457 Apartments for rent in Garden City, MI with Hardwood Floors
"I wanna live in a garden city, marble and glass between heaven and hell. I wanna dream when the lights go down." (- Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, "Garden City")
Garden City became a village in 1927, and its planners wanted to style it after the English "garden cities" of the time. English garden cities such as this one in America were designed so that each house was set on a large 2-acre plot to allow for home gardening and farming. All the households were essentially given space to plant their own vegetables and fruits to help sustain themselves. Now, Bock Street and John Hawk Street are the only places you can still find these miniature homesteads, since the rest of the city has been redesigned to accommodate a larger population. If you are a "gardens, not lawns!" kind of person, Garden City could probably still give you a sympathetic platform. Who wouldn't want a tiny self-sustaining acreage within a modern town, full of amenities? See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Garden City renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep, particularly if you have pets.
However, there are some downsides. Hardwood floors carry sounds. They can also make your apartment noisy for your roommates and downstairs neighbors.
Ask the landlord or property manager about the hardwood floors before signing a lease. Are they actually hardwood or a popular composite alternative? The latter is probably easier to clean and care for than the real thing.
It’s also important to ask about who’s responsible for any damage to the floors and what that entails. Your security deposit could take a hit from scratches, dents, and other damage.
Consider the type of climate you live in. Hardwood floors typically don’t fare well in damp climates full of moisture. Stains and buckling are common in hardwood floors after rain flooding or excessive moisture.
However, hardwood floors can be ideal for dry climates or sunny areas for renters who love the way they look.