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12 Reasons to Live in Kettering

  • The Real Estate Deals to Be Had: Although home values have depreciated over the past five years, this last year has seen appreciation to the tune of 14%. In other words, there are rent to own houses available in a market that offers low prices in the wake of a potential upswing. Look up north near Dayton Country Club or down south near the Cox Arboretum Metropark for peaceful subdivisions!

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  • More Listings and More Sales: February 2014 started off at just under 200 home for sale listings a day and that number shot up to 220 daily listings in March of 2014. The prices also went up by 1.4% during this time. Far Hills and the area near Lewis Ave are known for having plenty of listings for both renters and buyers.
  • A Community That Supports the Arts: Kettering is home to the Rosewood Arts Center. The presence of Kettering Children's Theatre as well as the Fraze Pavilion confirms the community's commitment to fostering creativity.
  • Save a Little: According to, Kettering has a general rating of 90.90 when it comes to cost of living. That's extra money you can put towards pursuing pricier rent to own options or simply add to your beer money at Harrigan's Tavern or Bar Louie. It's up to you.
  • Golfer's Delight: There are a number of excellent golf courses in the area for anyone who like to tee up from time to time. The NCR Country Club and Rollandia Center are great spots to get a little practice in!
  • Solid Ownership rates and Comfortable Vacancy Rates: Approximately 59.63% of homes are owned. At the same time, vacancy rates are 7.88%. Finding the house of your dreams and settling in can be done without too much competition here. You might have luck looking closer to the interstates - both I-675 and I-75 run right past Kettering.
  • Lots of Parks: Among Kettering's 20 parks are the Irelan Park, Delco Park and the community's newest addition, the Lincoln Park Civic Commons. The massive Indian Riffle Park offers football and soccer, tennis, volleyball, grills and a fitness trail. Other spots, like Delco Park, have lighted courts, fishing and a BMX trail.
  • Go Skating: Located inside the Kettering Recreation Complex, Kettering Ice Arena is very much in-demand. The ice is used by everyone from the Ice Kadettes to various hockey teams plus the South Dayton Figure Skating Club. For regular individuals, there are private lessons and free skates.
  • Price Per Square Foot Pointing in the Right Direction: Five years ago the median cost per square foot was $78, but for February 2014 to March 2014, buyers are paying about $112 per square foot. From February 12, 2014 to March 5, 2014 alone, median prices saw a leap from $144,437 to $150,059. This is a good time to buy. Look near Oakwood or Woodbourne Hyde Park for great deals on rent to own houses!
  • The Nightlife: If you want to go out and relax, Off the Hookah is a great place to chill with friends. On the other hand, if you're looking for a spot with a beer selection and solid food, Kettering's Diplomat Lounge or the likes of Dayton's Dublin Pub may be ideal for you.
  • Varied Restaurants: Grab some fried rice at the China Cottage, sit down to an authentic Italian meal at Mamma Disalvo's Italian Ristorante or have good old-fashioned fish and chips at the Hawthorn Grill. You'll never run out of places to go.
  • Great spots to grab a pint: Dayton Beer Company gives people the option of stopping in and grabbing a beer, but if you've ever been curious about what goes into a great berr, there are tours available as well. The Pub at Beavercreek is another popular hotspot for those who like a good ol' fashioned Irish pub.