Welcome to Dayton: A Charming Metropolis
There's a lot to love about living in the city, and Dayton combines both Midwestern charm and metro life into one. Wondering why U.S. News has rated Dayton as one of the top cities in America? Here, you can take advantage of a thriving job market, tons of shopping, and endless activities. Go ahead—take some time to enjoy one of Dayton's 20 parks or cheer on the Flyers—it's all up to you.
Dayton offers a lot to its residents, but one of the best part of this city is its close-knit atmosphere. Ready to feel like you're part of one big family? The Gem City is here to welcome you home.
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Discover Your Home's Worth
Dayton International Airport: 18 minutes
Springfield, OH: 32 minutes
Cincinnati: 79 min
Major Roads: I-675, I-75, US-35
Population (2018 est.): 140,640
City Size: 56.5 sq.mi.
Local Government: Montgomery County
What Locals Love:
A Thriving Downtown
When you live in a city like Dayton, there's always something fun to do. Head downtown to see where all the action is—it's home to some of the area's coolest shops, restaurants, and events.
Students in the area are served by Dayton Public Schools, a 13,000 student district that enjoys a record low 14:1 student-teacher ratio. You can rest easy knowing your child is getting an unbeatable education!
Another unexpected perk that comes with living in Dayton? The healthcare! Dayton's hospitals are ranked #3 in the entire nation by HealthGrades. In fact, the area's healthcare was given a grade of 96.6 out of 100—that's amazing!
Wondering What's Around?
What Makes Dayton So Great?
Endless Outdoor Adventures
It's unusual for a city to have over 20 metro parks and over 340 miles of bicycle trails, but that's just one reason why Dayton is so unique. In fact, the Gem City has been named as the most bikable city in the country for its extensive trail network. Be sure to take a trek through Eastwood or Wegerzyn MetroParks—their locations just can't be beat!
Plenty of Places to Call Home
Dayton is a recently revitalized city, and its budding downtown district is now home to tons of housing options. There are plenty of communities to explore in the heart of Dayton and on the fringes, so you'll be able to find your niche. The city has 10 distinct neighborhoods to choose from, including St. Anne's Hill and the historic Oregon District.
Delicious Dining and Plentiful Shopping
Looking for some fantastic locally-owned shops or eateries? There are plenty to choose from in Dayton! This city offers a unique blend of international cuisine, often with a Midwestern flair. My favorite spots include Corner Kitchen and Roost Modern Italian. When you're ready for some retail therapy, head to Airway Shopping Center or Beck + Call.