Common Apartment Must-Haves

Searching for apartments in Nashua can be tough. With so many options, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. First-time renters and experienced renters can get sidetracked by great move-in offers, so it’s important to remember what you need to look for and discuss with the landlord or rental agency that works for the complex. Here are a few things to remember and ask as you look for your perfect apartment.

Pet allowances

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Bring up the subject of pets early, this way you don’t waste too much time looking at apartments that won’t take your Great Dane or Tabby Cat. Some apartments will strictly have no pets, others only cats like Forest Ridge and some will allow dogs, but will have breed and weight restrictions. Also, see if there are any fees related to your furry babies each month.

Visit multiple places

So, you do your research, and you find one that you think is perfect enough to throw all the others out the window. Be sure to wait before you do that. Take the time to visit any apartments you are even slightly considering, and weigh all of your options. That perfect complex online may fall short compared to another.

Utilities and amenities

What utilities are included in your rent? Many apartments in Nashua, especially in a complex, will have some utilities included. It is important to know what you are going to need to pay for on top of rent. Check about laundry facilities. Are they in the apartment, at a community location or do you need to go offsite? If they are more expensive but have less on the complex, think about if that would work for you.


Consider what you need out of the location of the apartment. Is it close to public transportation or within walking distance to a supermarket? How close is it to your work? If you want to remain close to work, do the drive during high and low traffic hours so you can get a feel as to if you would want the commute every day. Think about if you feel safe in the area, as well.

Renters insurance

Some complexes will have this as a requirement for all renters, especially if there is no rental history. However, even if they don’t, it is probably still a good idea. It is relatively cheap and will help protect you.

We wish you luck on your search. Whether you are first time renters or have been around the block a few times, we hope you find your new home! With more questions about Forest Ridge’s availability, call us today at (603) 883-7752.