Before committing to a location, it is important to do some in-depth research about the area and what the rental property market looks like. If you are well-prepared, you will be more likely to get your pick of the premier apartments.
Pick and Choose
Let's have a look at the housing menu you get to choose from in Picnic Point. According to census data, 80% of the units here are detached units, which means you will mostly be looking at houses in this area. These units have mostly 3 or 4 bedrooms, so if all this space doesn't suit your pocket, you may have to start shopping around for a housemate or two. A studio apartment for rent is virtually impossible to find in Picnic Point -- heck, even locating a 2 bedroom apartment won't be an easy feat.
People come to Picnic Point to stay. You will need be well-prepared if you want to beat other tenants to it. Keep in mind that tenants usually need to give at least a month's notice before leaving a property, so you will have to start your search up to two months before your planned move.
Picnic Point is an established, desirable area. Beat your fellow house hunters by having your required documents in order. Prepared renters will have proof of income, references, credit history, and deposit money on hand and ready for when they find the perfect pad.
Now that you're convinced that Picnic Point is the right place for you, it's time to choose your neighborhood!
Wingate: With 210 homes on 43 acres of land, Wingate is a lovely, well-kept neighborhood that thrives under the watchful eye of its home owners' association. With a rural atmosphere and miles of walking trails, this is a great option for nature lovers and fitness freaks alike.
Picnic Point: This is where you will find houses that are within easy walking distance from the beach. If you are lucky enough to live here, regular visits to Picnic Point Country Park are a must. Pack a romantic picnic, or get the leash and take your dog for a walk.
Wind and Tide: Houses in this area offer stunning views, allowing you to watch the sunset from your patio or living room window.
Shelby: Wrapped around Lake Serene, homes in Shelby offer a different type of view, but still very rural and nature-oriented.
Who wants to be sleepless in Seattle when you can enjoy peace and tranquility in Picnic Point? If you still want to take advantage of the amenities the city has to offer, it is only 20 miles away. Most people commute by car and you may just find someone who is willing to carpool with you.
Head to the Keg Steakhouse & Bar in Lynnwood for a tasty meal or visit Sparta's Pizza and Spaghetti House to taste for yourself whether their claim to making the best pizza in the universe rings true. Enjoy a night at the movies, go bowling or go test the greens at Harbour Pointe Golf Club. History buffs have a wide selection of local museums to browse and if you want to mingle with the locals, be sure to head to the farmer's markets in Lynnwood, Edmonds or Bothel.