I have only posted on here a couple of times, but have been reading for a few years. Anyway, my wife and I are both librarians working for New York Public Library and living in Brooklyn. I have recently accepted a position with the Dayton Metro Library and will be returning to the area where I grew up, but haven't explored outside of Englewood, where my parents live, for quite a while.

I know there are a number of people on this board that live in the area, so I thought I would ask for some advice. We are looking to find a relatively cheap and relatively safe area to rent for a year or so before we buy a house. I will be working at the main library and wouldn't want to have a commute much longer than 30 minutes or so. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.