Moving can be stressful and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be. There are a few ways you can prepare before you begin your search that will streamline the entire process and help to make your moving day positive and exciting. Start by marking the move date on a calendar, hopefully having given yourself at least four, if not six weeks to search. Now that you have the day marked, begin making a must-have list. This list should consist of amenities you do not want to go without. It helps to make the list with the most important, I'm-not-going-to-budge items at the top. If the number of bedrooms is most essential, that should be first.
If you have a preference for a stand-alone home or condominium as opposed to an apartment, that goes on the list too. Be sure to include the number of bathrooms and showers, preferred locations (a realtor or agent can help best with locations) and whether or not having a washer/dryer or covered parking will be deal breakers. You get the idea! Another important aspect of your search for a condo or house to rent is the gathering of your personal information. You will need your identification, your credit and rental history, employment references and enough money available for application fees, pet deposits and required deposits for holding your new place once you've found it. All of this is standard and necessary when you begin searching for a rental, so being organized and proactive will give you that added edge sometimes needed in the hunt for a perfect apartment in the city.
Picking the right neighborhood all depends on what amenities you really want. Walkability? Convenience to stores? Best commute time? Check out the list below for some of the more popular areas in Colleyville.
Pool Rd./Colleyville Blvd: Located along Hwy 26, just a few miles to the west of Hwy 121, this wooded neighborhood is thick with parks and beautiful gardens that residents obviously take great pride in. Most of the properties in this neighborhood are medium to large single-unit homes (3-5 bedrooms) and some large apartment complexes as well. With excellent grocery stores (think Whole Foods), yoga centers and scenic pathways, this area is incredibly popular for people who prefer a more pedestrian life, even if they own a car.
Bransford: Situated just northwest of Hwy 26 and stretching over to Hwy 1938, the Bransford neighborhood is also predominantly populated with medium to large properties. These properties consist of condos for rent, some apartment complexes and mostly single-unit homes. Shaded beneath an urban canopy of trees, the skyline is unimpeded by tall buildings, billboards or unsightly architecture that is so prevalent in many larger cities. So if you enjoy room to roam, trails to jog and excellent choices of grocery stores, coffee shops and exercise classes, this is your neighborhood!
City Center: North of Hwy 183 and west of Hwy 121 lies the City Center. With Melrose Park at it's heart, this stunning area of town is home to gorgeous, well-established (but not old) homes, a weekly Farmer's Market, a thriving arts community and adorable boutiques. This neighborhood is vibrant, trendy and filled with successful businesses all while maintaining a homey, safe and cozy atmosphere. Imagine that!
If you are the outdoorsy type and are looking for apartment complexes or home rentals available in Colleyville, you are in luck. Colleyville is home to 13 different parks, 15 miles of trails and no skyscrapers. That's right, the tallest building is a squat 3 stories max. In fact, once you really look around, you realize you don't even feel like you are in the midst of a city, but rather a thick, shady wooded area in which many of your neighbors are zinging past on bikes. If you haven't caught on to the vibe here just yet, you will. Colleyville is a healthy city any way you look at it. With its trees, trails, sidewalks and excellent air quality, it's no surprise that residents are out walking, jogging or riding their bikes on a daily basis.