Re: Moving to Dayton...
West Carrollton is right off of 75, and it's a couple exits up from the UD arena exit, so I'd say it's maybe 10-15 minutes from downtown. Definitely within a half hour. It'd probably even be under a half hour if you just took surface streets instead of the freeway. Going the opposite direction, it's about 5-10 minutes from the Dayton Mall area. I think it may be worth a look if you are just looking for a transitional place. I don't know if I'd want to live there for an extended amount of time.
The new apartments downtown seem alright, but you can find much better value outside the city.