If you're looking for apartments for rent in Dumont, be prepared to throw down a big chunk of change. Property rentals here are more expensive than the rest of New Jersey, but it still makes a cheaper alternative to living in Manhattan. If you're planning to relocate here, be aware that the vacancy rate is super low -- so you might consider using a broker to rent an apartment. They can usually help you circle in on a few places that meet your needs so you don't have to do all the legwork yourself.
What You'll Need
Aside from a healthy bank account and a little good luck, you'll want to make sure you have all the basic stuff with you when you go to meet landlords in your search for apartments. It will save you time and hassle if you print out copies of your ID, credit report, pay stubs, letter of employment, bank statements and bring along some references. Anything you can do to speed up the approval process will make your landlord happy and agreeable. Being on time and showing up with a smile also goes a long way toward buttering him or her up.
Do you want to live REALLY close to the Hudson River or just FAIRLY close to the Hudson River? That is really the deciding factor in choosing a neighborhood in Dumont. Here's a little more info to help you decide.
Knickerbocker Road/Larch Avenue: This area is on the east side of town and is the closest to the Hudson River and NYC. It's a great choice for people who have to commute in to the Big Apple for work or anyone who wants to live in a high-rise with a sweet view. Be warned, however; the vacancy rate is pretty dismal.
New Milford Avenue/Prospect Avenue: The northeastern part of Dumont is the most expensive for real estate. You'll get to enjoy summer water fun at the nearby Oradell Reservoir and golfing galore at both the Hayworth Country Club and the White Beeches Country Club, but most of the property is owner-occupied and super pricey.
Borough Center: This part of town is a little more urban feeling than the rest of town and you'll find a lot of ultra-mod high rises and apartment buildings in addition to the big old family houses. It's a great place for renters to look, and you'll find the most authentic Italian food this side of er, Brooklyn.