The city of Dayton is located in southeastern Texas, approximately 22 miles north of Baytown and 34 miles northeast of Houston. The city is situated in Liberty County and is considered a northeast suburb of bustling Houston. Dayton apartments for rent can easily be found across the city's more than 21 square miles of land and offer attractive options for joining the growing population of more than 7,300.
Residents enjoy a particularly convenient location, with access to many major roads, including State Route 90, and Route 321 and 146. State Route 90 will take Dayton residents southwest to bustling Houston. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is also located less than 30 miles west, providing easy air transportation.
According to City Town Info, Dayton was originally considered part of Liberty City, which is located on the western bank of nearby Trinity River. Its name was later changed to Day's Town to pay tribute to C. Day, a well-known local landlord. Dayton was officially incorporated as a municipality in 1911 and has experienced steady population growth since the 1990s.
Dayton is a quiet, suburban community and known for a slightly slower and simpler lifestyle within easy reach of all the amenities of the big city of Houston. While Dayton was previously strongly anchored in agricultural industries such as farming and cattle ranging, the city has notably diversified economically. The top industries in this community are now metal fabrication, chemical refining, oil field services, retail and the coiled metal tube and pipe industries. Dayton also maintains a strong commitment to the family unit, and according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 28.5 percent of Dayton's population is younger than 18.
Residents living in Dayton rentals have a wide range of city services to take advantage of, including an extensive parks and recreation system. Numerous parks pepper the city and make for a day of open-air fun with the family. Residents can also enjoy baseball fields, soccer fields, playgrounds and an Olympic size swimming pool. The Texas Gulf Coast is also just a stone's throw away, providing a wealth of opportunities for redfin and trout fishing.
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