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Old 01-23-2010, 06:39 AM
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I hope someone can help me out in what feels like my never-ending search. I graduated from OSU in 2005 but moved back to my hometown 2 hours away. I'm now planning a move back to Columbus and want to live in the university district near OSU again. I'll be moving back to the area and living with my sister, her boyfriend and my fiancee. All 3 of them will be attending either OSU or CSCC and I will be working at OSU so we want to live in the OSU campus area.

Here's our dilemma...we really need an apartment/townhouse/house with at least a 1 car (attached or detached) garage. My fiancee was formerly a mechanic by trade so he's got one of those enormous Snap-On toolboxes and lots of other tools and equipment. Both guys also have motorcycles. So we simply need the garage for storage and occasional car maintenance.

It seems finding a rental in the university district with a garage is nearly impossible. We also need a place that allows dogs and has hardwood floors (because of the shedding dogs!). This criteria limits our choices even further.

I'm slowly working my way down the list of 200+ landlords listed on OSU's off-campus housing website but so far am not having much luck.

So here's the real question...it would be much easier to find an affordable and spacious 2 bedroom with all hardwood floors and allows pets (there's lots of those available). So is it possible to simply rent a usable garage space somewhere within close driving distance to this area? When I say usable - I mean that it must have electricity to run tools and my fiancee and can do our occasional car maintenance out if it (so standard storage places won't work).

Any suggestions? I've been keeping an eye on Craigslist and the Dipatch's classifieds site with no luck or ideas so far.

Can anyone help with suggestions?
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