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Old 02-17-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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I really need ya alls help. I am recent 27yr old female... college grad and I am looking for a safe neighborhood that is something I can afford. I work downtown and only make 12 dollars and need to stay under 1000 for rent. I really dont have a rental history, only for the past 6 months, because I lived with boyfriend all thru college and then broke up. I need housing asap. I am renting a place now and my lease is up and I need to leave because I dont want to stay there, because not really that safe. Landlord is letting me stay there until I can find a place. Which was kind of him. Most places want 3 times your income or 3 year rental history. I want pet friendly (two cats) secure building. . I would like some ideas on some good where to start. Open to all areas, except the ghetto. Would like to stay as close to my work as possible, but can do a 15 to 20 minute drive. Would like to have a community pool and fitness center.
Please help as asap. I need to find a place fast. I was looking at liberty place, but it was 1700 a month. Over my budget..lol. Thats the kind of facility I would like though.
thanks everyone
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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You make $12 an hour and want to find a place that is not in the ghetto, has a fitness center, community pool, and close to downtown?

How the hell can you afford to live on your own at $12 an hour? I know you said under $1000 but you are really looking for something under $700 a month.

The apartments along I-71 on the north end just south of route 161 would be a good place to start. You won't find a fitness center or pool but it's a moderately safe place to live and they range anywhere from $500-$800 a month.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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You make $12 an hour and want to find a place that is not in the ghetto, has a fitness center, community pool, and close to downtown?

How the hell can you afford to live on your own at $12 an hour? I know you said under $1000 but you are really looking for something under $700 a month.

The apartments along I-71 on the north end just south of route 161 would be a good place to start. You won't find a fitness center or pool but it's a moderately safe place to live and they range anywhere from $500-$800 a month.
I really don't think it's that hard to find such a place. $12/hour full time isn't bad for a young single person. But I would agree, you should be looking closer to like $600 than 1000.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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I agree. $12 an hour is roughly $2080 per month before taxes, insurance, etc. So maybe you are looking at $1600 or so bring home, if you're lucky. But that is probably on the high end. That doesn't leave a lot of room for other things in life. You are old enough to know your limits; but my advice is to live a little farther away from work to get a cheaper place to live and not in the ghetto.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:59 AM
 
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I guess if you don't want cable TV, or to turn on air conditioning in the summer, or keep it under 65 degrees in the winter.. I guess you could live on $12 an hour and afford $1000 per month rent payments.

But that's not really living is it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:09 AM
 
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My wife and I lived here for a while back in the day. We never had any problems and were paying 600 a month for a large two bedroom apartment.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I guess if you don't want cable TV, or to turn on air conditioning in the summer, or keep it under 65 degrees in the winter.. I guess you could live on $12 an hour and afford $1000 per month rent payments.

But that's not really living is it.
I make barely more than that in Boston. I live fine.

OP, you'll be ok.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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You can't compare Boston to Columbus. Totally different cost of living! I can make $12 an hour back in Michigan and live like a king.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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You can't compare Boston to Columbus. Totally different cost of living! I can make $12 an hour back in Michigan and live like a king.
I think the poster was saying that Boston is a lot more expensive than Columbus. Which it is.

I don't disagree that you can live anywhere on $12. That is above the minimum wage. People make a living like that all the time.

Making $12 an hour and paying $1000/month on rent isn't living...it is existing. There is hardly any money left to go on vacation, out with friends, cable TV, etc. You can have a sort of existence, but not a whole lot of extra money.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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You can't compare Boston to Columbus. Totally different cost of living! I can make $12 an hour back in Michigan and live like a king.
You really think Boston is cheaper than Columbus? My point was that I pay WAY more in EVERYTHING where I live, and still do ok. Cbus is dirt cheap in comparison. I'd live like a king in Columbus.
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