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Wondering what is the most economical (frugal value) area to live in Columbus?

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    derm said:
    Clintonville is similar. It is Grandveiw with worse schools and safety.

    Saying that schools in Clintonville are “worse” than schools in Grandview is like saying that a 97% test score is “worse” than a 98% test score. The margin is very slim.

    Clinton Elementary is a top notch school that is ranked above many suburban schools. Indian Springs, Indianola and Whetstone are all good schools too.

    #495215

    mrpoppinzs
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    I guess I should have explained more. This discussion was over a few rounds at Barrel 44 and was inspired by a Henry David Thoreau ‘Walden Pond’ discussion.

    At the moment I live in a condo in the AD. There are condo fees, parking fees for my friends to park when they visit, a decent mortgage and eventually high taxes when the abatement runs out. That said, I really like where I am.

    Eventually though I think I would like to have a quieter less expensive existence. I think in Walden part of it describes how inexpensively (economical) he is able to live and thereby have more free time to explore other pursuits. A house that is paid off with low taxes (as long as it is not in the middle of nowhere or in very high crime area) might be a catalyst for other things (travel, other investments, etc).

    Everyone has made some really good points.

    @SusanB thanks for pointing out the lower cost options in Hungarian Village. I will need to check out the area at some point. Right now this is more me musing on realestate as I get to more fully explore the different neigbborhoods in Columbus.

    thanks

    #495216

    cheap
    Member

    you could call that franklinton slumlord after he does his 30 days

    im sure he can hook you up with something real cheap

    #495217

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    That guy is an asshole to the 12th degree. There is no reason to exploit the poor. Columbus has a lot of tiers which give opportunity to different housing needs. If anyone is offering substandard housing for rent they should be outed and shunned. There is no value in slumlord housing.

    The point of this thread was to explore low cost housing options closer to the core. There is definitely substandard housing out there and there are those who would exploit it. There is also value to be found and some options not too far off the beaten path.

    #495218

    mrpoppinzs
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    groundrules said:
    Milo Grogan. Cheap as shit, priced appropriately. close to downtown.

    I think that area has a lot of future potential. I think the big question is what will become of the Timken site? After WP is revitalized it is the next logical step. I have wandered around there and I feel that there is a still, unfortunately, too much crime.

    The area off of 2nd ave though seems to be improving lately.

    #495219

    Analogue Kid
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    I think if you’re looking for low crime and a decent stock of inexpensive single family houses, you can’t beat Eastmoor.

    #495220

    pilsner
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    There’s some smallish houses just west of lennox but east of kenney road. I’ll bet they are pretty affordable.

    Columbus City schools on the Northwest side of town are very good. My kids went to Cranbrook Elementary near Fishinger and Kenney Road. It’s like a mini United Nations with many children of OSU international students. Ridgeview Middle School is very good. Centenniel High School has a great reputation.

    U.A. and Dublin and other suburban schools are good too. It’s just that some of the kids go on exotic vacations with their family over breaks and it’s tough to keep up with the lifestyles of the rich teenagers. Many over-priveleged kids who feel entitled to everything too in some of those schools.

    #495221

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    That is Clinton Township, a lot of Cape Cods and nicely located near OSU and the Grandview/5th*NW neighborhoods. Unfortunately most of those homes go for 120k plus and have not been updated since the 50’s. It is a very safe and quaint area. Word on the street is that Clinton Township will be adding sidewalks which will make the area even more walkable.

    #495222
    derm
    derm
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    Twixlen said:
    You may have missed that the OP said under $50K as well?

    And Westgate is far from fading – if anything, it’s seeing a resurgence of fresh blood these days.

    Good to hear on Westgate. That is near where I worked a majority of my career. An oasis on the westside. I do know lots of the homes are turning into rentals and less are families that are staying and investing in the homes however.

    #495223

    leftovers
    Member

    derm said:
    Good to hear on Westgate. That is near where I worked a majority of my career. An oasis on the westside. I do know lots of the homes are turning into rentals and less are families that are staying and investing in the homes however.

    My wife and I have been looking at Westgate and as you said there are a growing number of rentals according to our realtor. I have heard rumors that a version of Dirty Frank’s will come to this area and maybe put it more in the spotlight. The Hilltop has some nice areas, but it is a very large area with a lot of low cost rentals.

    #495224

    cbus11
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    There are a growing number of rentals is many neighborhoods due to the foreclosure crisis. Houses are dumped, bought by investors and rented out. I do agree that less owner occupants is generally not a good thing.

    #495225
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
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    leftovers said:
    My wife and I have been looking at Westgate and as you said there are a growing number of rentals according to our realtor. I have heard rumors that a version of Dirty Frank’s will come to this area and maybe put it more in the spotlight. The Hilltop has some nice areas, but it is a very large area with a lot of low cost rentals.

    Also I feel like the best bet for Westgate is from Binns to Sylvan. That seems to have a lesser concentration of rentals.

    If the casino does end up being an asset to the west side and the area does become a desirable area to live, I feel like Westgate is going to be the first neighborhood to really see home values increase. In terms of the rest of the area we really have the most potential. Centrally located park, library within comfortable walking distance, and a good stock of strongly built homes. I’m not expecting the casino to be a miracle, but any development is better than what we have at the moment.

    #495226

    cheap
    Member

    columbus city council & the columbus dispatch think the casino will bring the dregs of society.
    you know,those hell raisers in wheelchairs.

    #495227
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    cheap said:
    columbus city council & the columbus dispatch think the casino will bring the dregs of society.
    you know,those hell raisers in wheelchairs.

    Citation? Link?

    #495228

    cheap
    Member

    from the Other Paper 9/9/2011

    Enter Stand Up Columbus, whose humble beginnings as a fiery obstacle dropped in front of gaming company Penn National by Dispatch publisher John F. Wolfe morphed into a legitimate campaign engine claiming grassroots support—an engine persuasive enough to convince large majorities of both the Democrat-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate to again tweak the state constitution on the May 4 ballot.

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