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Arlington Heights

Located high above the city just north of US-35 and near Gettysburg Ave, this smaller, mixed-use neighborhood has great views of downtown.

Arlington Heights contains a mix of one and two-story homes, including bungalow and American foursquare architectural styles. Its proximity to W. Third Street makes this neighborhood convenient to walk or drive to several restaurants and businesses, including the Westown Shopping Center.

Arlington Heights is also home to The Wright Company Factory Site, the first factory in America built for manufacturing airplanes. Dayton Metro Library is currently constructing a new West Branch Library next to the Wright Company Factory Site. Expected to open in 2021, this new community asset will be in the heart of the Arlington Heights neighborhood.

On the western boundary of the neighborhood, Arlington Heights Park includes greenspace, basketball courts, and a playground. This neighborhood’s location next to US-35 gives it unique re-development opportunities and offers easy access to all major freeways in the region.

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Belmont

Belmont is the southeastern-most neighborhood in the city, located near Wayne Avenue, Wilmington Pike, and Patterson Road. It borders the City of Kettering to the south and east and is accessible via the Iron Horse Recreation Trail.

Belmont homes vary in style, but are typically single-story bungalow or Cape Cod, with some newer builds throughout the neighborhood. Belmont has many parks and greenspace, including Belmont Park, Nordale Park, and Woodman Fen. Lohrey Recreation Center is situated in the heart of this neighborhood and includes after-school programs, a swimming pool, summer camps, and senior programs.

Belmont is also home to the Watervliet Business District, one of the largest neighborhood business districts in the city. It includes a variety of longstanding retailers, coffee shops, and restaurants. Neighborhood events include “Belmont Days” in the fall, a Christmas tree lighting event, and a spring picnic.

Belmont is the largest and most densely populated neighborhood in Dayton. Its mature status and high number of amenities makes it one of the most walkable and livable neighborhoods in the city.

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Burkhardt

Burkhardt is a near-east neighborhood situated around East Third Street, East Fifth Street, Linden Avenue, and Huffman Avenue.

Homes in Burkhardt are generally two-story and built in the early 1900’s. The most common house style is Prairie, with some Victorian homes scattered throughout.

Burkhardt features Stepping Stones daycare, a number of active churches, and the Davis-Linden Building, a commercial co-op offering rental spaces to small businesses, artists, musicians and Dayton-area entrepreneurs. Neighborhood events include an annual First Responder’s Dinner, The Burkhardt Festival, and a community Christmas dinner.

As one of Dayton’s most ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhoods, Burkhardt offers a welcoming atmosphere and space for new traditions to take hold.

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Carillon

The Carillon neighborhood is a riverfront community bordered by S. Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Cincinnati Street, and Washington Street. This neighborhood has quick access to freeways, downtown Dayton and the University of Dayton.

Carillon has a mixture of brick Cape Cod and frame houses primarily built in the 1940s to accommodate small and mid-size families. Many of the houses have porches for gathering, and comparatively large backyards.

Nature abounds in Carillon as the neighborhood incorporates pockets of greenspace, the Great Miami River, and the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. Welcome Park is in the southwest corner of the neighborhood and features a walking path, playground, and large mature trees.

The neighborhood is also home to numerous social service and county agencies, medical institutions, University of Dayton Arena, Dayton Bike Yard at Welcome Park (an international mountain bike park), and Welcome Stadium. The annual Carillon Picnic each summer gives residents an opportunity to connect and enjoy the neighborhood together.

Carillon is uniquely positioned near downtown and University of Dayton, making it convenient to access the amenities of these areas. Its proximity to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail makes this neighborhood ideal for those with an active lifestyle.

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College Hill

College Hill is a northwest Dayton neighborhood located just south of Salem Avenue between Philadelphia Drive and Wesleyan Road.

This neighborhood features a great variety of housing styles ranging from Tudor and Colonial Revival to more modest styles like bungalow and ranch. Impressive landscaping and mature tree-lined streets are common in College Hill.

Residents can enjoy College Hill Park on the neighborhood’s south end, which contains a playground and shelter houses. On the neighborhood’s north end, Salem Avenue is home to a variety of businesses and restaurants within short walking or driving distance.

College Hill is a mainly residential neighborhood, featuring rolling hills, larger lot sizes, and gently winding streets. These unique characteristics make it attractive for those seeking a suburban neighborhood feel while still near downtown and other urban amenities.

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Cornell Heights

Cornell Heights is a northwest Dayton neighborhood bordered by Philadelphia Drive, Cornell Drive, and Wolf Creek. Although this neighborhood features a mix of architectural styles, it is mainly comprised of single-family Cape Cod style homes.

Cornell Heights is home to Wesleyan MetroPark, part of the Five Rivers MetroParks system. Situated on the recently restored Wolf Creek, this park features more than 1.5 miles of hiking trails, a shelter house, playground, fishing, and Adventure Central (a youth education center offering after-school programs, summer day camps, and activity nights, all focused on outdoor activities and building life skills).

The Dayton Northwest Recreation Center, featuring an indoor swimming pool and programming for all ages, is within a short walk or drive along Princeton Drive.

Cornell Heights also features an annual “Feast for Neighbors” that brings families together. Current residents comment on the quiet, connected feel of the neighborhood and proximity to beautiful Wesleyan MetroPark.

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Dayton View Triangle

Dayton View Triangle (also known as “The Triangle”) is a northwest Dayton neighborhood bounded by Salem Avenue, Philadelphia Drive, and Cornell Drive.

