Re: Moving to Dayton
I'll second the Centerville, Bellbrook, Oakwood, and Beavercreek areas. All nice places to be from, good location, and excellent schools. Oakwood is the toniest 'burb with the highest $$$ property costs/values followed by Centerville, Beavercreek, and Bellbrook.
You may want to check out Springboro as well. It's a fast-growing area and may be more economical than the above 4. They've been voting through all of their new school construction levys so that's a good sign.
I lived in Centerville circa 1964-70 (CHS grad) and then again 1980-84. I've lived down here in Mason since then. A very nice area as well, but a bit far for you.
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