Looking for an apartment to rent in Miami? You'll find them as well as rental condos and many house rentals in this pleasant community. Remember that landlords will be checking your credit and verifying your work history, so be sure to have that information at the ready when you find the spot you want; many landlords require this information well before you sign the lease.
While vacancies are often available in town, particularly in summer and winter, allow a month -- you'll want to look in the Miami News Record, online listings for the greater Dayton area and explore the neighborhoods yourself to find the one that suits you best and offers the property you love.
If you're looking for the big city life, this isn't your spot. But if you like plenty of space and a charming downtown, you'll enjoy living here. Life in this part of Oklahoma is more than just "OK."
N Elm Street / Rockdale Boulevard: Right off Highway 44 and home to the Miami Golf and Country Club, this suburban area consists of single-family homes and apartment complexes -- even some pet-friendly apartments -- occupied by both owners and renters. Age range of these properties varies, from 1940-era construction to 1999.
Miami City Center: You'll find the Route 66 Vintage Motorcycle Museum here, so get your vroom-vroom on and pay a visit. The center of town is spacious and has a suburban feel with its mix of small, single-family residences and apartment buildings. You'll find historic buildings here, built before 1939, as well as properties built in the late 1960s. The green space of Riverdale Park is also located here.
Dotyville / Narcissa: Want more space? This rural-feeling neighborhood is for you, and you won't be far from Riverview Park, either. Mobile homes and single-family homes, primarily owner-occupied, offer some rental options as well. Most homes were constructed between 1970 and 1999.
A carefully planned community, once a part of what was then called "Indian Territory," Miami was established by entrepreneur W.C. Lykins, who requested that the U.S. Congress pass legislation on March 3, 1891, to establish it. He was inclusive of area leaders, meeting with Thomas F. Richardville, chief of the Miami tribe, who consulted with both the U.S. Indian Commission and the Ottawa tribe. The result: a well-laid-out town with plenty of charming historic buildings.
Key among the historic buildings is the Coleman Theatre on Main Street that opened in 1929. It has 1,600 seats and is an elegant building inside and out. It showcases a stunning Louis XV interior, gold leaf trim, stained glass, marble and a showpiece-carved mahogany staircase. The Wurlitzer pipe organ is still in play. Tours of the theater are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays, and the building often holds concerts, plays, community events and meetings. If you like history or just plain gorgeous architecture, be sure to check it out. The town has a peaceful atmosphere with park benches and a clock tower in the center of town. Many other buildings besides the theater are historic.
Community activities from holiday celebrations to youth sports are a part of life here. And there's plenty of lovely outdoor recreation spots to choose from, too. At Riverview Park, you can get right into the river to go fishing or boating via the double boat ramp. There's also a children's playground, picnic areas and even an 18-hole disc golf course in this vast green space of more than 127 acres. You can go swimming in the summer months at the municipal pool located here.
At centennial Rotary Park in the heart of town, you'll find a 1-mile walking track on 7 acres. The Miami Fairgrounds is used year-round for events from racing to rodeo. It has a large grandstand that holds up to 3,600 folks. Get ready for a show!