This neighborhood features some of the city’s most elaborate and impressive architecture including Tudor, Colonial Revival, Georgian, Craftsman, Mediterranean, and bungalow styles. With its rolling hills, winding streets, and mature trees, The Triangle offers a park-like setting that is peaceful and beautiful in every season.

On the south end of the neighborhood is the Omega Baptist Church-Harvard Campus. The campus continues to grow as new programs and facilities are built out, such as the Senior Lofts and The Hope Center. These facilities provide stability and transformative services for The Triangle and surrounding neighborhoods. Walking trails and a neighborhood playground can also be found on the campus.

The Dayton Northwest Recreation Center, featuring an indoor swimming pool and programming for all ages, is within a short walk or drive along Benson/Everett Drive. Dayton View Triangle residents stay engaged throughout the year with a variety of activities.

This neighborhood features a monthly book club, neighborhood association meetings, pop-up music concerts, Trunk or Treat, and an annual garage sale. People who live in The Triangle talk about a sense of community and a desire to know one another. Residents also pride themselves on a uniquely beautiful and manicured appearance that is rare to find so close to a city center.

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DeWeese

DeWeese is a near-north Dayton neighborhood, located along DeWeese Parkway, Dixie Drive, and Siebenthaler Avenue. This neighborhood is also bordered by the Stillwater and Great Miami Rivers to the east and south respectively. Architectural styles vary in DeWeese, ranging from Tudor to ranch, cottage to Cape Cod, and even some contemporary styles.

The DeWeese neighborhood features robust amenities for residents to enjoy year-round. A heavily wooded part of the city, DeWeese contains a series of parks strung together along the Stillwater Recreation Trail. Wegerzyn MetroPark, part of the Five Rivers MetroParks system, offers hiking trails, formal gardens, and a Children’s Discovery Garden. Also situated in the neighborhood is the Dayton Playhouse, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, and the Jim Nichols Tennis Center.

DeWeese neighbors have plenty of options to get involved in their community through annual garage sales, the DeWeese Ridgecrest Youth Ambassadors Program, Bike N Brew, Art in the Garden Affaire, and other annual events.

Overall, DeWeese is uniquely positioned not far from the city center but with a park-like setting, giving residents both an urban and rural experience in one area. Mature trees, hilly land, and proximity to two rivers make it the ideal location for residents seeking a more private, natural environment.

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Downtown

Located on the banks of the Great Miami River, Downtown Dayton is the city’s central business district.

The Downtown area features a variety of architecture and housing options including condos, townhouses, and apartments. Industrial lofts are also common in Downtown Dayton.

As the City’s fastest-growing neighborhood, new amenities are regularly added to Downtown Dayton including the renovated Dayton Arcade. A variety of new restaurants, shops, breweries and bars are also scattered throughout the neighborhood. The fine arts are on display at the Schuster Center and Victoria Theatre. The main Dayton Metro Library, YMCA, Levitt Pavilion, and RiverScape MetroPark are also within walking distance for all Downtown residents.

Events are so numerous, it would be difficult to attend them all! Downtown is home to the Levitt Pavilion’s free annual summer concert series, countless festivals, and dozens of pop-up events throughout the year.

As a geographic hub for the city, Downtown Dayton is truly “everyone’s neighborhood.” Featuring more amenities than any other area in the region, Downtown serves as a vibrant community space for residents, small businesses, and world-class entertainment. For more information, visit downtowndayton.org.

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Eastern Hills

Eastern Hills is located on Dayton’s far east side, bordered by Woodman Drive, Smithville Road, US-35, and Burkhardt Road.

Homes in Eastern Hills are mainly 1 and 1.5-story Cape Cod style, American Foursquare, and Tudor. Larger multi-family residences can also be found in the western half of the neighborhood.

This largely residential neighborhood is linked to Creekside Trail, a 15-mile paved recreation trail connecting residents to Eastwood MetroPark and the city of Xenia. Residents of Eastern Hills also enjoy quick access to the Pinewood Plaza shopping center within the neighborhood. Kemp Elementary School is conveniently located within walking distance of most students in Eastern Hills and adjacent to Pinewood Park.

Eastern Hills is on the edge of the city near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, making it an ideal location for a short commute for workers on the Base. It is also only three miles from Downtown Dayton, so residents can easily enjoy both the amenities of eastern suburbs and Dayton’s urban offerings.

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Eastmont

Eastmont is located on the city’s far east side, located near Woodman Drive, Spaulding Road, and Patterson Road/Research Boulevard.

Single-family ranch homes are by far the most popular housing style in Eastmont. Cape Cod homes are scattered throughout the neighborhood as well, and most homes feature a detached garage.

Eastmont is located along the Iron Horse Trail, a 7-mile paved recreational trail for walking, running, and biking. A variety of restaurants and businesses are conveniently located along Woodman Drive, and the Dayton Regional STEM School is only blocks away. Woodman Fen, a densely forested MetroPark, is within walking distance of the Eastmont neighborhood and provides a natural space to enjoy.

Eastmont is uniquely positioned along the borders of Riverside and Kettering, giving residents easy access to suburban amenities and shopping centers. Only five miles from the city center, visiting Downtown Dayton is also a convenient drive for entertainment and commuting options.

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Edgemont

Edgemont is in the southwest corner of the city, bordered by I-75, US-35, Nicholas Road, and Danner Avenue. This neighborhood is along the Great Miami River near Dayton’s border with Moraine.

