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Old 09-03-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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I visited Dayton area last year and saw a lot of closed business and boarded up homes. I visted west Dayton and trotwood was not impressed. I would like to hope Dayton is up and coming but since i will be retiring and I know a couple of people in Dayton I was thinking about moving to Dayton cause California is too expensive. I rode around Kettering and went to mall in beaver creek can anyone tell me about property tax and the good and bad for centerville Kettering Hubert heights englewood Clayton etc I want to be able to go to a grocery store a gym Doctor dentist Most of all I want to feel safe. I will be looking to purchase a house
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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I visited Dayton area last year and saw a lot of closed business and boarded up homes. I visted west Dayton and trotwood was not impressed. I would like to hope Dayton is up and coming but since i will be retiring and I know a couple of people in Dayton I was thinking about moving to Dayton cause California is too expensive. I rode around Kettering and went to mall in beaver creek can anyone tell me about property tax and the good and bad for centerville Kettering Hubert heights englewood Clayton etc I want to be able to go to a grocery store a gym Doctor dentist Most of all I want to feel safe. I will be looking to purchase a house
How well do you know the people in Dayton? Are they in the city proper or in a suburb? It makes a difference.

West Dayton (depending on what you mean by that) is for young people to rebuild. Do you need something like the VA hospital? Are you interested in the national park stuff?
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:30 AM
 
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That's like going to the south Bronx and coming away with the conclusion that all of NYC is sketchy. Trotwood is the worst part of Dayton. I don't know if I'd describe Dayton as "up and coming"; it's still a rust belt city. But there are quite nice places to live. The general rule of thumb is that suburbs along I-675 are preferable, and for the most part that's true. I happen to like Vandalia and Englewood more than most people. Almost anyone would be happy to live in Centerville or Kettering. There's nothing unsafe there.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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What you don't want to move to Florida? Just kidding it seams everyone wants to these days. Try Hubor Heights. It is a nice town.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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That's like going to the south Bronx and coming away with the conclusion that all of NYC is sketchy. Trotwood is the worst part of Dayton. I don't know if I'd describe Dayton as "up and coming"; it's still a rust belt city. But there are quite nice places to live. The general rule of thumb is that suburbs along I-675 are preferable, and for the most part that's true. I happen to like Vandalia and Englewood more than most people. Almost anyone would be happy to live in Centerville or Kettering. There's nothing unsafe there.
I'll +1 this, spot on.

OP, to be honest I'm not sure if you're from the area or are familiar with Trotwood / northwest Dayton, but it has changed a lot since the early '90's. To be honest it's actually looking pretty good now, there's not a lot of vacancies along the Main or Salem commercial strips anymore. It doesn't look as good as Kettering, sure, but it's not bad, especially compared to ~2008.

Trotwood can be pretty decent depending on where you go, it's a suburb you really have to know your way around to understand. Even I don't fully understand it. But if you're looking for a house for ~$40k, Olde Town Trotwood isn't a horrible option. Also if you want some land for ~$120k, Trotwood is an excellent option as well.

So it really comes down to your budget. What is it?

If you are looking to buy and your budget is <$50k, I'd look into Olde Town Trotwood like I mentioned, a small cottage in Five Oaks or Dayton View, Fairview and points north of Sibenthaler (in general I'd stay as close to Philadelphia Drive as I could get) Old North Dayton, Walnut Hills, and possibly some spots in Hearthstone and Belmont. In these areas you'd get an OK neighborhood (scope out the block before you buy though) and a house in decent condition.

If your budget is $100k or less, that opens up a lot of the suburbs, including Huber Heights and Kettering, some nicely renovated houses in places like Wright-Dunbar, St. Anne's Hill and South Park, and some of the big mansions in Five Oaks and Dayton View.

Over $100k the world can probably be your oyster around here if you're smart about it and look hard. I've even seen small cottages in Oakwood go for $105k within the past year (keep in mind they were SMALL but if you're going for neighborhood only it's something to consider).

Good luck!
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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I visited Dayton area last year and saw a lot of closed business and boarded up homes. I visted west Dayton and trotwood was not impressed. I would like to hope Dayton is up and coming but since i will be retiring and I know a couple of people in Dayton I was thinking about moving to Dayton cause California is too expensive. I rode around Kettering and went to mall in beaver creek can anyone tell me about property tax and the good and bad for centerville Kettering Hubert heights englewood Clayton etc I want to be able to go to a grocery store a gym Doctor dentist Most of all I want to feel safe. I will be looking to purchase a house
Re-reading this I see you are wondering about taxes.

Outside Montgomery County taxes are lower than inside of it but unless you're buying a house >$200k you'll be eating the difference in gas or other transportation costs to get around. The only exception I'd see to this is Beavercreek, but there's almost nothing there under $150k. Kinda similar to Oakwood in that respect.

If you're a senior, I'd stay in Montgomery County so you can take advantage of the bus system if you need to. For the most part it does not leave Montgomery County (with a few exceptions, like the route to the mall in Beavercreek and WSU).
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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no i dont need the va hospital. just looking for quiet area in the suburbs. not interested in national park stuff. just want to be close to do ordinary errands and attend some events if need be.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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That's like going to the south Bronx and coming away with the conclusion that all of NYC is sketchy. Trotwood is the worst part of Dayton. I don't know if I'd describe Dayton as "up and coming"; it's still a rust belt city. But there are quite nice places to live. The general rule of thumb is that suburbs along I-675 are preferable, and for the most part that's true. I happen to like Vandalia and Englewood more than most people. Almost anyone would be happy to live in Centerville or Kettering. There's nothing unsafe there.
thanks for the info, i shall look along i 675 once i figure out where that is. yes i was told centerville and kettering was nice.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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What you don't want to move to Florida? Just kidding it seams everyone wants to these days. Try Hubor Heights. It is a nice town.
my friend daughter live in huber heights, but i did not visit huber heights when i was there. only thing am concern with in huber heights is the i 75 i think, it appears a lot of big trucks constantly on that freeway all day. is that true
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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I'll +1 this, spot on.

OP, to be honest I'm not sure if you're from the area or are familiar with Trotwood / northwest Dayton, but it has changed a lot since the early '90's. To be honest it's actually looking pretty good now, there's not a lot of vacancies along the Main or Salem commercial strips anymore. It doesn't look as good as Kettering, sure, but it's not bad, especially compared to ~2008.

Trotwood can be pretty decent depending on where you go, it's a suburb you really have to know your way around to understand. Even I don't fully understand it. But if you're looking for a house for ~$40k, Olde Town Trotwood isn't a horrible option. Also if you want some land for ~$120k, Trotwood is an excellent option as well.

So it really comes down to your budget. What is it?

If you are looking to buy and your budget is <$50k, I'd look into Olde Town Trotwood like I mentioned, a small cottage in Five Oaks or Dayton View, Fairview and points north of Sibenthaler (in general I'd stay as close to Philadelphia Drive as I could get) Old North Dayton, Walnut Hills, and possibly some spots in Hearthstone and Belmont. In these areas you'd get an OK neighborhood (scope out the block before you buy though) and a house in decent condition.

If your budget is $100k or less, that opens up a lot of the suburbs, including Huber Heights and Kettering, some nicely renovated houses in places like Wright-Dunbar, St. Anne's Hill and South Park, and some of the big mansions in Five Oaks and Dayton View.

Over $100k the world can probably be your oyster around here if you're smart about it and look hard. I've even seen small cottages in Oakwood go for $105k within the past year (keep in mind they were SMALL but if you're going for neighborhood only it's something to consider).

Good luck!
wow great information just the kind of information i was looking for.
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