Columbus OH House for Rent
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The Columbus OH House for rent offers urban living, in the growing neighborhood of Driving Park located in Columbus OH. The 3 bed room 1 bath 2 story house for rent was just remodeled and is moving in ready. The single family home for rent in Columbus Ohio has the charm of houses built in the 1920’s with all the amenities of a new build.
The house for rent by owner in Columbus Ohio is renting for $875.00 a month on a one year lease. The privately owned home for rent in Columbus Ohio does require a security deposit of $875.00 and an application fee of $30.00. There is also a monthly gross income requirement of $2000.00 a month of earned household income.
To apply for a rental application for this Columbus OH House for rent you will need 2016 tax returns, 2 weeks’ worth of paystubs, and a driver’s license or state ID. A Rental Agent from Coldwell Banker King Thompson will be helping you with the process.
The history of the Driving Park Area
Driving Park received its name from its historic past as a large equine racing complex for horses and eventually automobiles during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Columbus Ohio Driving Realty Company bought the land in 1892. Columbus residents traveled to Driving Park to enjoy the exciting horse races being held in the area. When automobiles came on the scene during the 1900s, the track was converted to allow auto racing. The largely flat, stretched oval design made it possible for drivers to set many records at the racetrack. One major event was the world’s first 24-hour endurance race in 1905. The community of Driving Park at the time was a small community consisting of employees of the racetrack. Even though the racetrack was abandoned in the 1930s, the community continued to grow.
During the 1950s, the construction of I-670 and I-70 resulted in demolition of much of Columbus’ predominantly African-American neighborhoods to the east; as a result African Americans moved further south. At one point the community was thriving with a theater and many diverse commercial outlets along E. Livingston Avenue and E. Whittier Street.
Historic neighborhoods exist on the south side of E. Livingston Avenue bordered by Frebis Avenue, where many middle-class families currently reside. On the corner of E. Livingston and Linwood Avenue stands a 19th-century mansion that was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The area has many beautiful small middle-class homes built during the 1940s and many have been kept up by the residents. Larger, older houses called “foursquares” (slang for American Foursquare) built during the 1900s or 1930s still remain as either single family or partitioned as doubles. Similar to other areas of Columbus, such as Victorian Village and the Short North, this area has many beautiful 19th-century homes that were owned by notable residents. In fact, the style of the homes vary to include echoes of German Village to the west part of the neighborhood, Olde Towne East to the north, and Bexley to the east.
Driving Park was among the city’s first streetcar suburbs, developing with the extension of streetcar lines to what used to be outlying areas of Columbus. Residents currently living in the Driving Park area are requesting that the area be renamed the “Streetcar District,” to spark interest and promote the history of the area.