With a population of just over 10,000 residents, the city of Pella, IA, is a small city. As the home of Central College, it shares many of the characteristics of a college town, but it’s also home to a number of manufacturing plants, which means that it is a technology and production hub. This means that the city has a considerable demand for housing, both traditional real estate purchases, and rental properties. What should you know when it comes to Pella rental options?
Proximity to Downtown
When it comes to finding the right rental property for your needs, you should consider the property’s proximity to the town’s downtown area. This of prime importance to college students, as the campus, is not far from downtown, but it also ensures that you have access to the unique shopping and dining options here, such as the shops on Main Street. There is also the Vermeer Mill, central part, and the Tulip Toren.
Duplex or Single-Family Home
You’ll find a range of rental types in Pella, too. Many are single-family homes that offer you all the comforts of owning your own home, including spacious yards. However, there are also duplexes available, as well as apartments and other options. If you don’t want to worry about maintaining your yard, or dealing with outdoor maintenance, renting an apartment, duplex or town-home might be the best idea.
New Construction or Older/Historic Home
If you opt for a single-family home over the other choices, you’ll find that you have the option of renting new construction or choosing an older or historic home. Several homes in the downtown area are historic and offer immediate access to all there is to see and do in Pella. Many of the historic homes have been remodeled to be more energy efficient and comfortable, as well.
The Right Real Estate Company
Whether you’re relocating to Pella to attend Central College, or for work, you’ll find that locating the right rental property is simpler when you work with a trusted real estate agency. Look for an agency that has deep roots within the Pella community, and agents that have built strong relationships with their clients (buyers, sellers, and renters). This will help ensure that you have a positive experience and are able to find a rental property that fits your needs and your budget.
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