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Midwest Rentals

Midwest Rentals

A Property Manager based in Dayton, OH

 
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Fairborn has a low crime rate with an overall crime index of 8.0 out of 10 and has the second lowest crime rate in the area next to Beavercreek. Compared to five surrounding cities Fairborn is one of the safest with a crime index of 8.0 out of 10 compared to the average index of 6.7 for the surrounding cities. The violent crime rate is 7% less than the state average and 50% less than the national average, whereas the property crime rate is 21% less than the state average and 19% less than the national average.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Fairborn is served by a primary school, intermediate school, middle school, and high school. The primary schools serves grades PK-3 and the intermediate school is for grades 4-6. According to GreatSchools, none of the schools in the city are excellent, but are simply mediocre and can provide a good education is students try to make the best out of their experience within the district. One of the most popular activities at the school is the marching band which performs at all of the home football games and at competitions and festivals throughout the fall. There are also two private schools in Fairborn; one serve grades K-6 and the other serves K-8. If students want to attend a private high school they have to attend a school outside of Fairborn.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Dayton offers a variety of activities for the entire family and will leave any resident with options for things to do. The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center is a renowned performing arts center that hosts the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and a number of other groups from around the world. The Victoria Theatre also hosts concerts, Broadway shows, films, and other events throughout the year. The Vectren Dayton Air Show is one of the largest air shows in the United States and attracts thousands of people from around the country and is enjoyed by all of the city’s residents. The Dayton Arena also hosts a number of huge concerts throughout the year and attracts some of the most popular bands in the world.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Dayton is served by the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority which runs bus routes and electric trolley bus routes. The public bus system runs through the Dayton metro area and gives residents access to all of Dayton and the surrounding areas for a very affordable price. The electric trolley bus also serves the Dayton area and gives residents easy transportation around the city, especially in the downtown area. Greyhound Bus also serves the Dayton area and operates a number of daily inter-city bus routes.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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I’ve rented in Toledo for 21 years now (in over a dozen complexes), and I have to say that I can’t imagine being happier anywhere else. The city isn’t the largest in the state, but it’s not small either. It’s a perfect middle-size, and the same applies to the rental market. It’s not super competitive like large cities, or scarce and bare like small cities. It has a healthy market that has been thriving as of late. Just take a look at Toledo’s rental map (which you can access when you search for listings on MyApartmentMap); there are properties scattered everywhere, ranging from a few hundred a month to a couple thousand.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Don’t be fooled by John Denver; what he said about Toledo’s nightlife in “Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio” just isn’t true. Or at least, not anymore. Where do I start? The Toledo Museum of Art is incredible, especially the symphony that performs in the museum’s Peristyle hall. There’s also the Toledo Repertoire, the Valentine Theater, the Collingwood Art Center... but if culture isn’t for you these might not hold your interest. Definitely check out Adams Street for the best bars in the city. The Attic on Adams, the Ottawa Tavern, Wesley’s Bar & Grill, and Bretz Bar are the best. They single-handedly prove that what Denver said about everything closing down early in Toledo is just not true nowadays.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Eleven miles from Toledo, 15 mi from the beautiful Maumee Bay (off Lake Erie), 17 mi from the Maumee Bay State Park, and 20 mi from both the Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge and the Michigan border. Yes, I would definitely say that Perrysburg has a great location! It’s close to a lot of places, as I mentioned, and has all the necessities you could want in town, or in surrounding communities.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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The high level of public education here matches the number of educated residents -- 47% of people who live here have a Bachelor’s degree, or higher. Comparatively, this is double the 21% of Ohioans who have degrees and the 24% of Americans. Perrysburg is proud of its “streak,” which is that it was given an Excellent on its State Report Card for 11 straight years, meeting all 26 of the Dept. of Education’s indicators. These schools have been consistently excellent, and continue to serve the community well.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Nearly 40% of the occupied housing units in Euclid are rented, which is a third larger than the national average. However, the true opportunity for renters is in the current market. At the last survey, 65% of the properties on the market were for rent... only 13% were for sale. The mark of 65% is more than twice the U.S. average (25%). Because of how many properties are for rent, there is a large selection of places to choose from. Also, with a median rent of $847 (below the U.S. average of $950), you can find an apartment that is affordable as well.