American Foursquare, Cape Cod, and ranch style homes are among the most popular in Edgemont. Except for a few apartment complexes, most homes in Edgemont are single-family structures.

This neighborhood is home to the Edgemont Solar Gardens, a community collaborative greenhouse space located on Miami Chapel Road. Maintained by volunteer staff and Central State University students, the garden produces vegetables and herbs for the surrounding community. Burkham Park is located on the neighborhood’s north end and features a playground, basketball courts, and walking paths.

This formerly industrial neighborhood is experiencing renewed interest and development. Five Rivers Health Center is currently constructing a state-of-the-art health facility in Edgemont. The neighborhood is also near Carillon Historic Park, University of Dayton Arena, Welcome Stadium and Welcome Park.

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Fairlane

Located on the far west side of the city, Fairlane is bordered by Germantown Pike, Gettysburg Avenue, W. Third Street, and Liscum Drive. It is accessible via the US-35 exits on Gettysburg Avenue and Liscum Drive.

Fairlane is comprised of relatively modern homes, including ranches with attached garages, split-level homes, and New Traditional builds. Streets are laid out in a suburban-style pattern featuring larger lot sizes and winding streets.

Fairlane is home to the Dayton VA Medical Center campus and Dayton National Cemetery. As one of the largest VA campuses in the nation, this community asset features walking paths, the Dayton Grotto Gardens, and landscaped grounds.

The neighborhood is also adjacent to the recently restored Lakeside Park, providing residents with an opportunity to fish and enjoy nature. Fairlane’s position on the outer edge of the city make it ideal for those seeking larger lot sizes and relatively modern home construction. Proximity to the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Possum Creek MetroPark, and other natural amenities are also unique to Fairlane.

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Fairview

The northwest neighborhood of Fairview is located along Salem Avenue, Hillcrest Avenue, and Catalpa Drive. Downtown Dayton is just minutes away via North Main Street or Salem Avenue. utilizing public transit or a personal vehicle.

The predominant housing style in Fairview is American Foursquare. Most homes are two-story single-family structures with medium lot sizes. Fairview has seen considerable investment in the past ten years, including the construction of Fairview Commons. The Commons is a beautifully landscaped area connecting residents and children with Fairview Park, an aquatic park adjacent to Fairview Elementary on Elsmere Avenue.

Fairview is also within walking distance of the Northwest Branch of Dayton Metro Library on Hillcrest Avenue. Completed in 2016, this community asset provides access to free, high-quality resources.

Large institutions in Fairview make this a unique neighborhood. Omega Baptist Church is currently working on transformative projects in northwest Dayton. In addition, the Phoenix Next project continues to develop the intersection of Salem Avenue and Philadelphia Drive. A collaborative initiative with Premier Health and the City of Dayton, Phoenix Next has slated a new health center and mixed-use development for construction over the next several years.

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Five Oaks

Five Oaks is a near-northwest neighborhood nestled between Salem Avenue, North Main Street, Grand Avenue, and Delaware Avenue.

This neighborhood is an excellent example of early 1900’s American Prairie architecture, with most houses in the American Foursquare style. Lot sizes are relatively large and often feature a detached garage with alley access.

This neighborhood is within walking distance to great community amenities including Gem City Market and the Dayton Art Institute. Residents can also enjoy a short walk or drive to Five Oaks Park on the east end of this neighborhood.

Five Oaks is a largely residential neighborhood bordered by two major thoroughfares. This gives the neighborhood a quiet feel with easy connectivity to downtown and local businesses.

Brick streets add to the charm and character of this neighborhood. Grandview Medical Center is an anchor on the southeast side of Five Oaks, providing employment and access to medical resources.

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Forest Ridge – Quail Hollow

Considered one the best neighborhoods to buy a house and to raise a family in Dayton, the Forest Ridge/Quail Hollow neighborhood sits in between the city of Huber Heights and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Largely consisting of single-family owned homes, the neighborhood is also home to many small parks including Woodpine Park, Owens Park, and sits across from Huber Heights’ Cloud Park where there is access to soccer fields, a baseball diamond, tennis courts, and a splash pad.

While the neighborhood is largely residential, there are also several restaurants, retail locations, and a Kroger market. Houses here are mostly in the colonial revival and craftsman style, with large lot sizes making it the perfect neighborhood for young and growing families.

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Gateway

Nestled in the northeast corner of Dayton next to the city of Riverside and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base lies the beautiful neighborhood of Gateway.

With access to the Mad River, it is also home to Eastwood MetroPark, where there is always room to paddleboard, whitewater kayak and canoe, and connections to trails that spread across Montgomery County.

Homes here are largely 2-3 story suburban-style homes with plenty of yard space for pets and kids alike. Home to plenty of young families and professionals, this neighborhood is perfect for folks looking for a little more space, and a lot more nature.

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Germantown Meadows

Considered the most geographically diverse neighborhood in Dayton, Germantown Meadows is a large neighborhood sitting in the southwest corner of the city.

Assets include Possum Creek MetroPark, where there is an active farm with plenty of community gardening and cooking programs for neighbors. It also includes the Jean V. Woodhull Prairie, home to many rare birds and butterflies, and Argonne Lake where you can find folks fishing free-of-charge.

Homes include ranches and farmhouses and with plenty of lot space for families.

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Grafton Hill

Just northwest of Downtown Dayton and above the Great Miami River, the Grafton Hill neighborhood continues to maintain its historic charm and an active neighborhood association.

