Just like gargling gasoline, living in a big city for too long can really burn you, if you're not careful. But why worry in the first place? Get away from those troubles and grab yourself a rental in the old city of Warren, Ohio, where rates are low, amenities are good, and the great outdoors are just a stone's throw away.
Located on the Mahoning River, just south of Lake Mosquito and the Mosquito Creek Wilderness Area, this city is the perfect place to enjoy urban life, riverside picnics-in-the-park life, rugged wilderness life, as well as care-free-summers-at-the-lake life. And, it all comes at a good price. One-bedroom apartments are usually less than $500, with a few complexes offering rents as low as $350 a month. For those looking to rent a single-family house, three-bedroom properties typically go for less than $600. Warren is not a city of high-dollar housing. In fact, you'd have better luck running over the Loch Ness monster with a jet ski on Mosquito Lake than finding an apartment in Warren for more than $1000.
As far as amenities and community features go, you will see that most complexes have your basics covered. A pool, a playground, laundry facilities, and a fitness center are common. There are also apartments with clubhouses, business centers, covered parking, and recreational rooms. You're not going to see a lot of "luxury" amenities in Warren's apartment listings, but you will see lots of old factory town character, such as charming garden apartments housed in redbrick buildings and townhomes in complexes with late 19th and early 20th century architecture.
Pet-friendly apartments are available, however, you’ll find that some complexes only allow cats. There are places that allow dogs, even some that accept bigger breeds, but these aren’t as common as dog-lovers would like. If you’re planning on bringing your pooch, it’s vital that you check with your landlord first. As for other perks, you’ll often come across rentals with paid utilities, as well as furnished apartments. If you’re looking to save on moving costs, the furnished places are definitely worth a look.
That about does it for our rundown on the good, the bad, and the beautiful, at least as far as Warren goes. Good luck finding that perfect rental, we’re sure it’s out there. Happy hunting!