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Quick facts about Your Downtown


  • Downtown Dayton is home to more than 700 businesses
  • More than 21,000 people work in downtown Dayton
  • In just the short time since the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan's launch, the public and private sectors have invested millions in opening new businesses and corporate headquarters, as well as growing existing ones; investing in and building new properties; and much more

Urban Life

  • There are currently 951 market-rate housing units in downtown, with hundreds more expected in the coming years
  • More than 2,000 people reside in downtown Dayton
  • Downtown is home to nearly 20 places of worship
  • There are 13 bank branches downtown
  • Downtown has 8 daycares from which to choose


  • More than 60 restaurants line the streets of downtown
  • Downtown has more than 35 nightclubs and bars
  • You have your pick of 10 performing arts groups in 6 theaters
  • The Dayton Dragons, farm team for the Cincinnati Reds, have played ball downtown since 2000, and recently set the national professional sports record for consecutive sellout home games
  • Soak up some culture in one of downtown's 15 museums and galleries


  • More than 15 establishments offer hair styling, beauty care or beauty supplies downtown
  • Take care of your car trouble in one of more than 10 automotive supplies and services shops
  • Do your shopping at any of dozens of unique stores and eclectic shops downtown
  • Get in shape in one of our 7 downtown health clubs
  • Shop for dinner in your choice of 9 downtown food markets
  • Find a good book at one of our 5 bookstores downtown