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City of Dayton

The pulse of Dayton is in its neighborhoods - in the 62 varied and vibrant communities that spread out from the flood plain of the Great Miami River into the surrounding hills.

Bounded by the Mad River to the east, and the Stillwater River to the west, the northeastern quadrant of Dayton is a mixture of stable, working-class neighborhoods, industrial complexes, green space and in the far north new, residential developments catering to upscale professionals.


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The Northern Suburbs



Brookville is on Interstate 70, 20 miles north of Dayton, and about 26 miles from the Indiana state line. At one time Brookville was primarily a farming community and still retains much pride in its homegrown roots, but easier transport has opened its doors to diversity, and growth is evident. Brookville has country space and the amenities of a city as well as special features of a much larger community. Today this small city is known to be a "Proud and Progressive Community". Served by the Brookville Local Schools. (833-2183)


Great schools, beautiful land, a convenient locale, and a commitment to rural preservation are reasons people and businesses are locating in Clayton. You'll frequently hear our area (which includes Englewood, Union, Clayton, and Phillipsburg) called 'Northmont.' The name was coined in 1960 by a schoolgirl who combined 'northern' and 'Montgomery,' to name our new school district. Served by the Northmont school system. (832-5000)


Adjacent to the 2,000 acre Englewood Nature Reserve, along the banks of the Stillwater River, Englewood was a major stopping point along the old National Trail for settlers heading west in the 1840s and thereafter. Incorporated in 1914, the city's charming downtown, cozy neighborhoods, booming commerce parks and easy access to the Dayton International Airport makes Englewood a popular choice for families and businesses looking for place to call home. Served by the Northmont school system. (832-5000)

Huber Heights

The fact that Huber Heights developed initially as a satellite "bedroom" community of Dayton is one reason why no clearly defined downtown area was ever constructed in the city. A pleasant suburb, it takes pride in being "America's largest community of brick homes". Served by the Huber Heights City school system. (898-5891)

Tipp City

In honor of William Henry Harrison's presidential campaign slogan, "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too!" John Clark called his city-to-be "Tippecanoe". A few years later, the citizens unofficially added City, and it was called this until 1938, when the legal name was shortened to Tipp City. Tipp City's small-town historic charm 25 minutes due north of Dayton's metropolitan attractions make it an ideal place to visit � or to put down roots. Served by the Tipp City Exempted School District. (667-8444)


The Old National Road, America's first highway, now Rt. 40, passes through the heart of Vandalia, some 10 miles north of Dayton. Vandalia is the site of the Dayton International Airport and the United States Air & Trade Show. Apartments, condominiums and newer single family dwellings, may all be found here. Older homes are found mainly in the heart of Vandalia. Served by the Vandalia-Butler school system. (898-5891)

West Milton

Settled by Quakers in the 19th century, West Milton is located west of Tipp City and north of Englewood. Bordering the Stillwater river, West Milton is best described as a charming village in a largely rural area, complete with its own small Quaker museum, many churches, restaurants and a historic center that boasts numerous craft stores. Served by the West Milton Union City School District. (698-4136)

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The Eastern Suburbs



To the east of Dayton, in neighboring Greene County, amid rolling hills and farmland, lies the growing residential community of Beavercreek. Traversed by I-675, Beavercreek offers easy access to downtown Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati. Beavercreek is home to the Mall at Fairfield Commons, with Wright-Patterson AFB nearby. Newer homes in the Beavercreek area are generally located in well-planned subdivisions, while many older homes may be found in still semi-rural settings. Beavercreek is served by its own school system. (426-5170)

Bellbrook/Sugarceek Township

Once rural Ohio farm communities, Bellbrook and neighboring Sugarcreek Township, located southwest of Dayton between Centerville and Xenia in Greene County, still retain much of their country appeal - despite considerable residential development in the past ten years. The area is known for its horseback riding and training facilities. Both communities are served by the Sugarcreek Local Schools. (848-4666/848-8426)

Enon/Mad River Township

Enon, the principal village in Mad River Township, Clark County is conveniently located on the old Springfield and Dayton Turnpike, some 25 east miles from Dayton, and 7.5 miles southwest of Springfield. Located on an Indian trail which ran between the Indian villages of Old Piqua and Old Chillicothe, the first European settlers in Mad River Township settled sometime prior to 1798. The name Enon means "abundance of springs". Served by the Greenon Local School District (328-5351)

Fairborn/Bath Township

Fairborn, home to Wright State University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, a growing number of research industries, and most importantly, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, is located 11 miles northeast of Dayton. Much of the housing and facilities of this diverse community - a community that seeks to preserve its small "hometown" appeal - are oriented towards serving military personnel and their dependents. Multi-family, as well as single family residences are both plentiful. Served by Fairborn City School District. (878-3961)


A bustling city in its own right as the county seat of neighboring Clark County, Springfield provides a blend of residential neighborhoods, heavy industry, small business and a vibrant commercial base. Springfield is also home to Wittenberg University, the Ohio Lyric Festival, the Springfield Symphony and many other Clark County arts organizations. Served by Springfield City School District (328-2000)

Xenia/Xenia Township

The City of Xenia derives its name from the Greek word for "hospitality". It is the county seat of Greene County, named for Nathaniel Greene, the Revolutionary War hero. Xenia was founded in 1803 - the year Ohio was admitted into the Union. More recently, Xenia has become a center for outdoor recreation, as the hub of the largest system of dedicated bike paths in the state. Served by Xenia Community Schools. (376-2961)

