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BedroomsAverage RentCheapest RentHighest Rent
Studio Apartments$717$375$1,197
1 Bedroom Apartments$765$410$2,030
2 Bedroom Apartments$915$455$2,323
3 Bedroom Apartments$1,049$449$2,008
4+ Bedroom Apartments$729$429$1,229

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Consistently ranked among some of the most affordable cities in the country as well as maintaining a highly rated educational system and an active itinerary of events and attractions to attend, Dayton is a gem of southwestern Ohio. It sits between 3 major metropolitan areas, but has continued to hold its own identity and preserve its historic image. The mix of a vibrant city life with midwestern values and an advanced health care system, there has never been a better time to find an apartment in Dayton!


Dayton’s beginnings date all the way back to 1796 when 12 settlers of The Thompson Party, who were traveling from Cincinnati, met a group of Native Americans in the area. It was later named after Captain Jonathan Dayton who served in the American Revolutionary war and signed the Declaration of Independence. The city became an important destination for the transportation of goods north through the land by way of canals and major roadways. Over the years, Dayton became known for its manufacturing, health care, and higher education.


Dayton’s weather is typical of the southern Midwest. Winters still tend to be cold and long, but quickly warm up in the spring and summer. Being a part of the Ohio River Valley, it is subject to turbulent weather at times with the most common being heavy rain and blizzards.

Getting Around

Public transportation is limited to only downtown, so it is highly advised to own a car if you are looking for apartments in Dayton or the surrounding neighborhoods. For traveling further distances, the city also boasts a collection of regional and international airports. The Dayton International Airport is located just 12 miles north of the city center. If flying is not your thing, there are also numerous train stations as well as a Greyhound bus station.


The highways feeding the metro-Dayton area are I-75 which is a major north-south interstate which goes as far north as Michigan and as far south as Florida, I-70, which moves north Dayton residents east and west, and I-675 which connects north I-70 residents to south Dayton and I-75. Downtown and the airport are both located along I-75.


Dayton’s only local paper is The Dayton Daily News, but there’s also the Dayton Business Journal for the financially inclined. Serving over 10 counties, the city’s television network is one of the largest in the country, with the major networks being supported by WKEF channel 22 (ABC), WHIO channel 7 (CBS), WDTN channel 2 (NBC), and WRGT channel 45 (FOX). In addition, Dayton’s airwaves are widely covered with over 42 local stations on both AM and FM. WYSO 88.1 is the region’s NPR station, and Channel 99.9 provides tunes for the top 40/pop scene.

Why Here

Choosing to move to a Dayton apartment will put you near opportunities in a wide variety of industries, but also features a rich American history that continues to influences businesses, architecture, and leisure alike. Higher education and an expanding network of health care providers and hospitals are of high importance to the community, which serve to improve the overall well-being of its residents.


Tourism brings in billions of dollars to the city’s metropolitan area and if one were to live in a Dayton apartment, they would see why. The main attraction is the National Museum of the United States Air Force which is the oldest military aviation museum in the word. However, the history of the city doesn’t stop there. The Old Court House, has been visited by 9 presidents dating all the way back to Abraham Lincoln in 1859. The University of Dayton is the area’s largest university which has a very good nationally recognized reputation and Wright State University has been in the area since 1967.

Things to do

For residents living in apartments in Dayton, there is never a shortage of activities to pursue. From every type of sporting event at both the collegiate and professional levels to air shows and over 14,000 acres of metro-parks containing over 70 miles of paved biking and walking trails, there is something for everyone. Fine arts are also available to be viewed by the public through the world-class Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center


The major annual festival for Dayton apartment dwellers is the Vectren Dayton Air Show at the International airport. Being home to the beginning of aviation, this Ohio show is one of the largest air shows in the country. Other festivals include the Dayton Celtic Festival which brings in over 30,000 yearly for all things Irish including food, drink, dancing, and all-round good times.

Vacation spots

Being the mid-way point to 3 major cities has its perks to Dayton apartment residents. To the east, you can visit Columbus, the state’s capitol and home to The Ohio State University. Cincinnati is just a short trip south and borders Kentucky, for an interstate experience. Another option, slightly further west is Indianapolis. All areas in between feature countless camping and boating opportunities in the woodlands and lakes scattered throughout.

Where to move

For those moving to apartments in Dayton for school, the south side between Oakwood and downtown is convenient for access to the University of Dayton. Oakwood is not only great for the collegiate crowd, it is also features the highest ranked school system in the city for incoming families as well.


A shining star of the Ohio region, Dayton has become home to a growing number of residents and with good reason. Combining an ever-expanding economic base made up of a variety of industries including technology with the scenic beauty that the area is nationally known for, Dayton is a wonderful place to call home. Whether you are moving to the Dayton area from somewhere far away or are simply looking to find cheaper rent across town, there is a solid variety of great Dayton apartments for rent here at

If you're feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of finding a new apartment in this great city - fear not! As your Dayton apartment search experts, we've assembled a huge array of apartment listings in Dayton with all of the amenities, photos, floor plans, and community details you need to make an informed decision on your new place with ease.

Choosing which neighborhood to live in is a great first step to finding your new place. Whether you're looking for 2 bedroom apartments in Five Points, family friendly places in Germantown, Downtown Dayton studio apartments right in the mix of it all, or in another neighborhood in and around the city, our Dayton Apartment Living Guide here at Apartment Home Living has the best options in Dayton listings and all of the tools you need to make your online shopping experience a cinch. Filter your search by maximum price, bedroom type, amenities, community type and much, much more to find the place that fits all of your specific needs.

Knowing all that the city has to offer it's residents is another key factor that plays into your move. Culture is phenomenal in Dayton with the great museums and art galleries at almost every turn like the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Sunwatch Indian Village Museum and the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Locals also have a ton of incredible shopping, dining and nightlife options that make filling those weekends with activities a breeze and give you plenty of options when looking for a hot date or a fun adventure out of your apartment and around town.

So if you've been yearning for an apartment in Dayton, why wait another minute longer? Let us help you find your new home in one of the many great Dayton apartments for rent at Start your search today and begin the adventure of the rest of your life!

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4001 Indian Runn Dr Dayton, OH 45415

1 to 2 bedrooms $510 to $735

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