The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Masonic Center, and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church are all nestled within the boundaries of Grafton Hill.

The neighborhood hosts some of the best events in Dayton including Greekfest, Festival on the Hill, the Art Institute’s Oktoberfest, and the Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow.

Due to the central location of the neighborhood, residents can easily walk and or bike to the RiverScape MetroPark and downtown. This neighborhood also has a beautiful variety of home styles, including Queen Anne, Neoclassical, Tudor, Craftsman, and more.

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Greenwich Village

The Greenwich Village neighborhood lies in the northwest corner of Dayton, with Gettysburg Road on its East border and the Wolf Creek running alongside the bottom of the neighborhood.

The neighborhood is close knit, with plenty of affordable single-family homes and features greenspace in the form of Hickory Park in its northwest corner. Also dotted with several churches, it is a gathering place for people across Dayton.

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Hearthstone

South of Rt. 35 and east of S. Smithville Road lies Hearthstone, a southeastern Dayton neighborhood. At the edge of the neighborhood is Linden Avenue, which features a variety of stores and restaurants, including Dayton mainstays.

Homes in this neighborhood are varied, including Four Square, Prairie, ranch, and cottages. Neighbors here are close-knit, and the neighborhood boasts one of the most active neighborhood associations in Dayton in conjunction with Belmont and Eastmont.

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Highview Hills

Sitting on the south side of Germantown Street in southwest Dayton lies the Highview Hills neighborhood.

With one of the lowest costs of living in the region, the neighborhood is home to a variety of new-build homes and duplexes in the Four Square style. The neighborhood also contains a variety of small tight-knit churches and places of worship.

Residents can find greenspace at the Highview Hills Park, which provides a variety of playground equipment for kids. Other homes are first and second story ranch and Prairie homes, with a variety of lawn space available.

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Hillcrest

On the west side of North Main Street is the Hillcrest area, a small niche community of northwest Dayton. In addition to Edwin Joel Brown Pre K-8 School, the neighborhood also has a variety of restaurants and businesses, especially along Main Street.

Sandalwood Playground is in the middle of the neighborhood, with a playground equipment, two tennis courts, and a roller hockey court, making it a destination for a variety of recreational pursuits. With close access to the Northwest Dayton Metro Library, the Boonshoft Museum, and downtown, the neighborhood can fit a variety of needs.

Homes here are varied with ranch, Craftsman, duplexes, Prairies, and cottages dotting the neighborhood. There are several localized neighborhoods and neighborhood associations including Hillview, Rocky Hills, Rock N Woods, Sandalwood Park, and Sunnyview Catalpa. Each allows for more personal connection and organization of neighborhoods.

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Historic Inner East

Historic Inner East contains two historic districts, Huffman and St. Anne’s Hill. Historic Huffman, named for William P. Huffman and his company that became the Huffy Bicycle Company, blends the feeling of a small town, the excitement of downtown, and the security of and friendship of a close-knit community.

The neighborhood is dotted with many businesses, including a few beloved restaurants, along with a variety of places of worship. With an active neighborhood association, events include a St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck, annual picnic, chili cook-off, holiday caroling, and the only historic home tour in Dayton that incorporates Halloween.

With some of the oldest homes in the region, there are a variety of 19th century archiecture styles present including Queen Anne, Victorian Gothic, and Italian Villa. St. Anne’s Hill Historic District is a community of neighbors that continue to work together, improving and preserving their piece of Dayton.

The neighborhood has a variety of points of interest, including Stivers High School, Fifth Street Brew Pub, the Ahiska Turkish Community Center of Dayton, Leiderkranz Turner Hall, Gem City Cafe, Hue House, and Bomberger Park.

With an active neighborhood association and historic society, events include annual Christmas and garden tours, annual spring brunch, the Porch, Patio & Deck Tour, and the neighborhood wide-garage sale, Trash ‘n Treasure. Homes here are largely in the Victorian and Queen Anne style, similar to its neighbor Huffman.

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Kittyhawk

The most northern neighborhood in Dayton, Kittyhawk runs parallel to I-75, and throughout the neighborhood runs various river offshoots, small lakes, and access to park and grasslands.

Along with many local business and restaurants both inside the neighborhood and off I-75, there is also the Dayton attraction of Hollywood Gaming at the Dayton Raceway. In addition to river access, the Great Miami Recreational Trail runs throughout the neighborhood and is a key part to the nation’s largest paved trail network of more than 350 miles.

Homes here are largely single-family ranch style, along with a few Cape Cod-style homes. Within Kittyhawk, there is plenty of access to both nature and amenities.

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Lakeview

Situated between Rt. 35 and Germantown Street is the small Lakeview neighborhood of southwest Dayton.

Getting its name from the lake on the west side of the neighborhood, its residents have ready access to Lakeside Lake, Dayton Grotto Gardens, and VA grounds. Also in the middle of the neighborhood is McCabe Park, with plenty of playground equipment and space for kids to play.

With extensive views of Dayton from the neighborhood, homes here include Four Square, Federal, Prairie Ranch and apartment buildings.

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Linden Heights

Boarded by Rt. 35 to the north, S. Smithville Road to the east, and Wayne Avenue to the south lies the beautiful Linden Heights neighborhood. With businesses including restaurants and markets lining its throughfares, Linden Heights is very accessible to the rest of the city and a variety of resources.

