Brunswick is a city located in Medina County in the northeastern area of Ohio, just south of Cleveland in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area. The city is positioned roughly 40 minutes southwest of Cleveland and roughly 40 minutes southeast of Elyria.
Brunswick apartment for rents are a great way to join the population of more than 34,400 people living in the city. The city encompasses nearly 13 square miles of land and provides easy access to the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, less than an hour's drive away. Brunswick is an extremely family-friendly suburban city, with more than one-fourth of the population under the age of 18. The census data indicated that Brunswick continues to grow and flourish, seeing a population growth of approximately 3 percent since 2000.
Brunswick is part of Medina County, which was first formed in 1812. While many of the first settlers to the area came from Connecticut, many individuals of German descent began to make the area home soon after. The area's soils made agriculture a driving force of the county for much of its history.
The city of Brunswick was incorporated in 1960, and, at this time, the Brunswick Police Department was founded, consisting of a chief, a sergeant and 3 patrol officers. The Brunswick City Hall was constructed in 1974 and the police station was relocated to this building where it remains today.
People considering Brunswick apartments and becoming permanent members of this thriving community can find a wealth of information on the history of Brunswick at the Heritage Farm and Museum, run by the Brunswick Area Historical Society. Residents can enjoy prime suburban living with a number of community parks, neighborhood parks and other open spaces that allow them to get up close with nature while living nearby the urban center of Cleveland.
Brunswick apartments are attractive options for business professionals and students alike, and the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that there are more than 19,500 residents in the city's labor force. The two top industries are the educational services, healthcare and social assistance industry, and the manufacturing industry. The top occupation categories for people working in Brunswick are management, business, science and art occupations as well as sales and office occupations.
Students have a number of higher education facilities to take advantage of in the Brunswick area, including Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College District. Another educational opportunity is the Midpoint Campus Center, brought to Brunswick residents through the partnership of the University of Akron and Lorain County Community College.
According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Brunswick rentals have a vacancy rate of 9.8 percent, and the median rent was $775. Interestingly, 40.1 percent of all renters fall in the gross rent range of $500 to $749 and the same portion of 40.1 percent fall in the gross rent range of $750 to $999. Nearly 92 percent of all renters fall in the wider range of $500 to $1,499. The data further indicated that roughly 40.6 percent of total renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.
City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Brunswick was 95.8 points, which is 4.2 points less than the national average of 100 points.
One popular area attraction that allows residents in Brunswick apartments to merge the past with the present is the Heritage Farm Park. The park is run through a joint effort by the city of Brunswick and the Brunswick Historical Society. People find various historical farmstead from the 1860s here, including a home that is currently used as a museum of Brunswick history, a restored barn and outbuildings.
The Heritage Farm Park encompasses approximately 32 acres of land and is also the site of the city's community garden program. Many residents rent a plot of soil here in the summer season to grow various plants, vegetables and flowers. Visitors to the park can also enjoy a one-mile walking trail through tall grass prairie land where they can spot pheasants, meadowlarks, and many other grassland species.
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