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Old 04-25-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Default Young professional moving to Dayton

Hello,

I'm moving to Dayton for a job at Cargill in May. I'm 24 years old, single with no kids. I'm looking for a nice, new 1 bdrm apt. that is ideally located in a trendy neighborhood with lots of nice restaurants and bars nearby.

I would like to live in the nicest area of dayton (including suburbs), or a young hip area if there is one..

Do you all have any suggestions for something that may match this criteria? And if so, any suggestions for specific apartment developments?
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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My recommendation is .....Cincinnati.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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...but, if you don't want to commute that far...the hippest, coolest area of Dayton is a smallish college town called Yellow Springs. Still a drive from Cargill.

The "best areas" are Oakwood (which is sort of a bunch of rich old-fart Republicans who eat at steakhouses and go to the country club...though the suburb is getting this 'Trader Joes' crowd, younger and more liberal, in the eastern part of the suburb), and Beavercreek.

Oakwood is older, pre WWII. If you want something more suburban, with newer apartments, it is Beavercreek. This is a hot area, especially The Greene, which has a lot of bars and restaurants, and apartments on-site. It is apparently popular with affluent young adults. Another hot part of Beavercreek is Pentagon Boulevard/Fairfield Commons...there are apartments along I-675 that are in Beavercreek (south of the freeway) and Fairborn (north) This is also near Wright State University and Wright-Patterson AFB, so younger people are in that area, too.

For more inner-city pseudo-bohemian/"hipster" things there is the Webster Station/Oregon areas, but there are no new apartments there, just renovated loft buildings and older non-loft apartments and duplexes that may be rented. The "live music scene" is more in this area and downtown vs suburbs, though there are some suburban venues that do this.

If you are working at the Cargill plant on the north side of the city, The Greene could be a good location since you could follow Woodman Drive/Harshman Road/Needmore Road around to the plant from yr apartment. These roads are all one road, just go by differnet names in different parts of town, making a loop around the east and north sides of town.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:33 AM
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Agreed, for the most part, with the two above posts.

For city/urban living, check out the Oregon district or perhaps Fairgrounds near Brown Street and UD. For inner suburban living, with older homes in a denser and architectually rich environment, try Oakwood. For newer suburban complexes, I'd look near The Greene first and then by Fairfield Mall and Pentagon Blvd.

Dayton is not Cincinnati, but it does have some things to do. You just have to look... and have a car. Check out and google ActiveDayton and Dayton City Paper for stuff going on around town from live music, to places to eat and drink, and other fun activities.

Commuting from Cincinnati, even though it is northbound, would still be a bear and get old pretty quickly, especially from Hyde Park, Mount Lookout, or their downtown.

Last edited by wrightflyer; 04-25-2011 at 11:34 AM.. Reason: Additional Commute Info
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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Isn't Cargill on the way out to Yellow Springs? If your tastes run to the west coast and hippy dippy styles, then Yellow Springs fits the criteria of good restaurants (including perhaps the best in the area, Winds Cafe) and bars. I have known people who work in Cincinnati, but live in Yellow Springs.

If Yellow Springs isn't your thing, you could look into Oakwood near the UD campus. Lots of young people, lots of good restaurants (including the best steakhouse in the area, the Pine Club) and good bars.

Or downtown Dayton and the Oregon district.

Don't try to commute from Cincinnati. You'll be miserable unless you love to be in the car.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:38 AM
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The only Cargill plant I know of in the area is the one near I-75 at Needmore.

Perhaps you are thinking of the Cemex plant off Dayton-Yellow Springs?
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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The Oregon District is a great area to look into.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:35 PM
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I'm just guessing, but is PhillytoCincy formerly Beavercreek33? Or is that whole location and former area of residence just happenstance?
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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I'm just guessing, but is PhillytoCincy formerly Beavercreek33? Or is that whole location and former area of residence just happenstance?
You'd be right. I had them change my name since I am no longer in Beavercreek.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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The only Cargill plant I know of in the area is the one near I-75 at Needmore.

Perhaps you are thinking of the Cemex plant off Dayton-Yellow Springs?
Ahhh, yes, I was thinking of Cemex.

If it's Needmore Rd, I would definitely live near UD or downtown, if I were were 24 and in search of young people and bars.
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