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Apartments for Rent in Wilkes Barre Pa – what type of apartment do you need?

A lot of times  when renters are searching for apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa, they do not consider what type of apartment that they need. When looking, a renter will often jump into going to see apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa that they think sounds nice in the listing, without considering what they really need. It may be too expensive, but time and time again, a renter will pick these out of reach apartment for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa, and end up wasting time and money when they find out that they just cannot afford the new place.

It is time for renters to consider what they really need. Are you a single person, looking to live alone?  Efficiency or one bedroom apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa would be the way to go.  When detailing you search at ApartmentsToLike.com you can simply type in one bedroom in the Bedrooms button and the listing generator will present you with only those apartments for rent with one bedroom.

Are you a couple, or a person with a roommate, looking for in apartments for rent Wilkes Barre Pa? When on the search page on the website, consider typing in two in the bedroom option and see what comes up. More bedrooms means a little more money, and the location or part of town will also effect your rental rate, but with two incomes this will be affordable. One bedroom apartments can be nice also, for a couple, or couples newly married, but inevitably you will feel like you need another room for a home office, or working out, or perhaps a guest room.

If rent price is the consideration, as it should be, use the Rent minimum and Rent maximum buttons to fine tune your apartment search.

Renters should consider also where they will need to live. How close to work are the apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa in the listings you find? What part of the city? Is it close enough to work? Is it convenient for shopping and groceries? Do I want to live in a quiet neighborhood, or in the heart of a busy and often noisy city? These are all things to consider in your search.  When looking at the listing page at ApartmentsTo Like.com type in the city or part of town you are hoping to live in and see what comes up. If you like areas on the outskirts of Wilkes Barre, such as Kingston, Edwardsville, Plains, Luzerne or Pittston, you can simply type in those locations to enhance your search.

It’s easy to find the right apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa and the surrounding areas once a renter hones in on some of his particular needs. Visit Renters Stuff at ApartmentsToLike.com for more helpful information on finding your new rental space.

The Virgin Renter – Apartments for Rent in Wilkes Barre Pa

Are you renter for the first time and looking for Apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa? Here are some helpful tips for first time virgin renters who are spreading their independence wings with a new apartment of their own.

One of the first things to remember is to never go over your budget with  apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa. Sit down and assess all expenses that you presently have, and all expenses that you will have when you rent your apartment. Most investment professionals recommend that you spend no more than 1/4 of your monthly income on your rent, though I’ve come across recommendations of 1/3. Be sure to include utilities like electricity, cable, internet, and parking fees as well as any other expenses not included in your rent. By staying within budget of your apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa, you will avoid pain and disappointment of having to give up your space, and the dreaded move back home to your old room that your parents were attempting to make into a workout space. (You may have to live with a treadmill for a while.)

Another thing to consider financially is to save up money for your rental application fees, security deposit (which is usually required) and move-in expenses. Some landlords of apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa require the first and last months rent paid at the leases signing, which can add up to quite a large check that you’ll have to write out, all before you can even set one chair in the living room.

Is the cost of apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa a bit too high, but you’ve found one that you simply love with two bedrooms and the huge living room, with hardwood floors and an island kitchen? You may want to consider finding a roommate to help share the expenses. But be sure to follow the advise  in the Sharing Your Place category on the front page of this blog. It covers why have a roommate, roommate questionnaires and agreements, as well as an article on why not to have a roommate and many other things you may not have considered.

Make sure that you thoroughly read the lease for apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa. Then read it again. Be sure that you understand all you obligations completely, and all the rules before signing. Once you signature is there, you are held bound to the contract legally. Have a knowledgeable person help you understand things in the lease that you deem questionable. Sometimes the legal words and writing can be confusing. Ask for help. There’s nothing worse for a renter than being dissatisfied with something and finding out that it was or wasn’t included in the lease you signed.

Be sure to search for new apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa online. Check out ApartmentsToLike.com for listings of available apartments or homes in Wilkes Barre and the surrounding area. Looking for an efficiency? One bedroom? A large or small studio? A certain location? Near college or work? Or a more spacious home for rent? You will find the latest listings and contact information here.

