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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Dayton

I can't say there is nothing unique. We do have a school nearby with a place to workout and swim. Also, there are a few restaurants near.

I like the house I bought and fixed up. The neighbors behind my house are very nice and courteous. The cops are pretty prompt when you call them.

I like we can drive quickly to services. Our family is also five minutes away from our house. We like being in this part of our town.

I like how quiet it is and for the most part everyone keeps to themselves. There's a mall nearby that has a ton of dining options. We like going to the stores and restaurants over there.

I like that we have good neighborhood watch and protective over people they make sure nothing happen

My circle neighborhood back here is clean and decent but still crime happens. Cars meet for drug exchanges right outside on our circle all the time. We like the New York Pizzaria place a lot. They have really good food. There is a Carry Out that my husband really loves. I think hes messing around with the supervisor there but not much proof. I like going places but never get to go.

Who Lives Here

Dayton Demographics

Education

High School

46%

Associate's

36%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

24%

4 people

18%

5 people

9%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

67%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

14%

20-45

36%

45-65

24%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Dayton?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24$702$832$1024$1159
Mar '24$702$832$1035$1142
Feb '24$702$827$1052$1142
Jan '24$722$849$1052$1115
Dec '23$699$847$1040$1115
Nov '23$722$855$1057$1115
Oct '23$722$852$1052$1115
Sep '23$877$846$1057$1152
Aug '23$930$847$1084$1155
Jul '23$930$852$1017$1155
Jun '23$937$826$1015$1152
May '23$700$832$1022$1159
Apr '23$700$824$1015$1122

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Dayton

Dayton Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

34%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4545

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 37 of 61 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 47 of 61 renters

Percentage: 4848

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 61 renters

Top Scores: Nightlife, Parks, Gas

Things To Do In Dayton

Top Score

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Dayton is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 73% more parks than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 13% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Dayton gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 14% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 12% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 46% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Dayton.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 56% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Dayton doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 38% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 14% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Dayton doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 61% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Dayton.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. 73% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Dayton Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 54 of 61 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 48 of 61 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 46 of 61 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 45 of 61 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 43 of 61 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 42 of 61 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 42 of 61 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 39 of 61 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 39 of 61 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 38 of 61 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 38 of 61 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 38 of 61 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 36 of 61 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 32 of 61 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 32 of 61 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 33 of 61 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 34 of 61 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 41 of 61 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 47 of 61 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 55 of 61 renters

Dayton Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Dayton

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Dayton, OH

Everything to Know about finding apartments for rent in Dayton, OH

As one of the two principal anchor cities of the populous southwestern Ohio region, Dayton is a thriving city boasting world-class amenities and attractions. Whether you've come to the Dayton area to attend school or to work for one of the region's thriving tech firms, you'll find everything you need close at hand. Dayton is a one-of-a-kind city, and it has been blazing trails to the future for more than a century. There’s so much potential in the area for those looking at apartments for rent in Dayton.

DID YOU KNOW?

In the early 1900s, the city was commonly called the "Invention Capital" of the U.S. for birthing such innovations like the cash register, parking meter, parachute, ice cream cone, in-room air conditioner, airbag and black light.

DAYTON ATTRACTIONS

As the self-proclaimed "Birthplace of Aviation," Dayton attracts throngs of visitors who want to see where the Wright Brothers got their start. At nearby Huffman Prairie Flying Field, it's possible to see the hangar and landing strip the two brothers used after returning from North Carolina. Today, Dayton International Airport continues to host the world-famous Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Of course, the city is known for more than just aviation milestones. Downtown Dayton and the nearby Midtown district boast dozens of boutiques, fine dining establishments and art galleries. The city also has a minor league club team for virtually every sport, and major league teams, including the NFL Bengals and MLB Reds play 50 miles away in Cincinnati.

DAYTON APARTMENTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS

With hundreds of available apartments in Dayton, Ohio, choosing the best of the bunch can seem daunting. From charming three-bedroom homes for empty nesters to contemporary pet-friendly studios for students, there's a nearly endless variety of apartments for rent in Dayton. Thankfully, Apartment Guide's powerful search engine and comprehensive, up-to-date listings bring you the best housing options Dayton has to offer. To find secure, family-friendly units with dishwashers, gym facilities and in-unit laundry hookups, simply adjust your search accordingly and choose the apartment that best fits your needs.

If you're operating on a budget or need a place within a short commute of Downtown, you can find plenty of inexpensive apartments in Old Dayton View. The University Park neighborhood is ideal for University of Dayton students, who want to stay social on the weekends, and the historic Oregon district appeals to millennials, with its eclectic architecture, art galleries and numerous bars and restaurants. Prefer life in the slow lane? Pheasant Hill, one of the most popular residential areas, offers quiet streets and a diverse mix of shops and dining.

FREE THINGS TO DO IN DAYTON, OH

You can find free activities all over the city. Here are some of our top picks:

  • View hundreds of rare and one-of-a-kind aircraft at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. You won't want to miss a trip to the top of the 140-foot-tall Missile Gallery.
  • Visit the late 19th-century building housing Wright Cycle Company Complex, where the Wright brothers manufactured and sold bicycles before their famous flight. The brothers' first business was printing, and they printed an African-American newspaper published by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  • Attend a pop-up concert on the pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark, an urban oasis popular for family picnics, photography and river paddling.
  • Sign up for a class at Barbara Cox Center for Sustainable Horticulture and get your hands dirty while learning more about Mother Nature.
  • Visit Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, one of the nation's five oldest rural garden cemeteries, and be sure to bring chalk and paper to make an ornate stone rubbing. Try to see if you can spot the headstones of famous Ohioans, including the Wright brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Erma Bombeck.
  • Get involved in a book club at one of 20 Dayton Metro Library locations. Year-round programming also includes free activities for history, genealogy and technology buffs.

INFO FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS

Consider Dayton's Oakwood City School District, where each of the district's schools earned at least a 9/10 from GreatSchools.org in 2017. Only 20 minutes north of Oakwood, the kids can explore Egyptian exhibits in the African Room or study the stars in the Hall of the Universe at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

DAYTON NATURAL BEAUTY

Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Miami River, Dayton is a water lover's paradise. Ply the river via motorboat, raft, sailboat or kayak, or spend the day on the ponds and lakes dotting the area. Are you a landlubber? Several MetroParks in the city and surrounding suburbs boast paved jogging and biking trails. Just seven miles northwest of the city, popular Sycamore State Park attracts thousands of campers and hikers each year.

PET-FRIENDLY DAYTON, OHIO

Reserve time at the year-round swimming and dock-diving pool designed for dogs at Splash Your Pup, where the water is a balmy 82 degrees to soothe arthritic joints. For active pups, head to Montgomery County Bark Park and let her run the agility course or across the park's acres.

GETAWAYS FROM DAYTON

The closest beach to Dayton is Headlands Beach State Park on Lake Erie, a four-hour drive north via I-70 and I-71, but there are plenty of options along the southern edges of Lake Erie as well, including Kemil, Central and Lane beaches. If the bright lights of larger cities are calling, take a dry trip to Columbus, Cincinnati or Indianapolis--all are within a two-hour drive of Dayton.

Find Apartments for rent in Dayton, OH

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