk-in closets, and well-equipped kitchens. Minutes away from the National Harbor and Capital Beltway. Residents have access to a sparkling pool and on-site laundry. Pet-friendly.
$
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23 Units Available
Century Summerfield @ Morgan Metro
8100 Gibbs Way
Landover, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,454
763 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,724
1154 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Pet-friendly 1-3 bedroom units with jaw-dropping details like 9-foot ceilings, granite counters, fireplaces, impressive patio vistas and built-in bookshelves. Enjoy clubhouse with gym, pool and internet cafe. Grill on site.
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How much is rent in Kettering?
Apartment Rentals in Kettering start at $1,850/month.
How much is rent in Kettering?
Apartment Rentals in Kettering start at $1,850/month.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
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While some Kettering properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Kettering properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Kettering. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Howard Community College.

City Guide

Kettering
It's rare for one park to define the landscape and atmosphere of an entire town, but Watkins Regional Park encompasses a major portion of Kettering's 5.5 square miles. With everything from miniature golf and pony rides to a turtle pond and live reptile displays, this is the place to play in Kettering.
It's rare for one park to define the landscape and atmosphere of an entire town, but Watkins Regional Park encompasses a major portion of Kettering's 5.5 square miles. With everything from miniature golf and pony rides to a turtle pond and live reptile displays, this is the place to play in Kettering.

Technically a part of Upper Marlboro, Kettering, Maryland is merely 15 miles from Washington, D.C. While its natural beauty is reason enough to live here, this town in Prince George's County also has ample shopping, a thorough transit system, and a healthy real estate market. All these qualities have led to a population rise, and currently Kettering is home to 12,790 people. And there's room for you to stay! You should be saying hooray!

Moving to Kettering

In addition to the qualities mentioned above, other aspects of Kettering, like a pleasant pace of life and low crime rate, have made it one of the best spots in Prince George's County. While getting rental property here can be tough, preparation goes a long way. So stop watching_ "_House of Cards" and get to it.

Finding a Home Despite Low Vacancies

During certain times of the year, a search for a home may yield little to no results. Many folks have come to Kettering to enjoy the lifestyle here, but the area simply lacks the space to continue building housing. Don't get frustrated, as there four methods to employ that can successfully land you a place.

  1. Contact management companies and realtors several months in advance. Giving yourself one to three months, if feasible, is advised. Obviously, if personal obligations are limiting the amount of time you have to find a home in Kettering, this is impossible, but start making calls and sending emails now! Even if there are no vacancies, you can get put on a waiting list; with leases expiring, you are bound to see some open apartment or condo rentals in any given community.

  2. Don't be fixated on one kind of housing. Sure, you only wish to tour furnished apartments in Kettering, but such homes are highly popular here and thus you may have to compromise. Know that Kettering features a solid mix of houses, town homes, condos, and apartments for rent. Try searching only by the number of bedrooms you want, rather than narrowing your search to meet impossible demands.

  3. Come right before leases typically expire. Again, this may be impossible due to personal obligations, but if you can, come a month before the beginning or end of the school year. With a few schools in town and also Prince George's Community College nearby, you'll find that the market has the most listings from May through August as some tenants are moving out. Realtors and landlords are also busy during this time. Be a vulture, and take the leftovers!

  4. Show how reliable you are. Take your credit report, former landlord references, and checkbook with you to any tour. If you like a place in Kettering, notify the appropriate people that you are ready to move to the next step. Say you have all that info with you and can pay the first month's rent, deposit, and other fees right away. They will ask for that stuff anyway, but volunteering it shows you are serious and trustworthy. It will make you the most desirable tenant, rather than that other guy wearing a vote Christopher Walken for president t-shirt.

Should You Purchase?

If you are not one to plan ahead, renting is the answer, without a doubt. Renting is also the best choice if you are testing out the area or need flexibility. Be aware, though, that 90.6% of homes in Kettering are owner-occupied, which is much higher than the county or state's average. During your house or apartment search, you will undoubtedly encounter a far greater number of for-sale listings.

Moving to Kettering
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In addition to the qualities mentioned above, other aspects of Kettering, like a pleasant pace of life and low crime rate, have made it one of the best spots in Prince George's County. While getting rental property here can be tough, preparation goes a long way. So stop watching_ "_House of Cards" and get to it.

Finding a Home Despite Low Vacancies

During certain times of the year, a search for a home may yield little to no results. Many folks have come to Kettering to enjoy the lifestyle here, but the area simply lacks the space to continue building housing. Don't get frustrated, as there four methods to employ that can successfully land you a place.

