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Old 09-21-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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I have heard nothing but good reviews about Dayton Towers. It really is a nice place.

I'm not really much of an expert on actual individual housing complexes in the OD, but the Cannery always seemed kinda cool to me (although I'm thinking that's more Webster Station-ish). Still, many others here will have better advice.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Dayton, Ohio
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Check out some of the apartments on Fifth Street - they tend to be a bit unknown as they aren't marketed much but many are actually quite nice and not that expensive. That is, if you would be interested in living on Fifth.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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There are also some older apartment buildings inside the Oregon District, including one on Brown about a block south of 5th. People also rent houses and halfs of duplexes in the Oregon. As Billy mentioned these are not well-advertised.

Dayton Towers itself is set in landscaped grounds with a lot of on-site parking and a big outdoor pool. So one has the amenities of a suburban apartment complex in the heart of the city, right next door to an enterainment and restaurant district.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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There are some for-rent signs up now in the Oregon--looks like mostly duplexes. My impression (after having rented my current place without being able to see it in person) is that walking around a neighborhood will show a higher vacancy rate than trying to find something online. But it can also be a pain trying to contact landlords through their signage. I recall that when I tried calling about some of the rentals i saw in St. Anne's, it took forever to get a call back. It was frustrating to want to go see a place and then not hear back until a week later and 2000 miles away.

I guess what I'm saying is that yeah, a lot of rentals aren't well advertised and the best way to find something is to live in Dayton already and have plenty of time to hunt.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Morton, MS
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I'm a young, Black male who has recently accepted a professional position with the Dept of Defense at Wright-Patterson. I'm in the process of researching lofts/apartments near downtown Dayton and midtown near the Oregon Arts District.

I'm traveling to Dayton later this week to view vacant lofts at Park Place Lofts, the Ice House, and the Schaefer building. In addition, I've made arrangements to tour The Cannery, The Landing, St. Clair Lofts, and several homes for rent within the Oregon community.

Could someone provide advice on where would be the most ideal place to live for a single twentysomething in Dayton? Are there any other lofts/apartments around the Downtown area I've overlooked? I want to make sure that I choose the best place for my first bachelor pad.

SN: While I'm pretty excited about my impending move, seeing the posts about race and geographically segregated areas is giving me a slightly discomforting view of what I face when I relocate to Dayton next month.

I was born and raised in the great state of Mississippi. Though my state has a damaging past, Mississippi as a whole has taken great steps to eradicate discrimination everywhere. On a personal level, I've been fortunate to live, work, and learn within racially-diverse communities and rarely experience a hint of racism - all within populations between 3 - 24 thousand! It is my hope to have a pleasant experience while in Dayton, ultimately becoming a vested contributor to the ongoing metropolitan renaissance.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I'm a young, Black male who has recently accepted a professional position with the Dept of Defense at Wright-Patterson. I'm in the process of researching lofts/apartments near downtown Dayton and midtown near the Oregon Arts District.

I'm traveling to Dayton later this week to view vacant lofts at Park Place Lofts, the Ice House, and the Schaefer building. In addition, I've made arrangements to tour The Cannery, The Landing, St. Clair Lofts, and several homes for rent within the Oregon community.

Could someone provide advice on where would be the most ideal place to live for a single twentysomething in Dayton? Are there any other lofts/apartments around the Downtown area I've overlooked? I want to make sure that I choose the best place for my first bachelor pad.

SN: While I'm pretty excited about my impending move, seeing the posts about race and geographically segregated areas is giving me a slightly discomforting view of what I face when I relocate to Dayton next month.

I was born and raised in the great state of Mississippi. Though my state has a damaging past, Mississippi as a whole has taken great steps to eradicate discrimination everywhere. On a personal level, I've been fortunate to live, work, and learn within racially-diverse communities and rarely experience a hint of racism - all within populations between 3 - 24 thousand! It is my hope to have a pleasant experience while in Dayton, ultimately becoming a vested contributor to the ongoing metropolitan renaissance.
Wow, sounds like a great job you got there. Best of luck to you.
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