Hello! If you are still looking for information on real estate in Fort Wayne, I would be glad to help. In my opinion there are several different areas which I would consider historical, and it is really dependent on your price range which is best suited for you.
As far as buying vs renting-- In my opinion I would again consider the price range. How much you will be paying in rent for 3 years, vs what type of home and what area you would buy in to consider the return.
It is important if you decide to renovate a home here or any other city you talk with a realtor about the market value of the home before you spend a large amount on renovations.
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I would suggest going to craigslist to look for a home rental in Fort Wayne. You will have to go through the ads to see the location. Try hotpads.com, or realtor.com. You can't go wrong with any area in the 46814 zip code. I live here and feel it is safe, has a great park, shopping, schools, and medical facilities. There are neighborhoods that are within walking distance to the YMCA and a nice park; try Westlakes, Coves of Westlakes, Aboite Meadows, Aspen Village, Kekionga Shores, Haverhill; some neighborhoods have their own nice parks. Hunt Club Apartments is in the 46804 zip code, but they go to the SW Allen County school district (same as 46814). They are average-type apartments, not bad. There's a pool. Pointe Inverness Apartments are nice, and in the SWAC school district.
As for 46845; I have lived there too, and the Northwest Allen County school system is good. I feel that parts of that area are not as "safe" as 46814, but in general it's fine. You can find crime statistics online for both zip codes. Before you rent a place, make sure that is the school system, and NOT Fort Wayne Community Schools.... more
Wendy I am a military wife and we will be moving soon we were going to put the house for sale, but if we find a good stable tenant we can rent with a 1 year lease $1800 or 3 years lease for $1650, our house is southwest with the best school district Covington elementary, our house is pretty new 3 beds plus a loft that can be converted into a 4th bedroom since it have a closet, we have as a playroom....walk in closets, very nice master bedroom and bath with a separate shower and garden tub, hardwood floors downstairs, total 2 and half bath, wonderful outdoor stone patio really nice neighborhood..let me know I can send you pics and we can talk more about. firstname.lastname@example.org I send my daugther to La Petite it is about 10 minutes from here and we pay 100 a week for 2 days, and when I need to just drop in day I have this wonderful home daycare that she goes 5 minutes away that I pay 20$ a day..she does full time, part time or drop in!!... more