  1. Contact management companies and realtors several months in advance. Giving yourself one to three months, if feasible, is advised. Obviously, if personal obligations are limiting the amount of time you have to find a home in Kettering, this is impossible, but start making calls and sending emails now! Even if there are no vacancies, you can get put on a waiting list; with leases expiring, you are bound to see some open apartment or condo rentals in any given community.

  2. Don't be fixated on one kind of housing. Sure, you only wish to tour furnished apartments in Kettering, but such homes are highly popular here and thus you may have to compromise. Know that Kettering features a solid mix of houses, town homes, condos, and apartments for rent. Try searching only by the number of bedrooms you want, rather than narrowing your search to meet impossible demands.

  3. Come right before leases typically expire. Again, this may be impossible due to personal obligations, but if you can, come a month before the beginning or end of the school year. With a few schools in town and also Prince George's Community College nearby, you'll find that the market has the most listings from May through August as some tenants are moving out. Realtors and landlords are also busy during this time. Be a vulture, and take the leftovers!

  4. Show how reliable you are. Take your credit report, former landlord references, and checkbook with you to any tour. If you like a place in Kettering, notify the appropriate people that you are ready to move to the next step. Say you have all that info with you and can pay the first month's rent, deposit, and other fees right away. They will ask for that stuff anyway, but volunteering it shows you are serious and trustworthy. It will make you the most desirable tenant, rather than that other guy wearing a vote Christopher Walken for president t-shirt.

Should You Purchase?

If you are not one to plan ahead, renting is the answer, without a doubt. Renting is also the best choice if you are testing out the area or need flexibility. Be aware, though, that 90.6% of homes in Kettering are owner-occupied, which is much higher than the county or state's average. During your house or apartment search, you will undoubtedly encounter a far greater number of for-sale listings.

Kettering Neighborhoods

If you are lucky enough to be able to choose your neighborhood in Kettering, make sure it's a good one. While every neighborhood is pretty neat, transit options, scenery, activities, and ability to walk to places vary throughout town.

Watkins Park: This is the heart of Kettering. Watkins Regional Park is the main attraction. Using a car is recommended, but there are nearby bus lines.

Northampton Lake: This northwest neighborhood has lots of housing. With Kettering Crossing, several major retailers, restaurants, cafes, and a few parks, this is the most convenient and walkable residential area. There are several bus stops. The Blue and Orange Metrorail lines, which are just over one mile away, offer transit to D.C.

Whiteholm: On the east side, this residential area is mostly car-dependent, but like all areas of Kettering, there are bus lines reachable via foot. You can find houses as well as apartments and condos.

Kettering Neighborhoods
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If you are lucky enough to be able to choose your neighborhood in Kettering, make sure it's a good one. While every neighborhood is pretty neat, transit options, scenery, activities, and ability to walk to places vary throughout town.

Watkins Park: This is the heart of Kettering. Watkins Regional Park is the main attraction. Using a car is recommended, but there are nearby bus lines.

Northampton Lake: This northwest neighborhood has lots of housing. With Kettering Crossing, several major retailers, restaurants, cafes, and a few parks, this is the most convenient and walkable residential area. There are several bus stops. The Blue and Orange Metrorail lines, which are just over one mile away, offer transit to D.C.

Whiteholm: On the east side, this residential area is mostly car-dependent, but like all areas of Kettering, there are bus lines reachable via foot. You can find houses as well as apartments and condos.

Getting around Kettering

While the choice mode of transit is a car, Kettering has ample bus lines and is close to the Metrorail. You aren't handcuffed without a car at all. Some areas of town are walkable. A bike is also becoming an increasingly popular choice; get your calves in shape!

Getting around Kettering
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While the choice mode of transit is a car, Kettering has ample bus lines and is close to the Metrorail. You aren't handcuffed without a car at all. Some areas of town are walkable. A bike is also becoming an increasingly popular choice; get your calves in shape!

Living in Kettering

Life in Kettering is life within the Washington, D.C. area. On many days, folks are shooting off towards D.C. to frolic on the U.S. Capitol's lawn, toast the Lincoln statue, and live out fantasies at the International Spy Museum. Kettering, though, is more than just some town near the nation's capital. You could spend days in Watkins Regional Park, whether you intended to or not; it's that big, and full of everything you could ever want in a park. Other green spaces, such as Whiteholm Park and Castleton Park, only add to Kettering's beauty. Eateries like Peter's Carryout and Homeboy Seafood ensure you never have to leave Kettering to whet your appetite. And if you ever want more, you know what awaits outside. For all these reasons, Kettering is quite the spot within Prince George's County.

