The rental market has really picked up but you do have to be aware that not everyone has stellar credit these days due to short sales and foreclosures.
That being said, I recently rented a home in Montclair for a client of mine and we had more than four applications to review and they were all stellar applicants. A big draw for the tenants wasn't just the house but the location of the house and wanting to get their kids accepted into Thornhill schools.
I hope that helps! If you decide to interview Property Managers, I hope you give me a call:) I'd love to earn your business!