The city of Kettering is located in western Ohio, approximately five miles south of Dayton and 39 miles northeast of Cincinnati. The city is situated in Montgomery County and considered a suburb of Dayton. Kettering apartments for rent are an excellent way to join the growing population of more than 56,000 people living across 18.68 square miles of land.
People can take advantage of a moderate climate in Kettering, with a mean elevation of 920 feet, evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year and moderate temperatures. The Kettering region in the Miami River Valley is a rich area for agriculture due to the climate.
Kettering provides residents with a rich history dating back hundreds of years. John Patterson, known for building the area's first log cabin, was the first settler in 1798. Van Buren Township was forced into creation to deal with an expanding population in 1841, and the township voted to incorporate Kettering as a village in 1952 before it was proclaimed a city in 1955.
There are many things that make Kettering a great place to live. Residents can enjoy working at some of the area's major employers, including Kettering Medical Center, Reynolds and Reynolds, GE Money, Intimate Brands and Berry Company.
According to the city website, the Kettering school system is exceptional and known for its quality throughout the state. Often the community comes together to provide services for one another through various volunteer programs. Residents actively work to keep Kettering green through participation in the city's tree planting program.
Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is a gold medal award winner for the best recreation program in the nation. The department is one of only 10 across the country that has received this award three times. Residents living in apartments in Kettering can take advantage of more than 1,300 recreation programs and classes the city offers for people of all ages and abilities. Kettering additionally manages more than 400 acres of green space spread across more than 20 city park sites.
Other notable Kettering and nearby attractions include the Fraze Pavilion for outdoor concerts, the James S. Trent Arena for sporting events, the Rosewood Arts Center for art exhibits, the Kettering Children's Theatre, Polen Farm and Kettering Ice Arena.
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