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Newly remodeled community, come and see.
Dayton OH, 45406
On Bus Line...Close to I-75...Controlled Access Doors...
Dayton OH, 45405
Charming community on quiet, tree-lined streets in a residential neighborhood. Under new management!
Dayton OH, 45426
Country Setting - City Conveniences...Shopping, Dining, Recreation Minutes from Your Home...Easy Access to I-75 and I-70...
Dayton OH, 45414
LIVE LIFE BETTER at Daytona Village, a modern classic!
Dayton OH, 45406
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Overview of Dayton
Providing modern business opportunities in a city that has always revered its past, Dayton is a beautiful Midwestern city that has features sure to attract just about anyone. With several universities and large corporations housed in-town, Dayton is also an urban metropolis that includes a number of natural retreats within city limits. Dayton apartments for rent are sure to please, so check out this gem of the Buckeye State soon.
Living in Dayton, OH
Although Dayton today is a rather peaceful metropolis, the area suffered near-constant battles during the 1700s and 1800s as wars between the Native Americans and European settlers broke out. Located near the mouths of both the Miami and Mad Rivers, the fertile soils were attractive to both parties, and neither was willing to leave without a fight. The land of the city was originally purchased by Generals Arthur St. Clair, James Wilkinson and Jonathan Dayton, whom the town is named after. However, many of the area's earliest settlers were faced with dire prospects, as it was later found out that the original sale of the land was never finalized, and those families that could not afford to purchase the land at $2 per acre were left high and dry.
Dayton was first incorporated in 1805, and the arrival of a regular stagecoach with twice-weekly service between Dayton and Cincinnati provided the city with a way in which to reach the outside world. The development of Dayton continued with the addition of the Dayton-to-Cincinnati Canal in 1827 and the railroad, which caused the area to boom in terms of new residents.
Today, Dayton remains a well-connected and thriving urban area, providing residents of the Miami Valley with services and products that allow them to live high caliber lives.
Dayton Work and Study
Dayton is home to a number of excellent two- and four-year universities, making the city a perfect spot for anyone looking to further their education. The University of Dayton is a Catholic college that offers its students degrees in a number of programs, while Wright State offers students an education in the fields of medicine, business, education and the sciences. Sinclair Community College provides working adults and other students with two-year degrees in a number of fields.
Students who wish to stay in the area or individuals looking to relocate to a Dayton apartment may find the area is home to variety job opportunities in a variety of business sectors. Top employers include the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Premier Health Partners and The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, an automobile dealer support company. Individuals in the field of software development may find a number of opportunities at LexisNexis, a business software and solutions company.
Rentals in Dayton, OH and Cost of Living
With fertile soil, a well-developed downtown area and a number of career opportunities, Dayton residents have the good fortune of enjoying a cost of living that is more than 5 points below the national average. According to City-Data, median gross rent in 2009 for the city was $584. Although Dayton residents on average make less than the average Ohioan, these low living costs allow most residents to live rather comfortably.
Dayton Attractions and Special Events
Dayton residents are spoiled with a wealth of art, culture and historic sights to visit.
Most Americans have heard of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and residents here are proud to share the fact that these aviation enthusiasts got their start in Dayton. Residents and visitors alike enjoy visiting the Wright Cycle Company's shop, the only bike shop formerly owned by the brothers that is still standing. Dayton is also home to the brother's 1905 Wright Flyer III, deemed the Wright's first practical airplane.
The Dayton Art Institute is considered one of the premier art museums in the area, and for good reason. Showcasing a range of modern, international and even a number of glass art pieces, DAI's eclectic collection provides a little bit of everything. Local music fans love the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, which usually plays at the beloved Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, which also hosts opera, wine tastings and other concerts throughout the year.
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