Perrysburg is a historical community located on the banks of the Maumee River. The city streets are lined with older Victorian buildings, and home to interesting shops and boutiques that fuel the downtown area. Perrysburg is a charming small town just outside Toledo with a feeling that can't be found in most other suburbs. Local residents are surrounded by historical sites and the best of modern conveniences in the Levis Commons town center, allowing them to experience the best of both worlds. Look for Perrysburg apartments for rent, and join approximately 20,000 residents who live a very high quality of life in the Midwest.
In 1810, Amos Spafford brought the first settlers to the Perrysburg area by way of Lake Erie. The city's first name was Miami of Lake Erie. Fort Meigs was built during the War of 1812 and still stands as one of the city's most notable attractions. Fort Meigs was attacked twice during the war but was never conquered by British forces. When the war ended in 1815, former inhabitants of Port Miami moved back into the area. Around this time the city was renamed to commemorate Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who led a successful attack over the larger British fleet during the Battle of Lake Erie.
Perrysburg experienced a population boom after a bridge was built across the Maumee River, allowing for easier travel and trade with nearby Toledo. Laborers drained the Black Swamp, creating new farm land to support the needs to the thriving town. Today, Perrysburg is a family-friendly city with one of the most progressive mindsets in Ohio. Rent a Perrysburg apartment, and find a unique blend of deep-rooted history.
Perrysburg is home to Owens Community College, offering more than 130 degree programs to local students. With flexible class times, professional development courses and programs to start the first two years of a bachelor's degree, Owens Community College allows students to personalize their education path. Classes can be taken online or on campus, and students also have the resources of clubs, organizations, athletics and volunteer projects to help foster the feeling of a traditional college experience. OCC is joined by a number of educational opportunities located 11 miles away in Toledo.
Perrysburg has a very diverse business landscape ranging from sole proprietorships to giant businesses. The local workforce is full of highly educated and skilled individuals all across the professional spectrum. Owens-Illinois, ranked No. 345 on the 2012 Fortune 500 list, is headquartered here. The company is the largest in the area, offering a variety of positions to more than 700 local residents to support their sustainable glass container production. Many Perrysburg residents also work for the city in the Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, City of Perrysburg offices and the Manor at Perrysburg, a nursing home. Other top employers in the area include Schutz Container, American Steel Treating, Master Chemica, Cargotec USA, Jerl Machine, Inc. and Welch Publishing.
With all of the attractive aspects of Midwestern living, Perrysburg residents pay very reasonable rent prices. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the average apartment here costs $785 a month. That's $70 less than the United States average cost of rent, leaving many residents feeling like living in Perrysburg is a bargain. Everyday living expenses are also affordable in Perrysburg. According to city-data.com, Perrysburg has a cost of living index of 94.9, which is less than the national average of 100.
The Fort Meigs State Memorial is located in Perrysburg and holds the distinction as the largest wooden-walled fortification in North America. Visitors can tour the battlefield or plan a visit for a scheduled event like the Garrison Ghost Walk, where guests are taken through Fort Meigs after dark for a paranormal experience.
Perrysburg is also home to many exciting festivals throughout the year. Ohio's South of the Border Festival celebrates Latin culture in the state. The city also hosts an annual Cruise by the River Classic Car Show, welcoming nearly 300 antique and specialty cars and motorcycles to downtown Perrysburg. Car enthusiasts can see the vehicles up close and speak to their owners about all old-fashioned makes and models.
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