Or, if you are in the market for apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa, stop in and visit The Apartment Finders Shop located in the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes Barre. Fill out a wish list and we’ll help you find a place with potential.  The shop is open Thursday through Sunday.

Finally, always think ahead about references. Have written references ready from friends of family and employees. Landlords and property owners of apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre Pa will often request these character references to be sure that you are a responsible person and will take care of the apartment leased to you. It is also important, if you are under a certain age, to have a co-signer available for your lease. A parent, family member or other friend or relative can do this, which guarantees the landlord that your rent will be covered should you fail for some reason to pay on time.

All in all, the virgin renter need not fear this huge step in life, but look at it with joy and anticipation.  It can be quite an exhilarating learning experience, and with the right thought and preparation, a successful one.

Wilkes Barre Pa Apartments for Rent – How to Find a Great Apartment

You can easily find  great Wilkes Barre Pa apartments for rent by following a few simple steps…and using our apartment finding business, which can make finding an apartment in the Wilkes Barre area a fun adventure.

First, before you even look for a Wilkes Barre Pa Apartment for rent, decide on your budget. Be sure to include monthly utilities, such as electricity, heat and hot water.  Your monthly rent should be approximately 25% of your monthly income = one week’s salary. Visit ApartmentsToLike.com home page and use our rent calculator to estimate your rental budget.

Second, compare prices, locations and options available in different Wilkes Barre apartments for rent.  We Make it Easy at ApartmentsToLike.com with a comprehensive listing of available units. A list emenities, photos, and location map are often included in listings.

Third, Make a wish list. Do you need a pet-friendly apartment? A balcony? A yard for the children? Off-street parking? Stop in and visit us at  The Apartment Finders Shop in the Center Court of the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes Barre and fill out your wish list. We’ll help connect you with the perfect Wilkes Barre Pa apartment for rent that will hopefully fulfill all your wishes within your budget. Personal information is kept confidential of course!

Fourth, Use the internet to search for what you want, before you go out looking. ApartmentsToLike.com can help you zero in on Wilkes Barre Pa apartments for rent. Just type in Wilkes Barre (or any city you’re interested in), or other specifics like rent minimum or maximum, bedrooms desired, click search and get a nice list of available spaces to look at.  Contact info for each listing is provided.

Finding great Wilkes Barre Pa apartments for rent can be easy and less stressful with the help of The Apartment Finders Shop and ApartmentsToLike.com.

Great blog post about a historic building in Wilkes-Barre Pa.

Wilkes Barre Pa. Apartments for Rent

If you are looking for Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent you will have many options and lovely apartments to choose from. Your style of living should come into play when making your choices in this beautiful region of Northeastern Pa.

Do you need a large or a small living space? What amenities should your new apartment include, like number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and size of rooms? Is off-street parking a must? What are your budget requirements and price range when considering Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent? Will your apartment or rental home need a yard or allow pets? Consider these questions when looking at listings of Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent.

One of your first considerations as you search for Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent is they type of neighborhood you would like to live in.  Apartment complexes such as Wilkeswood Apartments and East Mountain Apartments, located in Wilkes Barre township, provide apartment community type settings, with courts instead of streets, parking lots close to your front door, landscaping and maintenance. Complexes are usually well-lighted and include other amenities like laundry facilities, on site fitness centers and recreation areas like pools or tennis courts. Often you will find available Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent in one of these communities.

Perhaps you would like a home that is more private or residential? Is living in town or near the city more for you? You can find lovely and unique Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent in large homes or smaller apartment buildings in quieter neighborhoods of Wilkes Barre.  First or second floor luxury duplexes are available as well as town houses. For a more home-like feel, consider renting a half of a double home that may be available. These often offer front and back door access, porches or patios, decks, and back yards that can be used or recreation and entertaining.The home will often feature first and second floors, and sometimes a third floor also.

