255 Apartments for rent in Ronkonkoma, NY with Hardwood Floors
"A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners." Mignon McLaughlin
Aside from having one of the hardest to pronounce names in New York (really, try saying that three times fast), Ronkonkoma --shortened to Ronk, to make it easier -- is also one of the furthest cities from what you'd think a New York town would look like. This town is located on the island of Long Island next door to Hicksville and home to Ronkonkoma Lake. This area was once known as a farming town in the mid 1800s, but in the 1900s the lake became a tourist attraction transforming the town from boring and stale to lively and fun. However, this area hasn't always been known as a place people would want to get to. In fact, most people were scared to step foot in Ronk, thanks to the mystery surrounding Lake Ronkonkoma. Legend has it that this lake is actually cursed and hell bent on taking a man to his early demise each year. Strangely enough, the locals don't seem to be bothered by this legend one bit, so they tempt the lake each day with laughter, fishing and fun in the sun. That proves that either the legend is a myth, or the lake only has a taste for a handsome stranger from out of town. See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Ronkonkoma renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep, particularly if you have pets.
However, there are some downsides. Hardwood floors carry sounds. They can also make your apartment noisy for your roommates and downstairs neighbors.
Ask the landlord or property manager about the hardwood floors before signing a lease. Are they actually hardwood or a popular composite alternative? The latter is probably easier to clean and care for than the real thing.
It’s also important to ask about who’s responsible for any damage to the floors and what that entails. Your security deposit could take a hit from scratches, dents, and other damage.
Consider the type of climate you live in. Hardwood floors typically don’t fare well in damp climates full of moisture. Stains and buckling are common in hardwood floors after rain flooding or excessive moisture.
However, hardwood floors can be ideal for dry climates or sunny areas for renters who love the way they look.