1,853 Apartments for rent in Cedar Hills, OR with Hardwood Floors
Cedar Hills, OR: it's an icon of post-WWII boom times that's also a modern suburb. Construction started out here in 1946, right after the war ended. When construction wrapped up on the original neighborhood in 1961, it was the largest single-tract construction project in the Western United States.
The census-designated place of Cedar Hills has changed boundaries over the years. Part of the original area has been annexed by the city of Beaverton, and part still falls under a Portland address. So it's literally all over the place. The Sunset Highway (U.S. 26) formed the north boundary, while the other edges were less defined. These days, Cedar Mills on the north side of 26 is also thought of as part of the same community by many. The north-south Highway 217 goes through the middle. Since its inception, Cedar Hills has been seen as a highly desired place to live, and prices on house rentals reflect that. The nearby areas have filled in somewhat, and the population has grown, but the entire region remains committed to green space and environmental protection. Think of it as Portlandia meets American Suburbia -- some of that great "weird" vibe stirred in with what is understood to be classic suburban life. See more
Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Cedar Hills 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.