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Welcome to Oakwood, OH

Though it may just seem like a suburb of Dayton, Oakwood is a destination in its own right...but it's also a wonderful place to call home. This charming town has seen its fair share of history—Orville Wright, the creator of the modern airplane, once lived here, and Oakwood also hosted a little-known nuclear research facility that was integral during World War II. Today, Oakwood has transformed into a modern suburb that showcases stunning architecture, exciting attractions, and endless educational and employment opportunities.

Ready to experience everything this town has to offer? Here's everything you need to know if you want to live like an Oakwood local!

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Getting Around

Downtown Dayton: 9 minutes
Dayton International Airport: 23 minutes
Kettering: 10 minutes
Cincinnati: 53 min
Major Roads: OH-48, US-35, I-75


Population (2019 est.): 8,936
City Size: 2.19 sq.mi.
Local Government: Montgomery County
Median List Price: $289K
Median Sale Price: $289K

Spotlights of Oakwood

Beautiful Historic Homes

Houses in Oakwood vary in size and style, but many of them date back to the early 20th century. It's not uncommon to find towering Tudors, Swiss chalets, or even Gothic Revival-style homes.

A Thriving Downtown

You'll find plenty of excitement in Historic Downtown Oakwood, which boasts an endless selection of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Favorites include Dorothy Lane Market or the Orville Wright House.

Amazing Events

Want to get to know your community? Just head to one of Oakwood's year-round events! You'll find plenty of locals at the New Resident Breakfast, the annual Ice Cream Social, or the spectacular Lighting Up of Oakwood.

Oakwood Attractions

What You'll LOVE in Oakwood

Exciting Outdoor Exploration

Oakwood may be just seconds away from the big city, but there's still plenty of green space that's ideal for recreation or relaxation. The sprawling Hills & Dales MetroPark features 63 acres of parkland, as well as an amphitheater and countless local landmarks. Other top spots include Elizabeth Gardens and Wright Park.

Top Shopping & Dining

Come savor the local flavors of Oakwood at one of the town's countless top-rated eateries! The Oakwood Club and Central Perc Cafe are just a few favorites that are worth checking out. And when you're ready to indulge in a little retail therapy, you can head to Little Exchange Fine Gifts or the nearby Town & Country Shopping Center.

A+ Public Schools

Even if you don't have children, it's worth factoring local schools into your home search. Luckily, Oakwood's younger residents attend the Oakwood City School District, which operates five institutions in town. Oakwood High School was designated as a National School of Excellence, and many students go on to attend the nearby University of Dayton.

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