Although Massapequa Park only has a land area of about 2 miles, more than 17,000 people have packed themselves into the village. Of course, there has to be a reason for that. Maybe it's the fact that residents of the village were drawn to the premier apartments in Massapequa Park. Yeah, definitely worth it. Keep in mind, though, that you need to be prepared when making the move. It just so happens that you're lucky enough to have all of that information right here. You're welcome.
When to start looking: Months ago, and that's literally no joke. If you want to be among the New Yorkers who call Massapequa Park home, you need to get off this computer right now and start looking. Okay, well you probably need the computer to look, so nix that suggestion. Renters make up around 4% of all Massapequa Park residents, and if you've been looking around, you know that that's extremely low. Although there is everything from large homes to studio apartments for rent, they're few and far between. Go ahead; look around the website. You won't find many cities that are in this high of demand. So if you wait a month before you're ready to move to start looking, rest assured you'll end up crashing in a hotel for a while.
When to make the move: Didn't you read the last section? Move now. If a place opens up and you don't jump on it, you should trust the fact that it's not going to last long. If by some miracle you do have the option of picking exactly when you want to move, though, you might opt for the summer months, especially July and August. This is New England, after all, so it can get pretty cold during the winters. In fact, the average low temperature in January is 26 degrees Fahrenheit. You definitely don't want to move in that weather, and if you managed to not get an all bills paid apartment and forgot to call the utilities companies, you might just be shivering in your boot, waiting for the power company to show up.
What to bring along: You should always show up to a renter's interview prepared with the rental application and fee, but in Massapequa Park, you might want to even bring along a check for the first month's rent and security deposit. After all, if the landlord is ready to get a tenant right then, you don't want the next wannabe New Yorker to swipe it out from under your feet. Also, it could definitely help you out if you bring a background check. Coming prepared on your own will make landlords' lives easier; and this always looks good on you. Oh, and don't forget proof of income. They don't take any slackers around here.
Massapequa Park is definitely the biggest little village you'll ever live in, and whether you get an apartment or are lucky enough to find a home for rent, you're going to have plenty of stuff to do regardless of the neighborhood. Now, this isn't to say that each area of the village doesn't have its own little benefit. Maybe you want to live next to a lake. Maybe you want to be next to a subway (the restaurant or the train). Whatever your pleasure, you'll find it somewhere in the village.
Philadelphia Avenue: For those who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centers, the Philadelphia Avenue area is ideal. It's mostly a bunch of homes and apartments, and when you throw in the fact that part of Massapequa Preserve lies within it, you'll still be able to find stuff to do.
Pacific Street: The Pacific Street area is chock full of residential areas. Come on people, what did you expect with such a popular place. There's not too much else in the neighborhood, but a one-minute drive to the east will land you in a nice Wal-Mart, Macy's and Sears parking lot. Enjoy shopping!
Village Center: The Village Center area is met at its southernmost point by Sunrise Highway, and that along with the subway station means an incredible ease of access to everywhere New York. Oh, and the Police Academy is nearby too, so if you're in the market for one of New York's finest, you can catch them young here!
Sunrise Highway: Bordered by Jones Creek and South Oyster Bay to the, you guessed it, south, the Sunrise Highway area is also highly residential. Best part, though? It actually has some shopping within its borders. In fact, you can find ethnic restaurants and shopping destinations without ever heading north over the highway.
Okay, the neighborhood descriptions may have made it sound like Massapequa Park is just a nice residential area with a few necessities thrown in. Touche. Don't downplay the village, though; there are still plenty of great things to enjoy while living in this area.
Awesome Community Events: Whether you're living in a giant home or a one-bedroom apartment, you can get out and enjoy your neighbors at a variety of community events. Nearby, there's the Massapequa Park Street Fair, the Strawberry Festival, the Spring Festival, the Apple Festival, the I'm Running Out Of Room To Type All the Festivals Festival. Okay, made that last one up.
Minutes from Horror: The Amityville Horror House is literally only about five minutes from Massapequa Park. Tread lightly!
Beautiful Nature: Even when not at the Massapequa Preserve, there's plenty of tree cover in all of the neighborhoods. Okay, we'll admit it. Massapequa Park isn't where everything is happening. It's a pleasant village with great homes. Fortunately for you, it's surrounded by New York City and Long Island. If you can't find something to do, you're simply not looking.