Aside from your obvious attraction to mountainside towns and freezing cold, there are a few other things that should attract you to this area. For one, the properties are amazing. There are multiple residential areas here, so there are many hi rise apartments, duplexes and condos for rent. If you are even looking for something as small as a studio apartment for rent, you'll find a great property here.
But before even typing in duplex for rent or 2 bedroom apartment for rent, make sure you have the following documents on hand: Identification Card and Social Security Card, Deposit and Application Fee (there is no room for negotiation here. You must bring the exact amount or you risk losing the hold on your dream apartment). You'll also want to have references - You don't have to physically bring them -- just their contact details will do. Make sure to include a mixture of business and personal references. However, as the apartment complex directly, which one they want to see Also, bring your previous Residence Details -This includes address and the years you lived here. Make sure to get in touch with the landlord here -- the new apartment complex will want to contact them as a reference and to check your rent worthiness Finally, your proof of Employment and Income is important. Contact the apartments to see what they'd accept here, but as a rule of thumb they generally want to see some form of receipt of payment. For this, you can supply a bank statement, hire letter or most recent three pay stubs. If you are self-employed, you may bring along proof such as Articles of Incorporation, Fictitious Name Business Certificate and/or recent Income Tax letter.
All of the above listed documents are necessary for credit checks and background checks. If you've located an apartment online and you want to hold a unit until you come to check it out in person, call ahead of time and find out the exact documents the rental office wants in order to facilitate a credit check. Also, call to make sure their fax number is up-to-date and to find out any other requirements.
Best Time to Look
Since this is Washington state, it can get pretty nippy. However, the locals are used to this weather, so many people look for properties during the cold winter months and even in the fall. There are a few military bases in Washington -- mainly in Whitby, so vacancies spring up all throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled.
Getting to the Viewings
So you want to get to your viewings without spending too much of your moving budget. Well, you may need to bring your ride! Cabs cost a pretty penny since everything is so spread out and it's almost impossible to walk anywhere here ( unless you're doing it for recreation). In fact, Maltby received a walkscore of 18 out of 100, which needless to say is really bad. Of course, if you don't like walking anyway, then this news is great.
There are four storage facilities in Maltby, so you can store your goods here, while you go out and look for the apartments of your dreams. The majority of these storage facilities are located along the 522.
Yes, while there are a few close and cuddly neighbors, there aren't too many neighborhoods located within Maltby. While many of the neighborhoods aren't named, they are considered distinct regions in the city. Check out the list below to learn more about them. Doing your research beforehand can end up saving you a lot of time in the long run.
Southern Maltby: This area is the best for outdoorsmen because it's home to the Paradise Valley Conservation Area. It also has Crystal Lake. Pick this neighborhood if you like a rural feel.
Northern Maltby: This neighborhood is mostly residential, although it's home to Maltby Park and Clearview Plaza Shopping Center.
Okay, so it is ultimately up to you if you want to move to Maltby, even though it is a highly desirable place to be, but here are a few more reasons to consider moving to this area:
Lots of Nature
Maltby has a lot of natural treasures that some of the surrounding towns are missing. These treasures include Crystal Lake, Little Lake, Paradise Valley Conservation Area and all of the neighborhood (shameless plug).
Thanks to the major highways that run through this city, there isn't much traffic clogging up the local streets. In fact, most of the traffic runs down into Woodinville where most of the stores are located.
Shopping Centers Galore
Speaking of stores, there are loads to choose from. Keep in mind that some of the most common stores are located here in the city, but many of the flagship stores and shopping centers are located off of the 405. That way they're just far enough to keep you from overspending, but just close enough to negate that last statement. Some of the best stores in town include Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Indigo Frame and Mat, and all of the shops at Clearvie Plaza.
You're Surrounded by Coffee
If you're a coffee lover then you've got it made! If you're trying to escape the brown beast, then good luck with your mission. This town is literally surrounded from all sides by coffee shops. Some of the most famous tasty local java joints are Boot Scootin Java, Stompin Grounds LLC, Beehive Espresso and Snoqualmie Ice Cream. The latter company serves the best fraps in the area according to the locals.