Best Neighborhoods in Toledo, Ohio

Toledo, founded in 1837, is the 4th most populous city in Ohio. Toledo is the county seat of Lucas County. According to the 2010 US Census, Toledo has approximately 287,208 residents. The Toledo Zoo is home to the first hippopotamus aquarium. Auto racing is a very popular sport in Toledo and Toledo has its own speedway. Some of the most famous residents of Toledo include actor Danny Thomas, actress Katie Holmes.

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Average High - 81, Average Low - 16.4


Baseball - Mud Hens (ML)

Hockey - Walleye - (ECHL)

Crime Rate

Like most major cities its size, Toledo has a relatively high crime rate. There are a number of neighborhoods in the surrounding community with far lower crime rates. Some of the communities include Central Avenue Park, Fairhaven, Green Valley Drive, and Densmore.

Top Neighborhoods

Downtown is the hub of the entertainment, business and commercial development in the Toledo area. Downtown has experienced a great deal of revitalization and increased development. There are a number of new shops, stores, fine dining establishments, bars and night clubs for the residents of Toledo and those who visit Toledo to take advantage of. Downtown has great historic landmarks that continue to bring tourism to the area. Downtown is a huge draw for the young professionals in the Toledo area. The housing stock in Toledo is varied and includes mixed use buildings, lofts, condos, and apartments. Additionally, there are a number of homes for rent or lease.

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East Toledo is bounded by Navarre Avenue to the north and Fassett Street to the south. East Broadway Street runs through the center of the community. Navarre Park is located in the southwest section of the neighborhood. Having a park in the neighborhood offers a variety of recreational activities for the residents of East Toledo to engage in. There is also Weller Playground located on the southeast side of the community. Families in the East Toledo community take great advantage of having a designated playground for their children so close to home. Although East Toledo is primarily comprised of single family homes, there are a number of apartment complexes to the north of East Toledo.

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Five Points is located to the north of Interstate 75. Five Points is bounded by Eleanor Avenue to the north, Bennett Road to the west, West Sylvania Avenue to the south, and Willy's Parkway to the east. In the center of Five Points is Asbury Park. Five Points is described as an ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse community. Five Points is artsy and eclectic and draws creative minds from all over the Toledo community. The housing stock in Five Points is varied. There are mixed use buildings, single family homes as well as apartments and homes to rent or lease.

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Franklin Park is a neighborhood in the Toledo community. Franklin Park is bounded by West Alexis road to the north, Talmadege Road to the east, West Laskey Road to the south, and Secor Road to the west. Westwood Park sits at the center of the Franklin Park community. Residents of Franklin Park take full advantage of the amenities the park has to offer, including picnic areas, a playground, and walking and bike trails. The housing stock in Franklin Park consists of apartments, homes for rent or lease, and single family homes.

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Roosevelt is a neighborhood southeast of Toledo. Roosevelt is bounded by Monroe Street to the north, North Detroit Avenue to the northeast, Interstate 75 to the west, and Nebraska Avenue to the south. The neighborhood has two parks; Gunckel and Smith. The parks provide the residents of Roosevelt ample green space to enjoy various recreational activities in. Roosevelt is a sprawling residential community. Because of its proximity to city center, public transportation is easily accessed. The majority of the rental properties are located northwest of the Roosevelt neighborhood.

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North Towne is a neighborhood bounded by West Alexis Road to the south, Telegraph Road to the west, Smith Road to the north, and Lewis Avenue to the east. North Towne has commercial development on the southeast and southwest sides of the community. The majority of the residential area is located in the northern section of the neighborhood. The housing stock in North Towne is primarily single family homes. However, there are apartment complexes on and near Lewis Avenue.

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