For a more classic home feel consider one of the many beautiful Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent in the historic district of the city. Here some of the well-maintained and elegant mansions, built in the turn-of-the-century, offer available spaces for rent that feature fireplaces, unique woodwork or tile, hardwood floors or stained- glass windows among other features. The neighborhood is quiet and residential with tree lined streets, and easy access to downtown restaurants, stores, theaters, and art galleries, as well as living close to the local colleges, Wilkes University and King’s college. Houpt House, above, offers a one bedroom apartment. (Click image for link)

Remember to consider your life style and apartment or home needs and neighborhood preferences when choosing one of the many Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent.

Check out ApartmentsToLike.com for an extensive list of Wilkes Barre Pa. apartments for rent.

Wilkes Barre Apartments – Black and White Decor

If you are moving into one of the many available Wilkes Barre apartments you may be considering a fresh start. And what better to enhance your new apartment than looking into new decor options, and with black and white decor you can’t go wrong.

A quick drive from any of the local Wilkes Barre apartments will take you to the local Pier 1 Imports, a great economical decorating store that features everything for your new Wilkes Barre apartment. You will find furniture, glassware, lamps, bedding and fresh design ideas. Like this black and white chair and this great Zebra Striped Paper Lantern.

This lantern lamp could be featured in any room of your Wilkes Barre apartment.

Over a desk area would be a cool option, or in the corner of the living room.

If you are fortunate enough to find one of the many available Wilkes Barre apartments that offers a nice dining room in the space, then dining room chairs and a nice table are something to think about. Go creative with black and white, like this Damask Dining Chair from Pier 1 Imports.

Why not go totally unique in your Wilkes Barre apartment with this Kilim sofa by Andrew Martin. I love the design and the structure of this sofa. Creative and unusual for your new apartment living room.

For your Wilkes Barre apartments open wall space: Antique Black Console Table from Powell. $300 at Ifurn.com

Gotta love these black and white design pendant lamps. They would be great over your Wilkes Barre apartment kitchen island, or over the dining table. Nice accents for office area too. From WAC Lighting.

And let us not forget your new Wilkes Barre apartment bedroom. Dino Direct features this Maple Leaf Print Cotton Bed in a Bag for only $64.62! Cool!

Looking for available Wilkes Barre apartments? Visit ApartmentsToLike.com for listings of available space.

 

Wilkes-Barre Apartments – The Arts in Wilkes-Barre

Choosing one of the lovely Wilkes-Barre apartments to live in give you numerous life-style amenities, including easy access to the arts of down-town Wilkes-Barre Pa. High on the art’s list is the F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. This majestic theater was originally opened in 1938 as the Comerford Movie Theater. It was one of the grandest art deco movies theaters of the time, with a capacity of over 2,000 patrons. It soon became the most popular theaters of the city.

Located on the square in downtown Wilkes-Barre, this beautifully renovated theater is a quick walk or drive from most Wilkes-Barre apartments. The beauty of it has since changed from its original day, but the grandeur has remained, and has even improved, mainly due to the community’s support and donations from local business people. In 1986, the theater experienced a major renovation and went from an abandoned movie house to become a premier concert theater, the F. M. Kirby Center. In 2006, it underwent maintenance renovations to upgrade the worn carpets and seats, etc. from the 1986 restoration. The theater now boasts of the restored art deco look of the original 1938 theater.

The F. M. Kirby Center is home to the performing arts of the region and beyond. Living in Wilkes-Barre apartments will give you easy access to the great entertainment features of this theater including concerts by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic orchestra, which presents a regular Fall/Winter schedule, and the Wilkes-Barre Ballet Theater. Artists from around the world perform here including rock bands, musicians, comedians, opera performances, and Broadway plays. The theater also features Free movies.

The box office if open daily. Step out of your Wilkes-Barre apartments where you can view upcoming events including: the opera La Boheme, The Pink Floyd Experience, Free movie: Sleepless in Seattle, Comedian John Pinette, and latest Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic concert, coming this month.

Looking for Wilkes-Barre apartments? Visit Apartmentstolike.com for listings of available spaces.

A Peach Apartment

There’s something about a peach apartment. Nothing says more of elegance, warmth and romance than a lovely warm peach shade of color to highlight your Wilkes-Barre apartment’s decor. Consider this color when looking for a change in overall feeling to your new place, or your old one. Here, I love the contrasting colors of rust and olive green to balance the peach toned walls. White accents and dark wood always work. Image via Food and Home.