Led by a very supportive and active neighborhood association, the neighborhood has worked in partnership to enhance two parks, Highland Park and Cleveland Park. The parks connect to form a “Wagtown trail” and each contain dog parks. Highland Park also includes a free children’s library, nature play attractions, an urban prairie, and unique sculptures made from repurposed ash trees.

Houses here include ranch, Prairie, and Craftsman, with plenty of good housing stock for a variety of families.

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Little Richmond

Largely surrounded by Dayton’s neighbor Trotwood, Little Richmond is a sprawling neighborhood in the northwest corner of Dayton. With plenty of local businesses and manufacturers, Little Richmond is also home to the Olive Road Flea Market as well as the large and passionate congregation of Omega Missionary Baptist Church.

Homes here are varied including apartments and duplexes, single story ranch homes, and farmhouses. With large lots sizes and plenty of open grasslands, this neighborhood is perfect if you are looking for space.

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MacFarlane

Surrounded by the throughfares of W. Third Street, S. Broadway Street, James H. McGee Boulevard, and Rt. 35, the MacFarlane neighborhood is a well-connected neighborhood just west of Downtown.

In addition to various businesses on W. Third Street, several community partners are active in the neighborhood including the Greater Allen AME Church, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, local IBPOEW chapter, and the Dakota Center. The Dakota Center, along with hosting an after-school program, summer activities, community garden, and basketball court, also hosts a community block party with the neighborhood.

Homes here are varied, with ranch homes, farmhouses, and Victorian-style homes.

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Madden Hills

Off Germantown Street sits the Madden Hills neighborhood, a small, tight-knit community with one of the lowest costs of living in the city of Dayton. With a high and stable owner occupancy rate, the neighborhood is full of rich history including connections to the famous American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

The neighborhood contains three public schools, Louise Troy, Wogaman Elementary, and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, making it easily walkable for families with children. Located in the center of the neighborhood is Madden Hills Park. which includes a walking path, playground equipment, park tables and benches.

Homes here are largely in the ranch style, with some Craftsman homes sprinkled throughout the neighborhood.

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McCook Field

McCook Field sits along the Great Miami River, just north of Dayton. Neighborhood residents enjoy parks and amenities including two MetroParks, Island and Deeds Point, which are popular riverfront parks that feature playgrounds, a seasonal splash pad, a landmark bridge and paved trails.

Kettering Field is located within the neighborhood and features four baseball diamonds, four fast pitch diamonds, and seven softball diamonds. In addition, the neighborhood hosts the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, a 25-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center that has a variety of quality programs for people of all ages.

The neighborhood has many service businesses, restaurants, and taverns located throughout, and houses a number of industrial facilities.

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McPherson

The neighborhood of McPherson Town is located just north of Downtown Dayton across the Great Miami River. As an historic district, over 90% of the 95 structures have been rehabbed since neighborhood renewal began in the 1970’s.

Some homes have experienced more than one renovation since that time. Most houses that had been converted to apartments have returned to single-family dwellings. The district, which today provides an unusually well-preserved variety of styles from the last half of the 19th century, fills a significant place in the progression of Dayton’s architectural history.

The neighborhood has become a vibrant center of urban living for its residents – whether they be young singles looking to live near the excitement of the inner city, empty-nesters seeking a change from suburban dwelling, or young families looking for a community where children can have safe and diverse experiences.

The neighborhood is highly accessible with the river bikeway nearby and only a short walk to the amenities of Downtown Dayton. The centralized location and high accessibility to amenities make McPherson Town one of Dayton’s most livable neighborhoods.

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Miami Chapel

Located just west of I-75, the neighborhood of Miami Chapel offers its residents a suburban feel while still being located nearby Downtown Dayton.

Having a mix of single-family homes and multi-family units, the neighborhood boasts diversity in housing. The Miami-Chapel Choice Plan, which was created in 2018, has been a catalyst for transformation in the neighborhood as Miami-Chapel seeks to create new housing, improve infrastructure, and strengthen its social supports through the help of the local assets and institutional stakeholders.

Residents of the neighborhood are active in improving the quality of life in Miami-Chapel and share a sense of pride and connection to the long history of the community and connections to local institutions such as the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton which has been a cornerstone of the community for 60 years.

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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is a small, progressive, and diverse neighborhood located northwest of Downtown Dayton along the Salem Avenue corridor.

The neighborhood has rich architectural history and actively works to preserve this history via collaboration with citizens and other community organizations. The neighborhood also contains a large area of greenspace that provides the community with an area to gather and connect with one another.

The community contains many different styles of homes and has an active neighborhood association that coordinates events for the community throughout the year.

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North Riverdale

Located north of Downtown Dayton and directly above the neighborhood of Riverdale, Upper Riverdale gives residents a suburban feel while maintaining its location close to the inner city.

Most of the houses in the neighborhood are built in the Cape Cod style. The area boasts two different local neighborhoods (Redcrest and Upper Riverdale), with Redcrest having its own neighborhood association representing residents and businesses and works to improve the community.

The proximity to the North Main Street corridor provides residents with nearby restaurants along with access to greenspace and museums, such as Triangle Park and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

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Northern Hills

Located in the northwest of Dayton, this neighborhood offers large spacious lands and with most homes designed in the Cape Cod and ranch style.

Northern Hills is boarded on its eastern side by Salem Avenue and is divided by Hillcrest Avenue in the south. Spread thought the community are churches of different religious affiliations.

The community features a few locally owned businesses and some chain restaurants as well. Northern Hills has one lone school within its boundaries, Belle Haven Elementary School.