Living in Kettering
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Life in Kettering is life within the Washington, D.C. area. On many days, folks are shooting off towards D.C. to frolic on the U.S. Capitol's lawn, toast the Lincoln statue, and live out fantasies at the International Spy Museum. Kettering, though, is more than just some town near the nation's capital. You could spend days in Watkins Regional Park, whether you intended to or not; it's that big, and full of everything you could ever want in a park. Other green spaces, such as Whiteholm Park and Castleton Park, only add to Kettering's beauty. Eateries like Peter's Carryout and Homeboy Seafood ensure you never have to leave Kettering to whet your appetite. And if you ever want more, you know what awaits outside. For all these reasons, Kettering is quite the spot within Prince George's County.

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City Guide

Kettering
It's rare for one park to define the landscape and atmosphere of an entire town, but Watkins Regional Park encompasses a major portion of Kettering's 5.5 square miles. With everything from miniature golf and pony rides to a turtle pond and live reptile displays, this is the place to play in Kettering.
It's rare for one park to define the landscape and atmosphere of an entire town, but Watkins Regional Park encompasses a major portion of Kettering's 5.5 square miles. With everything from miniature golf and pony rides to a turtle pond and live reptile displays, this is the place to play in Kettering.

Technically a part of Upper Marlboro, Kettering, Maryland is merely 15 miles from Washington, D.C. While its natural beauty is reason enough to live here, this town in Prince George's County also has ample shopping, a thorough transit system, and a healthy real estate market. All these qualities have led to a population rise, and currently Kettering is home to 12,790 people. And there's room for you to stay! You should be saying hooray!

Moving to Kettering

In addition to the qualities mentioned above, other aspects of Kettering, like a pleasant pace of life and low crime rate, have made it one of the best spots in Prince George's County. While getting rental property here can be tough, preparation goes a long way. So stop watching_ "_House of Cards" and get to it.

Finding a Home Despite Low Vacancies

During certain times of the year, a search for a home may yield little to no results. Many folks have come to Kettering to enjoy the lifestyle here, but the area simply lacks the space to continue building housing. Don't get frustrated, as there four methods to employ that can successfully land you a place.

  1. Contact management companies and realtors several months in advance. Giving yourself one to three months, if feasible, is advised. Obviously, if personal obligations are limiting the amount of time you have to find a home in Kettering, this is impossible, but start making calls and sending emails now! Even if there are no vacancies, you can get put on a waiting list; with leases expiring, you are bound to see some open apartment or condo rentals in any given community.

  2. Don't be fixated on one kind of housing. Sure, you only wish to tour furnished apartments in Kettering, but such homes are highly popular here and thus you may have to compromise. Know that Kettering features a solid mix of houses, town homes, condos, and apartments for rent. Try searching only by the number of bedrooms you want, rather than narrowing your search to meet impossible demands.

  3. Come right before leases typically expire. Again, this may be impossible due to personal obligations, but if you can, come a month before the beginning or end of the school year. With a few schools in town and also Prince George's Community College nearby, you'll find that the market has the most listings from May through August as some tenants are moving out. Realtors and landlords are also busy during this time. Be a vulture, and take the leftovers!

  4. Show how reliable you are. Take your credit report, former landlord references, and checkbook with you to any tour. If you like a place in Kettering, notify the appropriate people that you are ready to move to the next step. Say you have all that info with you and can pay the first month's rent, deposit, and other fees right away. They will ask for that stuff anyway, but volunteering it shows you are serious and trustworthy. It will make you the most desirable tenant, rather than that other guy wearing a vote Christopher Walken for president t-shirt.

Should You Purchase?

If you are not one to plan ahead, renting is the answer, without a doubt. Renting is also the best choice if you are testing out the area or need flexibility. Be aware, though, that 90.6% of homes in Kettering are owner-occupied, which is much higher than the county or state's average. During your house or apartment search, you will undoubtedly encounter a far greater number of for-sale listings.

Moving to Kettering
+

In addition to the qualities mentioned above, other aspects of Kettering, like a pleasant pace of life and low crime rate, have made it one of the best spots in Prince George's County. While getting rental property here can be tough, preparation goes a long way. So stop watching_ "_House of Cards" and get to it.

Finding a Home Despite Low Vacancies

During certain times of the year, a search for a home may yield little to no results. Many folks have come to Kettering to enjoy the lifestyle here, but the area simply lacks the space to continue building housing. Don't get frustrated, as there four methods to employ that can successfully land you a place.

  1. Contact management companies and realtors several months in advance. Giving yourself one to three months, if feasible, is advised. Obviously, if personal obligations are limiting the amount of time you have to find a home in Kettering, this is impossible, but start making calls and sending emails now! Even if there are no vacancies, you can get put on a waiting list; with leases expiring, you are bound to see some open apartment or condo rentals in any given community.

  2. Don't be fixated on one kind of housing. Sure, you only wish to tour furnished apartments in Kettering, but such homes are highly popular here and thus you may have to compromise. Know that Kettering features a solid mix of houses, town homes, condos, and apartments for rent. Try searching only by the number of bedrooms you want, rather than narrowing your search to meet impossible demands.

