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Old 02-23-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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Hello and thank you in advance for helping. Me and a friend are looking for apts between the 300-500 range down the street from both CCAD and CSCC. Any suggestions for us? We would like nightlife and food and neat hangouts.

We are nerds in the sense of comics and art, she gaming and food. Right now we have no clue where we would like to live. We are single students who just wanna have fun while taking classes. We chose Cbus because we love it there when we take breaks from home (Toledo) we shop, conventions, comic shops and eat like kings (hola north market).

Any good neighborhoods? We live in some crazy neighborhoods but only hang out til like 8pm, then hit the hay. But we like to participate in the community. I volunteer for the Toledo Museum of Art and I wish to do that down there. Any geeky type stores please tell us about them! We are both getting separate apartments do to my needing a ton of space for work. Danka!
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Honestly, for your budget, you're simply not going to find too much near Downtown or the CCAD campus in a great neighborhood. I might look in the Olde Town East, King-Lincoln or Driving Park areas. You may be able to find something around there for that price, but keep in mind that there are some sketchy areas around these neighborhoods. OTE is probably the best condition and most improving out of them.

You might also try Franklinton. Again, not the best condition, but close to Downtown, improving, but still fairly inexpensive. Franklinton is also developing a sizeable and vibrant artist community and there is a constantly expanding complex of artist space (400 West Rich), so that may be more your interest. It would be about a 10-15 minute bike ride to CCAD.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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Hey jbcmh81, hey thanks a lot for the reply. Yeah we're just trying to stay within budget for a couple of students just cruising by.Franklinton sounds like a good way to go, I actually haven't heard of it. You see we will only visit the main points of Columbus and there's a lot to miss when you're looking over the cracks. Sounds cool, I'm excited to see what's down there Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I saw quite a few rentals in King Lincoln in that price range and it is an easy walk to ccad. Franklinton is about a 30 minute walk to CCAD or CSCC. Not very close.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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That price range you won't get a place that is in a safe neighborhood, that's for sure.

Best bet is to find someone who wants a roommate in a better part of town.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I saw quite a few rentals in King Lincoln in that price range and it is an easy walk to ccad. Franklinton is about a 30 minute walk to CCAD or CSCC. Not very close.
Not a fast walk, but a fairly easy and fast bike ride. And I've actually walked 30 minutes to work before and it's not so bad.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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That price range you won't get a place that is in a safe neighborhood, that's for sure.

Best bet is to find someone who wants a roommate in a better part of town.
Better part of town means a longer commute, either by bus or bike, or car, but it doesn't sound like that's a financial option. Walking would be out of the question.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Honestly, for your budget, you're simply not going to find too much near Downtown or the CCAD campus in a great neighborhood. I might look in the Olde Town East, King-Lincoln or Driving Park areas. You may be able to find something around there for that price, but keep in mind that there are some sketchy areas around these neighborhoods. OTE is probably the best condition and most improving out of them.

You might also try Franklinton. Again, not the best condition, but close to Downtown, improving, but still fairly inexpensive. Franklinton is also developing a sizeable and vibrant artist community and there is a constantly expanding complex of artist space (400 West Rich), so that may be more your interest. It would be about a 10-15 minute bike ride to CCAD.
I don't think you can even find a place for $300 in the ghetto these days unless it's something like a boarding house. Sorry to say, but $300 isn't going to get you much.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:48 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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There were some CCAD students living in efficienies/studios east of Washington on Town which is just around the corner from Parsons where Carabar and Uppercup coffee is (a few more places are on Oak just a few blocks east of there worth checking out). And then you have 4th with 16 Bit Bar & Arcade just a few blocks west. Biking to Gay St is easy from there too: I did it for a couple years and now there's like twice as much stuff to do in the area. I'm thinking you should still be able to find a studio in that price range in that area and it's in Downtown due south of both schools.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:36 AM
 
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The area of North High between Lane and Hudson OR North High between Hudson and Arcadia sounds fits the bill in terms of types of people you're seeking. But you might be $200-$300 short. The "off season" is the best time to find apartments though (off season = leases not aligned with the academic semesters) The corridor along Indianola Ave which runs parallel to North High is a similar apartment heavy area. But know that EAST of 71 can get dicey in some areas. I've also heard of some artsy hipster heavy areas of Milo Grogan (north of CCAD) but I don't know for sure what's around there or what it's like these days.

I'd mention Grandview Heights but your prices are nowhere near Grandview rents.

In older Columbus neighborhoods, the best way to find apartments is to drive up and down streets and look for "for rent" signs on empty apartments. (but in the campus area, nearly every building has rental signs of the landlords; this is different than apartments actually being for rent)
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