What can be lovelier to softly brighten a young girl’s room in your Wilkes-Barre apartment?
Image via The Kid’s Room Decor.

Need a new idea for your Wilkes-Barre apartment? This peach and plum decor contemporary bedroom idea is refreshing and fun. Image via Interior Ideaz.

Soft peach adds brightness and warmth to a long hallway in your Wilkes-Barre apartment. If your apartment is in an older house or mansion that’s been converted to apartments you will often find gorgeous door frames and window frames that can be contrasted with white as shown here. Check with your landlord for the okay to your creative painting ideas. Image via Home Design.

This goes on my list of favorite rooms: a peach Moroccan-style living room with pink and beige toned highlights. Dynamic yet warm…perfect for a unique change in your Wilkes-Barre apartment. image via A Touch of Luxe.

If you are looking for a Wilkes-Barre apartment, or one in Luzerne county of PA, visit Apartmentstolike.com for available listings.

Living in Your Wilkes-Barre Apartment

When you are living in your Wilkes-Barre apartment, you are living in a city immersed in Pennsylvania history. This article will give an overview of this lovely city of Luzerne County in Northeastern Pa. for those considering moving here or renting an apartment near-by.

The city of Wilkes-Barre was originally settled in 1769. It is named after its two founders, John Wilkes and Isaac Barre (1806) and from what I gather is the only hyphenated city in the USA. (Just a bit of trivia there!) The city was mainly an industrial anthracite coal town in the late 1800s and early 1900s where it saw a boom in economic wealth during this time. By the 1950s the coal industry had dried up, but the city continued on, though it suffered some bump and bruises along the way. (Agnes flood of 1972 I’m thinking of).

The city has recently been renovated and is quite beautiful. From your Wilkes-Barre apartment you will experience a diverse and dynamic amount of things to do and see. A short drive or walk downtown will take you to a hub of businesses and entertainment.

Recently the R/C Theaters Wilkes-Barre 14 opened on North Hampton Street, along with renovation of the city blocks around it. The $31 million project welcomes over 10,000 visitors each week. Around the corner on Main Street nestled among other shops and stores is a new Barnes & Noble bookstore and cafe. Further along in the city square sits The F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, a majestic theater that hosts concerts, plays, and performances by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

From your Wilkes-Barre  apartment you can visit the lovely historic district of town, where the large houses and mansions of the past still stand beautifully renovated. This neighborhood is located near two great colleges, Wilkes University and King’s College. Many of these incredible homes are now used by the colleges or house business offices. Some remain residential homes or apartments.

Victorian house in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

If art is your thing, you can venture out of your Wilkes-Barre apartment to visit the  Wilkes Sordoni Art Gallery, part of the Wilkes University community. The gallery is open daily, regularly has new features, and is free to the public.

If you have children, your Wilkes-Barre apartment may be close to one of the many nice schools in the area’s school district. Two of the three high schools in the district were listed on US News and World Reports Best High Schools list. Private schools and Catholic schools are nearby also.

The city is nestled next to the Susquehanna River and on a day when you want to get out of your Wilkes-Barre apartment and exercise the River Common walking trail is just the ticket. This paved trail leads along the river’s banks, goes through parks and recreation areas, and is a fun and energetic time where you can walk, run, or bike and see the beauty of the valley.

Within a fifteen to thirty minute drive you will find more shopping opportunities in Wilkes-Barre Township where the Wyoming Valley Mall and the Arena Hub shopping centers are located. The Mohegan Sun Arena, the areas largest in-door stadium, features the local Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team games as well as world-wide concert tours and shows. The Mohegan Sun Casino is a short drive away for gambling and “night-out” fun from your Wilkes-Barre apartment.

To help you find a Wilkes-Barre apartment or home for rent visit Apartmentstolike.com  for listings and renters information. For landlords, we welcome your listings and offer free listings for your available rental.

images: Movies 14 picture by Ed Sabol via city-data.com
Wilkes-Barre overview via Event Premium Tickets (hockey tickets!)
Victorian House by Anthony T.P. Brooks via city-data.com