an hour from Columbus and Cincinnati, Dayton is a city with both historical and
cultural significance. Founded in 1805, Dayton, as the Industrial Revolution
dawned, became home to manufacturing and inventive spirit. Dayton is often
referred to as “The Birthplace of Aviation” as Dayton is the birthplace of the
Wright brothers and where they constructed the first powered plane.
The Birthplace of Aviation is still a great place to live. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world and brings in over 1.3 million visitors each year. Downtown Dayton boasts the Oregon District, a historic district, home to art galleries, shops, pubs, nightclubs, and coffee shops. The Fraze Pavilion is a favorite outdoor venue, hosting many popular bands and singers. If you like sports, Dayton has plenty of sports
events to attend. The University of Dayton and Wright State University both
host NCAA basketball in the area. The Minor League team, the Dayton Dragons, are
very popular amongst locals and offer plenty of opportunities for family fun.
If you like to hike and explore, the Five Rivers MetroParks are in the area,
encompassing 14,161 acres of land. In short, this city is a wonderful place to
live! No matter your reason for moving here, Dayton welcomes you.
The Dayton housing market is doing well and the
value of homes in Dayton have appreciated by 35.89% in the past 6 years. There
are plenty of homes on the market, so potential homeowners have plenty of
options from which to choose. For those looking to purchase, the median home
value is a very affordable $141,072.
Cost of Living
due to the low cost of housing, Dayton’s overall cost of living index is 71.48.
This index means that Dayton is a cheaper place to live than most parts of the
country; it is also less expensive when compared with Ohio’s 82.6/100 cost of
living index. Utilities and miscellaneous expenses are about the same as the
national average, but in Dayton, the costs of just about everything else are
far less expensive.