Am looking for a decent 2 bedroom apartment. Question is, there are some really cool looking places in the Old West End, but, are they safe? Is the area safe? What streets should be avoided? Any other ideas about apartments in the city? My kids graduated so I am not tied to a pricey school district anymore. Thanks for the help.
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Here's some info for you, golddustwoman.
- Lots of details about the neighborhood, the association, various committees/boards, events & news.
- Also, the Historic District boundaries. This is important because you are going to want to rent within the blue lines. It's night and day concerning crime inside the district and outside.
- Every month a paper version of "The Historic Times" is delivered to OWE residents. This gives you more ideas on what is going on in the OWE and what is coming up. PDF copies of past issues are archived here.
- In re: safety. OWE Security is a big part of what helps keep our neighborhood one of the safest in the city... on top of our awesome neighbors looking out for each other.
- This is a PUBLIC facebook page. It's a good place when looking for apartments or homes for rent.
- There is a PRIVATE facebook group as well... but it's reserved for residents only. If you decide to move to the OWE you can ask to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oldwestend/
the neighborhood is innnnnnnncredibly safe
good luck on your hunt!!!
also, if you have any questions, feel free to email me!
info @ upso.org
You got me sold, and I'm not even looking! Sounds great. You can't beat neighborhood security. I'm in a pretty stable neighborhood in South Toledo, and the neighbors look out for each other, so I'm good. Good luck Golddustwoman.
Thanks for all of the info. I really do appreciate the help
Ditto what toledolen_ and upso said.
I have lived in the OWE for twelve years, the last ten as a homeowner, and it's awesome! The sense of community is amazing.
There's a row of family-owned apt. buildings on Whiteway, across the railroad tracks from the Kenwood apartments and near Ottawa Park. The neighborhood has a good mix of retired people, single professionals, and students. Very quiet street with friendly neighbors. The street to the rear is all single-family homes. If I were looking for an apartment, I'd go back there (lived there for a year one time). I don't think they advertise, so drive down the street sometime and get some phone numbers off the rental signs.
Any hints on apartments for seniors? No stairs, not exorbitantly priced?
I have friends that live on the street behind Whiteway in the single family homes viola is describing but I can tell you they have numerous complaints about the noise and uptick in crime from the apartments on that particular street. Likely the larger units farther down the street from the family-owned apts but it's still an issue.
That said, I lived farther into that particular neighborhood (Gunckel) a few years back and it's still in good shape. I used to go jogging up and down the streets at night with the dog and never had an issue. I would say about 1/3 of the neighborhood are duplexes that rent fairly inexpensively. More space, less shared walls and more of the neighborhood feel.
hey guys, we're talking about the OWE here. :)