Planning to move into a rental property cannot be complete without choosing a neighborhood where rentals are available. While the listings can be attractive and prices can be affordable, not all neighborhoods make great places to live. You can learn how to locate good neighborhoods for rental homes in nearly any city using these tips.
How to Spot Good Neighborhoods for a Rental Home
Verify Crime Data
There now multiple websites online that generate public information concerning crime data statistics for many cities in the United States. These statistics can be used for evaluating whether or not a neighborhood is safe for rentals. Addresses can be entered into the search systems on most city data websites to find crime data that is relevant and up-to-date. One unsolicited example is NeighborhoodScout.com.
Examine the Surroundings
If you are able to visit a neighborhood in person, completing a walk-through of the neighborhood can be a helpful tool. Feeling safe while walking can give a good estimate that a neighborhood is a safe place. Keeping and eye out for buildings that are rundown, littered with graffiti or appear to be decreasing in value can be one tell-tale sign that crime is present in the area.
Search for Transportation
Some homes are in excellent neighborhoods although transportation is not provided. A person who is forced to undertake a long commute to work could find that public transportation is essential. Because not all renters own vehicles, finding public or private sources of transportation can be helpful. City buses, taxis and other sources should be close to a rental home.
Determine Quality of Schools
A common misconception about rental properties is that all people who are renting are single. Many families are part of the rental community and often small children live inside rental homes. The quality of nearby schools is one important aspect to consider when evaluating a neighborhood. There are websites online like GreatSchools.org that provide helpful advice and a rating system for many schools in the United States.
Homes for Rent in Jacksonville, Florida
The JWB company owned properties that are available for rent on this website are located inside and near the city of Jacksonville, FL. Each property that is company-owned or controlled promotes exact monthly rent prices and includes updated photographs of the interior and exterior. This information can be helpful online when locating a home for rent in the state of Florida. Additional information about rental homes can be acquired through the housing specialists on this website.
In order to best serve future residents, please make sure to read all of the JWB Rental Guidelines before scheduling your showing.
JWB RENTAL GUIDELINES:
A background check and credit check will be performed for all adults.
A minimum of 4 years of rental history (or homeownership) must be provided, or an additional deposit may be required.
Evictions or felonies in the past 7 years are subject to an additional deposit.
Applicant must provide proof of income equal to 3 times the rent amount in gross income (before taxes).
The security deposit is equal to first month's rent and is required to reserve the home for up to 30 days; one half of the security deposit is required to reserve the home for up to 21 days with the remaining balance due at time of lease signing.
Our homes are pet friendly. A $500 non-refundable pet fee will be assessed for as many as 2 pets; additional pets are $250 each. Breed restrictions do apply.