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Old 04-10-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: dayton ohio
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I am moving from Kentucky to Columbus in June. Im trying to figure out where I can find an affordable apartment, no more then 950/month, and that has good public schools. I'm newly divorced and on a tight budget. Any advice you could give would be great!
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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I guess the normal stuff comes into play here....

how many bedrooms?
how many people living in it?
where do you work or go to school?
need to be within x number of miles to work/school?
do you have pets?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: dayton ohio
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I need three bedrooms
myself, and two children (12 and 15)
I'm a nurse and will be looking to work in the hospital. No job yet though
I would like my commute to work to be less than 10 minutes
no pets
I would like to be close to parks, restaurants, shopping, etc
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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I need three bedrooms
myself, and two children (12 and 15)
I'm a nurse and will be looking to work in the hospital. No job yet though
I would like my commute to work to be less than 10 minutes
no pets
I would like to be close to parks, restaurants, shopping, etc
I would honestly suggest applying for jobs at the hospitals. There are several hospitals here in Columbus. Where you land a job will depend on where you want to live.

https://www.ohiohealth.com/jobs/


Healthcare Jobs & Volunteering in Columbus, Ohio | Mount Carmel Health

There may be more, but that is what I see around town. Between the two of those links there are dozens of hospitals and care facilities. I am new to town myself (just got here a month ago).

Good luck!

I think that once you get the job, you should be able to find a place close to your work for your price range.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: dayton ohio
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Thank you for the links! I've put in apps at three of the hospitals already. I think your, once I find a job that will help me be able to focus on where to live.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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Thank you for the links! I've put in apps at three of the hospitals already. I think your, once I find a job that will help me be able to focus on where to live.
You're welcome! If I come across any more links I will post them


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Old 04-11-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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There are plenty of nice areas to live within your budget. Choosing the schools is critical. Most of the neighborhoods are pretty safe. Based on your children ages, try to live near a rec or community center. I say this, because your children are at the ages where they may want to hangout with their friends. They would be able to walk or ride their bikes. Some schools have bike racks too. You won't have no problem finding a nursing job. Also wherever you choose to live, ask the representative about a short term (6 month) lease. You may have to pay a little more monthly, but if you decide the area does not suit your taste, you don't have to wait a whole year to move. Once you narrow down picks, post it, then we will be more able to help you with your decision. Don't worry you and the kids will be fine (smile).
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: dayton ohio
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There are plenty of nice areas to live within your budget. Choosing the schools is critical. Most of the neighborhoods are pretty safe. Based on your children ages, try to live near a rec or community center. I say this, because your children are at the ages where they may want to hangout with their friends. They would be able to walk or ride their bikes. Some schools have bike racks too. You won't have no problem finding a nursing job. Also wherever you choose to live, ask the representative about a short term (6 month) lease. You may have to pay a little more monthly, but if you decide the area does not suit your taste, you don't have to wait a whole year to move. Once you narrow down picks, post it, then we will be more able to help you with your decision. Don't worry you and the kids will be fine (smile).
Thank you! I am looking at Canal Winchester, Hilliard, Grove City, and Blacklick. A couple of my fb friends recommend these areas. That is a good idea about doing a 6 month lease! I never would've thought to do that.
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