Greater Dayton


Brad Hoicowitz Brad Hoicowitz: Associate Publisher, Dayton Magazine

Welcome to Dayton!

Welcome to Greater Dayton & the Miami Valley! To say a lot has happened since we published our inaugural issue last spring would be an understatement.

However, our community continues to thrive due to the resilience and determination of its residents, corporations and nonprofits.

I hope you will use this guide and its digital companion,, to explore our region and learn about our proud history. As our museums and arts venues prepare to open after an unprecedented year, you’ll find them ready to welcome visitors with open arms.

We are thrilled to have the Home Builders Association of Dayton as our partner for the 2021-21 edition. There is expanded coverage of the many living options available to newcomers as well as useful information for those considering building their home. You’ll see why so many people have chosen Greater Dayton to raise their families.

The Greater Dayton Relocation Guide serves a 12-county area in Western Ohio—Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby, Darke, Miami, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Fayette and Clinton counties. Each of them are worth exploring. Need some help finding a place to start? Just follow the Great Miami River that cuts through them.

HBA Dayton Left: Erika Deady, 2021 President, HBA Dayton
Right: Eric W. Farrell, CEO, HBA Dayton

Welcome to the Dayton Region!

As builders, we know the house you choose to live in becomes a home—where your family and friends gather to celebrate, where traditions and milestones are cemented into your memory and now, more than ever, they have become our sanctuaries, schools, gyms and offices. That’s why we are excited with our partnership between the Home Builders Association of Dayton and Dayton Magazine to produce the Greater Dayton Relocation & Newcomer Guide for 2021.

The Greater Dayton Relocation & Newcomer Guide is the primary source of much needed information for new and relocating Daytonians. Both the printed magazine and its accompanying digital offerings provide opportunities for people to learn more about the community and businesses that make up the Dayton region. An easy-to-use reference tool, the Greater Dayton Relocation & Newcomer Guide covers topics such as neighborhood information, new construction and communities, education options, health care and attractions throughout the Dayton region.

Our hope is that people moving to the area—and those who already live here—will discover the opportunities and attractions that make this region such a great place to live. Whether you’re a local or you are relocating, this publication says, “Welcome Home.”

Please take an opportunity to page through this guide, experience all that the Dayton region has to offer and utilize the services of our members (