The Toledo region extends a welcome for anyone looking for a true sense of belonging in an era of upheaval and change. The combination of affordability and accessibility that seem to be only found at rare moments and places is found right here. In Toledo these converge to create a quality of life that others can only dream about.
Toledo offers the highest quality of life at the most reasonable costs. New and existing homes are affordable for families with a median income of $31,708 in Toledo. Condos, town homes, Victorian style or new homes can all be found in different preserved residential neighborhoods here. Each individual neighborhood has its own distinctive character and one of them is sure to be your perfect fit.
If you love the energy of a city, downtown Toledo offers unique, upscale lofts, condominiums and townhouses for urban living. Century old warehouses have been completely refurbished with exposed brick and enhanced by high ceilings and the modern angles of new construction to create one-of-a-kind living spaces in the heart of the city. Downtown residents are just steps away from a ball game at Fifth Third Field, a performance at the Valentine Theatre, a show at the Huntington Center or fireworks on the Maumee River, so there is never a dull moment!
The Old West End neighborhood, near downtown, is full of graceful, elegant old homes built by Toledo’s affluent elite during the growing years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This area boasts designs from leading architects of the day for the city’s leading citizens of the day, including the Reynolds, Libbey, Spitzer and Bartley families. The Old West End has one of the largest remaining collections of late Victorian and Edwardian homes in the nation. This area is home to the world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art and the Historic Rosary Cathedral, headquarters to the Catholic Diocese of Toledo.
Point Place, in north Toledo, is the neighborhood oriented to water. The area is situated on the Maumee and Ottawa Rivers where they meet Lake Erie. There’s brisk traffic on these waterways during the summer months, making Point Place the ideal location for those interested in water activities. Originally a location for summer homes, Point Place neighborhoods are lined with multitudes of shade trees and comprised of Ranch, Split-Level and one- or two-story Cape Cod homes. The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse is located nearby.
Located across the Maumee River from downtown is East Toledo. This traditional community with older, moderately-sized homes and close-knit neighbors is home to Tony Packo’s, the famous Hungarian restaurant often mentioned by native Toledoan Jamie Farr on the 1970s TV series M*A*S*H. Architectural styles found here include Arts and Crafts, Cape Cod and Neo-Colonial designs, all reflecting the popular styles of the time they were built. Contractors who obtained designs through mail-order kit companies commercially built many homes here.
South Toledo runs the gamut from the urban to suburban. In this neighborhood, Gambrel, hipped and colonial Edwardian cottages sit side-by-side with larger lots housing Ranch, Split-Level, Cape Cod and Neo-Colonial designs. South Toledo is home to the famous Toledo Zoo and the Stranahan Theater.
The University of Toledo’s main campus is located in West Toledo, as are many of the area’s shopping facilities, including Westfield Shopping Town at Franklin Park. This neighborhood also encompasses a broad area with homes of all styles, ages and prices. Colonial, English, Italian, French and Spanish mansions are found throughout the Westmoreland neighborhood. Homes in the Franklin Park neighborhood were built in the 50s through the 80s on some of the largest lots in Toledo. Housing styles found here include Ranch, Prairie, Split-Level, Neo-Colonial and Neo-Tudor designs.
Toledo is also an easy commute from many nearby suburbs.