Living in Dayton
Dayton is the best of the American Midwest: a small city surrounded by a bustling metro area and a beautiful system of parks and rivers; a virtual center of U.S. commerce with a long history of innovation; and an open, friendly community that welcomes makers, entrepreneurs and tradespeople. Life in Dayton is a unique blend of opportunity, vitality and Midwestern flavor.
SEE WHY STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CHOOSE TO STUDY IN DAYTON
A Warm Welcome
Named one of the Most Affordable Cities in the U.S. by Forbes and a “Best Place to Live, 2016” by U.S. News & World Report, Dayton has a lot to offer to students and young professionals. With Dayton's Midwestern charm, it's no wonder The Princeton Review lists the university in its Top 10 for “Students Love These Colleges.” Whether you're meeting friends after class or exploring the city on a sunny afternoon, you're going to love living in Dayton.
Dayton opens its doors to new residents from around the world. The city launched Welcome Dayton in 2011, declaring itself immigrant-friendly and establishing a formal plan to integrate foreign-born residents into the community. Welcome Dayton has received national recognition for its work from Time Magazine, Forbes and The New York Times.
The city also extends its warm welcome to entrepreneurs, makers, and innovators. Starting with the Wright brothers’ invention of the first airplane, Dayton has a long history of supporting new businesses and technologies. Dayton is the proud home of Proto BuildBar, a casual maker space and creative center, as well as the National UAS Training and Certification Center, a facility for the advancement and research of unmanned aerial systems.
Named one of the Most Affordable Cities in the U.S. by Forbes and a Best Place to Live 2016 by U.S. News, Dayton has a lot to offer to students and young professionals.
THE OUTDOOR CAPITAL OF THE MIDWEST
Climate and landscape blend perfectly in Dayton. We are proud to be the home of the nation’s largest paved trail network, perfect for hiking and biking. The convergence of five rivers in the downtown area offers opportunities for water sports and exploring. Five Rivers MetroParks maintains 18 parks and 11 conservation areas across the metro region.
SHOPPING & DINING
With Dayton's Midwestern charm, it's no wonder The Princeton Review named the university #4 Students Love These Colleges. Whether you're meeting friends after class or exploring the city on a sunny afternoon, enjoy your share of dining and shopping.
READY TO GET OUT AND EXPLORE?
Dayton is easily accessible. The city has a convenient public bus system, and the Dayton International Airport and Greyhound bus terminal link you to adventures across the U.S.