Homes for rent in Ohio

Discover Houses for Rent in Ohio

Ohio is a great state for families looking to rent. The large eastern state is the seventh most populous with a wide range of living options. Cities like Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland give families a big-city feel, while many homes for rent in other areas are in suburban or agricultural regions.

Important Information for OH Renters to Know

  • Much like the British colonies to the east, Ohio was settled during the late 1600s and early 1700s. Won by the British from the French in the French and Indian War, it became part of the United States following the Revolutionary War. Ohio became a state in 1803. 
  • Ohio is home to several of the most famous halls of fame in the U.S. The National Football League Hall of Fame is located in Canton and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland, near Lake Erie. 
  • Ohio is known as the Buckeye State. Named for the buckeye tree, which has fruit that looks like the eye of a male deer, the nickname is frequently associated with the athletic teams at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Top 3 Attractions for Ohio Renters to Enjoy

  • Although many people may not picture boating when they think of Ohio, the complex Ohio Canal System has created a variety of waterways across the state. Although these waterways were initially made for industrial use, these lakes, rivers and canals can now be used for recreation. 
  • Families will love the Ohio State Fair that occurs every summer. With model railroads, educational farm exhibits, fireworks, Civil War encampments, a petting zoo and a mural painting area, there's a little something for everyone in the family. Ohio also has a variety of county fairs across the state during the summer. 
  • Bike enthusiasts will enjoy the large network of biking trails in the state. These paved, pedestrian- and bike-only trails make cycling safe for kids, while some rides are longer and better suited for parents. One of the longest is the Ohio to Erie Trail, which connects Lake Erie in the north with the Ohio River in the south through 453 miles of connected trails.

Fun Facts About Ohio

Eight U.S. presidents were born in Ohio, including Ulysses S. Grant and William Howard Taft . William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison were both born in the same town, North Bend. Benjamin was William's grandson and the 23rd president.