You won't have to jump through hoops to make your move to Moberly smooth. But you will need to have the right papers at hand; this means you'll need the usual copies of your ID, letters of reference, a credit report and some type of official document that proves you have the funds to pay rent each month. It also doesn't hurt to dress to impress since it only goes to build up a good first impression with your future landlord.
Now that you're reading to move to Moberly, check out the list below to see what there is in terms of neighborhoods.
Urbandale: This neighborhood encompasses Rothwell Park and is located toward the center of the city. You can find some small apartment complexes in this spot, and enjoy very reasonable prices to boot. If you love historic properties, you've found the right neighborhood: most of the buildings in Urbandale were built before 1939. Another advantage? The vacancy rate here is higher than the national average, so there won't be a long wait to move into your rental place in Moberly. Although the town is pedestrian-friendly overall, you won't want to rely on your feet as your sole mode of transportation here. If you don't have a car, you can carpool with some of your neighbors.
City Center / Central Christian College of the Bible: Sitting alongside highway 63, rent is just a tad higher here than in Urbandale. Still, you'll have a lot more properties to choose from as the vacancy rate is also higher. You could find a small to medium-sized studio apartment for rent here and still have plenty of money left for your extras. Also, don't ditch your car just yet: though commute times average only fifteen minutes, you'll still want to drive.
Higbee / Renick: This neighborhood is located just to the north of the Rudolf Bennitt State Wildlife Area and in the southernmost section of Moberly. You won't find apartments for rent in this area, but if you happen to find a nice house, the reasonable monthly rental price will be worth your while. If you're into open space without tons of neighbors, Higbee / Renick is the ideal spot. There's hardly any traffic at all. Except for you. Yes, you'll still need to drive your car to get to work.
Jacksonville / Cairo: The area encompasses half of the Thomas Hill Reservoir and is on the north half of town. This is yet another area where you can find that awesome little rental house you've been searching for. Like Higbee / Renick, you'll have lots of space to stretch out here, and you won't pay through the nose to do it.
North Morley Street / Union Avenue: Another great place to search for apartments, North Morley / Union Avenue area has Moberly's most affordable rates and has a lake called Rothwell. Vacancies are abundant, so take your pick of the many living options available to you. Commutes from this spot are short and sweet, lasting less than 15 minutes for the typical resident.
Let's say that you've found your dream home and you have moved your household to Moberly. It's a lazy Saturday. What are you going to do? If you're a nature lover, check out nearby Thomas Hill Lake and the nearby conservation area. You can fish year-round (with your trusty permit, of course) or enjoy a picnic near the water's edge. The camping facility even has a bathroom. If you're more interested in primitive camping, you could enjoy a stay at Rudolf Bennitt State Wildlife Area; the 12.5 mile trail system accommodates horses and mountain bikes. You can camp overnight with your horses at this site, but be forewarned that there are no bathrooms.
If you're a hunter, you'll be pleased to note that Moberly is home to the Gun Creek and Big Buck hunting clubs. A 6,200-acre ranch called Trophy Country caters to hunting and fishing enthusiasts year-round. If hunting isn't your thing, go putter around one of Moberly's three golf facilities for an afternoon on the green, or see what's going on down at the HLR Motorsports Park for some ATV and motorcycle racing. If you prefer cars to motorcycles, cruise on down the road a few minutes to find the Randolph County Raceway, open in the spring and summer.
The Cultured Life
Perhaps you prefer live entertainment to that of the outdoors, or maybe it's just too cold (or hot) to be out there. Whatever the reason, you can find plenty of entertainment opportunities in town. The Moberly Area Council of the Arts, in conjunction with the Moberly Community College presents staged plays and other productions on a regular basis. Enjoy some time browsing in downtown Moberly's many antique shops, enjoy the old-fashioned soda-fountain at the drugstore counter and see a movie at the drive-in. If you're looking for quality handmade items, baked goods, and quilts, look no further than one of the stores run by the the thriving Amish community. There are seasonal events you'll also enjoy, such as Moberly's Rail Road Days in June, or the Randolph County Fair in July. Two museums, the Randolph County Historical Museum and the Rail Road Museum, are open seasonally.
All that's missing here is you. Come be a part of the "Magic" in Moberly.