Looking to move to Fort Wayne. RENT ONLY. Any ideas of good nieghborhoods?

Asked by d.czeczotka, Fort Wayne, IN Tue Sep 4, 2012

What are the differences between the Southwest area and the North Side of Fort Wayne? Pros and cons for each area?

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Kim Glass, , San Francisco, CA
Thu Sep 6, 2012
Hi d.czeckztka,

Check out Trulia's Local Info features in each neighborhood. Use the search bar to enter specific zip codes and select Local Info in the drop down menu. Toggle to the Overview tab and select a category to display specific stats on Crime, Commute, Schools and Local Amenities.

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Hope that helps!
-Kim, Community Manager
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xxsailorjenny, Home Buyer, Fort Wayne, IN
Thu Sep 13, 2012
SW is much more expensive, and you will likely have trouble finding much rental selection for a house. It's mainly owner occupied. NW will likely bring you the same trouble. NE has a better rental selection. All three areas are very safe and considered desireable. A very popular rental area is more central, located north of East State Street and south of Coliseum Boulevard. This is a generally safe area and is popular for college students and families alike. It is also a very afforable rental area. I think that area is your best place to start!

SW Fort Wayne tends to be known as the rich "snobby" area. NW also tends to get this. NE Fort Wayne is more of the middle income families and is a very popular/more affordable region of the city.

Unless you are on a tight budget, I would avoid renting anything south of the Maumee river and east of Ardmore Avenue.

Hope this helps!
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