The Ohio State University is a madhouse. Student enrollment is nearly 60,000. That’s not an exaggeration. If you’re a student at Ohio State or an employee, then you know how great it is to be close to campus—whether that means a quick walk, a short bike ride, or a quick bus trip away. Whatever your method, make sure you avoid trying to find a parking space (unless you want to pay an arm and a leg to fight over spots). That’s just one reason to live close by. We haven’t even mentioned the rich culture, the great restaurants, and the affordable pricing.
So you want to live near campus? Think of it this way: you’re fighting 60,000 other people for a rental. To put it bluntly, there aren’t 60,000 high-quality and well-priced rentals near Ohio State’s campus. There’s a big demand. Sadly, that can mean that landlords and property developers get away with skipping out on property upkeep and treating tenants poorly.
For Lykens Companies, a campus rental never meant that you had to sacrifice quality of living. With a great portfolio of properties, a responsive maintenance team, and our friendly staff, Lykens Companies makes every effort to offer students the best campus rentals near The Ohio State University.
We got our start nearly 20 years ago in Columbus’s Short North, the Midwest’s best Arts District. We made it our mission to help transform Victorian Village and Italian Village into what they are today. For us, property development is more than just renting out apartments; it’s the creation of culture. A quick walk around any neighborhood we’re associated with is proof that each area has a distinct personality made up of the restaurants, shops, and homes within it. We never wanted to be another cookie cutter developer. For 20 years, we haven’t been.
Now, we’re bringing our name to Ohio State’s nearby off-campus area. The neighborhood surrounding The Ohio State University, we hope, becomes associated with high-quality rental properties maintained with integrity. If you’re one of the many seeking a great apartment on or near campus, check out some of these awesome units!
2068 N. Fourth Street
Available August 2018
Campus living doesn’t mean quality compromising. This beautiful 5BR/2BA is perfect for you and four other friends to live in a comfortable, spacious, and well finished home. Large bedrooms and a open dining area all feature hardwood flooring. In fact, it’s this home’s wooden touches that really give it personality. Just outside its front door sits the beautiful Iuka Park and a stop for Ohio State’s bus route runs if students need to get down to campus, the Moritz School of Law, or the Wexner Medical Center.
83 King Avenue
Available September 2018
This apartment is perfect for someone who wants Victorian Village within walking distance, but still needs to be close to The Ohio State University. Just south of campus, this 1BR/1BA apartment packs a whole lot of charm between its walls. With decorative fireplaces and wood grain finishes throughout, this apartment has that “feels like home” atmosphere we’re always seeking in a rental. Its kitchen features plenty of storage along with its gas range. Better yet, we’ve thrown in an off-street parking space with the lease. This apartment is great for someone who wants a picturesque neighborhood that’s close to the Wexner Medical Center, Victorian Village, Grandview, and all the magic of the Short North. It’s not going to last long. It’s time to rent it out.
2497 Summit Street
Available September 2018
This newly remodeled home feels endless when you walk through the front door. As far as space goes, it’s the perfect campus home. It’s large enough to comfortably house multiple residents and host friends for the game, but it still maintains the elegant details we appreciate in the places we live. In this case, we’re talking about hardwood flooring, a decorative fireplace, and wood detailing throughout. This home’s kitchen has plenty of cabinetry and even features a gas stovetop. Plenty of windows welcome in natural light. Better yet, upstairs, residents will enjoy some great bedrooms. Personally, we love this home’s huge attic. In years past, it’s served as a bedroom and, other times, as a great hangout room or study nook. As far as neighborhood goes, this unit is located just south of Hudson Avenue on the northern end of campus. It’s close enough to still have the cultural influence of Clintonville, but still offers the convenience and affordability of a campus home. Trust us—this one won’t last long.
2100 N. Fourth Street
Available September 15, 2018
Wrap-around windows in the living room mean that this space brings joy to anyone sitting in the living room. Classic elements, whether it be the brick fireplace or the hardwood floors, bring this campus home’s history back to life. It has built in detailing to stand stylishly on its own, but it also can complement just about any decorative mood. Just outside its front door sits the beautiful Iuka Park and a stop for Ohio State’s bus route runs if students need to get down to campus, the Moritz School of Law, or the Wexner Medical Center. Residents always rave about its closet space and built-in shelving. Come see for yourself why everyone is raving about this campus rental.
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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?