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Nearly 6% of people who live in Euclid take public transportation every day. This is three times more than the Ohio state average (1.85%), and is even larger than the national average (4.4%). The city formerly had its own public transportation system, the Euclid Transit System, but in the 1970s it merged with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), which then began serving the city. There are seven bus lines provided by GCRTA now, providing inner city access and service to Cleveland.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Strongsville is a community full of pet owners, so if you decide to rent here you and your animals will feel welcome. A couple of the apartment buildings in the city that allow pets are Royalton Greens and Hunters Hollow. A number of individual apartments are also pet friendly, just make sure you ask the landlord about their policy. The area has trusted chain stores like Petco, but also locally owned businesses like Petland, Pampered La Pooch, and Dog Gone It Yard Duty that will make sure you and your pets’ life in Strongsville is as easy and enjoyable as possible.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The city of Strongsville has three well-maintained community parks with typical amenities such as playgrounds and picnic areas, as well as three fields. The city’s Backyard Preserve is a beautiful space that is home to the city’s amphitheater. There is also wildlife, and nature trails here that you can walk or jog through. The city has a state-of-the-art rec center with exercise rooms, gyms, a game area, an indoor track, and a pool. This building is also where the city’s triathlon begins.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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If you compare North Royalton to cities across the US, you’ll find that it has a very low crime rate for a community of its size. The chance of being part of a violent crime here is staggeringly low -- one out of every 1,324 residents. Property crime isn’t as low as violent, but it’s not very high either. The chance of being affected by a property crime is 23 per 1000. North Royalton is a safe community with friendly people, and is very welcoming to families.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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North Royalton has an excellent public school system that is run by the North Royalton City School District. An organization called Great Schools that uses state test scores to determine a rating for schools gave the public school system in North Royalton a very impressive 9 out of 10. Two schools scored perfect 10s (Albion, Royal View) and three scored 9s (North Royalton High and Middle schools and Valley Vista). Additionally, the Ohio Department of Education has given the district an “excellent” rating for eleven straight years.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Maple Heights is located ten miles southeast of Cleveland, which is a 20 minute drive on Interstate 77 or Ohio Route 14. 92% of people who live here drive a vehicle when they commute to work every day. 4% take public transit, which might sound low, but that’s actually double the Ohio state average, so public transportation is definitely a viable option here. The average commuting time for residents is 26 minutes.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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If you rent an apartment in Maple Heights you could land one of the best deals in Cleveland. The average price of a two bedroom apartment here is $608 per month, which, stacked up against surrounding communities, is the lowest price in the area. The next lowest are Bedford ($700/2bd) and Broadview Heights ($735/2bd). Astoundingly, Maple Heights’ two bedroom renting cost is almost half of the price of Beachwood’s ($1140/2bd). A one bedroom here goes for $485 on average and $897 for three bedrooms.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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The restaurants here are a delicious mix of familiar and exotic. The city has American chain restaurant favorites like Chili’s and Red Lobster, but it also has small restaurants with authentic foreign cuisine. Flavors of India Restaurant is a local favorite whose owners were in refugee camps in Nepal before they immigrated to the U.S. They brought traditional recipes with them, and serve them at one of the best restaurants in the Cleveland metropolitan area. There are a number of other excellent dining options in North Olmsted, and of course, downtown Cleveland isn’t too far away.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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The chance of being affected by a violent crime here is only 1 in 1423, which, combined with the low property crime rate, makes North Olmsted one of the safest communities in the U.S. Neighborhood Scout, an organization that does research on city crime in the U.S. based on FBI annual reports, named the city as one of the 50 safest in the country. The national average for crime is nearly twice as high as North Olmsted’s, and the state average is 60% higher.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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You can find a number of apartments are pet friendly in Westlake and the surrounding communities. For example, Sturbridge Square, Hunter’s Chase, and Barrington place are a few properties that allow pets. You can see more if you check MyApartmentMap, although not all the apartments that are pet friendly are listed. If you want to take your dog for a walk here in Westlake, the Bradley Woods Reservation is an excellent place. There are also a number of great pet stores here, such as the local chain Petpeople, as well as animal-specific stores such as RMS Aquaculture (for fish).