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Northridge Estates

In the northern-most part of Dayton is Northridge Estates. Frederick Pike bisects the neighborhood from north to south, offering high accessibility by vehicle.

There are mostly new-model homes throughout this neighborhood and a suburban street pattern that includes cul-de-sacs and a couple of apartment complexes. Much of the area is wooded or open fields, and there is a business park with well- established companies including Honeywell, Reliable Construction Services and Pure Ohio Wellness.

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Old Dayton View

Old Dayton View is located to the northwest of Downtown Dayton just across the Great Miami River. The neighborhood boasts an active historic district in the Dayton View Historic District which stands out for its diversity of architectural styles extending from the late 1880s to the 1920s.

The area contains home styles such as high Victorian and Queen Anne, Jacobean and Chateauesque, Classical American Foursquare, and the Prairie School of Midwestern Architecture. Today the beauty of Old Dayton View’s housing is complemented by the depth and richness of its economic and cultural diversity.

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Old North Dayton

Old North Dayton is a neighborhood northeast of Downtown Dayton, between the Great Miami and Mad Rivers. Its main routes are Troy Street, Brandt Pike, Valley Street, Stanley Avenue, Leo Street and Chapel Street.

Points of interest include the Amber Rose, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (German), St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church (Polish), St. Stephen’s Catholic Church (Hungarian), Holy Cross Catholic Church (Lithuanian), and the historic Kossuth Colony.

The main campus of the Dayton Children’s Medical Center as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton are also in Old North Dayton. Today, Old North Dayton continues to focus on retaining qualities which make this neighborhood a good place to work and live. Strong churches, small family-operated businesses, and social organizations such as the Polish and Lithuanian clubs combine to give

Old North Dayton a rich tradition of neighborhood unity and pride. Annual festivals such as Old North Dayton Days and other yearly events, offer residents and businesses opportunities to come together to celebrate community and reinforce neighborhood ties.

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Oregon

Located in the southeast corner of Downtown Dayton, Oregon includes one of the earliest surviving combinations of commercial and residential architecture in Dayton. Excellent examples of late Victorian commercial and residential architecture illustrate both the entrepreneurial success and the increasing affluence of early Oregon merchants and residents.

Today Oregon is one of the most spirited, vital communities you’ll find in the area. You’ll see superb examples of art and architecture past and present.

The district teems with historical buildings, antique shops, cafés, a comedy club, Ohio’s largest Halloween party, picnics in the park, street vendors, musicians and much more.

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Patterson Park

Southeast Dayton’s Patterson Park is perhaps one of the city’s most intriguing neighborhoods. When it was developed in the mid-1920’s, houses were built to a particular style, namely Tudor. These homes remain, mostly along Broadview Boulevard and the inner streets of the neighborhood.

Today Patterson Park has an unusual population pattern, with many residents in both the oldest and youngest age groups. Opportunities to visit this family-friend neighborhood include community yard sales, a 5K, an October boulevard scarecrow display, and a December luminary walk and caroling event.

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Pheasant Hill

Pheasant Hill is suburban-style neigborhood located in Dayton’s northeastern corner, adjacent to the city of Huber Heights and Greene County’s semi-rural Bath Township.

Pheasant Hill was developed post-1980 and consists mainly of single-family homes with three or more bedrooms and two or more baths, with scattered condos in townhouse or patio styles.

The community is popular with employees of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. While the neighborhood is strictly residential, there is shopping nearby in Dayton’s Cloud Park area and throughout Huber Heights.

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Philadelphia Woods

Philadelphia Woods offers residents a mix of urban and suburban living. Located near the northwestern corner of Dayton, the neighborhood has retail, dining and convenience options, including the Northwest Plaza.

The beautiful Dayton Metro Library-Northwest Branch is a great resource and is located just off Salem Avenue on Philadelphia Drive, near Fairview School and Fairview Park.

The 1930s to mid-century housing stock includes Cape Cods, scattered ranches and small apartment buildings. The upscale Hook Estate development sits across Philadelphia Drive from the Miami Valley Golf Club.

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Pineview

South of US-35 and near the western border of the city of Dayton is the Pineview neighborhood. In this community, homes typically are a Cape Cod style, among others.

Pineview residents can enjoy many local amenities, like Mallory Park located in the east of the neighborhood. This park offers spacious areas for family gatherings and outdoor basketball courts, plus a children’s playground. Residents can also cast a line at the recently restored Lakeside Lake.

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Princeton Heights

Living in beautiful Princeton Heights offers residents urban living among larger, early to mid-century homes with sizeable yards and lots. Located in Northwest Dayton, Princeton Heights is a mid-size neighborhood with a big-city feel.

With Cape Cods, Four Squares and a sprinkling of mid-century ranches, the neighborhood is within walking distance of Princeton Park. Let’s not forget the Northwest Recreation Center, with its indoor pool, outdoor tennis court and a variety of classes and programs.

There are plenty of ways to stay active and involved in Princeton Heights.

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Residence Park

Residence Park is a neighborhood on the far west side of Dayton. It is located northwest of the Gettysburg Avenue and W. Third Street intersection as well as north of the Dayton Veterans Affairs Campus.

Residence Park has a mixture of ranch style and American Foursquare style houses. Thurgood Marshall High School is in Residence Park. The neighborhood Park hosts a National Night Out event, neighborhood cleanups and other community programs.

