I would start looking now if I were you. There are several reasons why, but one of the main reasons is that it could take you a while to find the right place. Fountain Square is a desired area and with the spring time and warmer weather comes people wanting to move. Get a jump on things and start to investigate what is out there and available in your price range. You could also try to speak with prospective landlords about homes or apartments that will be coming available in the next month or two. Home hunting can take some time, so don't box yourself in by waiting too long to start looking. In many cases a security deposit should be able to reserve the property (assuming you qualify with the landlord's requirements).
To get the best idea of what is available, you can contact a realtor, but also let your friends who live in the area know and check the local newspapers and publications. Signs in the yard are always another good way to spot a place for rent! (LOL!) By networking and using all your resources you should have a successful home search. I wish you good luck.... more
I've never lived in the area, but have 2 clients that do. Please check IN.gov or neighborhoodscout.com to check crime stats and such. I'd talk to the neighbors and drive around at different times of the day.... more