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Big-city amenities with a dose of Midwestern charm

  • Historic
  • Affordable
  • Active
  • Scenic
  • Riverside
  • Accessible

Located in western Ohio, Dayton is widely regarded as the Birthplace of Aviation. Once home to the Wright brothers, Dayton lives up to its reputation with notable landmarks like the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Hawthorn Hill—the Wright family mansion.

In addition to a rich history in aviation, Dayton touts an extensive array of recreational opportunities. The city’s Five Rivers MetroParks provides more than 16,000 acres of green space, helping to make Dayton the “Outdoor Capital of the Midwest.” Greater Dayton also boasts over 340 miles of paved trails, the largest network of paved trails in the nation.

Dayton also contains a bevy of metropolitan amenities, including the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Fifth Third Field, Dayton Convention Center, Carillon Historical Park, and the University of Dayton. Getting around from Dayton is a breeze with convenience to I-75, I-70, and Dayton International Airport.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Dayton, OH is $517 for a studio, $609 for one bedroom, $795 for two bedrooms, and $1,011 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Dayton has increased by 2.7% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 444 $517
1 BR 638 $609
2 BR 966 $795
3 BR 1,311 $1,011


45 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
55 Bike Score® Bikeable

Living in Dayton

  • Restaurants

    You can find everything from fine dining, causal fare and ethnic cuisine in the Dayton area. The Pine Club, Neil’s Heritage House and the Dayton Racquet Club are known for a fine dining experience. The Racquet Club is reserved for members. BD’S Mongolian Grill is popular for the opportunity to create your own stir-fry. Osaka Japanese Steakhouse provides guests with full service Hibachi and meals prepared tableside.

    The Spaghetti Warehouse is a popular tradition for anyone looking for a great Italian meal. The location even includes a railroad car for dining. Marion’s Pizza is equally well-known for excellent pizza and sandwiches. Dayton also has craft beer venues, sports bars and unique coffee shops.

  • Shopping

    You will find all the shopping opportunities you need in Dayton and the outlying communities. The downtown streets have an assortment of boutique stores and specialty shops. The 2nd Street Market features local items and vendors with homegrown produce and artisan offerings.

    The Dayton Mall is actually located on Miamisburg Centerville Road, south of the city. This large indoor mall features over 150 shops and small restaurants. There are two other larger malls in the area to choose from. The Greene is located in Beavercreek and offers shoppers an outdoor mall setting with a movie theater and numerous restaurants. The Mall at Fairfield Commons is also located in Beavercreek with a large number of indoor shops, boutiques and a food court. The area surrounding this mall features many large retailers and restaurants.

  • Transportation

    The Dayton International Airport is just minutes away from the downtown area in Vandalia. Access to the airport is easy off of I70 and plenty of parking options are available for travelers. While the airport is classified as international, it is small enough for easy navigation to terminals.

    The RTA provides extensive bus transportation throughout the Dayton area and outlying communities. Service is available seven days a week with limited service on major holidays. Extra routes and reduced fares are offered for special events.


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