About Us

At West Central Properties, you get the downtown lifestyle in a friendly historic setting.

It all started in 1994 when Mike bought his first duplex downtown in West Central shortly after his 24th birthday. Over the last 20+ years, the business (and Mike), have grown up.

Mike is the quintessential Old House Nerd. Saving and restoring a great many significant historic homes in and around downtown, primarily in the historic Old West End Neighborhood (West Central). Over the years, Mike has won a number of ARCHIES, the top honor for the year in all of Allen County, awarded for best exterior restoration of a Historic treasure. The years where we have been blessed to win the ARCHIE for best Historic Restoration to date are 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017. To win a single ARCHIE in a lifetime is a massive accomplishment. To win multiple ARCHIES is a true passion, a labor of love, and a life's calling. These homes are not merely rentals, they are massive pieces of century old Artwork.

West Central Properties is a family run business. We have approximately 200 great Historic spaces for rent in and around downtown Fort Wayne. We specialize in unique historic spaces. Our mission is to reclaim these neglected jewels and restore them, providing amazing and unique living spaces for awesome people who appreciate homes with character. If you want to slowly waste your years worrying about your lawn, in a cookie cutter tan colored box out in the burbs, we are not the right fit for you. If you love the character and craftsmanship of 100+ year old buildings, along with the downtown lifestyle where you actually know your neighbors, we might be a perfect fit.

We strongly believe in owning and renting out great spaces we would live in ourselves. We personally live downtown in the heart of West Central, and take great pride in our units. Mike proudly proclaims "If I won't live there myself, I won't rent it to you."

To find out more about the services we can provide, call us, or stop by for a visit today!