Trotwood, located just outside Dayton, is within an hour's drive of the major metropolitan city of Columbus. Part of the greater Dayton metropolitan area, Trotwood serves as the perfect place for the daily Dayton commuter to rent a reasonably priced apartment.
Formerly the village of Trotwood, the town was formed from sections of the more established Madison Township in 1901. Interestingly enough, the town's name comes from Betsey Trotwood, a character in Charles Dickens' iconic 1850 novel, "David Copperfield."
Currently, the township boasts over 24,000 residents. Since it is adjacent to Dayton, its convenient location makes it the ideal spot to rent an apartment for those working or going to school in the city of Dayton.
While the rent is affordable in these charming, safe neighborhoods and apartment complexes, Trotwood offers all the amusements of its nearby city counterparts without breaking the bank. You can check out the Hara Arena and watch the Dayton Demonz play some hockey or play a quick nine holes at one of Trotwood's world-class golf courses, including Moss Creek and Hara Greens.
In terms of public transportation, the neighborhood features a Greyhound bus station offering multiple daily trips to Indianapolis, Columbus, Detroit, Chicago and Cincinnati. It also offers a shuttle bus to downtown Dayton, which comes at a low cost and leaves the neighborhood hourly, 18 hours a day.
There are no higher education institutions located directly inside Trotwood, but there are a multitude located in Dayton. The University of Dayton, Wright State University and Sinclair Community College are among the most popular institutions in the area.
Another popular school nearby is the Ohio Medical Career College. This is a noteworthy school because the Dayton area possesses a large medical workforce with at least five major medical centers located in the area.
With most Trotwoodians working in Dayton, it's important to mention some of the cities' biggest employers. The city is home to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which employs nearly 28,000 people. This is by far the largest employer in the area, and if you are interested in other government work, the state is also a top employer. With the health care industry booming for citizens of the Dayton area, be sure to look into Premier Health Partners, a prominent local hospital. It is responsible for employing 14,000 people living in the greater Dayton area.