Planning a Move to Toledo, OH? Here's What You Need to Know
If you're about to move to Toledo, OH, let us first congratulate you on making such a smart choice. Located in one corner of the great Lake Erie, Toledo provides a peaceful place to put down roots, but we could never describe it as boring. Let's take a look at a few of the things you have to look forward to in your new Ohio home.
Climate and Weather
If you love to watch the seasons change, you're in luck. Toledo has four distinct seasons, although the lake provides a cooling effect that takes the burn out of the sun's heat in summer. In winter, you can look forward to seeing ice form on the lake's surface as temperatures drop below zero. Clear skies are common even in January and February, so expect beautiful winter views across the frozen water.
Best Neighborhoods in Toledo
If you haven't found a place to rent or buy yet in Toledo, don't worry! The city has many affordable neighborhoods, so you can cast your search net wide. If you're the kind of person who likes to always be in the middle of things, a good place to start is Reynolds Corner. In this busy neighborhood, you'll find affordable apartments and plenty of places to eat and drink.
Another popular part of the city is Franklin Park, which is home to the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Here you'll find historical buildings and a peaceful vibe. Budget too tight for these popular parts of town? Try Glendale-Heather Downs. It's a well-connected neighborhood with a local park that has a playground and basketball parks: perfect for raising a family.
Transportation and Schools
You Move Me can transport your belongings from your old home to your door in Toledo. Once you're settled in, you'll need to rely on TARTA (Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority) or your own set of wheels to get around. Buses connect all parts of the city, with services running on all days of the week.
If you're moving with little ones in tow, you'll want to get them into a good school, and there are plenty to choose from in Toledo. GreatSchools.org rates Ottawa Hills Elementary and High Schools very highly. Once your kids are older, they'll have the University of Toledo on their doorstep as a great place to study engineering, while Toledo School for the Arts is a public charter schools for students who want to take a more creative path through life.
Things to Do in Toledo
During your first few weeks in Toledo, take the time to check out the National Museum of the Great Lakes. It's a fascinating introduction to the history and culture of the Great Lakes area. If your new home looks a little bare, take a trip to the Franklin Park Mall to find some great new decor, then reward your kids with a trip to the Imagination Station museum where they can play, explore, and learn.
Tips for Moving to Toledo
Make your move to Toledo as stress-free as possible by allowing You Move Me to handle the packing and transportation of your belongings. Our strong and capable movers can haul everything into your home so it is ready for you to use. We can even pack your clothes in a special box to keep them crease-free and hang them in your closet for you.
Once you've unpacked, why not take the chance to introduce yourself to your neighbors? Toledo residents have a reputation for friendliness, so this could be your chance to make a new friend!
Helpful Local Resources
- TARTA (public transportation)
- GreatSchools (local school reviews)
- Toledo.oh.gov (local government website)