These days, people are leaving cookie-cutter suburban houses and moving back into the heart of the city. We love that. The urban center of a city where our passion is. We believe that the heartbeat of our culture happens in a city’s urban core.
People are sick of their home being boring. People want to live somewhere that reflects who they are—somewhere unique, somewhere exciting, somewhere one-of-a-kind. The Short North is a unique neighborhood. We’ve helped make it that way. We’ve also helped make the apartments and rentals in the Short North unique, awesome, and unforgettable. Whether it’s a reimagined warehouse, an elegant loft, or a classic home, we put time and energy into each of our homes. Why? We treat each place with the same care that we would if we were the ones living in it.
Have you heard about the Short North’s parking changes? They’re coming in January 2019 and will affect everyone parking the Short North, Italian Village, and Victorian Village. Residents, visitors, and even businesses need to learn the details of this complex plan. See how you’ll be impacted by these changes in our comprehensive article, “Everything You Need To Know About The Short North’s New Parking Rules.”
Below, you’ll find someone of the most jaw-dropping apartments and rentals that we offer. You’ll be asking, “Can I live there now?” Our answer: yes. All of these beautiful units are available now and are located in the Short North, Italian Village, or Victorian Village. See for yourself what makes them so special.
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Wonder Bread Lofts
WB 203 | $1,795 | 2BR | 2BA | Italian Village
This Wonder Bread Loft is one of our largest. It boasts a delightful open concept layout. Polished concrete floors sit under skylights. A bathroom features floor-to-ceiling tile and a granite vanity. Its kitchen is up the the incredibly high Lykens Companies standard. This is a must-rent and rarely available. As with all the Wonder Bread Lofts, this 2BR/2BA unit comes equipped with a high efficiency furnace, stainless steel appliances (microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and range), high ceilings, mocha finished maple cabinets, granite countertops, and a high efficiency washer and dryer. Suite 203 features a striking skylight with its original industrial gear-work acting as the ornamentation. With 1,100 square feet of living space, this is the largest suite on the second level. You’ll also be right around the corner from the rooftop deck.
WB 125 | $1,350 | 1BR | 1BA | Italian Village
This first floor masterpiece leads right our onto one of the Wonder Bread’s brick patio! We’re in awe over how well this unit connects its industrial elements with its luxury touches. The kitchen’s granite countertops were chosen specifically as a way of highlighting the warmth of the unit’s brick floor. Moreover, steel beams, exposed ductwork, and custom chrome light fixtures pay homage to this 1BR/1BA’s rich history. Tenants rave about this open-concept and how perfect it is for hosting friends and family.
WB 202 | $1,275 | 1BR | 1BA | Italian Village
This loft is all about the view! Well placed windows and skylights create this unit’s warm personality. This open concept’s repurposed concrete floor ties the space together. The living space (pictured) leads directly into the kitchen. Like most of our Wonder Bread Lofts, we’ve designed this space to be one that’s flexible for plenty of design styles and practical for hosting. Tenants fall in love with the kitchen, but there’s something else they might enjoy even more: the special view of the iconic neon Wonder Bread sign.
Italian Village & Victorian Village
753 Hunter Ave | $1,375 | 2BR | 1.5BA | Victorian Village
Dual fireplaces. Exposed ceilings. Hardwood floors. Brick walls. This home has the look and feel of a log cabin, but finds itself in the heart of Victorian Village and just a few steps away from Goodale Park. Residents love the wood detailing on the fireplace mantles, the window trim, and so many other places. When it comes to enjoying a one-of-a-kind unit, we’ve had trouble finding anything else like 753 Hunter Avenue in our neighborhood. A massive living area blends with the home’s kitchen to create a huge space that’s perfect for hosting. Looking for that cozy “at home” feel in the middle of Columbus? Look no further.
36 W Hubbard Ave | $1,475 | 2BR | 1BA | Victorian Village
At first glance, we still have trouble deciding whether this is a condo or a colosseum. This rental’s majestic exterior is matched by its elegant interior. Great angles give this home a personality and generate a sense of excitement in each of the unique rooms. Hardwood flooring and bright cabinetry give this home a classic look. Residents also love the detailing that’s found on each window frame and on the decorative fireplaces. This classic condo is steps away from the excitement of High Street. Living there is incredible, but the neighborhood around it might be the best part.
When it comes to Short North rentals, there’s a reason to trust Lykens Companies…
With 20 years (and counting) of experience, we believe that Lykens Companies is just getting started on its mission to offer Columbus hundreds of premier apartments, rentals, and renovations. Each day, we are driving toward constantly expanding and improving our business and bettering Columbus, the city we love. For our renters, that means that they are connected to a proven business that is always striving to be the best. Our success isn’t an accident. We are constantly striving to improve our quality, both in the buildings that we renovate, reimagine, and rent out; moreover, we are striving to improve in the way that our business operates. For you, that means the best units and the best service in the best locations.
As we invest our time, money, and energy into the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and other parts of Columbus’s urban core, it’s nothing short of amazing to step back and see how much we’re able to impact our city, whether that looks like renovating apartments, houses, or even factories like the Wonder Bread Lofts and the forthcoming Budd Dairy project: a full scale reimagining of an old dairy factory into a Cameron Mitchell food hall and state-of-the-art coworking space.
If you’re looking to rent in Columbus, Ohio’s urban core, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite Short North listings that are available now, but if you don’t see anything here that you love, be sure to see our other available rentals.
Hungry for more? See every availability!
Whether you’re looking for an apartment in the Short North, a rental in Victorian Village, a studio in Italian Village, or a loft in Wonder Bread, our Available Rentals page will feature all that (and more). We’re constantly adding our newest properties and highlighting that month’s leasing specials. Bookmark it and check often!What if you took two minutes to browse it right now?
Already a resident? Refer a friend!
At Lykens Companies, we offer a simple and easy referral program to our tenants (and even non-tenants). For each referral of yours who signs a lease, we’ll pay you $300! Be sure to learn everything about this awesome plan and even check out our three methods to actually get your friends to sign a lease.