Getting the perfect crib in this town shouldn't be tedious. At least not if you know what to expect and you know what you're doing. Good thing, you've found this guide, isn't it? Time to dig in for some information, then.
You're in for Serious Competition
The good news? Almost half of the real estate properties in this town are renter-occupied, which means there's definitely a place for you here. The bad news? Siler City serves as a suburb of the Research Triangle Park and Greensboro, which means that you're going to fight tooth and nail to score a good abode here. Give yourself at least six weeks to find a suitable place in this town.
The Options That Await You
If some competition does not intimidate you, a wealth of rental apartment homes and single detached houses await you here. You can even go for a gated apartment complex or high rise condos if you don't mind having neighbors close by. A majority of the houses here are of the two- to three-bedroom variety although there are some smaller or larger dwellings in the mix as well.
If you've just been handed an excellent crib -- heaven's gift to renters, if you will -- you wouldn't want time to mull over it. You'd want to snatch it right away and get it out of other renter's hands. For this reason, it's best to come prepared and bring the few essentials with you: rental history (if any), proof of income or employment, and picture ID are the basic documents you need to get started on the application.
Save yourself from needless trouble and try to focus your search on neighborhoods that really suit you. Here's a quick overview to get you familiar with the different areas of this town:
Town Center: Siler's Town Center is bustling with commerce and entertainment. But even though everything you'll probably need is in this neighborhood, you still need your car to get around as it's not a walkable area. A mix of apartment complexes, detached houses, town homes, and the odd condo for rent are in this area.
Mount Vernon Springs: Most of the properties here are farms, so unless you like the idea of having animals and wide open spaces as neighbors, you might want to steer clear of this rural area.
Silk Hope: This area is pretty much a neighborhood of farms and mobile homes. So unless you welcome the solace of sprawling fields and wide open spaces, you won't feel at home here. This is home to the Northwest District Park and Camp Maranatha Lake Dam.
Ellington Road: Located adjacent to the town center, this area has a wealth of three-bedroom houses for rent. This neighborhood is also home to Bray Park.
Siler City has become a refuge for artists and once in a while these artists converge for the 3rd Friday Artwalk. A stroll in downtown area is quite a treat if you're someone with an eye for the arts. Murals and handcrafted products showcase the talents of the town's artisans, painters, and woodworkers.
Aside from artists, local sports heroes are the celebrities of this town. Bray Park is a common hangout of residents here. This is where they enjoy an afternoon of their favorite sports or go swimming with their friends.
In addition, the city-organized events keep the community spirit burning for locals. There's the Halloween Hoopla, 5K for Family Peace, Siler City Airport Open House, Milo Holt's Western Film Festival to get the town abuzz with excitement. But of course, if all those are just so-so for your taste, you can always whisk yourself away to Greensboro or Raleigh, both of which are less than an hour's drive away.