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Old 09-26-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Hello,

My fiance is getting transferred to Toledo for work and I am going to go to transfer to BGSU for school (I am in my mid-twenties, and needed a career). I have been reading a lot of the threads that have been posted and I am hoping I could get some help from the locals on where the nice areas of Toledo are. Now when I was searching on different Real Estate website's they section the city of Toledo off into different Sub-categories I would say since Toledo is such a huge city to begin with.

We are from a quite town in Michigan, where nothing ever happens pretty much. This will be our first home, so we are looking to buy low and sell high (hopefully ) and we hope to live in it for a while. Maybe even raise a child. We want a nice safe neighborhood where we can take a walk around the block and not worry about anything happening, park the care in the driveway and not have to worry about anyone messing with it. We live about 25 minutes away from Detroit right now, so I know how bad the ghetto can be.

I was hoping you guys could help me out with the area's of Toledo (which are safe and which ones are not so safe). Now I have seen (on trulia.com) a lot of houses I like in the DeVeaux (43613), Five Points (43612), Whitmer-Trilby (43613), Southside (43609), Reynolds-Corners (43615), Franklin Park (43623), Birmingham (43605).

I hope this isn't confusing, if it is please let me know and I will try to clarify.

Thank you for all your help,

Lindsay
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Hi Lindsay! I'm a MI native (Lansing area) that moved to OH in 2007. Just a couple pointers...

1. There is no such thing has "buy low, sell high" in Toledo right now. Just like GM dominated Detroit, Chrysler dominated Toledo. The auto industry has taken its toll, and housing prices are on the down turn. If you are buying, though, you have a really great chance of getting a great deal on a nice home right now. Hang on to it for a few years, and you'll most likely break even.

2. BGSU is a nice campus, small for me (grew up near MSU). You will have an easy commute to get to campus, and the school is decent. If you're just starting your college career, you might save yourself a little money by taking your core classes at Owens Comm College and then transferring. Your best commute will come from the south side of Toledo, and you can also consider communities like Walbridge, Rossford and Perrysburg.

I can't help with knowledge of your specific neighborhoods because I've never been in them. But, my husband grew up in Walbridge and I might be able to pick his brain.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Toledo is in much better shape than Detroit. Much better shape. Toledo was dependent on the auto industry, but not on the levels of Detroit, and all of Michigan actually. Toledo's future looks much more brighter than anything in SE Michigan.

What are you majoring in, winter?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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BGSU is a great place to spend four years. I'd start right off there rather than doing a 2/2 at a community college. BGSU has great faculty and it is a different experience being on a campus like that and for the full four years.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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Default Moving to Toledo

My advice is to stay away from this broken area as much as possible. Toledo is a dump and will never recover. Bad neighborhoods, bad mass transit, high unemployment/underemployment, a lack of anything to do but sit in a bar. God help you if you live in a home with copper plumbing. Somebody will break in and rip it right off the wall. If you're coming to Ohio....consider the only real metro area...Cleveland.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I vote Perrysburg.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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robtol, you know this thread is two and a half years old, right? How long did you go searching for this just to bring it up so you could spew some trash about Toledo? Have you nothing better to do with your time?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:50 AM
 
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I'm a 22 year old female from Novi, Mi...so I definitely understand where you're coming from with the search being overwhelming and the concern about safety. To be honest, I did my first year of college actually at BGSU and I have zero complaints about Bowling Green, other than it might be to "quiet town" in some aspects. It would be a morethan safe place for you or potentially children. I never felt uncomfortable walking alone even at night. However, if you need more than a Walmart or a Meijer then you'll find yourself in Perrysburg often...which isn't a bad drive at all...its more of a preference things, whether you want to be closer to "amenities" like that or BGSU.

I've actually been doing what you're doing for the past several months as I prepare to move back to the area to finish my degree at UT. After several visits down to look at potential areas I realized I didn't want to be anywhere in Toledo. I had the "Old West End" reccomended to me but when I visited it reminded me exactly of most areas of Detroit. The closer to airport highway you get the more sketch it becomes. be careful with "section 8" or LMHA housing. I would definitely recommend (probably in this order): Perrysburg-Bowling Green-Maumee-Holland-Wallbridge-Sylvania-Springfield-Whitehouse-Rossford

Good Luck in your search!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:36 AM
 
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No.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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Default Stay Out of Toledo

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Originally Posted by Johio83 View Post
robtol, you know this thread is two and a half years old, right? How long did you go searching for this just to bring it up so you could spew some trash about Toledo? Have you nothing better to do with your time?
Gee...it sounds as if you don't want to hear the truth.
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