Most people face the prospect of moving with much trepidation and worry. There's so much to do, so little time. Where should you start? Here are some tips to take to heart:
Write Your Budget in Stone
You can probably go a wee bit higher, but not too much, if you find the apartment of your dreams and it just happens to cost a couple of dollars more than your budget. Just make sure you don’t go so much over your budget that you’re getting headaches when rent day visits you every month.
Visit Key Places
And by key places, just about all places you’ll frequent. So, you’ll know firsthand your commute time.
Give It a Month or Two
Searching for an apartment could take a month, weeks, days, or hours, if you’re lucky. But don’t count too much on luck; give yourself at least a month. Otherwise, you’re just adding to the stress and sometimes the pressure can get you to settle for a less-than-perfect dwelling.
And since you don’t know when the perfect place would present itself, it’s always best to be prepared with all the necessary documents. Your ID, credit history, previous landlord’s reference, and proof of income are the usual requirements for a rental application.
People often associate you with the kind of neighborhood you live in -- whether you like it or not. With that in mind, here’s a quick glimpse of Parkville’s different neighborhoods.
Cub Hill: People here stay rooted and are here to stay for good. So, if you want to have the same neighbors for years to come, start your apartment search here.
Loch Raven/Harrington Manor: This neighborhood brims with apartment complexes and row houses.
Coventry/Cromwood: If you want an easier time looking for an apartment for rent in Parkville, this neighborhood should be your first stop.
Pinedale Dr/Innsbrook Way: There’s a variety of homes here so lack of choice is never a problem.
Parkville Heights: Walkability and amenities are just some of the features of this neighborhood that makes renters gravitate towards this area.
Woodcroft/Joppa Manor: This area is close to art galleries, boutiques, theatres and the like.
Kings Ridge/Laureldale: Studio-type flats and 1 or 2 bedroom apartments are bountiful in this neighborhood. If you’re particularly looking for that type of accommodation, start searching here.
Town Center: In the center of everything, this location would be perfect for just about anyone.
Residents heavily use public transportation for their daily commute. Parkville could give other cities and towns lessons on how to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and carbon footprints. Aside from work, this town has enough parks, museums, golf courses, shopping centers, sport venues, and tourist attractions to keep everyone busy. There’s always something to keep you preoccupied the moment you move here.