Here are some helpful tidbits to keep in mind when you're looking for a crib:
Some landlords like em; some don't. No sense in trying to sway them to your way of thinking; it's best to just find yourself a pet friendly apartment. Chances are that type of landlord likes pets as much as you do.
Yes, this is part of modern civilization, so there's gotta be some rules in place. Don't worry. Landlords won't usually make you go through several hoops. They'll just ask for identification, excellent credit history, and references.
Even though the community is as small as small gets, it pays to know what kind of neighborhoods you'll be moving into. When it comes to the place you'll call home, trust us. You don't want surprises.
Town Center: Located right smack in the middle of the action, real estate at the Town Center is mostly studio apartments for rent. You could probably find medium 2- to 3-bedroom homes, but don't count on finding a mansion for rent or sale. Let's set some reasonable expectations here, okay?
Amity Harbor: If you breathe, think, and love water, you shouldn't even sit on the decision. This neighborhood is home for youperiod. This is a nautical neighborhood that's very walkable. Nope, no mermaids here. Sorry.
Montauk Hwy/ Great Neck Rd: Houses in this neighborhood usually consist of the medium 2 bedroom apartment variety. With its 12% vacancy rate, you can forget lady luck and count on statistics putting the odds in your favor when you're hunting for an excellent apartment.
Copiague has all the convenience of urban living. You name itrestaurants, hospitals, shopping centers, recreation, this community has it all. Not to mention, New York City's a short drive away if you really crave the craziness of a big metropolis. Oh, and Amityville's (as in Amityville Horror) a short distance away, too. If you're really at a loss for things to do one weekend, a good scare and some goose bumps could be in order.
Additionally, if you don't have a car or you've never been fond of driving, Copiague's public transit could be good news for you. Some residents here live the community spirit to the hilt and carpool to and from every destination. But if that option isn't for you, you can take the Suffolk County Transit Bus for a spin.