Sandusky Ohio is one of the most affordable medium sized cities in Ohio with a median house price of $75,000 and unlimited affordable rental opportunities. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Sandusky presents many recreational and employment opportunities.
Sandusky offers small town living with major metropolitan areas an hours drive away. Sandusky's location on the shores of Lake Erie offers a unique ambiance enjoyed by residents and visitors.
Sandusky's Economy and Neighborhoods
Recent retail growth provides residents with world class shopping at below national average prices. Sandusky has a cost of living well below the national average and a wage scale equal to the national average. Sandusky is a family friendly city and rents are commensurate with wages in the area. With a low crime rate neighborhoods are clean and safe and the schools have a reputation for academic and athletic excellence.
Sandusky has a school system with a reputation for academic and athletic excellence. Sandusky has three high schools, Sandusky High School, Perkins High School and St Mary Central Catholic High School. Both schools participate in varsity sports and games are well attended.
Because of its location Sandusky offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Cedar Point is the world's largest amusement park (based on ride count) and has more roller coasters than any other amusement park. It is one of the oldest in the nation having been founded in 1870 and some of the rides from this era are still functioning. Cedar Point is also one of the most affordable amusement parks in the country.
Renting in Sandusky and Erie County
Renter occupied homes make up 43.5% of the housing market with median rents of $435 to $1,000. With a median income of $32,200 this makes Sandusky one of the most affordable places to live in the United States. Rental housing is not confined to one area of the city and rentals are to be found in every section of the city. The rental market is very competitive and this works to the advantage of the renter. Standard rules apply and potential renters should be prepared to give credit references, employment verification, general references, and security deposits which vary from one landlord to another.
The housing and rental market in Sandusky has remained stable for many years and the wide variety of rentals available to consumers is considered better than the national average. In Sandusky renters have a real advantage compared with similar cities in Ohio. With low crime rates, affordable housing, and the wide variety of employment and recreational opportunities Sandusky is the ideal city to relocate to.
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of the online real estate site DavisKline Management in Ohio.