A credit check, security deposit and a couple of references and you are ready to rent. Though it's not unusual for landlords to not bother with the credit check or the references. Now the issue of winter is not really a big problem, it does get really cold and snowy here but it's not bad for residents.
What it Will Cost You
You are going to find a lot of options if you are looking to rent in this city. On average, you can expect to pay a relatively low monthly rent for up to 2 bedrooms. If you are looking for a house to rent, expect to find something nice for much less than the national average. An all bills paid studio will save you extra money, so be on the lookout for one of these if you don't need a lot of space. Rent to own is also an option so be sure to look into it if you're interested.
If you are looking to a place to grab a bite to eat, you will be pleased to know that all major fast food companies are well represented in North Royalton. It doesn't really matter because all in all, if you have eaten at one you have eaten at them all. Look at the local places for something different.
W. Sprague / State Road: This neighborhood is as friendly as it gets. Beautiful parks mean that it's a bit more expensive than nearby spots but it's great.
Royalton Road / Ridge Road: Lots of owner-occupied homes and low vacancy rates means it might be tough to find a rental here.
City Center: Access to the few local restaurants and shops the city has, this area is full of friendly neighbors. Rent runs slightly less than the rest of the city, so that's one thing to keep in mind.
York Road / W. Sprague: This area has all kinds of housing options.