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Old 04-18-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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So, I'll be a first year graduate student in Toledo this August and went looking at apartments this week and have narrowed it down to two and was wondering if anyone had any information about either of them.

It's come down to Hamlet of Maumee, or Tracy Creek in Perrysburg (they also own Orchard Lakes in Toledo if that helps) The most I know is Hamlet of Maumee is a gated area that gives you a garage (but I was told I'd have a 1st floor apt which is okay I guess.) and Tracy creek is a newer building which I'd be on the third floor.

Any info or advice on either would be great, I don't really know the area and am hoping to send in the application very soon. Thanks for any help!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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Here are some reviews from people who lived/live at Hamlet: Hamlet At Maumee Apartment Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other Maumee apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com

I didn't see the one in Perrysburg on there though.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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I can't help you with Tracy Creek, but I know a guy who just moved out of the Hamlet. He never really had any complaints. They are very nice, but older and pretty small in my opinion. Having a garage is a huge plus as very few if any apts around Toledo area have more than carports that you normally have to pay extra for. Hamlet is a gated complex, which I didn't see a benifit one way or another, except the inconvience of having to be ready and available to buzz company in.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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I made this because of all the recent posts about graduate students moving to Toledo:

//www.city-data.com/forum/ohio/...-downtown.html
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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Yeah, they seemed pretty small, but the pamphlet said its around 750 sq ft. and Tracy Creek was around 725. I didn't find much over those sizes without being around $700 a month which is a little much for me
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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Tracy Creek is nice, but its too far out of the city. If you like commuting to everything its a good pick. If you like Perrysburg try Perrys Crossing, its still a commute but you are much closer to shops in Perrysburg and its just as nice. The Hamlet is nice as well but Im personally not crazy about that area of town. Reynolds Rd is just not a homey place to have an apt.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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If you're going to UT, the Hamlet is about a 10-15 minute drive. Tracy Creek is pretty much 'out in the sticks' although it'd probably be a similar commute time if you hop on I-75.

I say go with Nickw's suggestion and look at some places downtown. Lots more to do these days than in the suburbs.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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Which campus are you going to be at? The Hamlet will be close to the Health Science Campus (10 minutes or so) but will be 15-20 minutes from the main campus. There's plenty of stuff to do in the South Toledo or Maumee area when comparing it to other areas of Toledo, and there are tons of places to do grocery shopping. There are several bars (not dance clubs though) in South Toledo that are favorites for grad students, and you'll be close to those.

There are a couple of nice apartments downtown, but they typically cost a couple hundred bucks more than a similarly sized apartment away from downtown. The other problem with downtown currently is that you have to leave for most of your shopping. There are some clubs nearby, but I don't know if that's a strong enough force to justify moving downtown. Just be aware of the pros and cons of living downtown before you move there.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Downtown is a great choice. If you plan on working during school, keep in mind that you will be paying taxes most likely, in both Toledo and the suburb you're choosing to live in. I live in P-burg now and enjoy the fact that I feel safe and its quiet, that's pretty much all I enjoy about it. If you're single and in your 20's....stay outta the suburbs.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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I looked at a few in the Downtown area, and everything was either expensive, or not in a very good area. The clubs aren't a big deal to me. I just want something quiet that I'll be able to study or sleep with out having someone having parade in the apartment above me or up at 3am.

I'll be at the UT main campus, but thanks for letting me know the distance factor! When I was apartment searching, it was back and forth from city to city so I didn't know where inrelation I was to the college. Definitely a negative for Tracy Creek!
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