We’ve all driven down the street and seen a sign like that ↑.
Who wants to risk renting from a landlord without any credibility?
On top of that, where should your apartment be located? Oh, the search for Columbus apartments…
It’s a hassle…
Finding out where to rent can be a pain. Can I find the right price? Does the location work for me or my business? Is this a place that I want to live in? And, even if all those boxes are checked, can I trust the person I’m renting from? Are they proven? Do they have a “tenant first” mentality? At Lykens Companies, we believe that we have a good thing going, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are 5 reasons to rent an apartment in the Short North with Lykens Companies.
1. Two Decades Down
With 20 years (and counting) of experience, we believe that Lykens Companies is just getting started. We are driving toward constantly expanding and improving. For our renters, that means that they are connected to a business that is always striving to be the best. This is no accidental success. We are constantly looking to improve our quality, both in the buildings we rent out and in the way that our business operates. For you, that means the best units and the best service.
We are constantly investing our time, money, and energy into the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and other parts of Columbus’s urban core, whether that looks like renovating apartments, houses, or even factories like the Wonder Bread Lofts.
Long story short, we have the experience you can trust.
2. The Best Locations (Hello, Short North)
Time Magazine recently listed Columbus, OH as the best city in the Midwest. Ohio’s capital is growing, affordable, and young. As Columbus makes its rise, why not live in the neighborhood that’s in the center of it all? The Short North. As one of the biggest property owners in the Short North, Lykens Companies helped transform the Short North into the booming Arts District that it is today.
This rich cultural hub contains both Victorian Village and Italian Village, two districts just north of Downtown and Columbus’s Arena District. These historic neighborhoods have personalities all their own. Italian Village was once home to Columbus’s blue collar workers. Now, the once-industrial area is home to long forgotten factories. Slowly but surely, Lykens Companies is bringing each of these factories and warehouses back to life. Look forward to the opening our most exciting project (maybe ever): Budd Dairy.
The grit and grind of Italian Village doesn’t carry over to Victorian Village. This neighborhood is so peaceful and picturesque—you wouldn’t believe that it’s smack in the middle of Columbus’s most exciting area. Large and beautiful homes line the streets. A quick walk highlights the beautiful Colonial Architecture. Moreover, residents will be in walking distance of the beautiful and expansive Goodale Park.
We’ve helped transform these areas. Now, we’re doing the same thing in Columbus’s other growing neighborhoods. Whether it’s Olde Towne East, Weiland Park, or near Ohio State, Lykens Companies seeks to improve and grow the neighborhoods we invest in. Want more information on our different communities and the available units therein? Check out our Communities section.
3. Small businesses? Join our network.
We don’t just rent out the city’s best apartments and homes. No, our rental breadth stretches into the commercial realm, as well.
If you’re a small business, you’ll need a platform for growth—the right area, the right clientele, the right building. Lykens Companies rents to some incredible commercial tenants. From Mission Coffee to Cameron Mitchell, the businesses that rent from us enjoy one-of-a-kind work spaces and exposure to thousands of Columbus residents. We are proud of the businesses that rent with Lykens Companies and we are thrilled for them as they strive toward great futures.
4. The pains of renting are gone.
We’ve all had that landlord that tells us he’s on his way to fix the leaking dishwasher, the window that won’t close, or the A/C that won’t turn on, only to have gotten no help a week later. At Lykens Companies, we offer our tenants a fleet of dedicated, trustworthy workmen who fix problems as quickly as they come up. We don’t make you jump through hoops either. Check out our website on how easy it is to make a maintenance request.
That’s not all. As a Lykens Companies renter, you won’t have to worry about scribbling onto a paper check ever again. The hassle of remembering and delivering rent to your landlord has disappeared. With us, tenants enjoy ePay: a safe and convenient way to make paying rent and utilities as easy as ever. See why we love ePay and learn about all the ways you can customize it.
5. One-of-a-Kind Living
You might have driven by our Wonder Bread Lofts and wondered why it wasn’t torn down to make something that could have been bigger, newer, and maybe more profitable. Well, at Lykens Companies, we believe that buildings tell their own story and enrich the neighborhood around them. With the Wonder Bread factory, we valued the way men and women went there every single day to make sure that they were able to make a living. We wanted to preserve that, but now, instead of it being a place to make a living, the Wonder Bread Lofts have become a place to live in. How cool is that?
The Wonder Bread Lofts represent more than just your normal apartments, lofts, or rentals. These are one-of-a-kind homes.
In our renovation of the Wonder Bread factory, we made sure that each of the lofts is completely unique. Each unit, we believe, offers residents the luxury of a modern apartment, with the look, feel, and original materials that echo the factory’s original use. A quick walk around the apartment shows the exact same thing. For example, our tenants often enjoy sitting on our newest treasure: a bench handcrafted from the factory’s original wood.
That’s not all.
We’re so passionate about bringing these historic buildings back to life that we’re doing it with even more forgotten factories and warehouses. When these projects are done, Columbus is going to go wild.
What’s stopping you?
This is the tip of the iceberg. We could have mentioned referral bonuses, our dedicated leasing team, or we could have bragged that our units just look awesome (see our Instagram for proof), but we decided to stop at giving you five reasons. So, if you’re in the market to rent, what’s your reason for not renting with Lykens Companies? Can’t think of one? Apply to rent today!