Yellow Springs

Home to Antioch College, the village of Yellow Springs is also the site of the area's largest parks, John Bryan and Glen Helen recreation areas. Just 18 miles east of Dayton, a wide range of housing, new and old, is available. Yellow Springs is the home of a thriving arts community that includes live theatre, music and visual arts displays. Served by Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools. (767-7202)

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The Southern Suburbs


Centerville/Washington Township

In southern Montgomery County, just 20 minutes from Downtown Dayton, is the city of Centerville and the surrounding community of Washington Township. Although politically distinct, the two form a single large residential area of almost 32 square miles. There is no heavy industry. One of the oldest communities in Ohio (founded 1796), with a small commercial center full of charming authentic American Colonial architecture, Centerville/Washington Township has been one of the fastest growing areas in the Miami Valley. A wide range of housing is available - from affordable ranch style homes to luxurious estates. The community prides itself on a well-developed park system. Served by the Centerville City Schools. (433-7151/433-0152)


In northern Warren County, halfway between Dayton and Middletown, lies the small city of Franklin. Franklin has long been a commercial center for the farming communities from the surrounding area. The city center includes many older homes and buildings. Wildwood Golf Club and River Bend Golf Course are both located near Franklin. Served by the Franklin school system. (746-9921)


Directly south of Dayton, and surrounding Oakwood on three sides, is the second largest municipality in Montgomery County. Named for its most famous son, the inventor and philanthropist Charles Kettering, this city (pop. 60,000) is home to large manufacturing plants (Delphi), the Kettering Medical Center, Town & Country Shopping Center and the summer home of the arts in the Miami Valley, the Fraze Pavilion. Housing in Kettering ranges from newer to more than 50-year-old homes, with a blend of both in the city's many neighborhoods. New housing is limited to relatively expensive homes. Kettering offers an outstanding municipal recreation program, the beautiful Lincoln Park Civic Commons and Delco Park, Moraine County Club and NCR Country Club. It is served by the Kettering City Schools. (296-2400)

Miamisburg/Miami Township

Miamisburg, located on the banks of the Miami River, in southwestern Montgomery County some 20 minutes from Dayton, is a separate municipality within the surrounding Miami Township. A small town feeling still prevails in the older sections of Miamisburg as development (industrial, commercial and retail) has concentrated on the I-75 corridor that traverses the eastern border of the community. Miami Township is home to the Dayton Mall, the largest retail mall in the Miami Valley. Housing ranges from new residential developments, such as Pipestone Golf Community, to older 19th century historic homes. Served by the Miamisburg school system. (866-3303/433-9969)


Sandwiched between Kettering (to the East), West Carrollton (to the South) and Dayton (to the North), Moraine is the proud site of GM's Moraine Assembly Plant - home of many national models. Moraine is conveniently located with easy access to I-75 which bisects this community of moderately priced homes. Moraine is served by Kettering and West Carrollton schools.


Following the great 1913 flood, many of Dayton's prominent families fled their riverside homes downtown and created a small (less than 3 sq. miles) residential community on the first line of hills directly south of the city. The gracious, older homes of Oakwood are situated along beautiful, tree-lined avenues. Any number of magnificent mansions are nestled within its forested hollows. New residential development is minimal. Oakwood is home to Hawthorne Hill (the Wright Brothers' home), Smith Memorial Gardens, Dayton Country Club and a small, largely boutique, shopping district. Served by the Oakwood City Schools. (298-0600)

Springboro/Clearcreek Township

In northern Warren County, 17 miles south of Dayton, just south of Centerville and Washington Township, halfway between Dayton and Middletown on I-75, lies Springboro. Although the village of Springboro itself features lovely older homes, this picturesque rural area continues to undergo dramatic development. It is rapidly becoming a community of choice for many two-career families who work in Dayton and in the Cincinnati area. New housing is plentiful in the many new residential developments. Sycamore Creek Country Club and Heatherwoode Golf Club are both located in Springboro. Served by Springboro Community school system. (748-1041)

Waynesville/Wayne Township

A quaint village on the Little Miami River in northeast Warren County south of Bellbrook, Waynesville is renowned as the Antiques Capital of the Midwest. Close proximity to Caesar Creek State Park means recreational opportunities abound. Waynesville offers a wide variety of housing, including old and new, both in the village and in the countryside. Served by Wayne Local school system. (897-8015)

West Carrollton

Along the banks of the Great Miami, seven miles south of Dayton along I-75, the small community of West Carrollton is home to industry, business, commerce and service organizations. A majority of homes are moderately priced. Served by the West Carrollton school system. (859-5181)

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The Western Suburbs


Germantown/German Township

As its name implies, this small village 14 miles southwest of Dayton was settled by German speaking "Pennsylvania Dutch" settlers in 1804. The village retains its historical flavor as much of the business district and many other local homes have been designated as landmarks - including the covered suspension bridge over Twin Creek. Hueston Woods State Park is nearby. Many of Germantown's homes are older, but some newer construction is taking place. Served by the Valley View school system. (855-6567)

Jefferson Township

Following the Treaty of Greenville in 1795 Jefferson Township was an extensive tract of land, from which several present-day villages were formed, including Liberty and Ellerton. Jefferson Township assumed its present form on August 21, 1841. Today, Jefferson Township is a diverse residential community with both commercial and agricultural businesses, just 7 minutes from downtown Dayton. Served by the Jefferson Township Local Schools (835-5682)


Just northwest of Dayton along Wolf Creek is the city of Trotwood. Trotwood is an urban mix of light manufacturing, commerce, entertainment (Hara Arena),recreation and residential housing (both older and newer). Served by Trotwood City School District. (746-1699)