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Riverdale

Riverdale is a north-central Dayton neighborhood located to the west of the Stillwater and Great Miami Rivers. Ridge Avenue, Forest Avenue, and I-75 border Riverdale to the north, west, and south, respectively. North Main Street runs through Riverdale, offering residents easy access to Downtown as well as I-75.

Riverdale is largely residential with a variety of bungalows, American Foursquare style single-family and multi-family housing. There are various locally owned restaurants along North Main Street, as well.

Riverdale residents have access to many recreational activities at Island MetroPark such as paved trails, playground, and splashpad, as well as Dayton Canoe Club.

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Roosevelt

Roosevelt is a neighborhood on the west side of Dayton. It is located just west of James H. McGee Boulevard, north of US-35, east of Kilmer Street, and south of Hoover Street. Roosevelt is largely residential with American Foursquare style homes.

Residents of Roosevelt have access to a variety of recreational facilities such as an indoor pool, gymnasium, and walking track at the Greater Dayton Recreation Center. Additionally, residents of Roosevelt are within proximity to historic Wright-Dunbar and its attractions, with Downtown Dayton just a few minutes beyond.

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Santa Clara

Santa Clara is a north central Dayton neighborhood. Santa Clara is bordered by North Main Street, West Fairview Avenue, Linda Vista Avenue, and Delaware Avenue to the east, north, west, and south.

It has a mixture of Tudor style and American Foursquare single family houses, plus multi-family housing. Santa Clara is conveniently located near amenities such as the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Triangle Park, and Island MetroPark and is just 10 minutes from Downtown by car or public transportation.

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Shroyer Park

Shroyer Park is in southeast Dayton. Wilmington Pike, Patterson Road, the city of Oakwood, and Beckman Street border Shroyer Park to the east, south, west, and north, respectively. Shroyer Park is largely residential and has a mixture of Cape Cod and Craftsman homes as well as multi-family housing.

Restaurants and shops along Shroyer Road and Patterson Road are within walking distance of Shroyer Park. Additionally, Shroyer Park is accessible to the many taverns and restaurants along Brown Street near the University of Dayton’s campus.

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South Park

South Park is a charming historic neighborhood located in southeast Dayton. South Park is conveniently located near the University of Dayton campus, the Oregon District, and Miami Valley Hospital as well as US-35.

South Park has a mixture of historic Victorian homes, small bungalows, and multi-family housing. Park Drive boasts an idyllic boulevard where many community events are held, such as Shakespeare in South Park and the annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade. In addition there are commercial corridors along Wayne Avenue and Brown Street with a variety of restaurants and coffee shops.

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Southern Dayton View

Shaped by Wolf Creek to the south and sitting between Philadelphia Drive and North Broadway is the Southern Dayton View Neighborhood, a small close-knit community in Northwest Dayton.

Along with close access to the historic Paul Laurence Dunbar House (and the Wright-Dunbar Village) across the river, there is plenty of green space, including Dayton View Park, which has a variety of playground equipment and is frequently used by neighbors for community-wide events.

A few blocks from the new Gem City Market, the neighborhood also has a variety of churches and mosques, and the Dayton Leadership Academy. Homes here are some of the oldest in the region, and include Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Victorian.

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Springfield

With its northern border shaped by the Mad River, the Springfield neighborhood stretches from just east of Day Air Ballpark all the way northeast to the city of Riverside.

The area holds a variety of small industrial operations and technology firms, as well as repurposed spaces like Front Street, the largest community of artists and artisans in Dayton.

Besides beautiful views of Downtown, the neighborhood also hosts Eastwood MetroPark, which has several biking, hiking, and water trails, grassland prairies, footbridges, a playground, and Eastwood Lake. Homes here include ranch, Craftsman, and Foursquare.

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Stoney Ridge

Located west of the Great Miami River, the Stoney Ridge neighborhood is in southwest Dayton. The neighborhood is bordered to the north, northwest, and west by Nicholas Road, Guthrie Road, and South Gettysburg Avenue, respectively.

Stoney Ridge is accessible to I-75 and OH-741. Although there are few homes in Stoney Ridge, most of the homes are ranch style. The neighborhood is conveniently located near Possum Creek MetroPark. Additionally, historic SunWatch Indian Village is located in Stoney Ridge.

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Twin Towers

Twin Towers is bounded by Wayne Avenue, Wyoming Street, Steve Whalen Boulevard, and the US-35 expressway. Named after St. Mary and its towers, it has shops, restaurants, and bars, especially along Xenia Avenue.

Homes vary in design from bungalow to Foursquare. Located in the center of the neighborhood is Steele Park, a small park with a few swings and playground for the youth to enjoy.

Twin Towers residents participate in a clothing give away, Christmas party, and an Easter egg hunt and garden, with community-based partners, including East End Community Services, Ruskin Elementary, and Mission of Mary.

Today, the residents of Twin Towers draw on their heritage as a close-knit community by working together to achieve a successful future.

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University Park

Just south of Downtown is the University Park neighborhood, and true to its name, the neighborhood largely encompasses the University of Dayton, a private Catholic institution founded by the Society of Mary in 1850 and the second-largest private university in Ohio.

The University campus is unique not just for its urban setting but also as one of the most residential campuses in the country, as 90% of students live in campus housing and the majority of juniors and seniors living in converted former NCR-built homes surrounding much of the academic buildings.

The neighborhood borders Miami Valley Hospital and also includes Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum (a 200-acre area and one of the oldest garden cemeteries in the United States), restaurants, bars, retail, and Carillon Historical Park, which hosts the world’s first practical airplane and its namesake, the Deeds Carillon.

