New Philly, as native Ohioans call it, is a couple of steps back in time. Not unlike most of Ohio, when you venture down to High and Broadway in the heart of town, you get a sense of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s in the layout and architecture. Once you step out of the car, you’ll find the local attitude only serves to reinforce that feeling, as strangers greet you like you’re already a friend. Then a trip to Tuscorora Park just drives it home with a glimpse of the Ferris wheel and carousel. And a weekend on the river, with family and friends just takes you back to Grandpa’s days. There are plenty of churches, plenty of bars for your weekend needs, and the camping, river, and outdoors-adventures are countless.
You’re not going to find any modern apartment complexes around these parts. Real estate is affordable and worth looking into, but if you’re one of us dedicated renters, you’re renting a room, apartment, duplex, mobile home, or house from a private landlord, who may be your neighbor. Rates range from as low as $325 to $650 for apartments, $350 - $950 for a duplex or trailer, and $425 - $900 for a house. Consequently there are not a lot of amenities to speak of. There is one Laundromat; about nine miles east of town, but the likelihood of an in-house washer/dryer is very good. If you’re lucky you may find a house that has a pool. Outside of the major cities, Ohio is more of a jump in the lake/river mentality, and the river is near-by, so live like the natives and go enjoy nature.
As far as pets are concerned, the attitudes are about 50/50; every landlord is going to have their own point of view regarding individual dogs/cats/breeds/sizes. However, most will have a pet friendly attitude, with plenty of options for cat and dog friendly apartments and other rental properties. If you're potential landlord seems a little unsure, just bring the dog along on your first visit and let them work their puppy-eyed magic.
You know you want a change, so get moving and start your new life here and now.