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The Recreation department in Westlake is growing quickly, and is changing the landscape of the city. The Recreation Center Park is home to the 13,500-sq ft Recreation Center that has a wealth of amenities. There are four other parks that have walking trails, playgrounds, sports fields/courts, picnic areas, and even a duck pond. Westlake also has an outdoor mall, or a lifestyle center as it’s called, named Crocker Park.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Many Lakewood schools have either been recently renovated, are in the process of doing so, or will in the near future thanks to a recent school building investment. The Lakewood City Schools district operates public education here, and has earned an “excellent” rating from the Ohio Department of Education. There are around 15 public schools overall, and around ten private schools.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Lakewood is very rent friendly. Of all the occupied housing units here, 51% are rented, and comparatively, to only 44% are owned. Of the properties on the market right now, 59% are for rent and only 7% are for sale. This speaks volumes about how renter-oriented the city is. Lakewood was named on the top ten U.S. suburbs by Travel + Leisure, one of the best places to raise your kids by BusinessWeek, the best U.S. city to live in by Scene Magazine, and so on. This city is a great place to rent, and an even better place to live.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Downtown Cleveland has an incredible theater district that is similar to many other acclaimed cities like New York. In fact, Cleveland has the second largest performing arts center in the country in the Playhouse Square Center, which is only behind NYC’s Lincoln Center. The city’s world-class orchestra is a member of the country’s “Big Five” orchestras, along with cities like Chicago and Boston. For other nightlife opportunities, the city is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an aquarium, and three major sports franchises.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Cleveland has been involved in a couple of discussions for rail development in the area, mainly talks for a commuter rail and high-speed Ohio rail. Currently Cleveland still has a lot of public transit options, however. There are inner city buses, and a rapid transit system with two light rail lines that stretch across the city. Cleveland was named the city with the best mass transit in 2007 by the American Public Transportation Association.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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The 2010 crime report for the city showed that it was doing remarkably well in terms of safety. Nationally, the violent crime here is 70% lower than average and the property crime is 12% lower. Statewide, Bellevue’s violent crime is 55% lower than normal and the property crime is 3% lower. There are so many safe and vibrant communities here in Bellevue that it’s not surprising the crime is so low; it’s a city that is very family-oriented and friendly.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Bellevue is located just ten miles south of Omaha, which is about a fifteen minute drive via U.S. Route 75. There isn’t really an efficient way to get to Omaha on public transit, and the commuting statistics clearly reflect this: of all Bellevue residents, 95% drive their own car to work every day. Only a tiny sliver, 0.2%, take public transit. The average commute for people who live here is 22 minutes, which is very low on a national scale but longer than usual for Nebraska.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Two school districts serve the students in Council Bluffs. The larger of the two is the Council Bluffs Community School District with 9,246 enrolled students. The other, the Lewis Central Community School District, has 3,047 enrolled. Overall, there are three public middle schools in the city and three high schools. The student to teacher ratio here is 17:1. There are several private schools as well, and two post-secondary schools.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Renting in Council Bluffs is one of the best deals in the Omaha metropolitan area. Looking at MyApartmentMap’s rental data (available when you search for a city), the only cheaper community near Council is Plattsmouth. A studio apartment here costs $490 on average, $604 for the typical one bedroom, $745 for two, and $916 for three. The prices here are very similar to Bellevue and Elkhorn, and are cheaper than Omaha, Gretna, and La Vista.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Omaha is a city that’s mostly dominated by automobiles (92% of the public drives a vehicle to work every day), but there are certainly other options. Buses provided by city-owned Metro Transit services Omaha, as does Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses. Most notably, there are 80 miles of trails that weave through the city, which many people use for biking, walking, and jogging, for both commute and recreation. The trails are constantly being expanded, and future plans are to have a connecting trail system with St. Louis, Topeka, Lincoln, and Kansas City. So while driving is the main mode of transportation here, walking and biking are increasingly viable options.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Omaha has just as many attractions as any of the larger U.S. cities, if not more. It has a well-known performing arts community, highlighted by the Omaha Community Playhouse, which is the biggest community theater in the country, the Holland Performing Arts Center, which is home to city’s symphony orchestra, and the Orpheum, the home of the city’s opera company. There are a number of great museums in the city, such as the Omaha Children’s Museum, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Durham Museum. Also, every year, the city hosts the College World Series, which is the championship for the NCAA’s Division I college baseball teams. The event is well-known around the city and always has a huge turnout. Rest assured, there are a lot of things to do here on any given night.

 

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