Within University Park are two smaller residential neighborhoods, Rubicon, and Fairgrounds, both featuring tree-lined streets with mixes of Craftsman, Colonial, and Victorian homes.

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University Row

University Row is a northwest Dayton neighborhood located north of Yale Avenue, east of Rosedale Drive, south of Cornell Drive, and west of Salem Avenue.

University Row is a largely residential neighborhood with an eclectic mix of Colonial, Georgian, Tudor, Spanish Revival, and Craftsman homes mostly built in the 1920s.

University Row boasts tree-lined winding streets. Residents enjoy the nearby Princeton Park and Northwest Recreation Center, within walking distance.

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Walnut Hills

Walnut Hills is in southeast Dayton, bounded by Pursell Avenue, Wayne Avenue, Stewart Street, and Wyoming Street.

Walnut Hills is largely residential with American Foursquare style homes. Additionally, there is a commercial corridor along Wayne Avenue with various bars, restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores.

Residents of Walnut Hills have access to recreational amenities such as Highland Dog Park and Walnut Hills Park, both located within the neighborhood. Additionally, Walnut Hills is near the Dayton Metro Library-Southeast Branch and many of Dayton historic districts.

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Webster Station

Webster Station is a downtown neighborhood located on the Mad River riverfront. Webster Station is bounded by the Mad River to the north, Patterson boulevard to the west, and railroad tracks to the east.

Housing in Webster Station includes recently built apartments, townhouses, and rowhouses. Residents of Webster Station have access to many amenities such as Day Air Ballpark, 2nd Street Market, and many restaurants, bars, and breweries.

Recreational amenities located within walking distance include RiverScape MetroPark and Deeds Point MetroPark.

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Wesleyan Hill

Located in northwest Dayton, Wesleyan Hill is nested alongside Gettysburg Avenue on the west and Wesleyan Road on its east.

The diverse community contains hundreds of dwellings. These range from single-family homes located mostly on cul-de-sacs, duplexes, and apartment complexes, each with different features.

The community is home to a few locally owned businesses and some chain restaurants as well. Spread thoughout the community are worship centers of different religious affiliations. The neighborhood also contains the Rosa Parks School and Dayton Fire Station 16.

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Westwood

Westwood is located on the City’s west side along Gettysburg Avenue, West Third Street, Kilmer Street, and James H. McGee Boulevard. The neighborhood also includes part of Wolf Creek on its northern end.

Homes in Westwood are single-story bungalow and Cape Cod style structures with relatively smaller lots and detached garages.

Westwood is home to Wesleyan MetroPark, part of the Five Rivers MetroParks system. Situated on the recently restored Wolf Creek, this park features more than 1.5 miles of hiking trails, a shelter house, playground, fishing, and Adventure Central, a fun and exciting youth education center.

The Wesley Community Center is also in the heart of the Westwood neighborhood, providing after school programs, workforce development, and a community pantry.

Local businesses are within a short walk or drive along Gettysburg Avenue and West Third Street. SugarCreek Packing is a large facility on the west side of the neighborhood providing investment and employment opportunities to the area.

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Wolf Creek

The Wolf Creek neighborhood is located just north of West Third Street near the Wright-Dunbar Historic Village. It extends west toward James H. McGee Boulevard and has the Wolf Creek as its northern border, from which the neighborhood gets its name.

Homes in Wolf Creek are generally two-story Victorian and Craftsman style homes built during the early 1900s, plus some modern infill housing.

Wolf Creek is conveniently located near Downtown Dayton and the Wright Dunbar Historic District, which includes the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park, retail shops, and W. Social Tap & Table food hall. Wolf Creek is uniquely positioned to enjoy both natural and urban amenities of the city.

Wolf Creek Recreational Trail is located along the neighborhood’s northern edge, connecting to the Great Miami River and beyond. Additional restaurants and retail locations are under development only blocks away, and Downtown Dayton is just across the Third Street bridge.

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Wright View

Located high above the city on the east side, the Wright View neighborhood is bordered by Smithville Road, Huffman Avenue, Springfield Street, and Sperling Avenue.

The most popular housing styles in this neighborhood are the American Foursquare and bungalow styles. Most homes feature a detached garage and relatively average lot sizes.

The neighborhood features steep hills and inclines and is home to Orville Wright Park, which features open greenspace, basketball courts, and a playground.

This neighborhood is on the edge of the city near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, making it an ideal location for a short commute. It is also only three miles from Downtown Dayton, so residents can easily enjoy both the amenities of eastern suburbs and Dayton’s urban offerings.

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Wright-Dunbar

Located just across the Third Street bridge from Downtown Dayton, Wright-Dunbar is a neighborhood along and south of West Third Street, bordered by Broadway, the Great Miami River, and US-35.

Homes and commercial buildings in Wright-Dunbar are generally turn-of-the-century Victorian structures built in the early 1900s, along with a number of homes newly constructed in the 1990s. Homes are often two-story and include a detached garage with alley access.

The Wright-Dunbar neighborhood is near Downtown Dayton and the West Third Street business district. Attractions along Third Street include the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park, retail shops, and W. Social Tap & Table food hall.

Oak & Ivy Park offers a beautiful community gathering and performance space along Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. Wright-Dunbar is a neighborhood undergoing significant transformation. Located near Downtown, this mixed-use area is ideal for those looking to stay involved and enjoy the amenities of an active neighborhood.

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