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the downtown lifestyle

Your Downtown offers easy access to amenities and necessities

One of the biggest urban legends about urban living is that there's nothing to do. The truth is that our downtown residents have access to day-to-day services like dry cleaners, retailers, hair salons and more just steps from their door. There's also numerous entertainment options. If you’re considering a move to the city, just check out all of the shopping and service choices you have:

If you're looking for an active urban lifestyle, downtown is the place to be. You are blocks from theater at the Schuster Center or Victoria Theatre or baseball at Fifth Third Field. Downtown is also home to the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Looking for some green space to relax in the summer? Try RiverScape, Cooper Park or Dave Hall Plaza. Our many biketrails along the river are great places to get some scenic exercise.

Downtown gourmets can indulge in the 2nd Street Market, which features fresh, local produce and other homemade goods. If you'd rather have someone else take care of the cooking and the dishes, you can choose from more than 50 restaurants and 30 nightclubs and bars.

Downtown is also home to many interesting, independent art galleries and museums where you can peruse the latest installations and even purchase pieces for your new downtown home.

And don't forget that you can take care of everyday needs like car repairs, dry cleaning, dentist appointments, banking, and even daycare service for the kids.

These are only some of the amenities and resources available in your downtown. If you want to learn more about the above locations and more, click here to download a PDF of our comprehensive consumer guide, Find It Downtown, or use the online version here.