  3. Come right before leases typically expire. Again, this may be impossible due to personal obligations, but if you can, come a month before the beginning or end of the school year. With a few schools in town and also Prince George's Community College nearby, you'll find that the market has the most listings from May through August as some tenants are moving out. Realtors and landlords are also busy during this time. Be a vulture, and take the leftovers!

  4. Show how reliable you are. Take your credit report, former landlord references, and checkbook with you to any tour. If you like a place in Kettering, notify the appropriate people that you are ready to move to the next step. Say you have all that info with you and can pay the first month's rent, deposit, and other fees right away. They will ask for that stuff anyway, but volunteering it shows you are serious and trustworthy. It will make you the most desirable tenant, rather than that other guy wearing a vote Christopher Walken for president t-shirt.

Should You Purchase?

If you are not one to plan ahead, renting is the answer, without a doubt. Renting is also the best choice if you are testing out the area or need flexibility. Be aware, though, that 90.6% of homes in Kettering are owner-occupied, which is much higher than the county or state's average. During your house or apartment search, you will undoubtedly encounter a far greater number of for-sale listings.

Kettering Neighborhoods

If you are lucky enough to be able to choose your neighborhood in Kettering, make sure it's a good one. While every neighborhood is pretty neat, transit options, scenery, activities, and ability to walk to places vary throughout town.

Watkins Park: This is the heart of Kettering. Watkins Regional Park is the main attraction. Using a car is recommended, but there are nearby bus lines.

Northampton Lake: This northwest neighborhood has lots of housing. With Kettering Crossing, several major retailers, restaurants, cafes, and a few parks, this is the most convenient and walkable residential area. There are several bus stops. The Blue and Orange Metrorail lines, which are just over one mile away, offer transit to D.C.

Whiteholm: On the east side, this residential area is mostly car-dependent, but like all areas of Kettering, there are bus lines reachable via foot. You can find houses as well as apartments and condos.

Kettering Neighborhoods
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If you are lucky enough to be able to choose your neighborhood in Kettering, make sure it's a good one. While every neighborhood is pretty neat, transit options, scenery, activities, and ability to walk to places vary throughout town.

Watkins Park: This is the heart of Kettering. Watkins Regional Park is the main attraction. Using a car is recommended, but there are nearby bus lines.

Northampton Lake: This northwest neighborhood has lots of housing. With Kettering Crossing, several major retailers, restaurants, cafes, and a few parks, this is the most convenient and walkable residential area. There are several bus stops. The Blue and Orange Metrorail lines, which are just over one mile away, offer transit to D.C.

Whiteholm: On the east side, this residential area is mostly car-dependent, but like all areas of Kettering, there are bus lines reachable via foot. You can find houses as well as apartments and condos.

Getting around Kettering

While the choice mode of transit is a car, Kettering has ample bus lines and is close to the Metrorail. You aren't handcuffed without a car at all. Some areas of town are walkable. A bike is also becoming an increasingly popular choice; get your calves in shape!

Getting around Kettering
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While the choice mode of transit is a car, Kettering has ample bus lines and is close to the Metrorail. You aren't handcuffed without a car at all. Some areas of town are walkable. A bike is also becoming an increasingly popular choice; get your calves in shape!

Living in Kettering

Life in Kettering is life within the Washington, D.C. area. On many days, folks are shooting off towards D.C. to frolic on the U.S. Capitol's lawn, toast the Lincoln statue, and live out fantasies at the International Spy Museum. Kettering, though, is more than just some town near the nation's capital. You could spend days in Watkins Regional Park, whether you intended to or not; it's that big, and full of everything you could ever want in a park. Other green spaces, such as Whiteholm Park and Castleton Park, only add to Kettering's beauty. Eateries like Peter's Carryout and Homeboy Seafood ensure you never have to leave Kettering to whet your appetite. And if you ever want more, you know what awaits outside. For all these reasons, Kettering is quite the spot within Prince George's County.

Living in Kettering
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Life in Kettering is life within the Washington, D.C. area. On many days, folks are shooting off towards D.C. to frolic on the U.S. Capitol's lawn, toast the Lincoln statue, and live out fantasies at the International Spy Museum. Kettering, though, is more than just some town near the nation's capital. You could spend days in Watkins Regional Park, whether you intended to or not; it's that big, and full of everything you could ever want in a park. Other green spaces, such as Whiteholm Park and Castleton Park, only add to Kettering's beauty. Eateries like Peter's Carryout and Homeboy Seafood ensure you never have to leave Kettering to whet your appetite. And if you ever want more, you know what awaits outside. For all these reasons, Kettering is quite the spot within Prince George's County.