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Old 03-31-2011, 09:50 PM
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Hey all,

I've read a lot of posts here about the various areas in town and some specific apartments, but I'm hoping maybe some of you can give me some suggestions on places that have some history and character.

I'm going to be moving to Toledo in the next month. I would love a place with art deco styling, though aside from the library I don't see much of that style architecture around town. I also like hardwood floors, exposed brick, exposed beams, hardwood trim, etc. I've been looking in the Perrysburg/Maumee areas and west Toledo, but I'm open to anywhere that's safe and clean.

I'd like to stay around $700 a month.

I know this is awfully specific, but who knows. Maybe one of you will help me find my dream apartment.

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:33 PM
Location: Toledo, OH
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Are you from the area already? If not, welcome!

Is there a certain area you ideally would like to live?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for the welcome, Tobais.

I'm living about an hour and a half from the city right now, though I am a lifelong Ohioan. I recently accepted a job in Toledo.

There's really not a specific area I'm in love with. I was hopeful that I could find a place like Lakewood, near Cleveland, but I didn't that feel from any of the Toledo suburbs. I'm not necessarily opposed to downtown, though it probably wouldn't be my first choice.

The only thing I can think of off-hand that I absolutely do not want is somewhere that has only on-street parking. I'm mid-20s and would like to be close to entertainment, but I don't want to be submersed in a college party 24/7. Being able to walk to a grocery/bar/restaurant would be a big plus, though.

I guess I'm just looking for some ideas. I'm tired of living in cookie-cutter apartments where everything is painted eggshell white.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:57 PM
Location: Toledo, OH
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I know what you mean about cookie cutter apartment complexes that are eggshell white on the inside.

Well, youre right about our suburbs. We dont have suburbs that are actually cool, and relatively walkable, like Lakewood. Maybe you would consider living downtown Perrysburg or Maumee. Im guessing you probably at least drove through them? Their downtowns could sort of pass for half-ass, tiny, Lakewoods? I know theres units for rent above a lot of the businesses in both towns. Both downtowns have a coffeeshop, Maumee: Georgettes & Perrysburg: My Daily Grind. I cant think of any restaurants immediately downtown Maumee. Perrysburg has the Rose & Thistle, Casa Barron, Stellas, Zingos, Swig, and Perrysburgers....that I can think of right now. Both towns have at least a couple bars downtown. Swig in Perrysburg is pretty cool. They have a respectable beer selection and a bunch of types of sausages and hot dogs . Maumee has the Village Idiot and Dales which are both pretty decent. So for little small town-esque downtowns, they have some cool little places. A plus for Perrysburg is they have a complete grocery store, Kazmaiers, downtown. Ive seen inside a couple different units downtown Perrysburg and they were pretty cool. I would consider either towns downtowns.

As far as being near college party central, you would pretty much have to live near the campus, and theres honestly not really very many interesting apartments in that immediate area. Mostly the boring ones you spoke of, so you wont really have to deal with that.

Other than those towns, downtowns.....and Downtown Toledo....I cant think of any area thats going to provide any kind of walkable environment with amenities you would like. Im sure you would like the Old West End, you could find a really cool apartment unit in one of the big old houses. Youre not really within walking distance of anything though, besides the Art Museum. If you can sacrifice having businesses you would frequent adjacent to you, the Old West End would definitely be worth a gander.

Good luck! Any questions about any places feel free to ask.
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